Thursday, November 22, 2012
If you plan to partake in the bounty of Black Friday sales, here's a breakdown of what stores are opening early for St. Louis sale seekers.
A number of stores and malls are beginning Black Friday sales earlier than ever before in the St. Louis area. Simply click on the links below for more details. Are you heading out to brave the crowds this Black Friday? If so, where are you shopping? What are you hoping to find? Tell us in the comments. If you know of a Black Friday sale we forgot to mention - please post it in the comments below!
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Thousands are signing an online petitions against Black Friday store opening hours that have been pushed into Thanksgiving Day.
The trend for stores to open earlier and earlier to take advantage of Black Friday sales—even to the point of opening in the evening on Thanksgiving Day—has prompted an online petition drive to give Thanksgiving back to employees and their families. The original petition was reportedly created by a Target employee upset that the retail giant is opening on Thanksgiving and requiring employees to work instead of spending time with their families. As of Tuesday afternoon, there were more than 190,000 signatures on the petition. (Check out the petition here.) A press release from Change.org reported that they have seen dozens of new petitions pop up about Black Friday hours. "Following a Sears announcement last week that the company would open…
Friday, November 25, 2011
Find the latest on Black Friday lines, deals and news as it happens. If you see something we should know about, send us a tip at Lindsay.Toler@patch.com or tweet @StLouisLindsay.
Thursday, November 24, 2011
The stores, sales and strategies you need to optimize your all-night shopping blow-out.
Here’s a new holiday tradition to try: Say grace, eat turkey, head to the mall. Black Friday sales start at midnight this year at some of the regions biggest stores, including Walmart, Target, Kohl’s and Best Buy. We’ve read through the ads and compiled everything you need for the best all-night holiday shopping blow-out possible. And for each sale, we've highlighted the items we think would make the best gifts (at the best prices!) Check back on Black Friday for updates and tips, and if you hit the sales, tag your tweets with #BlackFridaySTL or mention @StLouisLindsay. And don't forget: Black Friday sales are already starting online at popular big box stores. Best Buy said they've already sold out of popular $80 TVs and $150 laptops, but …
Sunday, July 24, 2011
We provide cost-effective tips for your back-to-school uniforms and accessories this year.
As the end of summer draws near, the list of items to complete before school starts to get longer. For those who attend private schools, parents may not have to search for the perfect back-to-school outfits, but are purchasing new uniforms. When preparing for your uniform shopping, here are the sought-after locations for uniforms and accessories. Roberts Fine Apparel Roberts, a well known Ladue fine clothier for boys and men, has been around since 1947. In addition to formal and casual clothing, it offers a one-stop shop for boy’s uniforms. When it comes to getting the right size uniform, Rita Toscano, manager of Roberts said: “I watch the line very closely. If we are out of a size, it takes about three days from the day I order to receive…
Stores in Ladue, Brentwood and Creve Coeur have everything you need to get your kids ready for school.
Kids' summer days are numbered, and area stores have already lined their aisles with pencils, markers, notebooks and binders. Most schools have already posted their supply lists. The indicators are clear: It's back-to-school season. In Ladue, head to Office Max for your school supplies. You can find everything from three-hole punches ($9.49 and up) and ministaplers ($2.49 and up) to combination locks ($5.10 and up) and graphing calculators ($129.99). There are plenty of places outside of Ladue to stock up on your needs as well. In Creve Coeur, Bradburn's Parent Teacher Store has a great selection of items, from school supplies to study aides. For the school supplies, Bradburn's has a huge stock of Crayola markers, crayons and colored …