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:
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.
Crossroads Bellevue Shopping Center: Old Navy will be open at 11 a.m. Thursday. Old Navy's deals are listed here Michael's will be open at 4 p.m. Thursday. Michael's Thursday doorbuster ad deals are here.
Market Place at Factoria: Target: Open at 9 p.m. Thursday. Here are the "doorbuster" deals. Walmart (Kelsey Creek and Factoria): Open at 8 p.m. Thursday. Here are the early deals. Old Navy will be open at 11 a.m. Old Navy's deals are listed here
The Bravern: The Bravern will open Friday from 9 am - 8 pm. Anthropologie will be open from 6 a.m. - 8 p.m. David Barton Gym will be open from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Holly Zhang Pearl Gallery will be open from 7:30 am - 8 p.m. Holly Zhang Pearl Gallery Black Friday deals are here.
Best Buy: Best Buy will open at Friday morning at midnight, but tickets will be handed out starting at 10 p.m. Thursday night. Best Buy's doorbuster deals are listed here.
Fred Meyer: Fred Meyer will be open from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thanksgiving day (Thursday). On Friday, the store will open at 5 a.m. For Fred Meyer's deals, check here.
What are your “must-shop” Black Friday destinations in Bellevue? 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!