Bargain bin

Living stylishly on a budget

(Becca Bousquet)
By Ami Albernaz
Globe Correspondent / November 26, 2009

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In observance of the year’s biggest shopping day, we’ve rounded up Black Friday deals on clothes and more from area retailers. Find more deals on

Gap Outlet will take up to 60 percent off all merchandise and have $10 zip fleeces for its first customers. The Banana Republic Factory Store is offering 40 percent off all items and $10 men’s and women’s track jackets. Gap Outlet and Banana Republic Factory Store are both at the Wrentham Village Premium Outlets, 508-384-0870 and 508-384-5320, respectively. (These stores kick off their Black Friday sales at midnight tonight.) Gap Outlet is also at the Arsenal Mall, Watertown, 617-926-4032. (This location opens at 5 a.m.)

Filene’s Basement hosts its annual Black Friday scratch-card promotion between opening time (5 or 6 a.m., depending on the store) and noon. Take a card upon entering, and once you check out, find out what you saved. Discounts range from 10 to 50 percent, or, if you’re very lucky, your entire purchase will be free. Find locations at

Kenneth Cole stores are taking 41 percent off prices for the first four hours they’re open tomorrow. For the rest of the weekend, items will be 31 percent off. Store hours vary by location. Kenneth Cole is at Copley Place, 617-867-9580, and 128 Newbury St. (men’s only), 617-867-0836.

Brooks Brothers will offer 15 percent off purchases until noon tomorrow and Saturday. (Shoppers using a MasterCard or Brooks Brothers Platinum MasterCard will get an additional 5 percent off.) Brooks Brothers Factory Stores are taking 40 percent off all items until Sunday, and an extra 10 percent off tomorrow and Saturday until noon. Find locations at

Kohl’s opens at 4 a.m. with early-bird specials on clothes, jewelry, kitchen items, board games, and more until 1 p.m. All Fisher-Price, Playskool, Barbie, Littlest Pet Shop, Hot Wheels, Matchbox, Tonka, Little Tikes, Crayola, and Play-Doh toys will be 50 percent off; select games, including Candy Land and Chutes and Ladders, will be $3.99 each (normally $9.99). Find Kohl’s locations at

Staff at Luna Boston will hand out $100 gift certificates good toward purchases of $200 or more. Show up between 9 and 11 a.m. and get two gift certificates, or $200 toward a purchase of $400 or more. The store carries handbags, shoes, and other accessories by Diane von Furstenberg, Rebecca Minkoff, and others. Certificates valid tomorrow only. Luna Boston, 205 Newbury St., 617-262-3900.

JCPenney stores will have “doorbuster’’ specials from 4 a.m. (when they open) until noon. Deals include a Wii/Xbox gaming tower for $48.88 and a Lionel Santa Fe battery-powered train set for $99.88 (normally $199.99). Good deals on clothes, shoes and boots, kitchenware, and more. See details and store locations at