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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

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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, if you’re eager to wake up at the crack of dawn (or long before) for a great deal, here are the stores that will be open early on Black Friday. Happy shopping!

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Stores that open early on Black Friday


Macy’s Herald Square

The world’s largest department store will open at 5pm on Thanksgiving Day and remain open through the night, turning the city that never sleeps into the city that never stops shopping. Doorbuster deals are promised.

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Midtown West

Lord & Taylor

Though it was the first major store to reveal its holiday windows, you’ll be paying more attention to the deals on Black Friday. And be thankful for Lord & Taylor’s in-store Sarabeth’s, because after seeking out the sales starting at 6am, since you’ll want to recharge with a carb-heavy brunch.

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Midtown West

Saks Off Fifth

Discount shoppers, take note: There’s a 7am start time for the deals at Saks’ discount store, which just arrived New York City this year and has a curated Gilt shop inside.

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Midtown East

Century 21

The hub of all designer deals will be open on Thanksgiving from 11am to 5pm, and it will reopen from 7am to 10pm on Black Friday. May the clothing racks forever be in your favor.

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Upper West Side

Brookfield Place

NYC’s luxury mall is opening its doors and shops 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.

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Battery Park City


Be it discount home decor, electronics, apparel or cosmetics, you’ll find it at this department store. It’ll open at 3pm on Thanksgiving and stay open throughout the night.

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Midtown West


Get your fix of fashion for the season at Topshop, starting at 8am and running through 11pm. That’s plenty of time to scope out the rest of Soho and return for anything you realize you still need.

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Stock up on warm winter gear along with Uniqlo’s signature Heattech garments from 8am to 10pm. Oh, and remember that there’s a Starbucks inside Uniqlo’s Midtown store, in case shopping that early seemed scary sans coffee.

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Midtown West

Old Navy

A plethora of basics are on offer at this Gap-family spin-off: Stock up on basic tanktops, layering t-shirts and simple pants for the entire family. Buying in bulk is made easy by the mesh totebags provided at all the warehouse-like shops.

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Midtown West

The Body Shop

Load up on all the body lotions, scrubs and soaps you’ll want to gift (or treat yourself with) this season from 9am to 10pm.

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Midtown West


If the holiday season brings out your creative side, heat to Michael’s to stock up on supplies and decor. The store will be open from 4pm to 2am on Thanksgiving and reopen at 7am on Black Friday so you can load up on glitter glue and beyond.

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Forest Hills

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Samuel H
Samuel H

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