The deals are aplenty this Black Friday. In fact, it was difficult to narrow down my selection, with many stores even starting their sales earlier this week. Thus, in the spirit of “Friday Favorites,” I chose five of my favorite retailers that are hosting fabulous sales right now (act fast, these deals expire soon!)
Online sites can be overwhelming with many brands and items such as apparel, shoes, handbags, and accessories to choose from. In order to sort through the chaos, a few simple rules to live-by when shopping online:
- Shop a retailer you trust. Criteria may include free and easy shipping and returns. And, remember my golden rule: NO final sale.
- Start with a list (this can include items for yourself as well!) Especially during the holiday season, shopping can seem frenetic. Be as specific as possible, but at least have in mind who and/or what occasion you are buying for.
- Use the search function to sort. I usually sort by designer/brand, or (at minimum) size, item, color and/or material. For example, you know you want to buy your aunt a cashmere sweater; sort by “sweaters”, “medium”, then “cashmere”.
- Shop around. With the increasing popularity of Black Friday sales, retailers are competing for your business – you are in a position to get the very best deal.
Shopbop: Up to 25% off your order with code GOBIG14 (expires Monday, December 1st at 11:59pm PST). This is one of my go-to sites offering many trend and designer brands with 3-day free shipping and easy returns. With few restrictions, this sale can’t be missed!
Piperlime: 25% off site-wide with code THANKFUL25 (expires November 29th at 11:59pm PST…act fast!) Offering a diverse selection of both affordable and luxury items, Piperlime is another favorite online destination. Always free shipping and returns, just beware of final sale!
Aritzia: The entire site (and store) is on sale, up to 60% off! One of my favorite retailers for unique, quality pieces; Aritzia rarely offers sale prices so this is a great opportunity to get a deal! In fact, I have been eyeing the fur vest below and finally made my move with the reduced price…an early Christmas to me!
Madewell: 25% off your entire purchase with code GIFTON (expires November 30th at 11:59pm PST). J.Crew’s sister brand offers edgier, more youthful styles for the urban fashionista on your list. (To note: J.Crew is also offering 30% off full-price merchandise).
Nordstrom: A huge selection of sale merchandise with new reductions up to 60% off. *Special Deal* Shop in-store for an additional 20% off already marked-down items (Friday only).
I wrote this special edition Friday Favorites from my childhood bedroom; home for the holiday. A total flashback to my high school days procrastinating doing homework, while chatting on the phone (a land line, no less – with no call waiting). I hope you enjoyed a wonderful Thanksgiving surrounded by friends and family. I look forward to continuing to share in your holiday preparations. Throughout the month of December, please be sure to check back for gift-buying guides, party attire suggestions and simple tips for entertaining.
Happy Thanksgiving! With much love, Jenn