Attention holiday shoppers, here is your public service announcement: The majority of Black Friday deals are duds. Retailers whet your appetites with discount bonanzas that all lead to BLACK FRIDAY, the day after Thanksgiving. But you can get burnt-out pretty quickly. My advice? Do your research. Nevertheless, you will want to get a head start on black friday sales today and tomorrow before they hit the masses. So before you motorboat into the cleavage of Black Friday, plan to ask yourself the following questions.
Do I really NEED THIS?
Would I want or wear it if it weren’t on sale?
Those are Important questions to ask yourself before you get your busy fingers at the ready
The day after Thanksgiving is typically spent in your pajamas, squeezing your loved ones with hugs, and eating leftovers. But instead we are flexing our finger muscles and being all like SALESSSSSSSSSSSS. Because, I have a case of the winter blues, ( the weather all of a sudden dropped 30 degrees in one day), I am none too happy about it. I have gifts to buy, and as a result, retail therapy is a REAL thing even if it means putting items in my cart and then deleting them. Tight budget rules till the rest of the year, which is where the sales come in.
READ ON FOR HOW TO GET A HEAD START and AVOID MISTAKES ON BLACK FRIDAY
Shopping retail is quite dead, I must say, and you don’t have to line up at the front door at 7am like the good ol’ days. That being said, we, collectively get so eager about sales, fire-breathing consumption dragons that we are. Fast forward three months et voila: sweaters, sweaters, maybe a new coat, but shit, I don’t have underwear. This is because we panic shop. Things go on sale, we are think gee, it’s a price slash of 80%. That must mean it’s really good? No. I fill my cart like the Internet is a game and end up spending more money, no question, that I would at retail on stuff that, no question, I don’t even want. These sales are not for the weak-minded. Look no further than the below links for more savings, more steals and deals to be had for you.
Finally, look below for important dates, codes and deets and then plan and shop responsibly. But hug your family first. I’ll be updating this list all week.
SHOP BLACK FRIDAY SALES
The Outnet Up to 85% off select items from today through 11/29.
Luisaviaroma 20% off sale items with code BFRE20 from 11/22 through 11/30.
Net-A-Porter: Up to 50% off select brands starting now
Avenue32 30% off most items from 11/24 through 11/29.
The RealReal Up to 70% of on 11/25 and up to 75% on 11/28 and 11/29.
Nordstrom 20% off select items in store 11/25 through 11/28 and an additional 20% off select items online from 11/24 through 11/28.
Intermix Flash sale on select full price items online
Topshop: Up to 30% off select styles in store and online from 11/23 through 11/28.
Nasty Gal: 30% off select black items from 11/21 through 11/24.
Need Supply Co.: 20% sale items from 11/25 through 11/27 with code BLACKFRIDAY.
Pixie Market: 15% off everything now.
Bandier: Warehouse sale happening now, 11/28 Use code CYBER25
FORWARD: Steals and deals abound on designer merch