Looking for some indie Black Friday shopping? Here’s some off-the-beaten path retail destinations.
Redscroll Records holds its 6th annual Blackout at Sunrise sale on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 23 and 24, from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 25, from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. The event features used CDs for $1; 25 percent off other used stock and 15 percent off new items. Spend $100 you’ll get a free Redscroll shirt. Redscroll Records is at 24 North Colony Road, in Wallingford. Information: 203-265-7013 or www.RedscrollRecords.com.
Swag, 117 Main St., Old Saybrook, holds a Black Friday sale with 50 percent off select jewelry and women’s leggings, buy-one-get-one free French soaps, 75 percent off chenille scarves and other great gift, décor, toy and clothing deals. The store also has an extensive collection of holiday greeting cards priced at $1. Weekend hours are Friday and Saturday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Information: 860-388-5500.
The Eliza B outlet, 55 Plains Road in Essex, opens Saturday, Nov. 24, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.The shop features deals on trendy women’s sandals, leather goods and accessories. Savings run to as much as 50 percent and more. All sales final. Information: www.elizab.com.
Woodbury Pewter Factory Store and Outlet, 80 Main St. South in Woodbury, has specials on pewter factory seconds and first-quality items. Holiday hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., seven days a week. (Closed Thanksgiving Day.) Information: 1-800-648-2014 or www.woodburypewter.com.
At IKEA, 450 Sargent Drive, New Haven, all soft toys are 50 percent off on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 23, 24 and 25. Payment is by cash or credit card only; no personal checks. Information: 203-865-4532 or www.ikea.com.
The Polish Cultural Club of Greater Hartford holds their annual Szopka Festival on Sunday, Nov. 25, at the Polish National Home in Hartford.
Inka Arts, a gift store at 540 Hopmeadow St. in Simsbury, holds a holiday sale though Dec. 24, with savings on women’s and children’s clothing and accessories. Information: 860-658-4558 or www.inkaartsllc.com.
Farms Village Antiques, 250 Farms Village Road, West Simsbury, holds a holiday open house with door prizes, giveaways and deals on Friday, Nov. 23, and Saturday, Nov. 24, from 10 a.m. to 5.p.m.; and Sunday, Nov. 25, from noon to 5 p.m. Information: 860-651-9599.
The Hope Chest Thrift shop, 1014 Main St. in East Hartford, holds its grand opening from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Nov. 23rd. (Regular hours are Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The store will be open Sundays from noon to 4 p.m. through the end of December.) Mention the Savvy Shopper column and you’ll get a special deal. Information: 860-819-4300 or www.hopechestct.com.
On Friday and Saturday, Nov. 23 and 24, take 20 percent off your purchase at JAPANALIA, 11 Whitney St. in Hartford, (excluding consignment items). Hours are Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Information: 860-232-4677 and www.japanalia.com.
Allied’s Attic Thrift Store, 581 Enfield St. is featuring a Holiday Bazaar in November and December with a selection of discounted holiday trees, lights and ornaments, home décor, gifts, linens, toys and more. The store is also holding is holding a special holiday auction starting on Friday, Nov. 23. Shoppers are invited to bid on a grandfather clock, fur coats, designer bags, shoes and more. Hours are Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Senior citizens receive a 10 percent discount every Wednesday. (The store is closed Thanksgiving Day.) Information: www.alliedsattic.com or 860-265-2983.