The holiday season is upon us, and with all the presents and eating out involved, it’s arguably the most expensive time of the year.

That’s why we’re so grateful for Black Friday sales – and the sooner they start, the better!

Here’s a list of a few places where you early birds can get your holiday shopping started:

1. Bootlegger

This Hillside Mall store has something different on sale everyday leading up to Black Friday! Don’t forget to stop by and see if they have your favorite sweater in stock.

2. Forever 21

This Uptown staple is best known for its already unbeatable prices and adorable outfits. We can’t wait to see what the sales have in store this year!

3. Reitmans

With two locations (at Hillside, Mayfair, Tillicum mall, and Westshore), Reitmans never disappoints when you’re on the hunt for the perfect business-casual look. Check out their daily deals online and in-store in the week leading up to Black Friday.

4. Le Chateau

If you’re looking to make a statement this holiday season, there’s no better store for you than Le Chateau. Located in Mayfair mall and the Bay Centre, they’ve already begun this season’s hottest sales, so suit up!

5. Bath and Body Works

Sugar and spice and everything nice – you name it, they’ve got it (in scent-form, of course). Keep an eye out for their extravagant one-day only deals, happening everyday this week!

6. Best Buy

Have you been jonesing for the latest gadget? Need a new laptop or tablet or TV? Best Buy Canada has you covered with Black Friday prices starting early this week, so you can have some time to browse before you buy some big ticket tech goodies!

7. Chatters Hair and Beauty Salon

This holiday season, give your hair some tender loving care – or gift it to someone you love! Chatters isn’t messing around with their pre-Back Friday sales. Go check them out at Hillside or Mayfair mall.

8. Hudson’s Bay

You heard it! Hudson’s Bay never disappoints with their one-day sales in the week leading up to Black Friday. Who knows what exciting deals they’ll have tomorrow?!

9. La Senza

Heat up the house with some new lingerie, courtesy of La Senza’s fabulous pre-Black Friday deals! Head over to their store (The Bay Centre, and Mayfair mall) or website to see what you can find for just $35 or less.

10. Chapters Indigo

What better gift can one give besides the gift of knowledge? Chapters Indigo is celebrating the holiday season with their very own pre-Black Friday sale, featuring 40% off all bestsellers. Don’t miss out!

Did we miss any crazy sales out there? Let us know in the comments below!

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