And so it begins. There is a huge landslide of events going down tomorrow, so try not to overdo it at Local35's anniversary party tonight, and save your energy. In addition to that store's weekend-long anniversary sale, there's a slew of events tomorrow. Seeing as we live in economic doomsday, get ready for retailers to increasingly compete for your business. As distressing as it may be, if you've got purchases that need to be made, doing a little research and making note of sales events can take the edge off of checking things off your list, getting you great deals on quality merch.

May Tee: This designer is one of Portland's most promising new additions. Her clothes are classic, excellent-quality investments. See the latest Spring line up close in personal at Mario's downtown, from 10 am-6 pm.


The Seaplane pop-up store: This weekly weekend revolving trunk show/party continues, this time featuring Claire La Faye and Demimonde jewelry.

Claire La Faye

Nau officially relaunches at Lizard Lounge with a party at the store.


Dragonlily is having a pre-holiday shopping party from 5-9 pm, with 20% off everything, including new arrivals and sale merch, plus refreshments and free tarot readings. I guess that's one way to pick out a dress!

Amai Unmei

Can't shop 'til Saturday? No worries: Hit NE Alberta for sales at over 20 businesses up and down the street, with portions of the proceeds benefiting Sisters of the Road, plus carolers and holiday lighting.