Black Friday 2014 sales in Toronto will shove thousands of shoppers into shopping malls and big-box stores, each on a hero's quest to buy a vaguely-discounted Kitchenaid mixer. There's going to be deals aplenty at the city's chain stores, with shopping centres offering extended hours and special deals, but if your thing is buying local, these retailers will help you get your hands on some sweet, sweet discounts.
Here are my picks for the top Black Friday sales in Toronto for 2014.
Like many big retailers, Future Shop is doing Black Friday-style deals early. In addition to tons of deals on big appliances, you can score discounts of up to $250 on Macbooks and between $20 and $50 on iPads.
H&M promises items starting at $5 at their numerous GTA stores, plus up to $300 off their purchases for the first 100 people in line.
The mega-store is offering a number of door-crashers, including an Xbox/Assassin's Creed bundle at $349, plus a $50 Target gift card (regularly $399) and gift-card-with-purchase deals on iPads and iPad minis. Makeup junkies will want to stock up on Pixi cosmetics - everything's 40% off.
The decor chain - including the Liberty Village store - is offering scaled deals that go all the way up to 25% off on $1000 purchases, as well as up to 70% off clearance.
Forever 21 is doing a scratch and save deal - 15%, 20% or 25% - plus half off all clearance merchandise.
Ann Taylor's little sister brand, with locations at the Eaton Centre and Yorkville, is doing 30% off everything.
New markdowns are being added at this shoe chain at up to 50%. plus 30% off sale items.
Find up to 60% off at the sporting goods chain from now until December 1, including snowboards, sneakers, workout gear and cold-weather clothing.
All suits are 30% off at the Bathurst and Distillery locations, as well as selected women's bags, shoes, denim.
On Thursday and Friday, shoppers at Holt's Yorkville and Yorkdale locations can save up to 40% on select designer fashions, accessories and footwear.
The Toronto designer is unloading her jewelry and bags at 50-70% off at a sample sale, held this Thursday and Friday at 174 Spadina Ave. Joining her will be fellow Canadian designer (and founder of The Coveteur) Erin Kleinberg.
The Vancouver-based bespoke suiting company's pop-up at King and Spadina is clearing out before their early-December move date with a massive sale. Depending on material, suits are between 10% and 40% off.
On Thursday and Friday, the sample sale site is teaming up with eLuxe for a pop-up at the Burroughes Building (639 Queen St. West). Score up to 95% off designer pieces from the likes of Louis Vuitton, Michael Kors, Prada and Marc by Marc Jacobs.
Tiger of Sweden
From Friday through Sunday, buy one regular priced item at this Swedish chain's Ossington location and get the second item (of equal or lesser value) at 50% off. Additional items are 25% off.
From now until Sunday, everything at the store is 30% off, and you can get $300 off your very own customized bike.
The Danforth menswear favourite has sport jackets on for 50% off, outerwear at 15% off, and everything on the second floor is priced to sell.
Get 10-50% off glasses at our pick for Toronto's best eyewear store.
This Danforth fitness studio and shop is offering 30% off everything, from yoga gear to running shoes.
EXTENDED MALL HOURS
Eaton Centre - 6am to 9:30 pm
Yorkdale - 7am to 9:30pm
Sherway Gardens - 7am to 9:30pm
Dufferin Mall - 8am to 10pm
Shops At Don Mills - 7am to 9pm
Fairview Mall - 7am to 9pm
Square One - Hours vary by store
Did I miss any? Leave your top pick for Black Friday sales in the comments.
by Natalia Manzocco via blogTO