Alternative Black Friday Shopping

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Credit Barrio Vintage

Many people will be headed to malls today for Black Friday sales.  But there are an assortment of alternative shopping choices popping up this year. 

On O‘ahu, Chinatown merchants and restaurants are hosting the 2nd annual Downtown Shop Around. Downtown boutiques are hosting trunk sales and discounts… while restaurants offer shoppers discounts for their support of merchants.  Bradley Rhea is co-owner of Barrio Vintage clothing store.

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Patagonia shops are expanding their environmental commitment by pledging all black Friday proceeds to grassroots environmental groups.  Corey Simpson works in Patagonia’s Ventura headquarters.

Patagonia’s black Friday proceeds will go to the “one-percent for the planet” initiative which distributes donations from a collective of companies.