8 Black Friday and Small Business Saturday Events and Specials

Here’s what’s happening at Somerset Collection, The Lowry Estate, Genusee, and more
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The Books & Folk pop-up opens at Somerset Collection on Black Friday. // Photograph courtesy of Somerset Collection

Planning to get your shopping on this Black Friday and Small Business Saturday? Whether you’re buying for your friends, family, or yourself — shh, we won’t tell — there’s plenty of retail specials and events to check out in metro Detroit. 

Somerset Collection

Five new pop-ups launch at Somerset Collection on Black Friday, including Books & Folk, a collaboration between luxury books brand Assouline and Corktown eatery Folk, and Room to Grow, an experience presented by local artist Joy Bradley and Detroit company Plant Economy. Somerset Collection, 2800 W. Big Beaver Road, Troy; thesomersetcollection.com

Ilera Apothecary

On Friday and Saturday, Ilera shoppers can get a free four-piece discovery set — with trial sizes of some of the skincare brand’s popular items —with any purchase $75 or more when they use the code BFSMS. On Monday, everything on the site will be 15 percent off, and from Nov. 30 to Dec. 3, 10 percent of all sales will go to organizations the brand supports, such as Focus Hope and Jasper House Haiti. Ilera Apothecary; ileraapothecary.com

The Lowry Estate

For every item you buy at vintage and resale boutique The Lowry Estate on Black Friday and Small Business Saturday, you’ll get a second piece half-off as well as a free gift. Owner Corliss Elizabeth Williams will also be on Instagram hosting flash sales. The shop is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days and by-appointment after hours. The Lowry Estate, 23023 Orchard Lake Road, Build F-courtyard, Farmington, 917-974-4080; thelowryestate.com

This vintage ’50s quilted dress is among the pieces The Lowry Estate is selling. // Photograph courtesy of The Lowry Estate

Small Business Saturday Pop-Up

Over at Tribe Detroit, three local women-owned businesses are hosting a pop-up from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday. Get family photos with festive holiday décor from Melissa Douglas Co., shop Mae Design’s collection of clothing and accessories, or buy one of Applewood Candle Co.’s 100 percent soy wax candles. Tribe Detroit, 31850 Mound Road, Warren; facebook.com  

Birmingham Shopping District

Birmingham is going all out for Small Business Saturday. Businesses will be offering special deals and shoppers can enjoy free festivities such as horse-drawn carriage rides, hot chocolate, a scavenger hunt (with a prize of $250), and more. Free parking will be available in the structures all day. Downtown Birmingham; allinbirmingham.com


Sustainable eyewear brand Genusee is focused on giving back. From Black Friday through Cyber Monday, shoppers can use the code FLINTKIDS online for $10 off their order and to donate $10 to the Flint Kids Fund. Those who spend more than $250 will receive a free Water Is Life Tote bag. The giving continues into Tuesday. Twenty percent of sales from that day will be donated to the Flint Kids Fund. Genusee; genusee.com

The Wedding Shoppe

This Berkley wedding dress shop’s Black Friday Sale started earlier this month and continues through Nov. 28. The store has more than 200 dresses that are priced at $999 or less. It’s also offering $250 off special order wedding dresses of $1,100 or more to customers who are visiting The Wedding Shoppe for the first time and 25 to 75 percent off bridal accessories. The Wedding Shoppe, 2186 Coolidge Highway, Berkley; 248-541-1988; theweddingshoppe.net

Royal Oak Farmers Market

More than 60 vendors with handmade crafts and gift items will be at the market this Black Friday.  The is no cost for admission to the event, which will also feature local music and food concessions. Royal Oak Farmers Market, 316 E. 11 Mile Road, Royal Oak; eventbrite.com