Five small businesses to shop for Black Weekend deals

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Black Friday is one of the biggest shopping days of the year. Customers flood the department stores and malls in attempt to snag a deeply discounted television or be one of the lucky few to score the newest sneakers. However, you do have to limit yourself to the large retailers. There are plenty of local business who will having great sales all weekend long. This is an opportunity to get a truly unique gift and some of these products or even made in Chicago. Here are five small businesses that are definetely on our shopping list. 

Dearborn Denim

Hyde Park 504 E. 53rd Street

Dearborn Denim creates jeans that are made out of 100% U.S. material and are constructed right here in Chicago. At their store in Hyde Park, they even offer free custom hems. They are advertising their "biggest deal ever" to be announced on Black Friday, so you definately do not want to miss out. 

The Silver Room

Hyde Park 1506 E. 53rd Street

The Silver Room is more than just a jewelry store. While they have a wide selection of silver jewelry, they sell all kinds of unique Chicago-centric T-shirts, albums and more. They will be hosting a "Small Business Friday" event on Black Friday.

Hardscrabble Gifts

Bridgeport 3335 S. Halsted Street

This mother-daughter owned gift shop in Bridgeport sells locally made apparel and gifts with a Chicago flair. Find all types of fun gifts and decor at this local shop.

Chicago Music Exchange

Roscoe Village 3316 N. Lincoln Avenue

For the music lover or aspiring musician on your shopping list, find everything you need at this local shop. They have everything from retro guitars to ukuleles. They also have a accessories such as headphones, picks, strings and more. They are already offering Black Friday deals, so check it out. 


Andersonville 5137 N. Clark Street

This shop is fully stocked with handmade goods from local and independent designers. They have bath and body products such as "boozy" sugar scrub, as well as jewelry, candles, home decor, and clothing. If you are shopping for a gift that is truly unique, this is the place to go.