Vamping it up Two of the evil vampires from "The Twilight Saga: New Moon" made a stop at the Mall of America recently to meet with Nordstrom and Hot Topic customers. Luckily, they just play bad guys onscreen and these two, who never met during filming, were quite friendly and not afraid of bumping into any werewolves. We caught up with them to get the scoop on their off-screen style.

Edi Gathegi

Character: Laurent, evil vampire.

Wearing: Alternative vintage shirt, Reiss jacket, Rock and Republic jeans, Urban Outfitters hat and shoes.

Laurent's style vs. his own: "[Laurent] doesn't wear shirts.

Signature item: Hats. "I've always loved them. As a kid, I'd come home and fall asleep in a baseball cap. I like the way they feel and how they shape the face."

How many hats he has: 20.

Favorite brands: Zara, Diesel, Reiss and Burberry. "I don't care about labels and Zara's clothes fit me the best. For Diesel jeans, I don't give a rat's tail about the brand as long as they fit."

Jamie Campbell Bower

Character: Caius, a member of the Volturi.

Wearing: Vintage leather jacket from London, secondhand Lacoste cardigan sweater, AllSaints shirt, Uniqlo jeans (actually girls' jeans), Paul Smith shoes that he "stole" from a friend, and sunglasses that are "cheap knockoff" Ray-Bans.

Caius' style vs. his own: "I own the exact same suit that I wear in the movie. It's a nice clean-cut suit. I never wear it. ... "

Signature item: Leather jackets.

How many he has: Eight.

Favorite brands: Diesel, Levi's or Uniqlo jeans, Burberry, and Dior. "I like secondhand stores. There are great places in London [where he's from] to get well-made clothes for cheap," Bower said. He has considered buying an entire year's worth of clothes that could be disposed of when dirty from Primark, a Target-like (but cheaper) store in England.

Sales and events

Go local on Black Friday with the same deal at neighboring boutiques: Covered (1201 Lagoon Av., Mpls. 612-825-1610) and Drama (1203 Lagoon Av., Mpls, 612-338-9423). The Uptown shops have coordinated efforts so they will offer customers the same deal. From 10 a.m. to noon, shoppers receive 30 percent off apparel and handbags. After that and for the rest of the weekend (Friday through Sunday), receive 20 percent off your entire purchase.

Many of the stores at Albertville Outlet Mall will open at 10 p.m. or midnight Thursday. Special deals include 15 percent off your entire purchase at Liz Claiborne and 20 percent off your purchase of $150 or more at Liz Claiborne before 10 a.m. on Friday. At Guess, all store merchandise is 30 percent off before noon. Also on Friday at 5 a.m., Eden Prairie Center will be handing out Mistle-Totes filled with deals at the main entrances.

Add to your shopping for the weekend a "Little Black Dress" sale that benefits Operation Glass Slipper. The nonprofit collects and distributes prom gowns and accessories to high school girls who need them. They're selling hundreds of dresses during this sale for $5 to $20. The sale will be at the Apparel Design Center & Wedding Warehouse (1650 99th Lane NE., Blaine, 763-755-6500). Visit www.operation for more information.

Sara Glassman • 612-673-7177