Black/Plaid Friday & Small Business Saturday in Harvard Square!

Make  Harvard Square your holiday shopping destination! The merchandise in our eclectic stores run the gamut from upscale clothing to vintage finery, cigars to gourmet food, books galore, jewelry and just about everything else in between! 

The Harvard Square Business Association has joined the national trend that now commemorates the day after Thanksgiving as Plaid Friday. Nationally, Plaid Friday celebrates independently owned and operated businesses. We are are proud that nearly 80% of our businesses are locally-owned, independent. In addition, several larger retailers add to the dynamic shopping experience found here in Cambridge. Whether Plaid or Black, we encourage you discover the myriad of shopping options available in Harvard Square! In addition, we have included Small Business Saturday promotions. 


African Gift Items

African Gift Items, 54 JFK Street, (617) 354-2055,


A Scratch & Save Card for every customer with a minimum of 10% off and up to 30% discount on everything (except sale items) Nov 28-30.

Enough pumpkin already! Free Pumpkin Themed Candy and Treats all weekend.

BoConcept, 999 Mass Ave, 617-588-7777, 

Boston Bead Company

Boston Bead Company is offering 30% off all regular merchandise through Saturday Nov 29th.

Here is a link to our website with the details:

Boston Bead Company, 23 Church Street, 617-868-9777, 

FiRE & iCE

FiRE+iCE would like to be part of the Black Friday promotions by offering $5 OFF the food bill to everyone who shows a purchase receipt from any store in the square.

Get $5 OFF of your food bill by presenting a receipt from any store in Harvard square.

(Valid for lunch or dinner on 11/28/2014 . One per person for unlimited food option only.  Not valid with other promotions or coupons)

FiRE & iCE, 50 Church Street, (617) -547-9007,

The Gap

Gap will be offering 50% off their entire purchase on Friday and 40% off on Saturday.

The Gap, 15 Brattle Street, 617-864-9077, 

Grolier Poetry Book Shop

Grolier will be offering 20% off our beautiful Tote bags.

Grolier Poetry Book Shop, 6 Plympton Street, 617-547-6468,

The Hempest

The Hempest will be taking 20% off store wide for plaid Friday.

The Hempest, 36 JFK Street, 617-868-HEMP, 

Living Harmony, LLC

Get 15% off your first package of three organizing sessions.  We're closed on the day after Thanksgiving, Plaid Friday.  But if you leave a message on that day mentioning the deal, we'll get back to you to schedule a Get Acquainted Chat, and you're in for the discount.

Living Harmony, LLC, 24 Harvey Street, Cambridge, MA 02140, 617-945-0704, 

Royal Sonesta

10% off “Breakfast with Santa” tickets, event on Sun, 12/14/14 (visit the Eventbrite ticket website and use the discount code SANTA).  

Gift card bonus - buy a $75 ArtBar gift card and receive a $30 gift card (regularly $25), for yourself. . . or to share! Gift cards must be purchased in ArtBar. 

New Year's Eve dinner at ArtBar - call 617.806.4122 to book your dinner reservation, and receive a 10% food discount for dinner. 

All offers must be purchased or reserved on Plaid Friday, 11/28/14 or Small Business Saturday, 11/29/14 only

Royal Sonesta, 40 Edwin H Land Blvd, (617) 806-4200,

Second Time Around

The store will be open at 7 am and will be doing a 50% off sale until 10am, then 30%-50% off everything, 10% off New Arrivals from 10am through the rest of the weekend. We close Friday at 8pm. 

Second TIme Around, 8 Eliot Street,v(617) 491-7185,

SEE Eyewear

SEE, 1276 Mass. Ave, (617) 868-1500,


American Express is offering Card Members the opportunity to get a $10 statement credit when they enroll their eligible American Express® Card and then use it to spend $10 or more in a single in-store transaction at a qualifying small business location on Small Business Saturday!


Small Business Saturday, get $10 back with your registered Amex ( Nov 29.

BoConcept, 999 Mass Ave, 617-588-7777, 

Cardullo’s Gourmet Shoppe

Cardullo’s Gourmet Shoppe, 6 Brattle Street, 617-491-8888,