While our neighbours to the South are in frenzy over their upcoming Thanksgiving Day Celebrations and of course, the highly anticipated BLACK FRIDAY , that doesn’t mean that we, the True North, are not just as crazy about this shopping madness! Stores in the nation’s capital has been busy in preparation for this Friday as they come together to bring you great deals without having wake up so early to cross the border. In fact, some of the best deals these top notch stores have to offer are available online so you can even shop in the comfort and warmth of your own home!

Though of for some of these places, you may have to wait until Thursday night for the actual deals, most if not all of them, are open very early and close very late. It’s really no easy task to trim the list as amazing deals and amazing shops are all over the city but here’s some suggestions that are closer to home! And with home, I do mean Twenty York Street!

Where to shop, where to shop? Well, we got some suggestions, here’s our TWENTY YORK STREET #BLACKFRIDAY shortlist this year:

THANN | Skincare | Online

Undoubtedly my most favourite skincare, body and hair care line in the whole world. Made only with highest quality ingredients derived from nature, THANN is an all-natural, Asian-inspired skincare line from Thailand. Pure, with no artificial colours or harmful preservatives, THANN integrates the art of natural aromatherapy and the science of modern skincare. Each THANN product is thoughtfully designed to awaken all your senses, to calm your anxiety and ease your stress away.


Black Friday Deal: HUGE SALES from 15% to 50% off some items.

RIDEAU CENTRE | Shopping Mall

Black Friday is coming to Rideau Centre! Visit RC on Friday, November 29, 2013 for stellar sales, delightful deals, and phenomenal promotions! Here’s an exciting news: the first 100 shoppers to visit our Guest Services (3rd Level, Rideau Court) will receive a $10 Cadillac Fairview SHOP! CARD®.

Black Friday Deal: Stay tuned at Thursday evening for the announcement of great deals!

With stores opening as early as 8:00 am, Billing Bridge has an incredible list of stores with Black Friday deals that you don’t want to miss! As home to one of Ottawa’s new TARGET stores, Billings Bridge is one absolute shopping destination for the whole family!

Black Friday Deal: Visit Billings Bridge online for all the individual store’s discounts!


If you want to go local and #Supportlocal613, Ottawa has a number of fabulous neighbourhoods that have many outdoor shopping possibilities like Westboro, Hintobourg, the Glebe and of course, the historic Ottawa Byward Market. Head downtown and check all the shops at the Byward Market, Black Friday is sure to explode with big discounts, food, drinks and fun at this side of town!

L’HEXAGONE Vêtements pour hommes | Menswear

L’HEXAGONE Menswear offers a full range of men’s fashions from European suits, ties, sweaters, jackets and shirts to Canadian made dress pants and almost everything in between. Visit L’Hexagone at 252 Dalhousie Street to its beautiful selection of Matinique, Selected, S. Cohen, Report, DKNY, Mavi Jeans, Bosco Uomo, Delahaye of London, Izac4Men, Vision, Écolo, Quick Reflex, Marco, Cottonfield pieces.

Black Friday Deal: NO TAX between 4:00 – 8:00 pm.


Created by two rebel girls and loved by rebel girls with good manners everywhere, Victoire is a shop obsessed with anything made-in-Canada, super cute, gold, embroidered and well-edited pieces your closet will absolutely love! Victoire will provide customers a fun, enjoyable and stress-free alternative to the big-box style “Black Friday“, they will promote both local and independently owned businesses without forgetting the deals of course!

Black Friday Deal: 10% to 15% OFF merchandise + food, drinks and raffle prizes!


Photo Courtesy via OC Style Online.

For more than 25 years, Renée Lévesque has been designing and creating exquisite jewellery with a playful blend of pearls, glass, crystals, semi-precious stones and metals. Her designs are inspired by the latest fashion trends. Renée’s creations has been the subject of numerous articles in magazines such as Elle Québec, Fashion Magazine, Lou Lou, Clin d’Oeuil and Chatelaine. Visit  Renée Lévesque Bijoux Mode at 419 Sussex Street to see her gorgeous collection and do note that she can also customize jewellery for an evening, a special occasion or weddings.

Black Friday Deal: 15% OFF all day.

DELIGHTFUL TASTES | Cakes, Cupcakes and Pastries

A 100% peanut-free facility, Delightful Tastes pride themselves for making beautiful and delicious cakes, pastries and desserts. Made only with the freshest highest quality ingredients, each creation is a reflection of our passion for unique flavour combinations, extraordinary craftsmanship, unparalleled taste and artful presentation. Delightful Tastes is also selling the #PHILIPPINES cupcake and will generously donate 50% of the sales to the Canadian Red Cross in support of the victims of #TyphoonHaiyan!

Black Friday Deal: 25% OFF on all items, except pre-ordered cakes.

READI SET GO | Fashion, Kids, Accessories

Made for people who are always on the go, READI SET GO provides high quality and fashionable accessories to meet your needs while you are on the run without sacrificing your style. They have a great collection of all their best sellers both online and in store at 793 Bank Street. They aim to give our customers the healthier, more eco-friendly and more fashionable alternatives to their life on the go!

Black Friday Deal: All LeSportSac bags at 40% off! Visit READI SET GO and BABY enROUTE for update on specials!

Where do you plan to shop for Black Friday?


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