Instead of lining up outside the big-box stores out of town consider another option with a much more colorful fling to the sinister sounding Black Friday.
Friday, participating Manzanita merchants are endeavoring to show potential customers looking for that holiday gift that they can get everything they need locally without the hustle and bustle of the big city and its endless amount of deal seekers, introducing downtown Manzanita’s first ever Plaid Friday.
“Plaid Friday is a new thing we’re trying out this year,” said Dan Haag, Manzanita Visitor’s Center. “A few of the merchants were looking for something a little more fun sounding than Black Friday, so the idea is to put a lighter spirit to the experience instead of making people feel like they have to trample each other to shop.”
According to Haag the name Plaid Friday was conceived from the idea of weaving individual threads of small businesses together to create a strong fabric that celebrates the creativity of independent businesses.
Participants and local deals: Unfurl (447 Laneda Ave):
Various deals throughout the shop – Drawing for an Eli Halpin giclee print featuring foxes on a red tartan background, $74 value/no purchase necessary – First 12 customers to buy a pair of shoes (excludes clearance shoes and slippers) gets a free plaid scarf, a $38 value.
Finnesterre (194 Laneda Ave):
10 percent off to anyone wearing plaid.
Syzygy (447 Laneda Ave):
30 percent off all things plaid
Cloud & Leaf Bookstore (148 Laneda Ave):
15 percent off selected titles marked with a plaid sticker
Cascade Sotheby’s Real Estate (467 Laneda Ave.):
Open house with wine & appetizers
Moxie Fair Trade & Wisteria Chic (387 Laneda Ave):
Sidewalk sale with discounted plaid items
T-SPOT (144 Laneda Ave):
One free pair of plaid socks with every $150 purchase (while supplies last)
20 percent off all $200 full price purchases
10 percent off all $100 full price purchases
$10 off all gift certificates over $100
Extra 50 percent off all Sale items.
Bahama Mama’s (123 Laneda Ave):
Sale on all Merchandise. Spend $100 receive 10 percent off the entire purchase, spend $200 receive 20 percent off the entire purchase, $250 or more receive 25 percent off! Also we will be doing a drawing for a ROXY plaid shirt. Anyone who spends $50 or more may enter to win!
Four Paws on the Beach (144 Laneda Ave):
10 percent off gift certificates
10 percent off purchases of $100 or more
Any dog wearing plaid receives a goodie bag
Amanita Gallery (128 Division Street):
20 percent off all hand-painted furniture on Plaid Friday. Also, a free card to anyone wearing plaid!
Nehalem Bay Winery (34965 OR-53):
Featuring Santa’s Elixir holiday wine at $20 a bottle (normally $25). Case and partial case specials, free shipping on case orders. Free wine tasting.
Toylandia/Freehand/Manzanita Sweets (320 Laneda Ave):
Variety of in-store specials
Salt & Paper (411 Laneda Ave):
10 percent off all purchases of $50 or more.
Manzanita Beach Getaway Rentals (532 Laneda Ave):
25 percent off house cleaning service with a 2 hour minimum.
Look for Plaid Friday poster in shop windows!
Keep checking www.exploremanzanita.com for details on local deals.