A note from Jamee Haley, Executive Director of Lowcountry Local First:

Thanksgiving is slowly being swallowed by national retailers’ perpetuation of the ominous Black Friday. Gone will be the days of cooking a beautiful turkey, sharing food with family and friends, and spending hours around the dining table actually experiencing gratitude. Each year national retailers are moving their opening hours earlier and earlier. A few years ago we were outraged by the stores opening at 5 a.m. then it was moved back to midnight and now they are encouraging folks to start lining up at their doors as early as 8 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day! What we should be doing is heading back into the kitchen for the first round of leftovers before settling in to a serious game of Scrabble.

Local business owners don’t fall prey to this vicious cycle of consumerism at any cost and still value the time spent away from the store with family and friends. They understand that their employees also need this time of rest and reflection before a busy holiday season. When decisions are made by absentee owners in Arkansas to extend the hype of Black Friday into one of the few holidays not focused on consumerism, we need to make the decision, as consumers they are catering to, to not support this bad behavior. Imagine your mom, dad, or child who is unable to be with you on Thanksgiving Day due to a grueling shift at a faceless conglomerate. Let’s reclaim Thanksgiving this year, not just for ourselves, but for all those who work for the national chains that might like to experience Thanksgiving as it was meant to be.

Cheers to that! For your convenience, we’ve compiled the following list of businesses and specials, which includes information about dates and times.
Happy local shopping, everyone!

Artist & Craftsman:
Buy 5 get one Free watercolor paper
Buy one, get one sketchbooks
$10 Artists Sets
Additional 25% off handmade wrapping paper, free gift wrapping with purchase
Holiday 4×4 artwork swap, bring a piece, take a piece
Vintage and Creative Toys starting at $2!!!

10% off storewide on Friday
20% off on Small Business Saturday.
(Regular price, in stock items only. Sale runs through Nov. 25th.)

Badd Kitty:
Save between $25 and $50 on vibrators
$5 off Kama Sutra massage products
$10 Naughty bags (valued at $50)
Free batteries and toy cleaner with every novelty over $50
(Sale starts at 9 a.m. Friday, November 23 through Monday, or while supplies last!)

The Bicycle Shoppe:
10 to 50% OFF STORE WIDE Friday and Saturday November 23rd & 24th
10% OFF EVERY BIKE IN THE STORE Friday and Saturday only!

BootJack :
Maxxel Reversible Fleece Hoodie $19.99
Maxxel Sherpa Lined Hoodie $19.99
Storm Creek Soft Shell Jacket $29.99
Berne Jackets for $49.99
Carhartt J280 jackets $49.99
Women’s Muck Rain Boots now $39.99
(From Monday, November 19-Saturday, November 24th.)

Copper Penny:
20-70% off everything in store
(Friday, November 23rd.)

DIVA Boutique:
“Beat the Clock” sale: 40% off at 10am, 30% off at 11am, and 25% off noon and on.

*FREE SHIPPING ALL WEEKEND & all orders will be entered to win a $25 gift card. Winner will be announced via Facebook on 11/27.
Friday & Monday
8am — noon 30% off
Noon — 4pm 20% off
4pm — 8pm 10% off
Use code: CYBERSALE at checkout.

Guilty Pleasures:
50 Shades of Pleasure Box on sale for $89.95.
Contains everything you need to create your own 50 Shades Fantasy!
(Valid Friday, November 23rd – Sunday, November 25th.)

Monkee’s of Daniel Island:
Dresses 20% off
Shoes 30% off
Sweaters 25% off
Jewelry & accessories 40%off
Jackets 20% off
Tops 20% off
Bottoms 20% off
Bags 25% off

Monster Music:
Dozens of exclusive new (mostly vinyl) releases only at indie record stores found here.
50% off all used CDs, DVDs and vinyl BEFORE NOON.
25% off the rest of the day.
10% off new CDs, DVDs, LPs & turntables
30% off t-shirts & posters
Sidewalk sale with thousands of old records and CDs for $0.25 each.
(Bonus offer: purchase the new higher-end model Crosley ADVANCE turntable and get any new single disc BEATLES VINYL REISSUE for FREE. (11/23-11/25 only)

Morris Sokol Furniture:
Couches for just $999.
Save up to $1,000 on couches by Rowe.
Take your pick of 29 styles and over 200 fabrics.

Southern Belles:
Opening @ 9:00AM on Black Friday, and from 9-10 customers will receive a coupon for 50% Off One Regular Priced Item same day! We’ll also have other great promotions on Friday and Saturday like 30% off Christmas Clothing, Winter Coats, Boots and Selected Shoes.

15% OFF of $75 or More Purchase
25% OFF of $100 or More Purchase
11am to 2pm