Why fight the crowds this Black Friday when you can shop local deals from talented Michigan artisans right from the comfort of your own home? Yeah, I can’t think of a reason to go out either.
Shop an array of unique gift ideas from four of my favorite Michiganders – you’ll find beautiful photos of Michigan, eco-conscious fashions for the woman on the go, one of a kind upcycled jewelry, and fashion forward handbags at affordable prices. All are wonderful gift ideas for the upcoming holidays and all keep the money right here in the great lakes state!
Bobby Pulte Photography
Born and raised in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Bobby Pulte is a photograher that specializes in pure, clean, and spectacular landscape and nature photography. A former film school student, Bobby turned his attention to photography after working three years in the film industry. He has been shooting photographs freelance for 2-plus years, and loving every moment of it. His desire to travel, explore, and capture the beauty of nature, is what drives him to get out and shoot on a full-time basis.
Deal: Take 20% off already very affordable and gorgeous photos of places you know and love in Michigan with code “blackfridayphotos2012” at checkout.
From left: Lens Flare Sunrise, Bridge Drive, Leaves In The Sun, and Sun Reflection.
Fotoula Lambros Design
Interested in wearing clothing made here in the US? How about made right here in Michigan? How about if this clothing is made from only natural fibers with an eco and socially conscious aesthetic? And how about if it is not only great looking, it is easy to wear and figure flattering? You might think a brand like this doesn’t exist, but let me introduce you to Detroit’s own, Fotoula Lambros Design.
Deal: Use code “muffin” for a whopping 40% off versatile eco pieces you’ll live in!
From left: HempPET Trench, Convertible Tank, Black Monroe Dress, and Canary Pleated Jumpsuit.
Detroit photographer, painter, and jewelry designer, Janna Bissett, is a classically trained artist with a BFA in Photography from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Her fine art prints are on metallic paper, creating extra depth and a reflective quality. Her jewelry can be described as “Industrial Chic” and are made from vintage machine parts mixed with her own metalwork and swarovski crystals. The result are one of a kind pieces that can be worn both casually or as a statement piece for any dressy occasion. Her photography and jewelry style can be described as gritty, urban, and edgy yet still elegant and fashion forward.
Deal: Take 25% off your photo or jewelry purchase with code “SAT12.”
From left: Teal Classic Bel Air Car – Fine Art Photographic Print, DETROIT Stamped Unisex Necklace Made In Michigan, Chunky Black Wood Beaded Urban Gypsy Necklace, i heart Royal Oak Fine Art Photograph on Metallic Paper. View more of Janna’s jewelry & photography at her LilacPop Studio.
Jenna Kator Collection
Growing up in Troy, Michigan, Jenna Kator always had the desire of becoming a business owner. Working as an automotive media planner she learned the ins and outs of marketing, and as the automotive industry in Metro Detroit took a downturn in 2008, Jenna found that it was an opportunity to showcase her own private label of designer handbags and accessories. Believing it was time to bring some light back into the Motor City, its suburbs, and the State of Michigan, Jenna combined her admiration for the designer handbags and accessories coming out of New York City with her appreciation of the west coast lifestyle to create a product to boost the confidence of women by allowing them to get in touch with their inner-fashionista, but at affordable price points.
Deal: Enjoy 10% off anything on the site, even showpieces from the Clearance Room (excludes gift certificates), with code “detmom” at checkout. Plus get FREE SHIPPING on your order with code “detmomfreeship”.
From left: Traverse City Tote, Cranbrook Messenger, Peninsula Drive Handbag, and the Holly Handbag. If you’d like to check out Jenna’s bags in person, stop by her in-store Annual Black Friday Sale, Friday 11/23/12.
All Black Friday deals listed above are valid from 11/23/12 – 11/26/12.