Get ready for the best Black Friday deals of the year, and avoid the crowded chain stores. Many area malls and stores are closed on Thanksgiving Day this year, but that means you have time to spend the day with your family and gear up for the best sales discounts of the year. Forget about spending Thanksgiving looking through sales ads and plotting out your shopping plans for the next day. Shop these locally owned top Black Friday deals of the holiday season this year.
Parsimonia Vintage
3194 S. Grand Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63118
(314) 659-8467

Instead of getting caught up in the holiday post-Thanksgiving shopping rush, take a step back into time when life was sweet and simpler. Shop vintage items, and for Black Friday, you may find some vintage pricing as well. While most shops start off as brick and mortar and move online, this local shop owner took a reversed approach. For years, she sold what she loved online and as a mobile store in a vintage, renovated 1960-era trailer, before opening up an area shop.

Vintage Vinyl
6610 Delmar
St. Louis, MO 63130
(314) 721-4096

Dance to the sound of your own drummer as you hand over the chaos of Black Friday mall shopping to the crowds and sit this one out at a slower pace along the Delmar Loop. You might even catch a live performance event or celebrate with local legends, like Chuck Berry who lit up the marquee on recently turning 90 years old. Vinyl tunes are back in style, as if they ever went out in the first place, and record albums always make a fantastic gift. Of course, there is other music memorabilia available in store and at huge discounted deals for the shopping holiday.

Levine Hat Company
1416 Washington Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63103
(800) 875-1428

Outfit everyone on your gift-giving list with hats that express success and fine dress. While others are rushing around fighting their way through the hustle and bustle mayhem of Black Friday, take your time in finding a special deal. Shop a store that has been family run locally for three generations. Enjoy three stories of the largest hat display retail shop in the world.

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Johnnie Brock’s Dungeon
1900 S. Jefferson Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63104
(314) 621-6199

While everyone else is crowding the local discount stores and malls, take a step away for underground deals. What is now the largest costume, party and theatrical supply shop in the area, was started by Johnnie Brock in 1929. Known largely for the place to go to find the best in Halloween attire, this shop is more than gruesome and scary costumes. Shop party supplies and accessories for any holiday, or find the perfect novelty gift for everyone on your list.

Carousel Kids
4277 Reavis Barracks Road
St. Louis, MO 63125
(314) 631-2700

Find everything you need for the kids on your list at hugely reduced prices that you would find at the mall. This locally owned mom and pop store offers maternity and kids clothing along with toys and baby gear that are very so gently used you will have to do a double take to see that it’s a resale item. Dare to compare the items to brand new ones, and find deep discounts that will bring you back again and again with items you will be proud to wrap as gifts, and not just for the holidays. The shop owners buy and sell like new items paying cash on the spot.

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Post Author: Tere Scott.