Black Friday, Small Business Saturday Deals Abound

Formulate your holiday shopping game plan with details on KC’s upcoming sales.

Who needs Black Friday when you can shop Orange Wednesday? Zona Rosa’s pre-Thanksgiving shopping bonanza begins at 6 p.m. and shoppers who spend more than $100 by 10 p.m. can bring their receipts to guest services and receive a $25 gift card. If that’s not incentive enough, more than $10,000 in prizes will be awarded. Wear orange and you could also win an on-the-spot gift card worth $25, $50 or $100. A few of the specials we’re most excited for: buy-one-get-one-50-percent-off on all regular price clothing, boots and shoes at Amelia’s; pick your own price adoptions from KC Pet project 6-8 p.m. and 50 percent off your entire Gap purchase. Select stores are also open on Thanksgiving and open early for Black Friday. Visit for hours and sale details.

Legends Outlets Kansas City gets a very early start to Black Friday, with stores opening at midnight and staying open for 21 hours, until 9 p.m. One hour before the center officially opens, guests can enjoy pre-shopping giveaways and entertainment, including Black Friday Surprise Swag Bags totaling more than $20,000 in tenant gift cards, certificates and promotional offers, and a live DJ playing holiday music. Deals include 30 percent off at Helzberg Diamonds Outlet, 50-70 percent off the entire Banana Republic Factory Store and 50 percent off the entire J. Crew store. See more sales online here.

You’ll find floor-to-ceiling discounts at Oak Park Mall, including up to 60 percent off at H&M, 30-75 percent off at Macy’s, and doorbusters and buy-three-get-one-free stocking stuffers from L’Occitane. Get a jumpstart and begin shopping at 6 p.m. Thanksgiving evening at select stores (holiday hours and sale details at

One of our favorite offers of Black Friday comes courtesy of Feng: Bring in your gently worn clothing and the store will donate it to a local women’s shelter and give you 20 percent off your total purchase. Other Town Center Black Friday sales include 30 percent the entire J. Jill store, 25 percent off your entire Madewell purchase and 20 percent off art and decor at Z Gallerie. Kids will be happy to know Santa is slated to make an appearance 9-1 p.m., giving away gift bags and posing for pics.

The Country Club Plaza is extending its hours to 10-a.m. 9 p.m. Monday-Saturday and noon-6 p.m. Sundays for the holiday season, with many stores open later. Wednesday, Nov. 25-Monday, Nov. 30, score buy-one-get-one-free winter accessories and 30 percent off markdowns at Standard Style and buy-one-get-one-half-off pricing on all of Baldwin’s full-price merchandise. Stop by Friday for 30 percent off the entire Cole Haan store plus 50 percent off select styles, up to 30 percent off at Coach, and discounts at Tumi—after all, you’ll probably be doing some holiday traveling soon. Bring kids and furry family members along to take a photo with Santa at 314 Ward Parkway. When you need to refuel, stop by Zocalo, O’Dowd’s Little Dublin or The Granfalloon for deals with a voucher you can pick up from one of 10 retailers, or warm up at Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar. Friday-Dec. 6, guests can order from a special cocktail menu and get one of three free desserts.

Sure, you can expect Black Friday deals at Prairiefire (and get $5 off any Prairiefire gift card or $30 off $150), but the shopping and entertainment district is also helping visitors get some fresh air. As part of REI’s #optoutside effort to get more people outdoors, you can help clean and restore the Prairiefire Wetlands 10 a.m.-noon.

If you’re not one for the massive Black Friday crowds, stop by Webster House and save 30-50 percent off on select fall apparel, a sale you can take advantage of now. Bonus: If you get hungry while shopping, the historic manse’s restaurant is only steps away.

Don’t forget small businesses during your holiday shopping. In honor of this weekend’s Small Business Saturday, Waldo is hosting a shopping crawl 10 a.m.-2 p.m.  Stop by any participating store (see the list here), then visit their open houses. Get your passport punched at 15 businesses and bring it by Family Bicylces to receive $10 in Waldo Bucks plus a chance to win a prize pack. Spend $50 total at the businesses and you’ll earn an extra $10 Waldo Bucks.

Downtown Lee’s Summit is also asking shoppers to celebrate small businesses by picking up a passport and collecting stamps from area businesses. Turn it in at the last place you visit for a chance to win a merchant gift basket worth more than $250 and other prizes.

Other small businesses to consider supporting Nov. 28 include Park Place’s Hand & Land, TallulahBelle’s, and Alysa Rene; Mission Farm’s Boutique Chic and Randy Neal Floral Designs; Brookside favorites STUFF and 5B & Co. Candlemakers; Power & Light’s Garment District, and many, many more.