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Should You Happen To Be Organized Enough To Take Advantage Of Online Sales On Black Friday And Cyber Monday

J. Crew Field Jacket in Black

I hope you had a good Thanksgiving, and if not, a survivable one. I advocate going nowhere at all today, unless it’s a family tradition, but if you’re really organized you might be online shopping. Here are the sales at sites/merchants I have been known to frequent. Also, a few things that I’d be happy to give to friends and family.

UNIQLO: Free shipping for orders under $50,  $15 off for orders over $100, and Daily Deals that change every day. Get someone a Basquiat tee for $15 and we can start a club.

Anthropologie: Where the girl child in medical school likes to shop. They are offering 25% off EVERYTHING, code SHOPTOIT.

J. Crew: If I could buy clothes from only one place, it’d be here. The boy child is only now moving on from this pea coat he got in college. Very warm, kind of raffish. J. Crew is already offering 30% off on much of their stuff, 40% off on that which was already on sale, rumors say they’re upping the discount to 50% on almost everything today. I don’t see it yet, but check back.  Give someone that field jacket, why not?

Blue Nile: Offering 50% off select diamond jewelry for Black Friday. Diamond hoops, bracelets, and eternity rings.

Cost Plus World Market: 50% off, starting Thanksgiving Day on a lot of traditional gift items. On Cyber Monday, online only,  20% off  everything and free shipping on orders over $100. Ends 11/30. A velvet chair?

La Garçonne: For the Polished Tomboy. Or, as Alyson Walsh calls it in Style Forever, “The Gentlewoman.” Some serious minimalist elegance at 15% off most items. Stuff already on sale can be had for as much as 70% of today. Code LGBFD30.

Halsbrook. Understated luxury for ladies. No special Black Friday deals, but their sale is large, full of cashmere, and 30-70% off.

Net-a-porter: The place for luxury clothing online. I ordered my white Christopher Kane lace and duct tape dress here, and wore it to my wedding rehearsal. Kane’s got this embroidered silk blouse on sale for 50% off, still blindingly expensive, but, 50% less so.

Brooks Brothers: Their stuff is better-looking than they get credit for, in my opinion, particularly the leather goods in their ongoing sale. And men’s dress shirts, if you know a man who goes to a dress shirt kind of office, rarely miss. 4 for $199 on Black Friday. Edgy luxury clothing.  Extra 25% off all items, through Nov. 30, Use code: TCCYBER15.

Pottery Barn: They are great at what they do for a classic house. Today 30% off pillows and throws.

Sur la Table: I’d love to give my daughter’s boyfriend a set of non-toxic nonstick pans.

JORD Wood Watches: They tell me this is the ONLY day of the year when they discount. I wear the Fieldcrest in Maple  (15% off with code 15BDA33 for a few subscribers) but I also like the smaller Cora model (10% off with code 15BDA31). I am giving you my codes, please let me know if they don’t work and I’ll remove this listing.

The Well Appointed House: Remember that iron bench with the rope-style ironwork? One, or even two of them just might be sitting at the end of my bed as we speak. 20% off on EVERYTHING.

And let us not forget the best mid- to high-priced retailer in the USA — Nordstrom, baby. An extra 25% off all their items on sale.


If you’re not shopping, you’re in good company. I’ve only managed to organize something for my husband so far. But, maybe, just maybe, this post will prompt someone to tell me something they’d like.

Happy long weekend to the USA!


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8 Responses

  1. Enjoy your day whether you shop or not…Black Friday retail sales are creeping north of the border and it will be interesting to see if it catches on here. Our big shopping day is after Christmas. It is Boxing Day!

  2. Thank you for the tips. I am training firmness here trying not to buy anything at all because I don’t need it. Maybe only a cashmere turtleneck in some colour I don’t have already……:-)
    Have a nice weekend

  3. I’m a long time reader of your blog but had to break my no commenting habit to say a big thank you for posting about the Jord watch sale. I have been after a wooden watch for a long time and, thanks to you, a red maple Ely is now winging its way to me here in the UK, at 20% off plus free shipping.

  4. If only those promises of free shipping extended to Canada…. but then I hate buying something on-line that I haven’t actually tried on in the store. And there’s no way I’m venturing out to stores today. Instead, I’m putting my feet up and letting Hubby cook dinner. Isn’t that considerate of me? He’s so antsy about not being able to cycle, play hockey, ski or do anything exercise-wise but power walk… he’s been cooing up a storm lately.

  5. If someone on your list has need of umbrellas, Uniqlo has cute printed ones. I also like them for cashmere outerwear. Hats and scarves often meet untimely separations, I don’t like to pay too much for them.

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