The Best Black Friday 2018 Deals in Vancouver

We did the grunt work for you; all you have to do is show up and save at the city's coolest indie boutiques.

November 22, 2018

By Lucy Lau / Photo: Roden Gray

If we’ve benefited from anything that’s the result of the U.S. fancying itself the centre of the universe, it’s that Black Friday—the very American tradition of raiding your closest Best Buy for a discounted 72-inch flat-screen TV after spending the evening prior giving thanks for the little things in life—has inexplicably infiltrated Canadian retail waters.

That’s good news for us north-of-the-border folk, who now have a day (and entire weekend in some cases—hello, Cyber Monday!) to stock up on heavily slashed clothing, tech items, cosmetics and other gift-able goods ahead of the holidays.

Below, we’ve rounded up the best Black Friday deals taking place at some of our favourite indie boutiques and businesses in the city, so all you have to do is take note and start shopping.

One of a Few

Receive 25 percent off all regular-priced merchandise in-store and online (with code BLACKFRIYAY) at this exquisitely curated indie-designer boutique, which champions emerging and female makers. The deal includes womenswear and home and beauty items, and is on until Monday. oneofafew.com

Dish and Duer

The city’s go-to spot for commuter-friendly denim is hosting a blowout in which shoppers will be rewarded with the more they buy: get 20 percent off one item; 25 percent off two items; and 30 percent off three items or more. The sale runs until Monday at Duer’s Gastown flagship and online. duer.ca

Livestock

Expect up to 70 percent off select Nike, Adidas and other kicks at one of Vancouver’s best purveyors of sought-after sneakers and streetwear. The sale includes some apparel, too, and takes place in-store and online until Monday. livestock.ca

Sonya Lee

Toronto designer Stephanie Ibbitson relocated to Vancouver earlier this year, and has since been pumping out her gorgeous range of leather Sonya Lee bags in Chinatown. Tomorrow, stop by her studio (317–237 Keefer Street) to browse sample totes, backpacks and bucket bags for 30 percent off. sonyalee.co

Hills of Kerrisdale

One of Vancouver’s most storied boutiques—this is where Aritzia was born, folks!—is handing out $25 gift cards for every $100 spent before taxes in-store from Friday to Sunday. hillsofkerrisdale.com

The Block

Score 25 percent off regular-priced men’s and women’s clothing and shoes, plus 15 percent off jewellery, at one of Vancouver’s longest-operating—and most beloved—independent shops. Some exceptions apply. The sale runs in-store and online on Friday. theblock.ca

Roden Gray

The gentleman’s destination for designer and cutting-edge menswear is offering shoppers 30 percent off all regular-priced merchandise from Friday until Sunday. The deal is available in-store and online, and excludes items by Moncler. rodengray.com

India Rose Cosmeticary

Replenish your vanity with cosmetics, skincare potions and hair products from coveted, hard-to-find names like Kjaer Weis and Christophe Robin at India Rose Cosmeticary, a west side oasis that caters to all your beauty needs. Get a $15 gift card for purchases over $100, and a $25 gift card for purchases over $250 online and in-store. Some exceptions apply. indiarose.ca

Aritzia

Now’s the time to stock up at the West Coast’s fave—and perhaps most ubiquitous—womenswear retailer. The store, which is home to brands like Wilfred, TNA and Babaton, is offering up to 50 percent off a large range of clothing and accessories both in-store and online until Monday. aritzia.com

Woo to See You

Nab breezy womenswear from a mix of local and Korean labels at Woo to See You, which will take 20 percent off all regular-priced items in-store and online (with code blackfriday) from Friday to Sunday. wootoseeyou.com

Indochino

A Vancouver-founded and -based label that specializes in made-to-measure suits, Indochino is giving customers up to 70 percent off its garments online and at its Yaletown flagship until Sunday. indochino.com

Charlie & Lee

Enjoy 20 percent off all regular-priced clothing, hats and shoes at this Chinatown boutique, which carries a spirited assortment of ethically produced womenswear and accessories. The deal is good in-store and online (with code THANKYOU18) until Monday. charlieandlee.com

Simply Beautiful

Save up to 60 percent on Simply Beautiful’s wide array of products, including pretty all-natural lipsticks, Vancouver-designed scarves and rose-gold Moscow Mule mugs. There are also deep discounts on monthly subscription boxes and special wellness- and wedding-related bundles. simplybeautifulbox.com

Two of Hearts

Visit Two of Hearts, a Kitsilano boutique that emphasizes sustainable and Canadian-crafted wares, on Friday and Saturday, and enjoy 20 percent off all regular-priced clothing and accessories. twoofhearts.ca

Eugene Choo

This eclectic Main Street shop isn’t doing Black Friday, but we’re mentioning it for its seasonal philanthropic efforts: stop by with a new or preloved item of warm clothing until the end of November, and you’ll receive 15 percent off your purchase. The coats, socks and sweaters will be donated to the Downtown Eastside’s Triage Shelter. eugenechoo.com

Motherland

Take 30 percent off regular-priced clothing at Motherland in-store and online (with code BF30) until Friday. The store, which is home to local menswear label National Standards, carries laidback T-shirts, button-ups, and accessories for the West Coast guy. ntlstandards.com

Frank and Oak

The Montreal-based clothing label—which recently launched a line of sustainable outerwear—is offering customers 30 percent off almost everything in-store and online until Monday. frankandoak.com

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