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Black Friday will be here before you know it. Are you ready? This year we suggest shying away from over-crowded, big box stores. Instead, support your local Des Moines shops! We’ve done the prep work for you and rounded up the 16 best Black Friday deals, store hours and more. So sneak a peek and score some major deals this holiday season.

1. Matilda Muse: Nestled in the East Village neighborhood of Des Moines, it’s a stylish boutique catered towards the trendsetting and dollar-conscious socialite!

Find it: Suite 102, 350 East Locust St.

Deals: Big surprise sales and musings

Hours: 10:30 a.m.-6 p.m.


2. Blond Genius: You can find Blond Genius in West Des Moines or in their brand new Ankeny location. Blond Genius is Des Moines’s leading denim bar carrying high-end denim, clothing and accessories. Enjoy complimentary gift wrapping!

Find it: 165 S Jordan Creek Pkwy #165, West Des Moines

Deals: BG Bucks for the first 20 customers, plus a variety of trunk shows

Hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m.


3. Jett & Monkey’s Dog Shoppe: Located in the East Village in downtown Des Moines, Jett and Monkey's Dog Shoppe offers healthy, eco-friendly and high-quality pet products. They also offer beds, toys, food, treats, grooming supplies, apparel and more!

Find it: 503 East Locust St.

Deals: Buy one, get one 50% off on all pet treats

Hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

4. Apricot Lane: This large boutique is located on the second floor of Valley West Mall. This store specializes in unique, one-of-a-kind items, brand names and fashion forward merchandise.

Find it: 1551 Valley West Drive, West Des Moines

Deals: 40% off from 6-8 a.m., 30% off from 8-10 a.m. and 20% off from 10 a.m.-9 p.m.

Hours: 6 a.m.-9 p.m.

5. Velvet Coat: Velvet Coat is a specialty woman's store that provides fashionable clothing, footwear and accessories that are wearable, beautifully designed and luxurious in quality.

Find it: 500 E Locust St # 100

Deals: HUGE savings on fall merchandise

Hours: 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

6. Eden: Eden is a bath boutique that carries a specialized variety of your favorite beauty, baby and home items.

Find it: 418 East 6th St.

Deals: Eden will donate 10% of their gross sales on Black Friday to Above and Beyond Cancer

Hours: 10 a.m.- 6 p.m.

7. Ephemera: Ephemera is a little shop located in the East Village. The store is filled with modern paper goods, gifts, and custom stationery and invitations.

Find it:  505 East Locust St.

Deals: Buy $100 in gift cards and get $15 free

Hours: 10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

8. Kitchen Collage: Kitchen Collage is Des Moines’s premier culinary tools and tableware store. From classic to quirky, this shop has a little something for everyone.

Find it: 430 East Locust St.

Deals: Up to 50% off select knife sets and major savings on Staub 4.5 Qt. French Oven

Hours: 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

9. J Brownlee: This locally owned boutique focuses on upscale women’s clothing and accessories. Here you can find quality brands such as Halston Heritage, Milly, Helly Hansen, Magaschoni and much more.

Find it: 510 East Locust St.

Deals: Enjoy 20-50% off throughout the store

Hours: 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

10. Preservation: Preservation is Des Moines’s newest vintage and modern lifestyle shop with a photo studio inside.

Find it: 321 East Walnut St.

Deals: Friday and Saturday you will receive 50% off one vintage item when you donate a new or gently used winter coat or boots, which will go to The Central Iowa Shelter

Hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

11. MiniJoops: MiniJoops is an online store with a brick and mortar located in the East Village. This specialty kids shop carries modern and cutting edge children's apparel from upcoming designer brands all in one place.

Find it: 424 East Locust St.

Deals: 30% off your purchase

Hours: 11 a.m.- 6 pm

12. MintL.A.: MintL.A. is a trendy and affordable boutique catering to young female professionals who embrace their social life.

Find it: 5515 Mills Civic Pkwy. #135

Deals: Free gift with purchase and an after party with complimentary wine and treats

Hours: 11 a.m.-7 p.m. 

13. Funky Zebra: The Funky Zebras is a women’s clothing and accessory boutique offering a unique, neighborhood shopping experience.

Find it: 305 SE Oralabor Rd, Ankeny

Deals: Enjoy 20-50% off throughout the store

Hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

14. Worn: Check out this consignment store specializing in designer brands and quality goods. This store makes it easy to be a savvy shopper.

Find it: 5435 Mills Civic Pkwy #105

Deals: 20% off your purchase

Hours: 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

15. Hinge: Located in Historic Valley Junction, Hinge offers a wide variety of antiques, vintage, one-of-a-kind salvaged furniture, gifts, home décor, jewelry and apparel.

Find it: 317 5th St., West Des Moines

Deals: $75 off any pair of leather boots and 25% off all clothing jewelry Christmas Decor

Hours: 8 a.m.-6 p.m.

16. Things On Douglas: Find Things On Douglas in Urbandale for an unique array of home décor and great gifts for any occasion.

Find it: 7611 Douglas Ave, Suites 23 & 24, Urbandale

Deals: 50% off on almost anything in the store

Hours: 9 a.m.-6 p.m.

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