A Guide to the Best Black Friday Sales (and the Reason I Have 30 Tabs Open)
11.23.18

Remember how Elizabeth Tamkin, a.k.a. Man Repeller’s market wizard, is who you go to when you’re looking for something very specific? Well, she’s also who you go to if you’re not sure WHAT you’re looking for, which is why she’s the perfect Black Friday sale sleuth. Below, the results of her recent internet sweep for the best post-Thanksgiving sales — including what she’s eyeing and how to get it for less, by category. Shopping for you? You mom? Your sister? Grand. Grab some egg nog, put on a pair of cozy socks preferably featuring bells, and prepare to open 30 tabs.


So Many Good Boots…

Let’s start with boots. These red patent leather ones have all been on my list ever since they hit the internet. I also love these mustard ones to wear with a cool sock through the slush of the city. And what about these knee high cowboys? They’re $60 off!

Shopbop: Up to 25% off full-priced items and up to 75% off sale items
M.Gemi: 25% off your entire order
& Other Stories: 20% off everything in stores and online
Net-a-Porter: Up to 50% off seasonal sale
Outnet: Up to 85% off using code BLACKFRIDAY at checkout
Farfetch: Up to 50% off site-wide plus an additional 20% sale items on Black Friday. Certain brand restrictions apply.
Kurt Lyle: Entire site 25% off with code ART25
Tory Burch: 30% 250+ with code THANKS
Totokaelo: Up to 50% Off select brands and Free Next Day Shipping and Free Returns
Need Supply Co.: 20% Off Site-wide with code BACKINBLACK and Free 2 Day Shipping and Free Returns
AllSaints: 30% everything online and in stores

…And Coats!

I’ve been in a bit of a coat slump and have my eye on every single one of these babies. I am especially thrilled about this coat from Amelia’s fall editorial because it’s now $73.50. Or this one that’s a literal sleeping bag! I’d like to wear this one with a chain belt. They’re all perfect for picking the final apples of fall and then singing carols in the snow, in my professional opinion.

Shopbop: Up to 25% off full-priced items and up to 75% off sale items
& Other Stories: 20% off everything in stores and online
Net-a-Porter: Up to 50% off seasonal sale
Outnet: Up to 85% off using code BLACKFRIDAY at checkout
Land’s End: 50% off full-price styles
Farfetch: Up to 50% off site-wide plus an additional 20% sale items on Black Friday. Certain brand restrictions apply.
Kurt Lyle: Entire site 25% off with code ART25
Tory Burch: 30% 250+ with code THANKS
Totokaelo: Up to 50% Off select brands and Free Next Day Shipping and Free Returns
Need Supply Co.: 20% Off Site-wide with code BACKINBLACK and Free 2 Day Shipping and Free Returns
AllSaints: 30% everything online and in stores
Aritzia: 50% off select Fall/Winter styles
Rachel Antonoff: 25% off site-wide

Are You in Jean Mode…

Jeans are one of the smartest items to buy on Black Friday because they are valuable all year ’round. Don’t overlook the fact that these Ganni jeans are over half-off and these Calvin Klein ones are $63! I already own these ones but I think I’ll get them in pink too. I’ll race you to checkout. Here are some others worth a peek:

Shopbop: Up to 25% off full-priced items and up to 75% off sale items
& Other Stories: 20% off everything in stores and online
Net-a-Porter: Up to 50% off seasonal sale
Outnet: Up to 85% off using code BLACKFRIDAY at checkout
Farfetch: Up to 50% off site-wide plus an additional 20% sale items on Black Friday. Certain brand restrictions apply.
Loup: Entire site 30% with code MERCI2018
Warp & Weft: 50% off your order with code BLACKFRIDAY
Tory Burch: 30% 250+ with code THANKS
Totokaelo: Up to 50% Off select brands and Free Next Day Shipping and Free Returns
Need Supply Co.: 220% Off Site-wide with code BACKINBLACK and Free 2 Day Shipping and Free Returns
Mother: 70% off select styles

…Or Sweater Mode?

It’s sweater weather in case you didn’t get the temperature memo. I’ve been eyeing this neon MSGM number and this NAADAM half-zip for months. This men’s cardigan would be great with tons of necklaces and the sleeves scrunched up. If that doesn’t tickle your fancy, there are so many other good ones for sale rn:

Shopbop: Up to 25% off full-priced items and up to 75% off sale items
DONNI:40% off all sale and classics with code blackfriday40
& Other Stories: 20% off everything in stores and online
Net-a-Porter: Up to 50% off seasonal sale
Outnet: Up to 85% off using code BLACKFRIDAY at checkout
Land’s End: 50% off full-price styles
Farfetch: Up to 50% off site-wide plus an additional 20% sale items on Black Friday. Certain brand restrictions apply.
LIANA: Entire site 50% off with code LIANA50
Tory Burch: 30% 250+ with code THANKS
Totokaelo: Up to 50% Off select brands and Free Next Day Shipping and Free Returns
Need Supply Co.: 20% Off Site-wide with code BACKINBLACK and Free 2 Day Shipping and Free Returns
NAADAM: 25% full priced select styles on Friday the 23rd from 12:01 A.M. until 3:00 P.M. in-store and online with no code required
Aritzia: 50% off select Fall/Winter styles
Roller Rabbit: 30% off the entire store using promo code THANKFUL30*

Beauty Is on Sale

Winter is notoriously harsh on skin, so I’m adding this face cream to my cart, this under eye concealer and most definitely this lip balm kit because it’s so dry out. Here are some other products to help you out:

Shopbop: Up to 25% off full-priced items and up to 75% off sale items
Glossier: 20% off side wide
Nordstrom: Up to 60% off
Beauty Blender: All About Face Kit for $25 at beautyblender.com, Sephora, Nordstrom, Macys
Charlotte Tilbury: 50% off selected sets while supplies last
TATCHA: 20% off orders $100+, $15 off orders $75+
Eleni & Chris Amazon Black Friday: Save 20% on all items
La Roche Posay: 30% off all orders using code BLACKFRIDAY2018
Bastide: 20% off all weekend with free shipping

For Nests and Nesters

Nothing says home for the holidays like a seasonal candle or a cozy throw. Also I’ve been eyeing this tiger dish to hold my jewelry. This category is my go-to for gifts (eyes on these coasters), so I’m going to stock up now. Some other treats:

Shopbop: Up to 25% off full-priced items and up to 75% off sale items
Bastide: 20% off all weekend with free shipping
Target: 30% off bed and bath items
Nordstrom: Up to 60% off
MoMA Design Store: Save $20 when you spend $100 or more, and $40 when you spend $200 or more using code GIFTWELL (some exclusions apply)
ALLMODERN: Extra 20% off using code ACTNOW
Net-a-Porter: Up to 50% off seasonal sale
Diptyque: Limited-Edition Black Candle, $72 available exclusively on diptyqueparis.com
Parachute: 20% off everything with code SALE18

And there we have it. Shop for yourself, family, friends and me if you want — you know what I like.

Feature image of Leah Eliopulos by Edith Young.

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