Black Friday in Ballard.

 Camper Peu Cami Chukka. Market Street Shoes.

 Extra large notebook by R&L Goods. Velouria. $32.

Thanksgiving is just around the corner and that means the official crazy town of Black Friday is merely days away. Excited to start shopping for friends and family, but not so enthusiastic about shopping at 6 AM and the general beat down that has become part of this ritual? 

Well, I have good news for you. Actually, great news! 

Ballard retailers are doing something a little different. They are starting the season of giving with -- giving! Participating businesses will be donating a portion of their Black Friday revenue to local nonprofit organizations. That means when you shop locally, you help local nonprofits. And, you are sure to find some of your very favorite gifts, too. 

Check it out:

 Lili Mill 5685. Re-soul. $220.

When you shop locally, three times the revenue remains in your community. Non-profit organizations receive an average of 250% more support from local business owners than they do from non-locally owned businesses.

Love! Here are a few of my favorites accessories from participating boutiques. After all, accessories can make or break your style. See you and the family on Friday!