Once the Thanksgiving feast is finished and all the leftovers have been put in the fridge it is time to get serious about holiday shopping. The national chain stores will be holding Black Friday sales the day after, but there are outstanding deals to be found at local shops here in Connecticut. This year ditch the big box stores and instead hit these state businesses to get the perfect gift for everyone on your list – or maybe just snag something for yourself.
Odeon Boutique
918 Whalley Ave.
New Haven, CT 06515
(203) 389-8704

This New Haven boutique has won over customers with its unique fashions. Odeon looks for small and up-and-coming designers from New England, New York and Los Angeles, as well as Europe. There are dresses from Weston and Leota, jeans from Liverpool, and sweaters from Cut Loose, along with a variety of Uggs. Oeon also sells plenty of hats, gloves, jewelry and accessories. Stop in on Black Friday and see for yourself and enjoy special discounts.

Aitoro Appliance & Electronics
401 Westport Ave.
Norwalk, CT 06851
(203) 847-2471

Aitoro has served Fairfield County for seven decades with an amazing selection of appliances and home entertainment systems and top-notch customer service. You’ll be impressed not just by the inventory but the staff’s installation and repair services. Whether you’re in the market for a new refrigerator, LED television or a barbecue grill, Aitoro carries all the latest styles and top brands. Pay them a visit on Black Friday for deals that beat even their usual prices.

Old Mill Pond Village Shops
383 Salmon Brook St.
Granby, CT 06035
(860) 653-3453

Old Pond Village nestled in Granby resembles a classic New England shopping center. It is made up of several large barns, each housing different items. One includes both brand name and homemade Amish furniture and home decor while others are devoted to kitchen supplies and decorations, and women’s jewelry and accessories. Then there is the popular Christmas Shop, selling everything you need to make your home festive. Whatever it is you are after, you’re bound to find great bargains in this department store of sorts.

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Stackpole Moore Tyron Tuesday’s
242 Trumbull St.
Hartford, CT 06103
(860) 522-0181

Now owned by veteran clothier Ron Morneault, this Hartford landmark has been helping men and women in the capital city look their best for over a century. The constant has been its always impressive stock of top designer clothing and a sales staff that is just as sharp. Check out the store’s Better Than Online Shopping event after Thanksgiving for incredible discounts on some of its top items as well as great deals on men’s’ suits. Stackpole Moore Tyron will even validate parking for up to two hours.

Stamford Toys & Books
970 High Ridge Road
Stamford, CT 06905
(203) 322-7786

Those looking for Christmas presents for their children, nieces and nephews should consider this Stamford toy shop. It stocks a wide array of dolls, stuffed animals, educational games, activity sets, art and science kits, and classic toys that never go out of style. Not only does the store offer free gift wrapping, but it throws in complimentary batteries and birthday cards. Inquire with Stamford Toys about receiving a Holiday Savings Card to get a 20 percent discount on your purchases from Black Friday through November 30.

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Post Author: Joshua Palmes.

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