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Friday, November 23, 2012

Black Friday with a Clean Conscience

Posted on Fri, Nov 23, 2012 at 12:46 PM

Today's that day that everyone freaks out about. Black Friday.

  • NJ Star-Ledger
  • Madness.

By now surely all of us are aware of its alternative, National Buy Nothing Day, a protest against the consumer-driven day of holiday sales. We're also hip to its off-shoots, like why it should be called Jdimytai Damour Day. Click the link if you need a reminder. People go crazy on Black Friday.
If you must shop today, use the meticulously curated, socially responsible/environmentally sensitive/non-violent short list below. If there are other interesting local events we should know about, leave us a friendly comment.
And keep an eye out for next week's issue where we'll tell you all about where to find unique hand-crafted gifts here in Bend. There's a lot!


The Kilns Bookstore, Art and Boutique. They've got a store-wide sale as well as free cookies and coffee! TOMS shoes, hand crafted soft goods, human-rights books and more.

Great Outdoors by Outdoor gear. Save 20-30% off all new winter gear: skis, jackets, boots and more.

Vanilla Urban Threads Good looking clothes for men and women. All sale items $10-$40. 15% off anything in the store before 2pm today.

WebCyclery Bike and Ski shop. Tell 'em you saw their Facebook post and get 15% any item, store wide. Also big savings on Garmin GPS units.

Don't forget Small Business Saturday, Nov. 24 in downtown Bend. Support local and score deals from participating retailers.

For more local gift ideas, see our old-timey themed Gift Guide, on stands now. Our ultra-modern Gift Guide 2.0 hits stands Dec. 6!
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