Black of Dawn: Your Friday Mag Mile Shopping Guide

Your hour-by-hour guide on when to go and what to buy

Like most of America's beloved bloodsports -- boxing, football, KFC free chicken giveaways -- holiday shopping is an awesome spectacle.

But on the off chance you like your shopping sans flat screen scrums (communist!), here's our hour-by-hour guide to fight-free consumerism.

Store openings are listed by hour below. Simply plan your day around (or in avoidance) of these hours. Then relax at home with your family and remember the real reason we go shopping, i.e., to get away from them.

12:01 a.m. Friday
Chicago Premium Outlets
1650 Premium Outlets Boulevard, Aurora
Opens: 12:01 a.m.., Nov. 27th

While select stores are opening at 9 p.m. Thanksgiving Day, most of the Outlet stores open at midnight. There'll be in store promotions at several of the 120 stores, including Lindt Chocolate (free Gift with $30 purchase), Tommy Hilfiger (up to 50 percent off select items) and Kitchen Collection (save $10 on Magic Bullet Blender Set).

samsung doorbuster TV

### 5 a.m. ###
This isn't amateur hour. Or it is, for very dedicated amateurs. If you're up this early, you're either very broke, very dedicated, or very somnambulant.

Best Buy
875 Michigan Avenue
Opens: 5 a.m.

Even though doors won't open until five (so late!), Best Buy will be handing out special tickets as early at 3 a.m. to people waiting in line.  There are more than 250 in store and online doorbusters, including $500 off a 46" Samsung 1080P LCD HDTV that regularly sells for $1,699.

ipod classic

1154 S. Clark St.
Opens: 5 a.m.

Target's 4-day sale begins Friday, kicking off on one the busiest shopping days of the year.  As part of their doorbuster deals, they are offering an Apple 160 GB iPod Classic for $245 and throwing in a free $20 Target gift card.

Haeir portable DVD player

835 N. Michigan Avenue
Opens: 5 a.m.

puma pisa

Macy's is offering more than 250 online and in store Thanksgiving Specials through Nov. 28, including a Haier 7" Portable DVD Player ($49.99 after rebate, reg. $139.99) and free shipping with a $99 purchase (promotion code: THANKS).  A few of their exclusive in store deals include $9.99 Frango Mint Milk Chocolate w/Santa Ornament (reg. $19) and a $11.99 Illumina 3-Piece Nonstick Fry Pan Set (reg. $40).

### 8 a.m ###
8 a.m. is the brunch hour of Black Friday. With doorbuster tech items long gone, it's time to focus on the seond tier of goods.  

108 N. State Street
Opens: 8 a.m.

Puma's brand new store on State Street is opening bright and early on Black Friday.  To celebrate their arrival, they are offering 30 percent off all outwear in addition to Ferrari Drift Cat II Shoes selling online for only $60 (reg. 100).

Heineken beer tender

900 N. Michigan Avenue
Opens: 8 a.m.

Save up to 70 percent during Bloomingdale's Big Brown Bag Sale, now through Nov. 29.  Big deals include this $99 Beer Tender by Krups that regularly sells for $350.

Victoria's Secret tote

Victoria's Secret
734 N. Michigan Avenue
Opens: 8 a.m.

Receive a Free $65 tote with $60 purchase (and filled with beauty must-haves) at Victoria's Secret new Michigan Avenue store.  Or shop online a receive a free scarf with a $19+ sweater purchase (coupon code SCARF09) or free slippers with sleep purchase (coupon code PJGIFT).

American Eagle fleece zip hoodie

American Eagle
835 N. Michigan Avenue
Opens: 8 a.m.

Neiman Marcus

Get BOGO half off on sweaters, hoodies, and graffic tees at American Eagle.  You could save up to $40 on this Eagle Plaid Full-Zip Hoodie ($79.50) by checking out these Web exclusives.

### 9 a.m. ###
If you started at five, you've shopped half a work day and spent half a year's worth.

Neiman Marcus
737 N. Michigan Avenue
Opens: 9 a.m.

Hurry up and save up to 40 percent on select merchandise during Neiman Marcus' In store and online sale because it ends on Nov. 28.  Receive free shipping (coupon code NMNOV) or save close to $80 on this Clear Round Pendant Necklace (reg. $200).

Original Penguin

Original Penguin
901 Rush Street
Opens: 9 a.m.


Since in store doorbusters won't be revealed until Friday, shop online and save up to 60% off women's merch.

### 10 a.m. ###
Shopping at 10 a.m. on Black Friday is like wearing pearls to the gym. But good for you. If you've been up half the day already, enjoy more leisurely shopping.

633 N. Michigan Avenue
Opens: 10 a.m.

Receive free shipping on any order over $195 while shopping online at Burberry.  While you're there, it might be worth your while to look at this Women's Burberry Trench Coat for $399 ( reg. $1,195).

Ralph Lauren handle portfolio

Ralph Lauren
750 N. Michigan Avenue
Opens: 10 a.m.

During Ralph Lauren's Fall Sale, you can save up to 40 percent on hundreds of chic steals.  Check out this Men's Handle Portfolio for $249.99 (reg. $350).

Kenneth Cole

Kenneth Cole
540 N. Michigan Avenue
Opens: 10 a.m.

Save up to 50 percent off original prices during Kenneth Cole's online sale.  Since Friday doorbuster deals are being kept under wraps, check out this cute Ruffle Dress for only $60 (reg. $158).

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