Black Friday or Bust: A Guide to Holiday Shopping in Tuscaloosa


Thanksgiving has come and gone and people all over Tuscaloosa are gearing up for the holiday season. Everyone knows the deal for Thanksgiving weekend: feast on a delicious meal, spend time with your loved ones, watch some great football, and of course shop till you drop on Black Friday. Whether you’re shopping for yourself or others this year, the One and Only has you covered for where to shop on Black Friday.


Midtown Village

It’s hard to miss Midtown Village in Ttown, with everyone popping in and out of this massive shopping center on an almost daily basis. Midtown is home to over 60 different stores and restaurants and is sure to have something for everyone on your list. Stop in a boutique like Soca, Lavish, Az Well or South to grab something for your favorite lady. There are plenty of options for men, too, including Kinnucan’s and Alumni Hall. Don’t forget the little ones on your list with a new toy from Crazy 8! No matter who you’re shopping for, Midtown Village will have it all.



Downtown Tuscaloosa has you covered for almost every type of gift, and some great food options too. Make a trip over to Effie’s, Lucca or Pause for a cute holiday outfit for women. For men, you can’t go wrong with something classic from The Shirt Shop or the Locker Room. Or check out the Pants Store for both men and women, or maybe just a new pair of shoes! If you get hungry along the way, make a pit stop at one of the awesome downtown coffee shops like O’Henry’s, Heritage House or Monarch for your daily caffeine kick.


The Strip

If it’s Alabama gear you’re looking for, look no further than The Strip! With stores like Bama Stuff, Alabama Express, and even Expeditions, you’re bound to find the perfect thing for every Alabama fan, big or small. Hop across the street to Ellie Crimson to find that perfect Iron Bowl outfit, or make a quick stop in The Trunk to look for something for your favorite Greek gal or guy. Conveniently located right next to campus, make sure to stop by these great shops on Black Friday!


Written by Katy Aspinwall