On Black Friday Michelle and I avoided the insanity of the malls by going to the small town of Snohomish, which has a fun main street full of old buildings housing independently owned antique shops, boutiques/gift shops, and cafes. So much more relaxing, totally uncrowded, and though I didn't buy anything, I thoroughly enjoyed looking at stuff that isn't the same stuff you see for sale everywhere else.
There's a large antique mall that is one of our favorites:
Some of it is antique and some vintage -- I always enjoy the odd mix of items available.
Another favorite is Pegasus, which has a lot of vintage memorabilia, much of it car-related or TV/Movie collectibles, or just wacky fun things:
They also have a vintage cafe (hot dogs and sodas, of course).
At our final favorite shop, Michelle found a terrific mid-century modern salt-and-pepper shaker set and could not resist. Plus, it was on sale. Can't go wrong there!
A most enjoyable excursion.