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Black of Dawn: Your Friday Mag Mile Shopping Guide

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



    Black of Dawn: Your Friday Mag Mile Shopping Guide
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    Here's our hour-by-hour guide to fight-free consumerism.

    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).

    ### 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.

    samsung doorbuster TVBest 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 classicTarget
    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 playerMacy's
    835 N. Michigan Avenue
    Opens: 5 a.m.

    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.  

    puma pisaPuma
    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 tenderBloomingdale's
    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 toteVictoria'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 hoodieAmerican Eagle
    835 N. Michigan Avenue
    Opens: 8 a.m.

    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 MarcusNeiman 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 PenguinOriginal 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 portfolioRalph 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 ColeKenneth 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).