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Cruelty-Free Friday 2013: Holiday Shopping

This holiday season, it’s time to get into the cruelty-free spirit and urge others to do the same! We’re taking Fur-Free Friday, November 29 (the busiest shopping day of the year), to the next level and branding it Cruelty-Free Friday—the day when activists for animals around the country will encourage shoppers to buy cruelty-free gifts this holiday season.

There are more options than ever for cruelty-free gifts! A growing number of forward-thinking companies avoid animal products and testing on animals to make their beauty and personal-care products, such as soaps, perfumes, and makeup. Shoppers can help geese and ducks by purchasing luxurious down-free pillows and jackets, and feeling warm and fuzzy is easy when you buy natural fiber or synthetic sweaters instead of wool. You can also give the gift of style without hurting animals by opting for nonleather handbags and shoes and avoiding all fur. Other cruelty-free gifts range from silk-free ties to vegan chocolates, so there’s really something for everyone on your list.

Want to take part in the Cruelty-Free Friday festivities this year? Here’s how!

Encourage the throngs of holiday shoppers who converge on shopping centers the day after Thanksgiving to purchase only cruelty-free items. Check out the current event listings below to find a demo near you!

Can’t attend an event but still want to get involved? Spread the word about Cruelty-Free Friday and RSVP on Facebook!

Together we can make this Cruelty-Free Friday a big success!

City Venue Date Time More Info
Boston, MA Copley Square, corners of Boylston, and Dartmouth Streets, across from the Boston Public Library. 11/29/2013 1 p.m.-
3 p.m.
Event
Orlando, FL 4200 Conroy Road, 11/29/2013 11 a.m. Event
Chicago, IL Daley Plaza, 118 N Clark St 11/29/2013 12 p.m.-
2:30 p.m.
Event
New York, NY Macy’s Herald Square, 151 W. 34TH STREET 11/29/2013 1 p.m.-
3:30 p.m.
Event
Colorado Springs, CO Chapel Hills Mall, 1710 Briargate Boulevard 11/29/2013 11:30 a.m.-
1 p.m.
Event
Portland, OR Nordstrom Downtown Portland, 701 SW Broadway 11/29/2013 10:30 a.m. Event
San Diego, CA Fashion Valley Mall, 7007 Friars Road 11/29/2013 10 a.m.-
1 p.m.
Event
Beverly Hills, CA Rodeo Drive 11/29/2013 11 a.m.-
1 p.m.
Event
Scottsdale, AZ 7014 east camelback rd 11/29/2013 12 p.m.-
1:30 p.m.
Event
Seattle, WA Downtown Seattle Nordstrom at 6th and Pine (just north of Westlake Center) 11/29/2013 12 p.m.-
2 p.m.
Event
San Francisco, CA Macy’s Union Square, 170 O’FARRELL ST 11/29/2013 11 a.m.-
2 p.m.
Event
Las Vegas, NV Neiman Marcus at Fashion Show Mall, NW corner Spring Mtn/LV Blvd. 11/29/2013 12 p.m.-
2 p.m.
Event
San Luis Obispo, CA Mr. Michael’s Furs 746 Higuera St 11/29/2013 12 p.m. Event
Costa Mesa, CA South Coast Plaza, 3333 Bristol St., Costa Mesa, CA 92626 11/29/2013 3-5:30 p.m. Event
Washington, DC 5300 Western Ave, Chevy Chase, MD 20815 11/29/2013 12 p.m.-2 p.m. Event
Mineola, NY Tsontos Furs, 206 Jericho Turnpike 11/29/2013 11:00am-12:00noon Event
Bay Shore, NY Bay Shore Furriers,12 East Main St., 11/29/2013 2:00pm-3:00pm Event
New York NY 151 W 34th St.,  11/29/2013 1:00pm-3:30pm Event
Akron, OH Mall entrance (Vollbracht’s Furrier inside), 3265 W. Market St 11/29/2013 2:00pm-3:00pm  Event
Riverside, CA Galleria at Tyler, 3500 Tyler Riverside, CA 92503 (Please meet at the intersection on Tyler St.) 11/29/2013 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Event
Sacramento, CA Arden Mall, 1735 Arden Way 11/29/2013 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Event
Reno, NV Meadowood Mall, S. Virginia Street at Meadowood Mall Way 11/29/2013 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Event
Philadelphia, PA The Gallery, 11th & Market (in front of Burlington Coat) 11/29/2013 1 p.m. Event
Manchester, NH Mall of New Hampshire, 1500 S Willow St 11/29/2013 12 p.m.-2 p.m. Event
West Reading, PA Pollack Fashion Outerwear, 643 Penn Ave 11/29/2013 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Event
Tampa, FL Nordstrom International Plaza, 2223 NW Shore Blvd 11/29/2013 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Event
Milford, CT Reichbind Fur  1770 Boston Post Rd. 11/29/2013 1 p.m.-2:30 p.m. Event
Carmel, CA Augustina’s., San Carlos Street and Sixth Ave., Carmel, CA 93923 11/29/2013 1:30–3 p.m. Event
Carmel, CA Del Monte Shopping Center, 1410 Del Monte Center, Monterey, CA 93940 11/29/2013 3:30–5 p.m. Event
Montreal, QC Influence U, 1476 Ste-Chatherine West 11/30/2013 1-2:30 p.m. Event
Indianapolis, IN Elan Furs 3841E 82nd St. 11/29/2013 11am – 1pm Event
Houston, TX Neiman Marcus at the Galleria, 2600 Post Oak Blvd, 77056 11/29/2013 12:30 – 2:30pm Event
Dallas, TX The Galleria Mall, 13350 Dallas Parkway, 75240 (please meet at the intersection of Alpha and Noel Rd.) 11/29/2013 11am – 12:30pm Event
Ottawa, ON Rideau Centre, 50 Rideau St, K1N9J7, Canada 11/30/2013 11:30am – 2pm and 3:30pm – 5:30pm Event
Tucson, AZ La Encantada, 2905 E. Skyline Dr., 85718 11/29/2013 11am – 1pm Event
Whitehall, PA 250 Lehigh Valley Mall, 18052 (please meet by main entrance off of MacArthur Rd.) 11/29/2013 11am – 1pm Event
Fort Lauderdale, FL 800 E. Las Olas Blvd, 33301, SE corner of E Las Olas and 8th Ave 11/29/2013 10:30am – 12:30pm Event
Richmond, VA Alan Furs, 1515 N Parham Rd, 23229 11/29/2013 12pm – 3pm Event
Norfolk, VA Macarthur Mall in Downtown Norfolk (please meet at the corner of Monticello Ave and E. Freemason St.) 11/29/2013 3pm – 4pm Event
Virginia Beach, VA Lowenthal Furs, 4097 Virginia Beach Blvd, 23452 11/30/2013 12pm – 1pm Event
Madison, WI East Pointe Plaza, 1637 Thierer Road, 53704 11/29/2013 11am – 12:30pm Event
Skaneateles, NY Skaneateles Furs, 42 East Genesee Street 12/7/2013 1 – 2pm Event
Victoria, BC The Bay Centre, Douglas Street Entrance, 1150 Douglas Street 11/30/2013 12 – 1pm Event
Mississauga, ON  5950 Rodeo Dr, Mississauga, ON L5R 3V6  11/29/2013  3 – 4:30pm Event 

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