November is flying by before our eyes, and anyone who's experienced enough holiday seasons knows that the final weeks of 2017 will pass even more quickly. I'm still having trouble processing the fact that Black Friday is happening in just one week, and Boxing Day is just a month away.\nAdmittedly, the holidays can be a very stressful time. You need to work extra hours to ensure that you have the money to treat your loved ones with the gifts they deserve, the weather can be mentally draining, final papers and exams are happening, and on top of all that, you need to find time in your already busy schedule to make it to the mall and get your shopping done.\nAny seasoned holiday shopper knows that the mall is absolute hell this time of year. Be prepared for angry shoppers, long lineups, holiday return policies, kids screaming to see Santa, and frustrated retail employees. As a frustrated retail employee myself, I can honestly say that your holiday mall experience will only be as miserable as you let it be. If you are patient, friendly, and attentive, I can promise you that your Black Friday and Boxing Day experiences will be a breeze.\nIn order to ensure that your Black Friday 2017 shopping trip runs smoothly, we've scoped out some of the best holiday deals that Calgary has to offer you. Check them out, and plan your shopping day accordingly:\nElectronic Stores\nClothing Stores\nMakeup/Jewellery Stores\nShoe Stores\nFor Electronic Stores, click "Next".\nThe Source\nWhere: Various locations\nvia @thesourcecanada\nDeals: The Source is ready to meet all your tech needs this holiday season, with deals on everything from 4k LED Smart TV's to top of line Sony headphones. They're starting Black Friday early with a Samsung Tech event, which includes deals like $100 off Samsung tablets. More deals are definitely sure to be released in the coming days!\nWhen: Early Black Friday deals are on now, but you can expect more come November 24th, and Cyber Monday.\nShop more deals here.\nStaples\nWhere: Various locations\nvia @staples\nDeals: Official deals have yet to be released, but Staples is currently offering up to $150 off select laptops, and insane markdowns on all the office supplies you never knew you needed.\nDates: Pre-Black Friday deals on now, with more to be announced over the coming week\nShop more deals here.\nAmazon Canada\nWhere: amazon.ca\nvia @amazon\nDeals: If you simply can't do another Black Friday at the mall, this is your chance to get some shopping done online. Lucky for you, Amazon carries basically everything you could ever need. This year you can find discounts of $20 on Fujifilm Instax cameras, and up to $100 on selectv HP printers.\nDates: Some mark downs are already happening, but all official sales will be made available by November 24th.\nShop more deals here.\nWalmart\nWhere: Various locations\nvia @walmart\nDeals: Walmart has released their Black Friday Sneak Peak, which shows some crazy discounts on all your favourite electronic gaming systems, TVs, and appliances.\nDates: November 24th\nThe Brick\nShop more deals here.\nWhere: Chinook Centre, The CORE, Southcentre, and Market Mall\nvia @brickwarehouse\nDeals: The Brick is running their pre-Black Friday sale now, with insane discounts not only on furniture, but also on all the electronics on your Christmas list. Shop up to $1,000 off select TV's, and get amazing deals on kitchen appliances.\nDates: Pre Black Friday sales run November 17th - 23rd, with actual Black Friday sales happening on the 24th.\nFor Clothing Stores, click "Next".\nAritzia\nWhere: Chinook Centre, The CORE, Market Mall, and Southcentre\nvia @aritzia\nDeals: You can expect to see crazy discounts from 40 - 60% on select items throughout the store, in classic Aritzia fashion.\nDates: November 24th, online and in-store.\nShop more deals here.\nVictoria's Secret\nWhere: Chinook, Southcentre, and Market Mall\nvia @victoriassecret\nDeals: We haven't quite heard the full list for this year's Black Friday, but you can definitely expect some good stuff. VS is known to offer free gifts on purchases over a specific dollar amount, and insane discounts on bras.\nDates: Look out for deals being announced all this week, and November 24th.\nShop more deals here.\nH&M\nWhere: Chinook Centre, The CORE, Market Mall, Sunridge, and Cross Iron Mills\nvia @hm\nDeals: H&M never really does store-wide sales, but you can definitely expect major markdowns on last seasons styles, and great discounts up to 60% off on select brand new pieces.\nDates: November 24th\nShop more deals here.\nLESS 17\nWhere: 930 17 Ave SW // Downtown\nvia @lessoneseven\nDeals: We haven't heard official word on what to expect this Black Friday from this super trendy men's boutique, but they do always offer free shipping in Canada on purchases over $100, so if you've had your eye on something from them, now's a great time to cop it.\nDates: Free shipping always, Black Friday deals expected some time this week.\nShop more deals here.\nBlondie Boutique\nWhere: 1019 17 Ave SW // Downtown\nvia @blondie.boutique\nDeals: We're also waiting on word of any deals from this super chic ladies' boutique in Downtown Calgary. Their endless options are sure to keep you super warm and super stylish this holiday season.\nDates: TBA before November 24th\nShop more deals here.\nFor Makeup/Jewellery Stores, click "Next".\nSephora\nWhere: Chinook Centre, The CORE, Market Mall, and Southcentre\nvia @sephora\nDeals: Sephora may have just ended their VIB sale, but they're not done yet. Download their app for an exclusive look at products on sale, but you can definitely expect some of your favourite products for up to $20 off.\nDates: November 24th online and in-store.\nShop more deals here.\nPandora\nWhere: Chinook, Southcentre, and Market Mall\nvia @theofficialpandora\nDeals: We haven't heard what you can expect, but we do know that Pandora will be releasing their infamous Black Friday Charm on the 24th. This year it's red and silver in colour, and shaped like a Christmas ornament, retailing for $85 CAD.\nDates: November 24th\nShop more deals here.\nMAC Cosmetics\nWhere: Chinook Centre and Market Mall\nvia @maccosmetics\nDeals: We're awaiting an official release, but expect deals up to 40% off on all your favourite beauty products.\nDates: November 24th, online and in-store.\nShop more deals here.\nMichael Hill\nWhere: Chinook Centre, Market Mall, Southcentre, Marlborough, and Sunridge\nvia @michaelhillj\nDeals: Michael Hill recently released their Holiday Gift Guide, with deals up to $500 on select rings for ladies, and chains for men. More deals are sure to be released as the week goes on.\nDates: Some sales have already started, but look out for more this upcoming week.\nShop more deals here.\nNYX Cosmetics\nWhere: Online, or in-store at Sephora\nvia @nyxcosmetics\nDeals: NYX wants to save your wallet this holiday season, and they're doing it by offering a ton of your favourite products for under $20.\nDates: November 24th\nShop more deals here.\nFor Shoe Stores, click "Next".\nCall It Spring\nWhere: Chinook, Southcentre, Market Mall, Sunridge, Marlborough, and The CORE\nvia @callitspring\nDeals: Call It Spring just announced yesterday that as a pre-Black Friday sale, they're offering an additionally 40% off all sale shoes! You can likely expect more crazy discounts throughout the coming week.\nDates: Pre-Black Friday sale is on now, with more to come until November 24th\nShop more deals here.\nFoot Locker\nWhere: Chinook, Southcentre, Market Mall, and Sunridge\nvia @footlockercanada\nDeals: If you sign up online, Foot Locker offers pre-Black Friday deals for VIP members. If you want to hold it out until the 24th, though, you'll need to wait with the rest of us to find out what's on sale.\nDates: Pre-Black Friday deals on now, with more to be announced over the coming week\nShop more deals here.\nLittle Burgundy\nWhere: Chinook Centre, The CORE, and Market Mall\nvia @littleburgundyshoes\nDeals: Little Burgundy is currently offering an additional 30% off sale merchandise, but who knows what else they've got in store for this holiday season?\nDates: Additional 30% off is running now, with more deals to be announced this week.\nShop more deals here.\nSteve Madden\nWhere: Chinook Centre and Market Mall\nvia @stevemadden\nDeals: We don't know for sure what's in store this year, but we know that last year Steve Madden went full out with a buy one get one 70% off deal, and we're anticipating something similar this year. They're also currently offering an additional 20% off all sale merchandise.\nDates: 20% off sale available now, more deals coming on November 24th\nShop more deals here.\nAldo\nWhere: Chinook Centre, The CORE, Southcentre, and Market Mall\nvia @aldo_shoes\nDeals: Aldo is also currently offering an additional 30% off sale shoes, but we know that in previous years they've offered the same discount on all their shoes for Black Friday. Keep your eyes peeled for more discounts, and official word of what to expect!\nDates: Additional 30% off available now, with more deals to come.\nShop more deals here.