Me: So what are your plans for Plaid Friday?
Also Me: Uhhh…Is that the same thing as Black Friday?
Certainly not! Are you allergic to Google, or what? Look it up!
Google is evil.
Ok, fair point. Here’s the deal, then: Plaid Friday is counter-programming to Black Friday, which is a mostly-detestable pseudo-holiday based on convincing the American people that we simply can’t live with ourselves if we miss out on conspicuously consuming. Plaid Friday says: you want to shop? Great! Shopping makes the economy go ’round. But shop right! Shop locally, at your neighborhood’s small businesses.
Cool. So…do I have to wear plaid?
You don’t HAVE to, but why WOULDN’T you? Anyway, I can sense I’ve convinced you. Where are you going first?
I dunno…I’m kind of too full of Tofurky right now to ponder stuff.
Nicely done. Let me do the thinking for you, then. Here are my recommendations for 5 rad places to get your plaid on:
1) Show and Tell
Show and Tell goes all out for Plaid Friday. Remember how I said you didn’t have to wear plaid? Well, you don’t, but they have a Holiday Photo Booth, so you really should. Check out more info here: it’s really a full-blown vendor fair!
And if femme-y, classic dresses are your bag (guilty as charged) then I double-dog-recommend you to stop by, because designs by local twosome Aesti are being featured:
Oh, and there’s a thing called Small Business Saturday the day after. Buy anything and you get a free tote bag! Totes cool.
2) Urban Stitch
3) Field Day Wearables
Heads up: everything is 25% off on Plaid Friday! Scrooge McDucks, take notice.
Yes, that’s a Star Wars print. It might be sold out by now, so don’t get your heart set on it. Don’t worry, they always have a squillion great prints.
And keep FDW in mind for next week’s First Friday: they’ve got art and fashion up the wazoo, as always. What’s a wazoo, you say? Ask your mom, kiddo.
It’s no secret I love Halmoni. So I won’t keep their Plaid Friday deals a secret, either: you get a free scarf or earrings with any purchase over $35. Shoes are 50% off! Buy one item of clothing, get one for half off! So many exclamation marks!
I realize this sweet floral print isn’t super “in-season” right now, but that wouldn’t stop me! Here’s another summery look that is just as cute as a button:
If you’re in a food coma on Friday, all is not lost. Just come the next day, on Small Business Saturday! You can get 25% off purchases over $40. Sweet.
I stopped by this uber-local store a few months ago and was charmed by its funky jewelry and hometown pride. If you got some ca$h to drop, you can get a freebie! If there’s one fact about the human race, it’s that we all love freebies. ALL of us.
These gorgeous kicks, by designer Mark McNairy, are so close to being plaid that I just had to feature them:
Yes, these are technically mens’ shoes, but their plaid-ish look made them too perfect. Plus, I eschew labels! If your feet are big enough, wear ’em. Or make them a gift for that fashionable dude in your life.
But let’s get back to the real issue: this Friday. Do you like food? Yes. You’re only human. Do you like funky bass? Sure. And you’re a stylish sonofagun, or you wouldn’t be reading this right now. So stop by for Beats, Eats, & Fashion for those bare necessities of life.