It happens every year. Must-have items of the season, slashed prices, limited quantities, all-hours shopping marathon–it’s Black Friday. If you are one of the brave souls venturing out this Thursday night or Friday morning, we’ve come up with a few tips to make your shopping experience a successful (and even enjoyable!) one.
Start with a detailed game plan and shopping list. Know the shopping centers and stores you want to hit and the specific products you’re looking for. Map out the best route, and consider what items are most important to you. (image)
Enlist a friend (or two) to shop with you. Divide up your lists and conquer long lines together! You may need someone to help save your place in line or heft those heavy bags! (image)
Opt for a cross-body handbag to ensure hands-free (and hassle-free) shopping. Be sure to pack the essentials: a fully charged cell phone, shopping lists, chapstick, and hand sanitizer. (image)
Fuel up before you shop! If you’re heading out in the wee morning hours, be sure to stash a protein-packed snack like trail mix in your bag—as well as plenty of water and coffee in your car! (image)
Avoid dressing in layers. Instead, opt for an easy pullover sweater for quick and easy changes in the dressing room. (image)
We’ve got the coolest online deals & steals for those of you who plan to stay out of the madness. Shop from the comfort of your own home with these sales:
Shopbop: 11/21-11/26 – Spend $250 save 20%, spend $500 save 25%, spend $1000 save 30%, spend $1500 save 35% when you enter code
Alice & Olivia 11/22-11/26 – 20% off site wide – no code needed!
Anthropologie: 11/23- 11/25- 25% off sale with new markdowns added- no code required!
11/26- enjoy free shipping on your entire order- no code required!
Asos: 11/23 ONLY – 20% off everything when you use code BLACKFRIDAYBONUS
11/26 ONLY – 30% off everything when you use code CYBERMONDAYSPECIAL
Bauble Bar: 11/23 ONLY – Buy 2 Baubles, Get 15% Off (code: FRIDAY15) Buy 3 Baubles, Get 25% Off (code:FRIDAY25) Buy 4 Baubles, Get 35% Off (code: FRIDAY35)
11/26- 11/28 – get a free gift for ever $40 you spend on site – no code required!
J. Crew: 11/21-11/25 – 25% off all orders + free shipping on orders over $150, when you use code COLOR25Happy shopping!