The holiday shopping season kicks off in a big way with Black Friday, when retailers officially unveil their bargains. Some aren't even waiting until the Thanksgiving leftovers are cold.
Here are Black Friday (or Thursday) hours for area shopping centers and stores:
Coscto Kirkland: 10 a.m.-8:30 p.m.
Kirkland Fred Meyer: 5 a.m.-11 p.m.
Redmond Town Center: Many stores will have extended hours, with the following opening at midnight: Macy's, Aeropostale, American Eagle, Eddie Bauer, Etiquette, GAP, Pafrumerie, Sweet Factory, Trio and Zumiez. Here are all the Redmond Town Center store hours for Black Friday.
Target: Open at 9 p.m. Thursday. Here are the "doorbuster" deals.
Sears: Open at 8 p.m. Thursday. Here are the Black Friday deals.
Walmart (Kelsey Creek and Factoria, in Bellevue): Open at 8 p.m. Thursday. Here are the early deals.
Bellevue Square: Open at 6 a.m. Friday, although Macy's opens at midnight. JC Penney opens at 6 a.m., and Nordstrom opens at 8 a.m. Here's a look at hours and deals.
What are your “must-shop” Black Friday destinations in the Redmond area? What are some of the best deals you’ve come across so far? Share your preferences and savings finds in the comments section below. If you’re a retailer, we want to hear from you, too!