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Plaid Friday

November 29

Join us in Old Town the day after Thanksgiving and enjoy great discounts, merriment and good cheer, all while shopping small and supporting local businesses. The sales start at 6 am and continues all day! After you shop with our neighbors, stop by our restaurants and cafes for special deals. Here’s all that you can experience in this amazing day in Old Town:

Get a limited edition tote

New this year! Stay in town after the early morning big discounts and be rewarded with a limited edition ALX tote! This tote is free when you spend $100 or more at our participating retailers after 10 am.*

*Limit one per customer, while supplies last.

Free Gift Wrapping

Holiday gift wrapping station begins Plaid Friday (Nov 29) in the heart of Old Town in Izalia Spa’s front yard at 114 South Patrick Street. Shoppers can have their gifts wrapped in dark green wrapping paper with red plaid ribbon. Available for free to customers that make a minimum $50 purchase at any Old Town Boutique District store.

Wear Plaid!

Plaid Police will be handing out gift cards to people dressed in their best plaid. Dress up your kids and pets, too – parents and pet-owners can receive gift card.


Show us Old Town’s best holiday spirit! Snap a picture of the most festive holiday doors, storefronts, dogs, strollers, etc. that you find in Old Town. Post your photo on Instagram using the hashtag #spottedinOT for a chance to win a gift card to the Old Town Boutique District business of your choice.


What is Plaid Friday?

Plaid Friday was created in Oakland, CA. 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 relaxing and enjoyable alternative to the big box store Black Friday, and is designed to promote both local and independently owned businesses during the holidays.

*Plaid Friday is a joint effort of Old Town Business, the Old Town Boutique District and the King Street Corridor Initiative.





Old Town Boutique District

Bishop Boutique


Red Barn Mercantile

Penny Post

Stitch Sew Shop

AR Workshop Alexandria

Ten Thousand Villages

Monday’s Child

3 Sisters Boutique

fibre space

The Christmas Attic

The Hour

Gold Works USA

Old Town Books


The Old Town Shop


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