Retail Myth: That “Black Friday”, the day of crazed shoppers grabbing things left and right in the wee hours of the morning, the day of injuries, and even deaths…that this is the best day to do your after holiday shopping. WRONG! (Aside from higher ticket items like furniture, appliances, and electronics), but for retail clothing items, gifts, and small decorative furniture pieces, there really is not a huge need to shop during precious sleeping hours. Why is this? Cyber deals, and the fact that all retailers need to stay competitive with each other. For example if one department store is starting their pre-black Friday deals on the 21st of November, there is no need for other retailers to wait until Black Friday to start their deals. There is the thrill of shopping in store, but I would wait until Cyber Monday!
The annoying part:Most retailers do not let you “double-dip” with coupons. For example if an item is a Doorbuster, or a promo, the extra coupons that you were emailed or mailed will not work on top of it. A handful of brands such as Underarmour also can be excluded from all coupons as well.
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WHERE TO SHOP:
Lord & Taylor:Extra 50% off Women’s apparel, $39.99 Cashmere, $29.99 Boots, Up to 60% off Winter Coats, Evening Gowns starting at $79.99, up to 70% Fine Jewelry, $29.99 Merino Wool Sweaters, 30% off Active for the whole family, $19.99 Kids Puffers, 50% off Cold Weather, 40% off Holiday, Trim, and Gourmet, Handbags starting at $19.99, $12.99 Bali, Maidenform, and Warner’s Bras, and $29.99 Holiday Sweaters. Free Shipping on all purchases as well! $20 off your purchase of $175.00 or more with code: BONUS
Macy’s:Amazing Doorbusters. My favorite: $29.99 Diamond Earrings with a purchase of $50.00 or more. 30-50% off Women’s Contemporary, 40-60% off Handbags, Women’s Dresses starting at $49.99, 40-60% off boots and shoes, 70% off Memory Foam Pillows, 65% off Effy Jewlery, Men’s select suits for $199.99, $199.99 Dyson Vacuum Doorbuster, Up to 60% off Men’s Outerwear, 25% off Women’s and Kids Outerwear, 70% off Maidenform and Bali Bras. Free Shipping for a purchase $49.00 and over, unless you have a Macy’s card.
Nordstrom: Designer Clearance: Up to 40% off, 80+ Gifts with Purchase, Topshop and Topman up to 50% off, Extra 20% off Selected Sale Items, 30% off Kate Spade, Up to 60% off Handbags, 30% off Tory Burch, 20% off Kendra Scott, Up to 50% off shoes, 40% off select beauty, 25% off Holiday Decor, 52% off Natori Bras, 20% off Spanx, not really anything on sale in home. Free Shipping on all Orders!
Bloomingdales: $59.99 Women’s Cashmere, $125.00 Winter Coats for Women, $89.00 select Denim, $99.99 Rebecca Minkoff Crossbodys, $399.99 select Stuart Weitzman Boots, $399.99 Men’s Coats, $25.00 Fragrance Kits, Sunglasses starting at $89.00, $39.99 Men’s Dress Shirts, a handful of Kitchen Doorbusters, 25% off select Calvin Klein and La Perla bras, Buy More Save More for most Bras. Take 20% off $200.00 or more, Free Shipping on all Orders!
Kylie Lip Kits: Down to $10.80, Colourpop Cosmetics: $4.00 Liquid Lipsticks, Tarte: 25% off most products, Too Faced: Buy one Better than Sex mascara, and get a second item 50% off, all primers $20.00, 2 for $30.00 Melted Matte Lipsticks, Sephora: A handful of gifts for $15.00 and under, Ulta Beauty: Amazing list of Doorbusters, and items up to 50% off, Anastasia Beverly Hills: Glow Palettes down to $24.00, Urban Decay up to 50% off among most retailers.
How all of this is being shipped the “Shipocalypse”: Interesting article from Amazon: Here