Thursday, November 22, 2012
To take advantage of the Black Friday deals, you want to make sure you get in while the sale items are still on the shelves. So when do doors open?
Stores across the Main Line and the Philadelphia area are opening early, even as early as Thursday night to start their Black Friday deals. Here are the adjusted hours Patch found: Kohl’s opens at midnight. Kmart opens at 8pm Thursday and stays open through 3am, then reopens at 5am. Target will open at 9 p.m. Thursday. Walmart, Marple Crossroads Shopping Center (Marple Township), 400 S. State Rd, Springfield, opens at 8 p.m. Thursday. Sears, at Granite Run Mall, 1067 W Baltimore Pike, Media opens at 8 p.m. Thursday Sears Hardware 700 Nutt Road, Phoenixville, is open 4 a.m. to 9 p.m. JC Penney, 1067 W Baltimore Pike, Media, at Granite Run Mall, is open 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. TJ Maxx, 550 East Lancaster Ave., St. Davids, opens at 7 a.m. Home …
Patch has tracked down deal flyers and other information about local stores' Black Fridays.
Patch editors in Ardmore and elsewhere in the Delaware Valley scoured the Internet and the streets to find you information on local Black Friday deals. Urban Outfitters, 117 Coulter Ave, Ardmore: Additional 50% off all sale items Patricia Adams, 379 Lancaster Ave Haverford: Additional 50% off all sale items Banana Republic, 61 Anderson Ave Ardmore: 40% off entire purchase through noon on Friday; 25% off noon Friday through Sunday. Pun’s Toys, 839 ½ W. Lancaster Ave., Bryn Mawr: $10 off every $100 spent in November Sleepy’s, 111 E City Ave, Bala Cynwyd: 60% off all mattresses Michael’s Flyer: 57 E. City Ave., Bala Cynwyd Radio Shack Flyer: 39 E. City Ave., Bala Cynwyd, Lord & Taylor Flyer: 121 E. City Ave., Bala Cynwyd Target Online Deal …
Wednesday, November 30, 2011
But on a record-setting weekend, big retailers still did best.
Traditionally, Black Friday is a much bigger boon for larger retail operations than it is for small businesses, so when American Express announced the creation of "Small Business Saturday" last year—a day-after special that uses rebates and free advertising to lure holiday shoppers to locally owned stores—Ardmore business owners were cautiously optimistic. And while they didn't perform at Walmart- or Target-levels this weekend, they agree the program seems to have been a help. "Black Friday is traditionally a mall thing, and most small businesses don't do very well, but Small Business Saturday—we were pretty busy," said Sherry Tillman, proprietor of Past*Present*Future. "My expectations are always low, though, so I'm never disappointed." …
Friday, November 25, 2011
Suburban Square, Bala department stores, and more.
- HOLIDAY GUIDE
Friday, November 25, 2011
If getting up early on the day after Thanksgiving and battling crowds and traffic is a part of the whole holiday experience for you, we've got some info on hours here. Let us know if we missed anything notable, and don't forget about Small Business Saturday... *** At Suburban Square, all stores are slated for 12-hour days on Black Friday—9 a.m. to 9 p.m., including Macy's (click here for the Square's holiday catalog). The Apple Store is promising a "special one-day Apple shopping event." Some stores at the Square will be open earlier, though, such as Gap, which throws open its doors at 6 a.m. Urban Outfitters is open at 5 a.m. In Wynnewood, the Bed, Bath & Beyond is open at 5 a.m., closing at 9:30 p.m. The Old Navy is open at MIDNIGHT—yes…
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
Downtown Ardmore has all the holiday trimmings and another wave of 'Downtown Dollars,' but proprietors know they face stiff competition from Big Box chains with huge discounts.
All along Lancaster Avenue, down Rittenhouse Place and Cricket Terrace, through the side streets and stores within Suburban Square, the retail trade in Ardmore was gearing up earlier this week for the biggest month of sales all year – the holiday season, traditionally kicked off on the day after Thanksgiving, also known as Black Friday. "We never go about business as usual and just hope for the best," said Christine Vilardo, executive director of the Ardmore Initiative, a downtown business organization. Local retailers and pro-business groups try very hard to stimulate extra business on the kickoff weekend for intense holiday shopping, according to Vilardo. That said, Vilardo and her fellow small business owners don't kid themselves about …