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Black Friday is here and you probably already have one foot out the door. But before you hit the shops to take advantage of the best bargains of the year, take a minute to check out a couple of destinations you probably shouldn’t overlook.

How’d you like to save a boatload of money and a ton of shoe leather? You can if you shop War VI at 8707 5th Avenue in Bay Ridge.

Everything in this supremely contemporary men’s and women’s clothing store is 50 percent off.

Shop for winter coats, jeans, shirts, hoodies, sneakers and boots for every member of your family. It’s all here at War VI and it’s all half off.

For an advanced look log onto War VI is open Monday through Saturday from noon to 8 p.m. You can contact the shop by telephone at (718) 238-3773.


Winter’s frigid winds may just be getting started but June’s proms and weddings are sure to follow. That’s why now is a great time to check out Vera Elysia’s special occasion dresses at 5405 Kings Plaza Mall.

Let other folks worry about mittens and galoshes – you’ve got a grand affair to plan for.

Vera Elysia carries a vast selection of head-turning evening gowns. Set off your look with the perfect pair of shoes or a knockout handbag. Rock a pair of evening gloves – the choice is up to you.

Vera Elysia should also be on every bride-to-be’s radar. They specialize in custom headpieces, veils and more. New merchandise is arriving daily so don’t miss out on all the latest styles and fashions.

Contact Vera Elysia at (718) 258-0797.


Some of the best holiday presents don’t come in a box. How would you like to surprise that sports enthusiast on you list with a clean sheet of ice, a soaring rock face or a world-class basketball court?

Aviator Sports & Recreation offers all of this and much, much more. Located on Flatbush Avenue just south of Belt Parkway Exit 11S, the Aviator Sports & Recreation facilities at Floyd Bennett Field have fast become the premiere destination in the borough for sports fanatics of all ages. Call ‘em up at (718) 758-7500 or log onto to learn more about their gift certificate and sports package programs.

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