Pilotonline.com did a great story on the second hand stores in Hampton Roads and their efforts to get in on the Black Friday madness. She put together a list of local stores and their hours/discounts for the weekend:
-The Salvation Army (all of its thrift sites): 25 percent off everything; extended shopping hours of 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
-Habitat for Humanity (both thrift stores – Tidewater Drive in Norfolk and Providence Square Shopping Center in Virginia Beach): Most clothing will cost $1, and other goods will be 50 percent off.
-The Wild Hare (women’s, men’s, home consignment; 2112 Debree Ave., Norfolk) and The White Rabbit (kids; 334 W. 21st., Norfolk): 20 percent to 50 percent off select items.
–2nd Act Consignments (110 W. 21st St., Norfolk): 25 percent off entire purchase.
–Plato’s Closet (Greenbrier Mall area): 20 percent off everything from 7 to 11 a.m. Also, in a daylong promotion, 20 people will receive a $25 gift card. After a purchase, a customer will draw for it.
–Plato’s Closet (Lynnhaven Mall area): Anyone who makes a purchase from 7 to 11 a.m. will be entered into a drawing to win an iPod touch. Must be present at 11 a.m. drawing to claim prize.
-Angel’s Boutique & Consignment (3412 Race St., Portsmouth): 75 percent off all summer merchandise, plus buy one consignment suit and get another at half off.
-Better Homes & Bargains (109 Volvo Pkwy., Chesapeake): 50 percent off merchandise the entire weekend.
–Double Take Consignment (high-end women’s wear; Hilltop West Shopping Center, Virginia Beach): 20 percent off all merchandise.
-Cheap Chic Resale Boutique (home furnishings; 3617 Shore Drive, Virginia Beach): 20 percent off new jewelry and giftware, 10 percent to 30 percent off resale home decor and furniture. Up to 70 percent off all items in the back sale area. Profits will be donated to the Heifer International program.
-Ditto (consignment urban and surfwear; Fairfield Shopping Center, Providence Road, Virginia Beach): 10 percent discount with a food donation, or spin the wheel at checkout to receive discounts or prizes.
–Decorate Rich (designer consignment, home furnishings, more; 3101 Virginia Beach Blvd., Virginia Beach): 15 percent off entire stock.
–The Knapsack (children’s consignment; 3352 Princess Anne Road, Virginia Beach): 10 percent off, 15 percent off for military members and teachers. Extended hours: 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
-Second Chance Thrift (Lakeshore Plaza, Shore Drive, Virginia Beach): From 9 to 11 a.m., take 50 percent off clothing with pink, blue, yellow and green tags. After 11 a.m., yellow-tag clothing will remain 50 percent off and blue tags will be 99 cents. A decorated Christmas tree will be raffled at 5 p.m. On Saturday and Sunday, yellow tags are 50 percent off and blue tags are 99 cents, plus there will be a book sale.
-Designer Consignment & Gifts (565 Cedar Road, Suite 9, Chesapeake): 10 percent off new arrivals and an additional 10 percent off sale items.
– Urban Castaways (1904 Granby St., Norfolk) 20 percent off mirrors and 10 percent off other merchandise; holiday open house through weekend.