Large shopping centers will not be the only busy places this Black Friday.
Local boutiques and restaurants in Chinatown are also gearing up for the holiday rush, and they want you to think outside the big box store. Missy Mulls is the owner of Owens and Company and one of the organizers of the “Downtown Shop Around"
The Black Friday walking event features more than 26 independent shops and restaurants. Roberta Oaks makes unique aloha shirts and dresses.
But for many, it’s not just about shopping… it’s also about supporting the local economy. Sherry Menor-MacNamara is the President of the Honolulu Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii.
Shops in Chinatown will be opening at 7am, and offering special deals, and raffle for people who spend $50 or more. More information can be found on the event website.