With Thanksgiving fast approaching, Small Business Saturday and Black Friday are almost upon us. These are the days small businesses and retail stores come out of the red with incredible sales for the holidays. From clothes to spirits to toys and more, find what you need this holiday season and avoid the rush without heading into chain stores. By Deirdre Haggerty

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Karma Boutique

38-27 Bell Blvd.
Bayside, NY 11361
(718) 428-1114
www.facebook.com/karmaboutique

Stay on trend this holiday season with the hottest looks at Karma Boutique. Owner and stylist Margaret Papacostas is always on hand to help you select women’s fashion for you or a gift. Every year Karma celebrates with outstanding Black Friday and Small Business Saturday deals and specials. Expect 20 percent off of select women’s fashion on Black Friday, and 30 percent off the entire store on Small Business Saturday. In addition, Karma will offer holiday shoppers food and drinks from local area shops on Saturday. Holiday weekend hours are Friday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday noon to 6 p.m.

Seaport Wine & Spirits

110 Fulton St.
New York, NY 10038
(212) 571-2480
www.seaportwineandspirits.com

Wine and spirits are an essential part of the holiday season. So, why not stock up and support Seaport Wine & Spirits this Small Business Saturday? Located in Manhattan’s Financial District, this small business is more than a liquor store. They specialize in artisan wines and spirits that span the globe, making for unique gifts this holiday season. They are open 7 days a week with extended hours on Fridays and Saturdays, plus free delivery.

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Ricky’s NYC

375 Broadway
New York, NY 10013
(212) 925-5490
www.rickysnyc.com

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With an abundance of locations in New York, it’s hard to believe Ricky’s NYC participates in Small Business Saturday. The beauty store and costume chain has become synonymous with New York chic. Ricky’s is also a great place to find an ideal gift for your fashionista. Whether it’s makeup, hair care, beauty tools or a fragrance, you will not walk away disappointed. Be sure to check out their website as Black Friday for unbelievable deals.

Fantastic Kids Toys

1503 Third Ave.
New York, NY 10028
(212) 452-1048
www.fantastickidstoys.com

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When you shop small with your American Express Card this Small Business Saturday, you support owners that hand-select merchandise with the buyer in mind. This is the type of customer service shoppers receive at Fantastic Kids Toys. Don’t forget to order your personalized party favors for the kids for New Year’s Eve.

Annie’s Blue Ribbon General Store

232 5th Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11215
(718) 522-9848
www.blueribbongeneralstore.com

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Since being featured in the Small Business Saturday’s 2014 national ad campaign, Annie’s Blue Ribbon General Store has exploded as a Park Slope centerpiece. This quirky shop has something for everyone — from your beloved pet to that wild child that loves Unicorn Snot Glitter Gel. But don’t be intimidated by the unique gifts — the owners and staff detail how to best utilize your “buying adventure.”