Thursday, November 26, 2009

go plaid this friday!

wear plaid while you shop on November 27th to show you support for local and independent businesses!!

About Plaid Friday

The name Plaid Friday celebrates the diversity and creativity of Bay Area independent businesses. Envisioned to be the independent business alternative to the big box store "Black Friday", Plaid Friday is designed to help raise awareness about shopping local and supporting the local economy.

Although the designation of this day is a new concept, the movement towards supporting the independent spirit and "Indie" Businesses of the Bay Area has been growing and expanding year by year. In early 2009, The East Bay Express launched a monthly guide to shopping local called the Indie Resolution, where patrons pledge to spend money at local establishments. Other local movements include Buy Local Berkeley, Oakland Grown and Oakland Unwrapped. Plaid Friday was created by two local independent businesses, Blankspace Gallery and the Compound Gallery, as a way to tie into this movement and elevate the awareness of the abundant and thriving independent businesses located in neighborhoods throughout the East Bay.

Help us celebrate by supporting participating shops on Friday, November 27th and throughout this Holiday season.  benny & I will be offering free shipping when you purchase more than one item on our etsy store through Cyber Monday (11.30.09)!!  Also keep a look out for new low cost shawls for holiday gifting we will be listing this weekend!

Also look for the special plaid placards at your local shops. Many of the participating businesses are offering specials for Plaid Friday. Check out all the participating businesses after the jump!

participating businesses...

1-2-3-4 Go! Records
423 40th Street
Oakland, CA 94609
10% off all merchandise
Plaid Friday Hours: 12pm-7pm

17 jewels salon+spa
4801 telegraph ave
Offering 10% off on all bumble and bumble haircare products. We will also be drawing for a $105 valued shampoo and conditioner combo from bumble and bumble when you prebook your next salon or spa visit.
Plaid Friday Hours: 10am-7pm

AC Clothing and Bags
Free large pouch or wrist bag with every purchase of $50 or more, gift wrap and personalized cards to recipients available upon request free of charge, shipping included on all orders.
Online Only
Available 24 hrs a day

ALQUIMIA handmade jewelry
Free U.S. shipping on any order placed on Nov. 27th
Online Only
Available 24 hrs a day

Art in a Box
Art Subscription Service featuring Bay Area Artists
Sign up in person on Plaid Friday and hand pick your first piece off the wall.
Sign up at The Compound Gallery, 6604 San Pablo Ave, Oakland, CA 94608
Plaid Friday Hours: 12pm-9pm

423 Water Street
Oakland CA 94607
510-967-3250 and 510-761-3418
Plaid Friday Hours: 2pm-6pm

5453 College Ave.
Oakland Ca 94618
offering 15% off on California based designers/products and offer cookies and refreshments
Plaid Friday Hours: 11am-6pm

Aunt Bucky
| bedding | decor | apparel

Awaken Cafe
414 14th Street
Oakland, CA 94612
Plaid Friday Hours: 8am to 1pm

Bella Ceramica
3982 Piedmont Avenue
Oakland, CA 94611
check their website for special promotions on Plaid Friday
Plaid Friday Hours: 10am-6pm

Bella Vita
5407 College Avenue
A unique boutique featuring a mix of new and vintage items with a focus on local and independent designers.
Stop by for shopping and holiday treats. Hope to see you!
Plaid Friday Hours: 11am-6pm

Bittersweet Cafe
5427 College Ave
Oakland, CA 94618
Plaid Friday Hours:: 8am-9pm

Bittersweet Cafe
730 Camino Ramon, Suite 120
Danville, CA 94521
Plaid Friday Hours:: 7am-9pm

Blankspace Gallery
6608 San Pablo Ave
Oakland, CA 94608
Special reception 6pm-9pm for Holidayland indie gift sale of local artists, designers and craftspeople, photo booth, prizes and
a free gift for the first 50 people to spend $25 or more
Plaid Friday Hours: 12pm-9pm

CC Star Accessories
$2.00 off all regular priced cuff bracelets, coin purses, and zipper pouches.
$1.00 off all brooch sets. Vinyl bracelets - Buy One, Get One Free! 1/2 off with the purchase of any regular priced cuff bracelets! Clearance cuffs - Buy one, get one 1/2 off!
Enter "PLAID" in the "Message to Seller" at checkout at to be refunded the discount amount.
Does not apply to gift certificates, custom, or shipping.
Online Only
Available 24 hrs a day. Offer good November 27th-30th.

The Compound Gallery
6604 San Pablo Ave
Oakland, CA 94608
Special reception 6pm-9pm for Holidayland indie gift sale of local artists, designers and craftspeople, photo booth, prize and
a free gift for the first 50 people to spend $25 or more
Plaid Friday Hours: 12pm-9pm

Cultural Crossroads
Free shipping on all items purchased on Nov. 27th
Online Only
Available 24 hrs a day

Donna Lee Retro
10% discount on everything
Online Only
Available 24 hrs a day

The East Bay Depot for Creative Reuse
4695 Telegraph Ave, Oakland, CA 94609
Plaid Friday Hours: 11am-6pm

Enter Eden
Buy 3 Enter Eden Sea Salt Soaks and get the 4th one FREE!
Online Only
Available 24 hrs a day

Expanded Pathways
3409 Grand Avenue #7
Oakland CA 94160
Sessions by appointment only. Offering an amazing rate for a 60-minute Intuitive Energy Healing session of $40! That's over 1/2 off, and my way of saying "Thank You" to my clients over the holiday weekend. It's a great way to de-stress after all that shopping and recover from the Holiday.
Plaid Friday Hours: 9am-6pm

Ezme Designs
10% off any orders and a free bird magnet.
Online Only
Available 24 hrs a day

Farley's East
33 Grand Avenue, Oakland
Plaid Friday Hours:8am-6pm

Form Vintage Modern
5330 College Ave
Oakland CA, 94618
Plaid Friday Hours: 11am-7pm The Hat Library
1946 Broadway
Oakland, Ca 94612
Plaid Friday Hours: 11am-6pm

Heart's Desire Jewelry
20% off every order placed on my website that day. Enter promotional code : OAKUNWRAP
Online Only
Available 24 hrs a day

1527 Shattuck ave. Berkeley, 94706
Cody will be available for treatments the same hours. We will be offering 20% off EVERYTHING in the store Plaid Friday only.
Plaid Friday Hours: 11am-6pm

20 Glen Avenue
Oakland, CA 94611
Plaid Friday Hours: 9am - 8pm

It's A Grind Coffee House
555 12th Street Suite 105
Oakland, CA 94607

Plaid Friday Hours: 7am-7pm

It's Your Move Games & Hobbies
4920 Telegraph Ave
Oakland, California 94609
Plaid Friday Hours: 10:3oam- 8:30pm

Jazzy Crafts
3325 Castro Valley Blvd
Castro Valley, CA 94546
Free gift with each purchase. Plaid Friday Hours:10:30am-7pm

Jen Zahigian, Photography
Free Shipping on all purchases made Nov. 27. Type "Plaid Friday" in the Buyer's Message
Online Only
Available 24 hrs a day

Johansson Projects
2300 Telegraph Ave
Oakland CA 94612
Exhibition is Earth Engines
Featuring works by: Barry Underwood + Oliver diCicco
10% discount on full inventory of artwork for one day only
Plaid Friday Hours: 12am-6pm

FREE Living Dead Dolls Pencil Toppers (Set of 3) with purchase of any Living Dead Doll (1 set of pencil toppers per order)
Online Only
Available 24 hrs a day

Kuhl frames + art
412 22nd St.
Oakland CA 9412
Silkscreen concert poster show by LIL TUFFY
200 limited edition posters by one artist.
Plaid Friday Hours: 10:30am-6pm

Little Luxuries Bath and Body Boutique
391 17th Street (between Franklin and Webster)
Oakland, CA 94612
Plaid Friday Hours: 11am - 6pm
Offering a gift w/ Purchase of $30.00 or more
*We will also be celebrating our 1 year anniversary (there will be snacks and additional specials TBD)

Local 123 - your East Bay coffee fix!
2049 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley, CA
We'll be hosting free coffee tastings from 2-4pm.
Plaid Friday Hours: 6:30am-7pm

Looking Glass Photo
2848 Telegraph Ave.
Berkeley, CA 94705
Toy Camera Day: 20% off of all toy cameras, kits and accessories.
Lomo, Diana, Holga, Superheadz and more! Plaid Friday Hours: 9am-8pm

Looks Good from the Front
20% off all orders placed before November 27th. Buyers must enter "Plaid Friday"
Online Only
Available 24 hrs a day

Free shipping for orders placed 11/27
Online Only
Available 24 hrs a day

Manifesto Bicycles
421 40th Street
Oakland, CA 94609
LEFTOVERS event-lots of odds and ends on sale. Free gift with $75 purchase.
Plaid Friday Hours: 11am-6pm

Mercury 20 Gallery
25 Grand Ave.
Oakland, CA 94612
Plaid Friday Hours: 4pm-7pm

Mignonne Decor
2447 San Pablo Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94702
On plaid Friday we will be offering a 20% discount on all items in the store (except original works of art).
Plaid Friday Hours: 11:30am-7pm

missprinty online
Online Only
Free Shipping on ALL orders placed through 11/27/09
Available 24hours a day

The Moon
447 25th Street
Oakland, CA 94612
There will be Tea for All! We will be making custom buttons on our button machines.
Bring in any image on paper {or fabric} you like and we'll turn it into a button for you!
Plaid Friday Hours: 12pm-6pm

Nailphoria Day Spa
1212 Broadway Suite 910
Oakland, CA
Plaid Friday Hours: 10:30am - 4pm

The Oaklandish truck will be on the corner of
Piedmont Avenue and Pleasant Valley in Oakland on Plaid Friday from 12pm-6pm.
Free reusable Oaklandish logo tote for all purchases over $20.
Plaid Friday Hours: 12pm-6pm

Oakland Unwrapped
Various online discounts from our Unwrapped vendors.
Special raffle for website visitors on Nov 27th.

oo la la! gift & accessories lounge
386 17th Street (between Franklin & Webster)
Oakland 94612
10% discount on anything in the store! Plaid Friday only.
Plaid Friday Hours: 11am-5pm

Paco Collars Store
2905 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA 94705
510- 848-PACO
20% off that day with 10% ongoing through November.
Plaid Friday Hours: 11-7pm

Pollyannacowgirl Designs
online shop
805-458-8400 will be offering 20% off all East Bay orders during all 24 hours of Plaid Friday!
Plaid Friday Hours:12pm-11:59pm

The Present Group
The Present Group is a quarterly art subscription project.
$15 off subscriptions on Nov 27th, Plaid Friday only.
Online Only
Available 24 hrs a day

Rowan Morrison
330 40th St.
Oakland, CA, 94609
We will be having snacks and drink available, with discounts on selected art books.
Plaid Friday Hours: 11am to 6pm

Rock Paper Scissors Collective
2278 Telegraph Ave
Oakland, CA 94612
Free stickers!
Plaid Friday Hours:12pm -7pm

Ruby's Garden Local-Grown Kidwear
Temescal Plaza next to Genova Deli
5095 Telegraph Ave. #C
Oakland CA 94609
Free balloons and coffee/snacks
Plaid Friday Hours: 10am-6pm (regular hours)

SAGRADA Sacred Arts
4926 Telegraph Ave.
Oakland CA 94609
Enter a free drawing for a SAGRADA Gift Card
Plaid Friday Hours: 10am -7pm

Scott Courtenay-Smith Studios
Free shipping for any Nov. 27th orders
Online Only
Available 24 hrs a day

2840 College Ave
Berkeley, CA 94705
510-665-5994 upstairs
510-841-7803 downstairs
We will be running a special on graphic t-shirts from 11/27-12/31 : Buy one at regular price and get the second one 40% off.
Plaid Friday Hours: 11am-7pm

SubRosa Coffee
419 40th street
Oakland 94609
Selling locally made ceramics, fabric java jackets and other neat items. Also FourBarrel bean sales.
Plaid Friday Hours: 8am-6pm

Online store:
Online Store 24/7
15% off with promo code PLAID09

Topps Salon Day Spa
713 Washington Street
Oakland CA 94607
Purchase the Express or Pampering PACKAGE for yourself or a loved one
and receive 20% off (ongoing specials for November and December)
Plaid Friday Hours: 11am-6pm

6501 San Pablo Ave
Oakland, CA 94608
Offering a Plaid Friday special 2 for 1 drip coffee from 12pm-5pm for patrons who show a receipt from the Holidayland gift sale hosted by their neighbors Blankspace and the Compound Gallery
Or purchase full price items at Tribu first and get a free spin at the Holidayland Wheel O' Bounty for a chance to win a prize.
Plaid Friday Hours: 7am - 5pm

Urban Indigo
3339 Lakeshore Avenue
Oakland, CA 94610
offering 10% off on Plaid Friday Palid Friday Hours:10am- 6:30pm

Vertical Home Gardens
Free shipping & planting seeds for all purchases made before 12/29/2009.
Online Only
Available 24 hrs a day

Volta Press
25% off all letterpressed cards and books in our Etsy store
Online Only
Available 24 hrs a day

Yahzi Rose
50% off all Yahzi Rose T-shirts 11/27/09 only
Online Only
Available 24 hrs a day

WE artspace
768 40th Street
Oakland, CA 94609
WE will be holding a craft fair called, Stocking Stuffers featuring local artistans, designers and artists who make original items.
Plaid Friday Hours: 11am-4pm

WholeSpeak - Express your whole self.
Emeryville, CA
Gift certificates for holistic coaching in public speaking and self-expression.
Give the gift of empowerment and presence.
Plaid Friday special: $50/hour (50% off).
Purchase one session or packages up to ten sessions. Acting lessons also available.
Available until midnight on Plaid Friday, online only.

Z Cafe and Bar
Restaurant and Bar @
2735 Broadway,
Oakland, CA 94610
Shoppers Relief Drink Specials: $4 Irish Coffee, $4 Mimosa, $4 Bloody Mary, $4 Hot Toddie, $4 Cosmopolitian, $4 Lemondrop, $4 Gin Gimlet, $4 Wines, $4 Beers,
Plaid Friday Hours:10am - 10pm

**A Plaid Friday After Party**

Penelope Bar and La Borinquena Mex-icatessen
Corner of 11th & Clay (555 12th St Suite 120 , 12th Street Bart Station)
Oakland, CA 94607

Penelope Bar and Tina Tamale of La Borinquena are joining forces for a Plaid Friday afterparty.
Once everyone is worn out from shopping at fine indie businesses, we are inviting everyone to quench their thirst and fill their bellies with us.
$3 Plaid Friday Shots
$6 Select Signature Drinks
1 cent Indie Special shot if you wear plaid
$6 Tamale Plate with tortilla chips & salsa
Plaid Friday Hours: 6-11p

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