Black Friday & Cyber Monday: What to Snag & What to Skip

November 24, 2017

With Black Friday and Cyber Monday being some of the biggest shopping days of the year, I wanted to create a post talking not just about what retailers have sales (though I do have a round-up of retailers and what their sales/discounts are); but to talk about what items – from a fashion perspective – you should be buying during Black Friday / Cyber Monday and what items are actually not worth your hard earned money because the sales are not as good as you might think! 

Of course, I also have rounded up my personal favorites in each of the categories worth spending money on during Black Friday week. Some of the deals are insane (think $500 shoes on sale for $80, and a Tory Burch bag for under $100!) and I can’t wait to make my own purchases this weekend when I have some downtime from work!

Black Friday / Cyber Monday Deals:

Ann Taylor: 50% Off Everything with code THANKFUL 

ASOS: 30% off everything with code EPIC30
Banana Republic: 50% off regular price items

Chicwish: 15% off orders over $70 with code BLK15 (Friday & Saturday)
JCrew: 40% off everything with code THANKU
JCrew Factory: 50-60% off everything with code FRIYAY

Nordstrom: Extra 20% off selected sale
Shopbop: 20% off orders $200+, 25% off orders $500+ and 30% off orders $800+ with code MORE17 

Storets: Up to 70% off sale
Topshop: Sales up to 50% off
Tory Burch: 30% off $250 or more with code THANKS

What to Snag This Black Friday Week:

1. Boots & Booties:

Now is the best time to snag some boots and ankle boots. New fall boots and booties (launched late summer usually) are always heavily discounted during black friday week. These are the newest collection for most designers, but as we are only in November, you will still get months of wear out of any boots or booties you invest in. This is unlike most sales which come at the end of the season. I have been loving statement boots this year, so I have rounded up a ton of great ones: 

2. Designer Handbags:
According to RetailMeNot; during Black Friday last year, the most common reduction bracket was 30 to 40 percent off of designer handbags. That makes this, statistically, the highest discounted ‘bracket’ of any fashion item during this time. So, if you’ve had your eye on a designer bag, this is the time to pull the trigger! My personal favorites are: 

3. Sweaters:
Similar to boots, sweaters are a perfect item to buy during cyber week as the latest season’s trends and top items are heavily discounted, but really we’re just starting the season where you are going to want cozy sweaters! I found a number of ones I love that are also work appropriate so huge win there! You can see my favorites below.

 4. Holiday Party Wear: 
Self-explanatory, but clearly this is the perfect time to get a party dress for any holiday parties you have coming up this season! Some of my favorites are:

 What to Skip This Black Friday Week:

1. Winter Coats:
Statistically, winter coats are 20-30% less during boxing week sales than they are now. So, unless you live in a climate where you really need a winter coat before the end of December, skip the winter coat sales and wait until boxing week! 

2. Winter Accessories (Hats, Scarves, etc.):

 Same as above! Winter accessories are usually a bit cheaper during boxing week -though selection doesn’t seem to be as good as black friday. I’d still recommend waiting on these items though! 

3. Makeup / Skincare:

Beauty products don’t often go on sale (as every makeup lover sadly knows!) and sadly the sales are not that great this Black Friday. I would spend your money on other items where you get a way better deal!

linking up with: FFF // posh classy mom

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