Loop Black Friday shopping guide 2019
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The peak shopping season is upon us and with Black Friday hours away, the timing is perfect for a shopping guide to make it all easier!
Traditionally, Black Friday shopping is done to secure Christmas gifts, usually at a discounted price.
For the past couple of years, sales have been extended throughout the weekend for shoppers to make the most of the bargains.
So, be prepared with a list of items and more than enough cash for the best shopping experience.
Loop knows how stressful Christmas shopping can be, so this guide will provide you with gift ideas, places to shop, and a number of local markets that are filled with stocking stuffers and other goodies.
We also empathise with shoppers who’d prefer hassle-free online shopping to the long lines at checkout.
Even more good news, the weather in Jamaica is seemingly quite cooperative with clear skies throughout the weekend. Click here to see the weekend forecast in detail.
Here’s the Loop Black Friday shopping guide…
Places to go…
Jamaican Made Christmas
Get your Black Friday Shopping done at A Jamaican Made Christmas on Saturday and Sunday at the AC Hotel Kingston.
Over 3000 patrons approve, and close to 130 exhibitors are waiting to provide you and yours with Jamaican gift items.
Ammar’s is having a Black Friday Weekend sale!
That’s right! You too can enjoy up to 75% off every item in store starting this Thursday and ending on Sunday.
An entire weekend of discounts? We’ll take it!
Coronation Market downtown
To go is to know that some of the best deals in Kingston can be found right at the Coronation Market. Be it clothing, produce, household items, or toys/gifts. The experience alone is quite special.
Straight to Amazon.com
If, like us, you don’t want to be bothered by in-store shopping, then go online.
The idea of shopping in our PJ’s, or from the treadmill is starting to grow on us.
Amazon.com is the place to shop all your favourite items during Black Friday, whether you take the traditional route or utilise the new Western Union Amazon shopping feature (for Jamaicans).
Read more about it here Amazon customers in Jamaica can now pay for products at Western Union.
Head to Lee’s Fifth Avenue
Lee’s Fifth Avenue is kick-starting the weekend with a customer appreciation celebration at the newly-renovated flagship.
The festivities start at 4:30 pm sharp and expectations are high.
In addition to weeklong Black Friday deals, there’s a fashion show, cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, a weekend giveaway from Couples Resorts, lots of prizes – and all the fun hosted by Empress Golding.
Items to purchase…
The biggest fashion trend this season was sustainability! How does that translate to Christmas shopping, you ask?
By supporting local artisans that produce up to 80% of their wares on The Rock and with Jamaican produce.
Now, we’re not ordering you to purchase old/used or upcycled items to be sustainable.
Instead, we recommend shopping with local brands for items that are likely to last a lifetime.
Here’s an eclectic mix of options for your Black Friday shopping…
Shop local for Black Friday
1 My Old Man Leathercraft offers sumptuous Jamaican made leather goods for everyone.
2 DAE Collection touts sustainable leather sandals made from material sourced locally.
3 Ever imagined rocking a vegan clutch? We reckon it’ll withstand the test of time. See what Shades of Lola has to offer.
4 Whether you want embellished denim, dresses embroidered with precious stones, or pattern blocked outerwear, look no further. T&T Fashions’s designer Simone Gordon provides official must-have Jamaican designs.
5 Aviola Accessories had to make the list. Chief creative Melissa Preddie has quite the range of recycled/upcycled Jamaican-made jewellery and décor.
6 One look at her illustrations and you’ll fall in love with Ayanna Dixon’s ByASD brand. Girls love her colouring books, mugs, and cute linen dresses. While moms will love her cutesy illustrations on apparel, bags and pouches, and on canvas.
7 Those Creative People make ordinary stationery and accessories come alive with the coolest Jamaican greetings and sayings. With gift tags, greeting cards, and the popular “One Bag Ah Things” totes, all their items scream Jamaica so loud, we love it!
8 Wanna gift someone the gift that keeps on giving? Go for a no-fuss traditional Annilu Jamaican Fruit Cake Mix. Chances are the lucky recipient will love you forever.
9 Subscribe to a subscription box! They’re usually filled with a bunch of goodies that you or the recipient never knew you needed. Options include Braata Box, Vegan Eats Box, sugarplumbox and Jamaican Care Packages.
Happy Thanksgiving and Happy Shopping from Loop!