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There's the option of going the civilized route this Black Friday, but if you want to go the massive deals, serious lines and sleep deprivation route, the Desert Hills Premium Outlets in Cabazon will be happy to oblige you. Select stores at the mall will open as early as 9pm the night before and the deals sound insane.
The Barneys New York Outlet just sent out an email blast alerting shoppers that they will open at midnight on Turkey Day and will be offering an additional 60% off already-reduced women's and men's designer clothing, shoes and accessories and that from midnight 'til 7am on the 23rd, shoppers can add an additional 15% off on top of that. They're also slashing prices on women's bags and small leather goods by 50% during that seven-hour window.
Elsewhere, Dolce & Gabbana will be opening at 9pm on Thanksgiving and will be marking their outlet down 20 to 60%, Gucci will also open at 9pm with 50 to 70% off clothes and 30% off handbags (shoes are excluded this year) and Last Call Neiman Marcus will join them with a 9pm opening time and 40% off the entire store until noon the next day. Here's the full list of stores to consult before you drive out to the desert in the middle of the night Thursday.
· 20+ Deals: The LA Cool Girl's Guide to Black Friday Shopping [Racked]