Where to go on the busiest shopping day of the year? Head to Larchmont Blvd, avoiding the crowded malls and big box stores and support our local businesses.
This Black Friday, Nov. 23rd, check out some of the local businesses on the boulevard:
Pickett Fences, 214 N Larchmont: Owner Joane Pickett operates one of the most trendy, high-quality clothing shops on the boulevard and expects this year’s hot sellers to be cashmere sweaters. There’s a wide variety of clothing for both men and women (including flannel pajamas) and you’ll find gift books, cookbooks and clever stocking stuffers among the mix.
Marcie Bronkar Interior Design Salon, 128 1/2 N Larchmont: This elegant home couture shop is a quiet oasis of good taste and clever home decor, including curated objects, antiques, vintage lighting, gifts and more. Open Wed-Sat from 11am – 5 pm it’s well worth a visit for something totally unique.
Coffee Tea Bean Leaf, 135 N Larchmont: Offering a special promotion on Black Friday and through the weekend, with the purchase of a Kaldi Expresso Machine customers can receive any CBLT machine of equal or lesser value for free – the offer will run though Sunday, Nov 25th. On Black Friday customers will also get an additional espresso shot added to their drink for free, if desired.
Alternative Apparel, 219 N Larchmont: The newest clothier on the block, Alternative Apparel is planning to open for business on Black Friday (with perhaps a soft opening on the Wed. before Thanksgiving.) The newly-designed space is fantastic, and the flea market chic merchandise will include both men’s and women’s clothing, pillows, baskets and decorative accessories.
Malin + Goetz, 238 N Larchmont: The boulevard’s apothecary has been open since last spring, and fans love the Malin + Goetz line of all-natural skin care products. Store Manager Gabriel McVay says the shop has a variety of high-end creams and lotions and ergonomic razors ($120) but also offers something for those in need of Secret Santa gifts like bar and liquid soaps, and candles in flavors such as Rum & Mojito.
Village Footwear, 248 N Larchmont: The resident shoe store on the boulevard for 15 years, Village Footwear has gift options including wallets, socks, hats, scarves, handbags and jewelry. The special gift option this season seems to be the boiled wool Haflinger slippers for $75 that keep you smiling while also keeping you warm.
Stay tuned as the Buzz explores more shopping options on Larchmont Boulevard tomorrow. Shop local.
Larchmont Buzz: Shop Local – Part One