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The Ultimate Guide to a Local Black Friday and Shop Small Saturday

11/27/2019 12:11PM ● By Kylie Cooper
By: Kylie Cooper  Photo by: Levi Guzman (@dreamthorp)

Thanksgiving has come and gone, your stockings might already be hung with care, and the time to get your holiday shopping on is now. That’s right. You’ll probably be needing to get a few more steps in than normal after yesterday (we aren’t judging…we too could benefit from 10,000+ today). So, what is the perfect solution to jumpstarting your gift giving and a need for some extra cardio? I’ll tell you what! One epic weekend consisting of Black Friday and Shop Small Saturday. While Shop Small Saturday is centered around the idea of supporting local, Black Friday isn’t, but there is a slew of ways to shop local on this epic shopping day of the year. We’ve put together a handy guide to help you navigate these next two days of purchasing.


Take Back Black Friday Pop-Up – Driftwood Coffee Company

Over at Driftwood, shopping small before Shop Small Saturday is the goal. Four different women-owned local businesses will be popping up for the day at this favorite coffee spot. You’ll find jewelry from Lavender & Lee, delicious vegan treats from Trendy Eats & Vegan Treats, beautiful designs from Phatknits, and curated vintage goods from Oak and Vintage.

10 AM – 2 PM || 4703 S Alameda St.


Hybrid Anniversary Party and Black Friday Record Store Day Event

For the fourth year in a row, Hybrid Records is hosting one awesome party all day long. The event will feature Record Store Day vinyl, exclusive anniversary merch, free beer from rebel toad, live DJs, tons of sales and discounts on various store items, and more! Come out and help this local favorite turn a whole four years old this Black Friday!

11 AM – 7 PM || 4233 S Alameda St.


CC Hooks and Astros Gear Sale

If you’re looking to check off any sport-loving gifts off your list this Black Friday, might we suggest some Corpus Christi Hooks and Houston Astros gear. Friday only you can purchase merchandise and other deals for 50% off and receive free shipping for orders over $50. You can find the sale here. 

Black Beer Friday – Nueces Brewing Company

This Black Friday, local brewery Nueces Brewing Company will be offering a safe haven from those trying to escape the craziness. Anyone lined up at the door before noon will receive their first beer free! They’ll also have a 20% off sale on all their merch and an exciting new beer release!

12 PM – 12 AM || 401 S Water St.

Ila Designs Online Sale

Local designer, Ila Designs, will have a 20% offsale all weekend long! If you’ve seen her super cute 2020 desktop calendar, this will be the perfect time to buy one (or ten) for you and everyone else on your shopping list this holiday season! 

Season Passes for Waves Resort Corpus Christi

From Black Friday to Cyber Monday, Waves Resort Corpus Christi is offering the lowest priced Season Passes you’ll find all year! Head to their website and order yours for just $49.99!

FOTO Resale Black Friday Sale at Fresco

FOTO resale, a vintage apparel collection located inside Fresco, will be hosting a Black Friday sale. Shoppers will find sales like $5 off any and all clothing and buy 2 shirts, get a third free! While you’re shopping, Fresco will be there to offer up anything off their crazy delicious menu!

5 PM – 1 AM || 619 N Chaparral St.


Wind and Wave Black Friday and Shop Small Saturday

Local water sports favorite, Wind and Wave Surf Shop will be hosting awesome sales all weekend long. Stop into the shop and grab gifts for all the water loving folks on your list this year!

9:30 AM – 7 PM || 10721 SPID


Green Sea Designs Online Shop Sale

This awesome local brand will be popped up over at Coffee Waves on Saturday for their Shop Small event (more on that below), but you can shop her beautiful creations from the comfort of your own home all day Friday! Head to her Esty shop for deals on deals on deals.


Loca for Local Shop Small Saturday Event

This awesome one-day-event has become a much cherished tradition for locals here in the Coastal Bend and one we always look forward to! Created by the founder and owner of Sew Bonita, Elena Flores, this incredible event features over 20 local vendors, three food trucks, live DJ sets, a product drive for Period Corpus Christi, and other fun you won’t want to miss! With a venue like BUS, you can sip on your favorite cocktails while shopping all in a local way!

12 PM – 6 PM || 702 N. Chaparral St.


Shop Small Saturday at Coffee Waves

Coffee Waves has been putting on a Shop Small event for a few years now and it is always one of our favorites. Head over to the coffee shop this Saturday where you’ll find 15 local vendors selling a variety of items! Coffee Waves has parted with The Coastal Bend Food Bank and Period CC to collect donations of non-perishable food items and feminine hygiene products to benefit the community during this holiday season. They also have a silent auction happening and word on the street is one of the items is ONE WHOLE YEAR OF FREE WHATABURGER. So yeah, there are plenty of reasons to stop by this Saturday.

11 AM – 3 PM || 5738 S Alameda St.


Small Business Saturday w/ Threads

Everyone’s favorite local resale shop will be hosting tons of fun and sales all day long! Whether you’re shopping for your own holiday looks or needing to gift any of your trendy friends and family members on your gift list, this is the place for you. With various discounts happening throughout the day, free limited edition tote backs and stickers to the first 75 customers, and other fun, this is a must-stop destination on your SSS list of go-to spots!

9 AM – 8 PM || 4646 Everhart Rd


Specialty Cocktails with Sweet Life at Wildflowers

Part of the Shop Small Crawl (ticketed sold out event), Wildflowers is teaming up with Vianney Rodriguez of Sweet Life Bake to whip up tasty signature cocktails for all you SSS shoppers! While you sip, you can browse Wildflowers beautiful collection of vintage and modern gifts for everyone on your holiday list!

10 AM – 6 PM || 2729 SPID


Jewels Clothing & Accessories

Shop for your holiday looks AND gifts for others over at Jewels this Shop Small Saturday! Another stop on the Shop Small Crawl, this local boutique is always one of our go-to’s when finding the best in the latest fashion trends. With snacks and drinks to pair with your perusing, this is a great way to support local this weekend.

11 AM – 4 PM || 5830 McArdle Rd.


20/20 Vintage Grand Opening & Holiday Open House

Join the newest shop to open up downtown as they celebrate Shop Small Saturday with a grand opening event! The party will feature local food, live DJ all vinyl set from Hybrid Records, storewide sales, giveaways, and goods from local favorites like Metropolis Culture, Rebel Toad Brewing Company, Hamlin Bakery, Wild Veggie Bouquet and more!

11 AM – 6 PM || 423 William St