Black Friday goes local

by Amanda Bedgood

Banish the grueling big store lines

Shopping local has become a trend of sorts. And in the best way possible. People increasingly understand the importance of keeping it local and putting dollars back into the stores that make Lafayette the unique shopping destination that it is. Yet, it's on days like Black Friday when sales are abundant that people forget their beloved shops and head to stand in those vicious lines at Wal-Whatever. If it's deals you're looking for, however, you can still keep it local and save some dough on Black Friday.

Efforts like Shop Lafayette aim to keep your mind right here at home and offer a one stop for deals and steals in town.

"Shop Lafayette by Lafayette Travel was launched to create awareness of Lafayette Parish as a shopping destination, specifically during the months of November and December," says LCVC top man Ben Berthelot.

And so, in the spirit of keeping it local, this IND Styler has a round up of some of the very best in sales around town. For more sales and more info about Shop Lafayette head to their event on Facebook here.


Tent Sale up to 85 percent off outside.  Inside deals will be select items at 50 percent off. Plus a Cash and Carry Warehouse sale at the warehouse across the street from the store.

Knotting Hill

Wednesday 30 percent off from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 20 percent off from 12 to close. Friday 30 percent off from 9 to 11 a.m. and 20 percent off from 11 a.m. to close at 7 p.m. Also on those days, for every $100 spent, your name will go into the drawing to win a pair of the Krewe du Optic sunglasses. Winner will be chosen Friday at close.

Vanessa V.

20 to 50 percent off


Shop Local Saturday they are offering 15 percent off your entire purchase when you show a receipt from another locally-owned business (receipt must be from same day).

Sky Blue

Entire store 50 percent off. Sky Blue Bag Holders receive 60 percent off when they bring in their bags (Opening at 9am Friday, Nov. 29)


Additional 25 percent off sale items through Sunday

Maven Womenswear

Select items 50 to 75 percent off

Dunn's Furniture and Interiors

Bring a donation for Toys for Tots or a pet food donation on Black Friday or Small Business Saturday to get 20 percent off any regularly priced item in the showroom


20 percent off all Tory Burch and Kate Spade ( excluding black and tan )

30 percent off all Marc Jacobs and Anya Hindmarch

20 percent off all cashmere and leather

70 percent off select jewelry

50 to 60 percent off select handbags and clothing

Scarves buy one get one half off