The holiday shopping season kicks off in a big way next week when retailers in and near Grayslake officially celebrate Black Friday and more recently, Small Business Saturday.
That fabled day after Thanksgiving is one of the biggest sales days of the year for many stores – both national, big box chains and local retailers. It’s also one of the best days to save on items big and small as retailers pull out the stops to offer amazing deals to get customers in their doors.
The latter is exactly why we want to help Grayslake Patch readers map out a Black Friday and Small Business Saturday game plan. But to do that, we need your help.
What are your “must-shop” Black Friday destinations in the Grayslake area? What are some of the best deals you’ve come across so far? Share your preferences and savings finds in the comments section below.
If you’re a retailer, we want to hear from you, too. To get you started, here are a few of the Grayslake businesses that shared information on their holiday sales. Add yours to the comments.
- Over here at A2B Board Shop we have some specials for Black Friday and the holidays, said Andrew Culp. Is a skateboard or long board on the list? A2B Board Shop at the corner of Route 45 and Washington Street in third Lake is offering holiday sales this season. A $49 complete skateboard and a $99 complete long board. A2B opens at 8 a.m. Black Friday. We carry clothing, shoes, gear and accessories for skateboarding, long boarding, scooters, and disc golf. Find us on Facebook or at a2bboardshop.com.
- I've been a resident in Grayslake for 18 years and am also an owner of a small interior design firm — Stephanie Nickolson Design. Holiday special: For every two hours of consultation rendered, get a third hour free. Blog and Facebook.
- Barron Jewelers at 649 N Route 83, next to That Pasta Place, will be selling all silver at 50 percent off for Black Friday (10 a.m.-5 p.m.) and Small Business Saturday (10 a.m.-3 p.m). This is a special we offer only once a year. Barron Jewelers is owned by my wife Mindy, said Mario Villanueva. We are a full retail store and carry 10k, 14k, 18k gold, platinum, silver and watches. In addition to custom designing engagement rings and other jewelry, we also repair jewelry and watches.