Black Friday and Shop Small Saturday at The Bridges

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One of the biggest shopping days of the year is finally here and The Bridges is ready to guide you through with amazing deals, refreshments and fun. We have 30 locally owned shops,  a great holiday atmosphere and some of the most personal, unique gifts around. We can’t wait to see you!


J.Ella Boutique

Black Friday Door Busters start at 8 a.m. while supplies last! J.Ella Black Friday specials include game day tees for $15, fleece pullovers at 30% off, and popular 605 baseball caps for just $15. 


Posh Boutique

Find great deals on special $5, $10 and $20 racks. There will be other markdowns up to 50% off throughout the store on Friday and Saturday only!


 You’ve Been Framed

You’ve Been Framed opens early from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m. and is offering muffins and mimosas for breakfast shoppers!  Door busters run from 8 a.m. until 10 a.m, including an EXTRA 10% off Pandora (on top of the 25% sale price) and 20% off everything else in the store excluding Love Your Melon and Uno de 50!  The Alex and Ani collection is 25% off from November 21st-26th  and Pandora is 25% off from November 20th-November 26th.


 Kidtopia

We are open from 7 a.m. until 9 p.m. with everything in the store 20% off excluding LEGO. Early morning shoppers will be treated to Starbuck’s coffee and Eileen’s cookies!


 Forget Me Not

The first 20 shoppers in the door on Black Friday get a $20 gift card with any purchase over $40!


 Eddy Joy Baby Boutique

The first 30 shoppers in the door get a $5 gift card to Eddy Joy!


 David Jones Fashions for Men and Women

Save $100 off on all outerwear, including leather jackets, coats, vests and more. You can also enjoy an incredible selection of Buy One Get One free sweaters, perfect for the special men in your life.


 RUST & Co.

• $35 Plush Sweaters for her
• 20% off Graphic Tees for him
• $60 Chain Tote Handbags for her
• 20% off SAXX underwear for him
• 25% off normal brand plaids for him
• $40 Plaid Shirts for her
• $50 ¼ Zip Sherpa Pullover for her
• Free men’s PJ flannel pants with any men’s $100 purchase
• 20% off J Slides winter booties for her
• $50 off Red Wing Boots for him


Vanessen’s Hair Design

Save 20% on select Holiday Aveda Gift Sets!


Club Pilates

Save 30% off retail priced merchandise, with an additional 5% off discounted merchandise. Sign up on Black Friday and get 20% off Pilates memberships (new members only)!


Shop Dog Boutique

Get a FREE car freshener with the purchase of any candle and a FREE pound of dog biscuits with any treat jar purchase. Get a $10 gift card with a $50 gift card purchase and $25 with a $100 gift card purchase! You can also enjoy 10% off treats, toys and chews and 20% off collars and apparel!


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Thanks for supporting your locally owned shops at The Bridges, where our real live gift guides are standing by to help you find just the right thing. Check out these great deals!


Amavo Boutique

Enjoy treats and special new arrivals. You can also  earn an extra 1000 Amavo rewards points with any purchase!


Forget Me Not

Spin the Wheel and get a deal at Forget Me Not, where you can spin the wheel for a chance to save extra money on your Shop Small Saturday purchases.


J.Ella Boutique

20% off storewide from 8am-10am and after 10am receive a $10 giftcard and a free gift for every $50 spent. 


Posh Boutique

Find great deals on special $5, $10 and $20 racks. There will be other markdowns up to 50% off throughout the store on Friday and Saturday only!


You’ve Been Framed 

The first 10 people in the door will receive a small business tote. Whatever fits inside the tote is 20% off! You can also "Pick a Percent Off"  and get that percent off your entire purchase all day!


Kidtopia Toy Store

Santa comes to Kidtopia at The Bridges from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. with a $100 gift card giveaway happening on Shop Small Saturday! Holiday hours start from 9 a.m.-9 pm. Monday through Saturday and 12 p.m.-6 p.m. on Sunday. Stop by, give Santa your list and find the best toys in town at Kidtopia!


Club Pilates

Save 30% off retail priced merchandise, with an additional 5% off discounted merchandise. Sign up on Shop Small Saturday and get 20% off Pilates memberships (new members only)!


 RUST & Co.

• $35 Plush Sweaters for her
• 20% off Graphic Tees for him
• $60 Chain Tote Handbags for her
• 20% off SAXX underwear for him
• 25% off normal brand plaids for him
• $40 Plaid Shirts for her
• $50 ¼ Zip Sherpa Pullover for her
• Free men’s PJ flannel pants with any men’s $100 purchase
• 20% off J Slides winter booties for her
• $50 off Red Wing Boots for him


It's Our Holiday Open House at The Bridges

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Looking for the ultimate holiday gift guide? How about dozens of them?

The Bridges at 57th Street in Sioux Falls has friendly, real live “Gift Guides” standing by at all your favorite locations. We’re here to help you through the holidays—starting November 10th with The Bridges Holiday Open House!  Our locally owned boutiques are decked out for the holidays, with special previews, promotions and fun to help get your season started.


Holiday Open House Highlights:

Roosevelt High School Choir singing carols from 1-2:30 pm outdoors and located in several different areas.

The Bridges Cookie Crawl where you can sample different cookies in participating stores AND collect a limited supply of favorite owner recipes on custom recipe cards. Our list of participants includes:

Amavo Boutique

Club Pilates

Eddy Joy Baby Boutique

Forget Me Not Boutique

J. Ella Boutique

Kidtopia

Posh Boutique

Rainn Salon

Rust & Co.

Shop Dog Boutique

You’ve Been Framed

• Kidtopia celebrates National Toy Store Day with specials and fun all day long!

Forget Me Not hosts their popular Open House featuring an entire store decked out in holiday spirit including multiple themed trees

• Preview holiday gifts, fashions, food and décor at all your favorite locations

Join us November 10th on the corner of 57th and Western, Sioux Falls!

Women Entrepreneurs Mean Business!

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October is Women in Small Business Month and with seventeen female-owned or co-owned businesses at The Bridges, we are ready to celebrate! We feel we are truly “bridging the gap” for women with the amazing success, leadership and inspiration our local female business owners bring to the area.

Many of these women got their start at The Bridges and have since grown their businesses to include additional locations, expanded product lines, more square footage, unique community events or all of the above. While they all took different paths to entrepreneurship, they share similar stories about “taking the big leap” into starting a business. 

Want some examples?

Ellyn Suga, owner of Shop Dog Boutique, grew up in Sioux Falls and attended the University of Montana, where she worked at local pet supply shop and fell in love with the industry. Upon returning to Sioux Falls, she worked in retail in the downtown area and began research and planning for Shop Dog. After traveling to other cities and visiting popular pet destinations, attending trade shows, and doing research on the industry’s best pet products, she opened the doors to Shop Dog Boutique at The Bridges in December 2012. Her popular store has a huge following of dog lovers and was recently named one of America’s Coolest Stores by Pets+ magazine!

Jael Thorpe, owner of J.Ella Boutiques, launched her business in the tiny front room of her portrait studio (she’s a photographer as well as a designer) in 2010. She had 300 square feet of space in a building located in an alley in Brookings and decided to try her hand at fashion. Since then, she has opened two thriving retail locations—one in Brookings and one at The Bridges in Sioux Falls.

Melissa Johnson, owner of Oh My Cupcakes, refers to herself as an “accidental business owner,” who started a small cupcake business with a little money and a lot of love. Today, her shop is one of Sioux Falls’ most popular food destinations and she has a Facebook following of nearly 20,000 people. She will be opening a second location on the east side of Sioux Falls early next year.

Jody Kusek, owner of Forget Me Not and Eddy Joy Baby Boutique, launched one of the first stores at The Bridges in 2008 and just recently expanded into a newly renovated 7,000 square foot space that houses both of her locations across the lower level of one of the Bridges buildings.

Sheryl Nelson was a stay-at-home mom and substitute teacher who started working at Kidtopia Toy Store at The Bridges. She bought the stores six months later.  Sheryl recently renovated her Bridges location, which has a strong following of loyal customers. She also opened a second location at Dawley Farms.

Tamara Dettler began her entrepreneurial path as a custom framer, but her store, You’ve Been Framed, has morphed and expanded over the years into a unique collection of clothing, jewelry, home décor and baby apparel—in addition to custom framing. Today, You’ve Been Framed carries Alex and Ani as well as Pandora, among other popular product lines. Tamara and her husband Dave recently took a leap in a new direction by opening the first Moe’s Home Collection franchise in the United States, which is located at Lake Lorraine.

The stories of growth and success go on and on at The Bridges at 57th Street, thanks to the passionate and determined local owners who pour their hearts into their businesses. Along the way, many of them have also poured their hearts into the community.

If you’d like to support a female entrepreneur who either owns or co-owns a Sioux Falls business, consider the following locations at The Bridges at 57th Street:

 



For more information about The Bridges at 57th Street, contact tammy@vbclink.com or call 605.361.8211.

 

Autumn Festival at The Bridges!

A change of seasons brings new reasons to check out The Bridges! We’re excited for fall and are getting ready to host an amazing Autumn Fest on Saturday, September 22, featuring:


• Roy’s Country Produce starting at 10 am with pumpkins and gourds

• Free Twisted Chik balloon animals from 11-1

• Hunny and Bunny food truck from 11-1

• Treats and fall-themed beverages at most Bridges locations

• A Stamp Card Tour contest where you can win $450 in Bridges gift cards


To enter our contest, simply stop by Posh Boutique to pick up your stamp card and get it stamped by nine participating boutiques. Turn your completed card into You’ve Been Framed by 5 pm on September 22 and you could win $450 in gift cards ($50 from each participating location).

In addition to all this fun, you can enjoy gorgeous new fall fashions, fall décor and tasty fall flavors from our many locally owned boutiques and shops. It’s going to be a beautiful day at The Bridges, so make plans to join us. Be sure to “like” us on Facebook for last-minute offers, giveaways and events!