steals and deals: black friday/cyber monday

by Nicole Regan in

This is my favorite time of the year; between being with family and friends for Thanksgiving and preparing for Christmas, there is always something festive to attend to. Since we all get so busy during the holiday season I am often notorious for leaving my shopping until the last minute. This year I am going to be a bit more proactive by taking advantage of some of the sales for Black Friday and Cyber Monday. If you do you research diligently and shop efficiently, your time can be better spent and enjoyed rather than running around, waiting in lines, scrapping for the best deals on something you may not even want. We often get caught up in sale frenzy and buy a little more freely. "What a great deal!" you'll say, and then you find yourself wondering what made you purchase that item a month later. Since I am surrounded by clothes and shoes and bags that are gorgeous and beautiful on a daily basis, I have gotten into the habit of asking myself three questions before any purchase: Do I need this? Would I buy this full price? How does it fit into my closet? Taking pause and asking yourself these questions before purchasing will eventually lead to a more artfully curated closet full of items that you will actually want to wear.

Here is an article from that highlights some of the best deals for Black Friday and Cyber Monday. You won't want to skip over this, trust me.

Below are some of the deals that are happening around town and online*. Good luck out there and stay sane.

Neiman Marcus: in store an extra 33% off sale from 8am to noon

Steve Madden: 25% off plus free shipping with code GIFT

Urban Outfitters: 30% off sale items in stores and online

Zara: 30% off entire collection applied automatically at checkout starting at 8pm 11/26 going through end of day 11/27

Shopbop: use code GOBIG to get 15% off orders of $250+, 20% off orders of $500+, or 25% off orders of $1000+

The Outnet: use code SNOWMAN15 for free express shipping for Thanksgiving

Bloomingdales: use code TURKEY to get 15% off $150-299.99, 20% off $300-399.99, or 25% off $400+

Coach: use code THANKS2015 to get 20% off $250, 25% off $250-500, or 30% off $500+

Kerastase: use code BLKFDY10 for 10% off your order

BCBGMAXAZRIA: 40% off entire store applied automatically at checkout, in stores and online

Shu Uemura: use code BLKFDY10 for 10% off order plus complimentary shipping

Express: 50% off everything until noon 11/27, in stores and online

Henri Bendel: 25% off $150+, 30% off $250+, plus receive a $50 splurge card with any purchase. Today and online only!

Aritzia: everything is on sale up to 50% off until tomorrow night

Pottery Barn: online only - use code THANKS for 20% off plus free shipping on one item, including sale

Ann Taylor: use code CELEBRATE for 50% off everything, in stores and online

J.Crew: use code HOLIDAY for 30% off entire purchase, plus an extra 40% off sale styles, in stores and online

Crate & Barrel: use code SAVE15 for 15% off full priced items, in stores and online

West Elm: use code MOREISMORE for 25% off everything, in stores and online

Williams-Sonoma: use code THANKS for 20% off any one item + free shipping

Loft: use code CORNY for 50% off almost everything, in stores and online

Nordstrom:  an extra 25% off sale items in stores tomorrow 11/27

Banana Republic: use code BRFRIDAY for 40% off entire purchase

Aldo: 50% off 1000+ styles, discount shown online

The Dreslyn: use code GIVETHX for 25% off order

ASOS: use code BLESSED for 30% off entire order, now through 12/1

*Stay tuned, the list will be updated periodically as I receive new emails with codes.


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