Nothing says Thanksgiving in Tampa like turkey, football and power SHOPPING!  The much anticipated, biggest shopping day(s) of the year - Black Friday awaits!  Attention Tampa shoppers, Black Friday shopping is not for rookies!   To not only survive, but win, you must be highly energized, tenacious, and most importantly - strategic!  To help you seize the best deals, plan your ground attack with this information on Black Friday Tampa shopping malls and Black Friday deals at local Tampa shops. Good luck - and may the retail force be with you!

Power Shopping in Tampa

Celebrate the season at Tampa Premium Outlets with festive hours and holiday specials! Shop over 110 of your favorite brands, including Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH, Polo Ralph Lauren, Gymboree, Disney Store Outlet, NIKE, Under Armor, Vince and more. Their Black Friday marathon shopping begins on Thursday, November 22, 2018: 6 p.m. - Midnight and continues to next day 6 a..m - 10 p.m. Friday, November 23!  Continue shopping all weekend, on Saturday, November 24, 2018, 8 a.m. - 10 p.m., Sunday, November 25, 2018: 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Westshore Plaza, Tampa Bay’s family-friendly shopping, dining, and entertainment destination, invites shoppers to start the season with 23 gift-giving hours of shopping during Thanksgiving and Black Friday. Providing early bird shoppers with a head start, WestShore Plaza will open on Thursday, November 22, from 6 p.m.– 1 a.m., and again, on Black Friday, November 23, from 6 a.m. – 10 p.m
Westfield Citrus Park / Westfield Brandon Town Center kick off holiday shopping with special hours on Thanksgiving night 6 p.m. - 12 a.m.!  The shopping spree continues on Friday from 8 a.m. - 9 p.m.  Each day will feature awesome deals at various stores throughout all of their mall locations.

International Plaza and Bay Street offers over 200 specialty shops, including designer brands, and upscale department stores like Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, Sak's and Dilliards all under one amazing shopping experience, right in the heart of Tampa Bay.   Take a break from your shopping, with a visit to one of the many great restaurants at Bay Street at the Plaza, an open-air village of fine restaurants, adjacent to the mall.  "IPlaza", as it is known by Tampa shoppers, will be closed on Thanksgiving Day, but will open bright and early, from 8 a.m. - 10 p.m.

Unique Boutiques Tampa

Why Not Boutique, the store with the pink door, kicks off awesome Black Friday deals starting at 9 a.m. -  4 p.m.!  Their progressive sale continues with 40% from 9 a.m. - 10 a.m., 30% 10 a.m. - 11 a.m., and 20% 11 a.m. - 12 p.m., then 10% 12 p.m. - 4 p.m. The store closes at 4 p.m. - get there early to get the best deals on great boutique styles, that mix classic charm with modern trends for all of your clothing and accessories needs. 

Kirby's Men's Wear has been providing custom suits, tailored clothes, classic and contemporary menswear since 1959.  Kirby's in South Tampa will be featuring a progressive sale - with a twist!  The more you buy, the bigger the discount!  There are different deals for different brands and items in the store. Head over and check out the deals, the store will open Friday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.! 

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Retailers in Tampa

If you're looking for technology items and household goods, such as Televisions, Xbox, earphones, and products from KitchenAid. Don't miss out the online and in-store deals in the retailers in Tampa.

The Black Friday sale in Target starts at 5 p.m. to 1 a.m. on Thanksgiving Day and then will be open again at 7 a.m. on Friday. There are plenty of high-tech items with valuable deals, and Apple Watch, iPad, iTunes gift cards for Apple fans. It's not over yet, their online sales start on Cyber Monday. It's free shipping for many ongoing online deals.

Walmart runs their regular operating hours, starts their online sales at 11 p.m. on Wednesday, and the Black Friday sale starts at 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day. The deals include Xbox, PlayStation 4, iPad, TVs, smartphones, and more. Some items are in-store-only and limited quantities, be there early if you don't want to be in the long line!

There are online sales and in-store sales in Best Buy as well. The ongoing online deals will be added as the store open, the in-store hours will be 5 p.m. to 1 a.m. on Thursday, and reopen at 8 a.m. on Friday. There are many smart speakers are on sales such as Google HomePod, Apple HomePod, Echo Dot, and other high-tech gadgets. 

This year, Walmart and Target are ready. The employees have mobile check-out devices to welcome with a crowd of people, hopefully there will be no long-line waiting for shoppers in the stores.

Amazon has always been one of the best online shopping websites for everything. The sales start the week of  Black Friday, there will be different deals every day during the week on their website, and it’s free shipping for everyone! The sales are up to 70% off, make sure you keep an eye on the items you want before they are gone!

Have a successful Black Friday and enjoy your holidays in Tampa! 

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