Plaid Friday Returns for 2016


Instead of shopping at a box store this season, check out the unique and wonderful gifts available from the shops in Old Town Winchester for Plaid Friday on November 25th.

The name Plaid Friday was conceived from the idea of weaving the individual threads of small businesses together to create a strong fabric that celebrates the diversity and creativity of independent businesses. Plaid Friday is the fun and enjoyable alternative to the big box store “Black Friday,” and is designed promote both local and independently owned businesses during the holidays.

Plaid Friday was conceptualized in Oakland, CA, a city known for strong shop local campaigns. Plaid Friday strives to bring back the days when shopping for friends and family during the holidays was a pleasurable and leisurely activity.

Help us celebrate by wearing plaid while shopping at participating businesses in Old Town Winchester on Friday, November 25th. Many businesses are offering specials during Plaid Friday including:

Handworks Gallery Open 8am to 9pm. Offering 20% off from 8am-9am and 15% off from 9am-10am.

Espresso Bar & Cafe Open 6am-6pm.  

Murphy Beverage Company Open at 6am with coffee, pastry and mimosas and a 25% discount from 6a-7a, from 7a-8a a 20% discount, from 8a-9a a 15% discount and from 9a-10a a 10% discount. We will also have a wine tasting from 1p-4p.

Three Little Birds Mercantile Take 25% off everything in the store all day.

Old Town General Store Open 9am-9pm. Buy 2 Get 1 FREE Specials on McCutcheon’s and/or Shawnee Canning butters, jams & jellies. Leanin’ Tree Christmas Cards, DayDream names cards, frames, bookmarks, etc. And some of our Melissa & Doug toys will be marked down 20% off.

Shenandoah Valley Discovery Museum From 9-Noon we will offer 10% off in the Museum Store. From Noon-5 we will offer 5% off in the Museum Store.. Museum Store will have a special Plaid item for sale and will also have a raffle for purchases of $25.00 or more for a Mommy Daddy Date Night. There will be a special Plaid Art Project in Leo’s corner free with paid admission and Museum Store will be participating in the OTWBA photo booth bingo.

Winchester Book Gallery  Open 6am to 10pm. Go Plaid – Go Independent! Change your direction and choose to SHOP LOCAL. Why shop at a locally owned business first? Because far more of the money spent at local businesses is reinvested in our community. This helps the Winchester community maintain its unique appeal. Shopping local is environmentally friendly, too! We’re celebrating independent businesses on Plaid Friday again this year with amazing gift selections and hours of great fun! Join us and bring your friends! We’re going nuts with Old Town Photo Booth Bingo, giveaways, make your own Secret Santa gift table and more…

Scarpa Alta  7-9am 40% off, 9am-7pm 20% off.

Simply Charming 6am – 9am 20% off Total Purchase.  Alex and Ani – 20% off All Day long.

The Black Rose Special Promotions.

Knit 1 Purl 2 20% off yarn and flags.

Northern Virginia Tours Plaid Friday Shopping Scavenger Hunt. $5 12-2pm. Call 540-827-9948 for more information. 9 N. Loudoun Street. Enter to win one of three Christmas gift baskets. Winners will be announced at 3pm. Must be present to win.

Flavor Pourfection Open 10am-8pm. 20% off Storewide.

The Hideaway Café Starting at 7am, we will offer get-you-going reduced price coffees and percentages off all holiday coffee-themed gifts. (We also have a small enterprise business expo at 6pm. (People can shop small, home-based businesses set up in the cafe at 6pm.)

Bright Box 10% off Bright Box Gift Certificates.

White House Country Store Warmers, wax melts and Snoozies on sale.

Once Upon A Find Free donut and hot beverage with any purchase and receive a $5.00 Santa Buck for every $25.00 purchase.

Tin Top Open 8am-8pm. 25% off* from 8-9am, 20% off from 9-10am, 15% off from 10-11am, 10% from 11am-12pm. *Purchases of $10 or more. Other surprise deals and discounts may be announced! Watch our facebook and instagram!

Thinker Toys From Plaid Friday until Christmas, shoppers get $5 Come Back Cash for every $50 spent.

The Total Image & Workingman’s Store Select Carhartt Men’s Coats and Ladies vests $39.99, Levi’s Men’s 505 Jeans 2/$60, Dixie Outfitters Men’s T-shirts  $9.99, Montana Ladies Jewelry 40% off, Montana Men’s Jewelry 20% off, Wrangler Relaxed Fit Jeans $19.99, Men’s Western Clothing 35% off, Kid’s Clothing 40% off & Under Armour 30% off and more!

Michelle’s Wigs & More 15% off Storewide.

Christian Caine Design Studio Open 12-7pm $50 gift card with purchase of an “In-stock” travel-inspired jewelry design*.  This gift card may be used for the qualifying purchase or saved for future use! *Custom design projects or “out of stock” designs are excluded.

Eclectic 15% Off Storewide.

Winchester Brew Works Open 10am-10pm. Free scones from Bake in the morning. Free sticker to everyone who comes in. Free pint glass for purchasing a gift certificate. 10% off all glassware.

147 North Specials throughout the day on food and beverages.  Happy hour begins at 4PM to 8PM.  There will be different discounts and specials on food all day.

Saumaj Health Spa Buy 3 gift certificates and get 4th for free (for specific service or amount). No expiration.

Plaid Friday Walking Tour 11am – Noon Looking for a fun activity to do with visiting relatives over the Thanksgiving holiday? This special Winchester history tour has a unique holiday spin! Learn about local traditions and hear stories about Christmases past, including the challenges of celebrating during the Civil War. Your qualified and informative guide loves Winchester, its history, lore and legends, and is ready to share it all with you. On Plaid Friday, the shops in Old Town offer special promotions and discounts. Consider combining your tour with some boutique shopping in the historic district! Meet in front of the Old Court House Civil War Museum on the Loudoun Street Mall. Fee: $5, payable to your guide. For reservations, call (540) 542-1326.


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