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GO PLAID GUIDE: CAMBRIDGE

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BLACK FRIDAY.The dread of every good and decent human being.

Every year it strikes when we are at our most stuffed, hungover and vulnerable, assaulting our psyches with sad, sordid stories of pensioners getting curb-stomped for Blue Ray players, leaving us with a little bit less faith in our fellow man, woman and otherwise than we had the year before.

But it doesn’t have to be that way.

Instead of passively bearing witness to the horror that is Black Friday, actively participate in Plaid Friday—the national initiative to support local and independent businesses on November 25th.

INMAN SQUARE

BOUTIQUE FABULOUS — Wine monkeys bottle sleeve! 3D Cat playing cards! Kitschy to the core, in the best possible way.
[1309 Cambridge St., Cambridge. 617.864.0656. boutiquefabulous.com]

LOREM IPSUM — Words, words, words.
[1299 Cambridge St., Cambridge. 617.497.7669. @loremipsumbooks. loremipsumbooks.com]

HARVARD SQUARE

FOLLOW THE HONEY — Honey, Things Made from Honey
[1132 Mass Ave., Cambridge. 617.945.7356. @FollowTheHoney. followthehoney.com]

BOB SLATE STATIONER — Listen up, lovers of all things print! Cambridge’s legendary stationarium has re-opened its original Harvard Square location. Huzzah!
[30 Brattle St., Cambridge. 617.547.1230. bobslate.com]

OONA (A) — Vintage-wear and Apothecary
[1210 Mass Ave., Cambridge. 617.491.2654. @OonasBoston. oonasboston.com]

ALGIERS —  An Arabic coffee, a plate of baba ganush and an open-air balcony are all you need to get back into that “leisurely stroll” trim.
[40 Brattle St., Cambridge. 617.492.1557]

CENTRAL SQUARE

GAMES PEOPLE PLAY — Shit Yeah, Settlers Explansions
[1100 Mass Ave., Cambridge. 617.492.1557. thegamespeopleplay.com]

PORTER SQUARE

WARD MAPS — Cartography Porn
[1735 Mass Ave., Cambridge. 617.497.0737. @WardMaps. wardmaps.com]

CAMBRIDGE NATURALS — Forgo the lab-generated “bath glitter bomb fizz lotion” for stuff you’ll feel good about slathering on—all-natural ointments, oils and lotions.
[23 White St., Cambridge. 617.492.4452. cambridgenaturals.com]

KENDALL SQUARE

XYLEM — It’s all in the design at this geek chic shop in Kendall Square. Pizza Pi cutters and all the Yoda you can handle.
[287 Third St., Cambridge. 619.494.9953. @shopxylem. shopxylem.com]

What’s That Little (A) Mean?

Shoppes that are marked with that little bracketed alpha are participating in the brand-spanking new Access program, brought to you by the fine folks behind Spreedia.com and New Brahmin.

As a way to encourage you to keep stickin’ it to the Big Box all year round, this little number will automatically knock 10 percent off of fully priced merch at these fine establishments, as well as getting your name on the list for special promos and events.

Not to mention all the good karma.

A 12-month membership can be yours for $40, and you can pick one up at spnbaccess.com.

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