For those of you in the US, congratulations on surviving Thanksgiving. Hopefully you have come out of your food highs and are ready to a bit of shopping. There are so many debates as to the best day to do your Christmas shopping. Is it Black Friday? Cyber Monday? Honestly, there are great deals on either day, and it all really depends on what you are looking for. If you are looking for expensive electronics, for example, it may make more of a difference than buying a pair of shoes.
As I love a good deal and have no shame, I like to go to the store and actually ask a salesperson for tips on finding the best day to shop. They typically have the inside scoop, so if you still avoid online shopping and prefer the in-store experience, try reaching out in-person and in advance.
Black Friday has been a bit of a tradition for me. I’m not one to stand in lines for hours. The idea of hurting my back for $25 in savings is just not appealing. For those of you who do it, power to you! I love going to the opening of Saks on Black Friday, as I tend to find some of the best deals. Last year, for example, I snagged a $1600 DVF leather jacket for $200! Not bad, right? If you are someone who does love a little Black Friday shopping, please note that many stores close certain special deals by noon or 1:00 pm.
Online deals last all day, so if you find yourself still sleeping, not to worry! For those of you who enjoy avoiding lines altogether in favor of a pajamas in bed experience, today I’m highlighting some great Black Friday deals. Enjoy!!
Nordstrom has a portion of its site dedicated to Black Friday deals. Items from designers like Charlotte Olympia, Burberry, Prada, Jimmy Choo, Salvatore Ferragamo, and Alexander Wang are up to 50% off!
I couldn’t say no to the Burberry Worcester Boot in Mole Grey at 50% off!
If you’re brave enough to visit a Nordstrom store, you will receive an additional 20% off the sale price!
Tory Burch is currently offering tiered discounts based on spend (enter code “Lucky”) in addition to current sale prices. Typically, when you shop online, you have to spend at least $200 to receive free shipping. Not today! Tory Burch is offering free shipping on all items, and by entering “Lucky” at checkout, you will receive a super cute USB drive for purchase over $150! Did I mention free gift-wrapping?!?
Here are some of my favorite sale items:
Kate Spade is having a surprise sale with items up to 75% off! In order to receive free shipping, you will have to spend over $200. Kate Spade usually has these sales at least once a quarter, and this time around, they did not disappoint. Something important to note with this sale is that items are non-refundable. If you are not a frequent Kate Spade shopper and are unsure of your size, typically size up. Kate Spade often runs on the smaller side.
Here are some of my favorite items:
If you are obsessed with reading like I am, the Book of the Month Tote is a must have. In the past, Kate Spade has actually misspelled some of authors and/or book titles. Rest assured, as I have checked for accuracy this time around. Also, if you are interested in the Structured Drop Waist Dress (fabulous Christmas party must have), please keep in mind that the dress runs a bit on the shorter end.
Be prepared to take an additional 20% off sale items both online and in store. There are some great online finds, but quantities are limited. Neiman Marcus, like Nordstrom, now has free shipping on any order.
Here are a few gems I found:
As some of you may know, I am a bit obsessed with evil eyes. Ancient Greek Sandals makes really comfortable sandals, so sorry for those of you who are size 9. I may or may not have snagged the last pair. 😉
Be prepared to take 50% off ALL items at Gap! Just be sure to use the code BLKFRIDAY at checkout to snag your discount! GAP is offering free shipping for purchases over $50.
How cute is the Color Block Western Shirtdress?!? Did I mention it’s only $34.99 before the 50% discount???? Gap Body has done really well in the past several years in its effort to compete with other discount workout wear brands. Now would be a good time to try out their sports bras if you have not before.
Speaking of sport’s bras…Victoria Secret has some great bras on sale! They are offering $20 off every purchase of $125 or more as well as a free tote with beauty exclusives for purchases over $75. Like Gap, they are offering free shipping for purchases over $50.
Juicy Couture is offering 50% off items site wide! Be sure to use the code JCBLACK when checking out. Like Nordstrom and Neiman Marcus, they now offer free shipping regardless of spend.
Here are a few of my favorite sale items (prices reflected are before the additional 50% is taken!):