It may not be Thanksgiving just yet, but fuck it. Really, the most wonderful time of the year is upon us. The Starbucks peppermint mocha is out of retirement, and I’m ready for absolutely everything to smell like pine needles. I’ve already started playing Mariah Carey’s
only relevant iconic Christmas album on repeat, and most importantly, I’m ready to blow my hard(ly)-earned money on gifts for myself the important people in my life. It’s the season of giving… or something like that. So after Thanksgiving comes Black Friday, fucking obviously. For some lame-ass reason, it’s not a nationally recognized holiday, but it’s never really too early to start preparing for the biggest and best shopping day of the year. This is one of the rare times procrastination won’t get the best of us, so start thinking of a game plan for this year and get a head start on your holiday shopping. You’ll totally both thank me and yourself (but mostly me) later. By using my top-notch FBI skills, here’s the 4-1-1 on the sales some of our favorite stores will be having. Get ready to destroy your debit card.
1. Banana Republic
The #1 store for stylish, non-boring work clothes is offering 50 percent off of full-priced items in both the women’s and men’s collections starting November 22 until November 26. It will be valid online and in-stores. Bless.
I just discovered this gem a few months ago and it’s honestly perfect for gift ideas. The clothing probs isn’t their forte, but they have seriously adorable drink/barware, desk accessories, and home decor. Use the code “ITSBFBABY” to take 30 percent off from November 23 to November 27.
Ban.do Work It Out Water Bottle
3. DIFF Eyewear
Yes, these are those sunglasses everyone on Insta claims to be ambassador for (including Jessie James Decker and Khloé Kardashian). Proceeds go to a super fetch cause, styles are v trendy, and the prices won’t even break the bank. From November 23 to November 27, they’ll offer tiered deals including 30 percent off of one pair and 40 percent off of two. Amazing.
Kate Hudson’s brand extension of JustFab and ShoeDazzle offers high-quality leggings and really effing cute activewear, so you can look like you actually work out. It’s a given that no one can ever really have too many leggings, and with an assortment of styles and colors, you’ll have fun stocking up your cart on Thanksgiving Day and Black Friday, when the whole site is 50 percent off.
Fabletics Amira Cold-Weather Legging
5. For Love & Lemons
If you feel like treating yourself to lingerie and boho-chic dresses, take 25 percent off the site using the code “Ouioui” from November 2nd until the 28th.
Finally, you can buy that rose gold watch you’ve been wanting for like, ever without
making your parents hate you feeling guilty. From November 22 to November 26, it’ll be 30 percent off the whole site, with some styles 50 percent off.
Fossil Neely Three-Hand Rose Gold-Tone Stainless Steel Watch
GILT has our fave designers and brands including Free People, Kate Spade, BCBG and so much more for up to 70 percent off. And, that’s just their everyday deal. On Thanksgiving Day, a bunch of selected items will be 90 percent off. On Black Friday, select categories will range from 40-50 percent off, but once it hits 4pm, another round of selected items will be 95 percent off. So, basically, everything will be free and you’ll need to have multiple windows open to prep for these sales.
H&M will be extra this year and get a head start on their holiday deals beginning November 14 (which is TODAY, you guys). In-store deals range from a bunch of shit for just $3 to 40 percent off of beauty to BOGO holiday gifts. Until November 27, their website will be up to 70 percent off.
As usual, shopping at Macy’s on Black Friday is a fucking shit show. Nothing will change this year, especially because they’re offering a fuck ton of deals a bunch of crazy people will def fight over. From Thanksgiving until the 27th, designer collections will be 50 percent off, and women’s shoes will . be 40-70 percent off. BLESS. In addition, once you spend $50 or more (which is the easiest thing ever) you also get like, free shit. May the odds be ever in your favor.
We all know Nordstrom goes above and beyond with their holiday sales, so expect this year to be just as good. They’re keeping their deals on the DL because they know we’re psycho, but for now, they’ll start Black Friday sales on Thanksgiving Day online and continue into the following Friday in-store. Until the rest of the deals are announced, you’ll be able to take an additional 20 percent off of select sale items.
The Kardashians’ hairstylist and BFF is the face behind this brand. This Black Friday, Ouai will be creating limited kits for just $85. They’ll apparently include a wave spray, smooth spray, finishing crème, rose hair, body oil, and a super cute clutch. Whether it’s for you or your sister, you’ll def need to cop one of these ASAP for salon results at home.
12. Saks OFF Fifth
For when Saks Fifth Avenue is out of the broke bitch budget range, they have Saks OFF Fifth which is basically the same but way cheaper and more affordable. They’re already having amazing deals which include up to 80 percent off select items, 40 percent off of outerwear, and up 50 percent off of Uggs (!!!!). Starting Black Friday, their insane sale will include 50 percent off of women’s apparel and accessories, and an extra 50 percent off of sale apparel. To really make it better, there will be free shipping for online orders. PRAISE BE.
T Tahari Knee-Length Wrap Coat
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