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Forget Your Local Target; Hit Up These Three Cities for the Best Black Friday Shopping

November 3, 2010 at 10:45 AM | by | ()

November signals the arrival of the big day. We're not talking about Thanksgiving, but Black Friday, of course. It's a special time for those crazy-eager shoppers who camp outside of stores to get their hands on the 3 a.m. specials and spend Thanksgiving poring over circulars and crafting a plan of attack. But instead of hightailing it to Target, make the most of the year's biggest shopping day and target cities with the best stores.

See our top three Black Friday shopping cities after the jump.

· New York City
New York City is the country's shopping capital. From designer labels along Fifth Avenue to the "imitations" on Canal Street, you'll find whatever you need. Plus, only in NYC will you find famed spots like FAO Schwarz, Barneys New York's flagship store and Macy's in Herald Square. And all of those shops will already have their extravagant Christmas windows to show off.

· Portland
If you want to go beyond the big brands, try the indie boutiques in Portland, like Noun, a general store that sells everything from stationery to purses, and Gilt, a vintage jewelry shop. But the No. 1 reason to shop in this city: There's no sales tax. One of Lucky Magazine's editors shared her favorite Portland places to shop with us a couple months ago.

· Sunrise, Florida
What the heck is in Sunrise? One of the nation's biggest outlet malls, that's what. About 13 miles west of Ft. Lauderdale, Sawgrass Mills boasts 350 stores, including Burberry, Lacoste and Puma outlets. Watch for the soon-to-open Bloomingdale's Outlet; it'll be one of only four in the country. And um, need we remind you that this is all in Florida, so be sure to schedule some beach time too.

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[Photos: djLicious, Randy OHC, anne.oeldorfhirsch, Sawgrass Mills' Facebook]

Archived Comments:

Must be a good swimmer!!

12 miles east of Fort Lauderdale will put you about 1/4 of the way to the Bahamas!! I guess you'll need your SCUBA gear to shop! lol