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The Cool Kid's Guide to Surviving Black Friday at LA & OC Malls

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Not to crash on your Monday, but it's Thanksgiving week—meaning Black Friday has probably already infiltrated your inbox, mailbox, and your general sanity since the second Halloween ended. Like last year, we've rounded up a handy guide to help you escape the holiday mall madness with your life. From free Uber rides at The Grove and Americana at Brand to gratis parking at the Beverly Center, read on for all the Gray Thursday and Black Friday haps at LA's and OC's shopping malls.


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The Americana at Brand

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The outdoor shopping center open from 7am to 10pm on Black Friday, with a select few shops and restos opening at midnight (check back here for listings and here for holiday hours). In addition, the Caruso-owned megamall is offering free one-way UberBLACK rides from November 28th through December 24th, and shoppers who spend $450 or more will be upgraded to free round-trip rides. Book rides through the Uber app or by calling (323) 900-8080. [Photo via

Beverly Center

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Black Friday hours are form 8am to 10pm, and BMW is hooking up Beverly Center shoppers with sponsored parking all day. Macy's will open Thursday at 6pm and a handful of retailers are offering holiday deals (extra 40% off at Guess through December 3rd, 30% off cashmere at Bloomingdale's through Sunday, more); see the full list here. [Photo via]

Citadel Outlets

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The bargain-happy outlet center opens its doors at 8pm on Thanksgiving and will remain open until 11pm on Black Friday for its 9th Annual Moonlight Madness shopping event. Tons of retailers will be offering additional discounts; check here for listings. [Photo via]

Del Amo Fashion Center

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The Torrance shopping center is open from 6pm Thursday to 1am Friday; it'll reopen Friday from 6am to 10pm. The Simon property's sister malls in Brea, Westminster, and Mission Viejo will also keep those holiday hours; check each location's page for deal details. [Photo via]

Fashion Island

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The upscale Newport Beach shopping mall will be open from 8am to 9pm on Black Friday, while Macy's is opening its doors Thursday at 6pm. [Photo via]

Glendale Galleria

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Holiday retail therapy starts early at Glendale Galleria, with select shops (Macy's, Target, JCPenney, Michael Kors, more) opening at 6pm on Thanksgiving. Black Friday hours are 6am to 10pm; deals include 40% off storewide at JustFab's flagship, [Photo via]

The Grove

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Open on Black Friday from 8am to 10am (click here for the full holiday hours calendar), The Grove is also offering free UberBLACK rides like its Glendale sister mall. Shoppers who book through the Uber app or by calling (323) 900-8080 score free one-way rides; spend $450 or more and get upgraded to a free round-trip ride. [Photo via]

Northridge Fashion Center

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The Valley mall will be open from 6pm Thursday to 10pm Friday, with retailers like H&M, Forever 21, Banana Republic, and many others kicking things off Thanksgiving night. See more holiday hours and store details here. [Photo via]

Santa Monica Place

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The coastal shopping center will be open from 8am to 9pm on Black Friday (see all holiday hours here), with select retailers offering special deals (30% off all purchases at White House Black Market, 30% off cashmere and handbags at Bloomingdale's, more). [Photo via]

The Shops at Montebello Town Center

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Doors open at 6pm Thursday until 1am Friday, then they'll reopen from 6am to 10pm on Friday. Deals include 60% off store-wide at Aeropostale, buy-one-get-one-free shoes at Call It Spring (until 11am only), up to 40% off at Steve Madden, and more; see the full list of doorbusters here. [Photo via]

South Coast Plaza

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The high-end OC shopping hub will be open from 8am to 10pm on Black Friday. Macy's opens at 6pm on Thanksgiving and Bloomingdale's will open one hour early on Friday; Nordstrom and Saks Fifth Avenue will open with the rest of the luxury mall's retailers on Black Friday. [Photo via]

Westfield Century City

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The Extra-faved outdoor mall will be open from 7am to 10pm on Black Friday, with Macy's opening on Thanksgiving at 6pm. [Photo via]

Westfield Fashion Square

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Over in Sherman Oaks, Macy's and Bloomingdale's are opening their doors at 6pm on Thanksgiving; the rest of the Westfield mall's retailers are open from 7am to 10pm on Black Friday. [Photo via]

Westfield Topanga

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Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, Macy's, Target, and Sears are opening their doors at 6pm on Thanksgiving Day, while the rest of the mall is open for business on Black Friday from 7am to 10pm. See the upscale Valley shopping center's full holiday hours here. [Photo via]

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The Americana at Brand

The outdoor shopping center open from 7am to 10pm on Black Friday, with a select few shops and restos opening at midnight (check back here for listings and here for holiday hours). In addition, the Caruso-owned megamall is offering free one-way UberBLACK rides from November 28th through December 24th, and shoppers who spend $450 or more will be upgraded to free round-trip rides. Book rides through the Uber app or by calling (323) 900-8080. [Photo via

Beverly Center

Black Friday hours are form 8am to 10pm, and BMW is hooking up Beverly Center shoppers with sponsored parking all day. Macy's will open Thursday at 6pm and a handful of retailers are offering holiday deals (extra 40% off at Guess through December 3rd, 30% off cashmere at Bloomingdale's through Sunday, more); see the full list here. [Photo via]

Citadel Outlets

The bargain-happy outlet center opens its doors at 8pm on Thanksgiving and will remain open until 11pm on Black Friday for its 9th Annual Moonlight Madness shopping event. Tons of retailers will be offering additional discounts; check here for listings. [Photo via]

Del Amo Fashion Center

The Torrance shopping center is open from 6pm Thursday to 1am Friday; it'll reopen Friday from 6am to 10pm. The Simon property's sister malls in Brea, Westminster, and Mission Viejo will also keep those holiday hours; check each location's page for deal details. [Photo via]

Fashion Island

The upscale Newport Beach shopping mall will be open from 8am to 9pm on Black Friday, while Macy's is opening its doors Thursday at 6pm. [Photo via]

Glendale Galleria

Holiday retail therapy starts early at Glendale Galleria, with select shops (Macy's, Target, JCPenney, Michael Kors, more) opening at 6pm on Thanksgiving. Black Friday hours are 6am to 10pm; deals include 40% off storewide at JustFab's flagship, [Photo via]

The Grove

Open on Black Friday from 8am to 10am (click here for the full holiday hours calendar), The Grove is also offering free UberBLACK rides like its Glendale sister mall. Shoppers who book through the Uber app or by calling (323) 900-8080 score free one-way rides; spend $450 or more and get upgraded to a free round-trip ride. [Photo via]

Northridge Fashion Center

The Valley mall will be open from 6pm Thursday to 10pm Friday, with retailers like H&M, Forever 21, Banana Republic, and many others kicking things off Thanksgiving night. See more holiday hours and store details here. [Photo via]

Santa Monica Place

The coastal shopping center will be open from 8am to 9pm on Black Friday (see all holiday hours here), with select retailers offering special deals (30% off all purchases at White House Black Market, 30% off cashmere and handbags at Bloomingdale's, more). [Photo via]

The Shops at Montebello Town Center

Doors open at 6pm Thursday until 1am Friday, then they'll reopen from 6am to 10pm on Friday. Deals include 60% off store-wide at Aeropostale, buy-one-get-one-free shoes at Call It Spring (until 11am only), up to 40% off at Steve Madden, and more; see the full list of doorbusters here. [Photo via]

South Coast Plaza

The high-end OC shopping hub will be open from 8am to 10pm on Black Friday. Macy's opens at 6pm on Thanksgiving and Bloomingdale's will open one hour early on Friday; Nordstrom and Saks Fifth Avenue will open with the rest of the luxury mall's retailers on Black Friday. [Photo via]

Westfield Century City

The Extra-faved outdoor mall will be open from 7am to 10pm on Black Friday, with Macy's opening on Thanksgiving at 6pm. [Photo via]

Westfield Fashion Square

Over in Sherman Oaks, Macy's and Bloomingdale's are opening their doors at 6pm on Thanksgiving; the rest of the Westfield mall's retailers are open from 7am to 10pm on Black Friday. [Photo via]

Westfield Topanga

Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, Macy's, Target, and Sears are opening their doors at 6pm on Thanksgiving Day, while the rest of the mall is open for business on Black Friday from 7am to 10pm. See the upscale Valley shopping center's full holiday hours here. [Photo via]