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Stores that open early on Black Friday in NYC

Get ready for Black Friday—NYC’s shopping season starts as soon as you finish that last bite of Thanksgiving turkey

By Melissa Kravitz and Annalise Mantz

First comes Thanksgiving, then comes Black Friday, NYC’s biggest shopping day of the year. You’ve watched the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, stuffed your face with turkey and maybe even run a turkey trot—the only thing left to do this holiday weekend? Shop. While New York City’s best clothing stores should certainly be on your list, those of us willing to brave the early hours for a shopping bonanza (and maybe even cut Thursday's holiday short) need to check out these stores open early on Black Friday.

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Stores that open early on Black Friday

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Macy's Herald Square

The world’s largest department store will open at 5pm on Thanksgiving Day and remain open until 2am. Don't worry, Macy's reopens its doors on 6am on Black Friday and some locations are even staying open throughout the night, turning the city that never sleeps into the city that never stops shopping. Doorbusters include up to 60 percent off men’s outerwear, 40 percent off women’s leather coats and 60 percent off juniors’ coats.

Lord & Taylor
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Lord & Taylor

Be thankful for Lord & Taylor’s in-store Sarabeth’s, because after seeking out the sales starting at 6am you’ll want to recharge with a carb-heavy brunch. If you can’t stomach an early morning, the store will stay open until 10pm that night.

Saks Off Fifth
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Saks Off Fifth

What's better than high fashion at low prices? Nothing, of course. Enter Saks Off Fifth. Doors are open for you to take advantage of Black Friday deals (up to 70 percent off designer brands) from 6:30am to 10pm.


All of the Target stores in the five boroughs—including locations in Herald Square, Tribeca, Harlem, Brooklyn and Queens—will be open on Thanksgiving from 5pm to 1am and on Black Friday from 7am to midnight.

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The high-end department store on Fifth Avenue will open its doors bright and early at 7am on Black Friday and stay open until 10pm. Some banana pudding from the in-store Magnolia Bakery.

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Century 21

Thanksgiving and Black Friday hours vary across the six Century 21 locations in NYC: Some open from 11am to 5pm on Thanksgiving Day, while others are open from 10am to 6pm. On Black Friday, all stores start the day at either 7 or 8am and remain open until 10pm.

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The Shops at Columbus Circle

Shopping Shopping centers Upper West Side

This shopping mall in New York City will be a one-stop spot for holiday shopping at stores like J. Crew, H&M, Eileen Fischer, Sugarfina and more, all open from 9am to 10pm on Black Friday.

Brookfield Place

Shopping Shopping centers Battery Park City

NYC’s luxury mall is opening its doors and shops two hours early, at 8am, so you can get all your fancy holiday presents in one sweep. It’s almost like you live in the suburbs, except for the excellent views.



Be it discount home decor, electronics, apparel or cosmetics, you’ll find it at this department store. Get ready to shop ‘til you drop: JCPenney stores will open at 2pm on Thanksgiving and stay open all the way until 10pm on Black Friday.

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Head to Topshop on Thanksgiving from 11am to 6pm or from 8am to 10pm on Black Friday. Deals include dresses, jeans, coats and shoes at up to 50 percent off. With locations in two of the city’s best neighborhoods for shopping—Midtown and Soho—you’ll be in prime position to snag sales at nearby stores.

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