Black Friday is pretty much a bullshit excuse for panicky pre-Christimas consumerism in the States. Now that trend has crossed the border, mostly to keep Canadian shoppers from doing the same. And with Black Friday comes another edition of Record Store Day, and a long list of special releases to be sold exclusively on Friday, Nov. 28.
We’re not going to bother telling you what the big stores are doing, but here’s what to expect from Montreal vinyl merchants and a selection of clothing, accessory and bike boutiques — note that all sales are happening Friday unless otherwise noted.
Aux 33 Tours (1373 Mont-Royal E.) Record Store Day stock is incoming.
Cheap Thrills (2044 Metcalfe) Some Record Store Day stock will be available, and they’re offering 25 per cent off new vinyl released pre-2014.
L’Oblique (4333 Rivard) Expect reduced prices on all pre-2014 stock and some more indie BF RSD releases.
Phonopolis (207 Bernard) Some Record Store Day stock will be sold.
Sonorama (260 Bernard) An unspecific amount of Record Store Day will be available as of 5 p.m. today (Nov. 27).
Soundcentral (4486 Coloniale) The punk/metal specialists are offering 50 per cent off all orange-tag stock.
Apparel & more
Jennifer Glasgow Design (5445 de Gaspé #505) Studio sale offering 50–80 per cent off Friday and Saturday (Nov. 28–29).
m0851 (1190 de Maisonneuve W., 3526 St-Laurent) Locally made clothing, bags and more, up to 50 per cent off in store.
Main and Local (1500 McGill College) Cool household items and clothes at 30 per cent off their kiosk at Place Montreal Trust.
Mile End Kicks (5403 Parc) Shoes shoes shoes at 20 per cent off Friday and Saturday (Nov. 28–29).
Montréalité (3960 St-Laurent) All of this boutique’s Montreal-centric t-shirts will be on sale for 15 per cent off, not on Black Friday but on Saturday, Nov. 29, as part of the Yellow Pages’ national initiative Shop the Neighbourhood. To see a list of local participants in this other one-day sale event, look here.
Off the Hook (1o21 Ste-Catherine W.) All OTH clothes, sneakers and accessories will be sold at 40 per cent off. The store is opening at 8 a.m. on Black Friday.
Allo Vélo (5165 Notre-Dame W.) Offering 30–70 per cent off bikes and accessories this weekend (Nov. 29–30).
Fitz & Follwell (115 Mont-Royal W.) Offering 50 per cent off 2014 model bikes and 2014 accessories.
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