OH MAH GAH! It’s Black Saturday

Which, yes, is different from Black Friday in that it technically does not exist outside the confines of manrepeller.com but in reality, is actually only different in that its like the anterior’s unsung sibling.

You see, to the naked eye, Black Saturday is completely unassuming if not completely null and void but when unpacked and raveled, she offers so much more than Black Friday ever could, withholding almost every single ounce of stress that is classically tethered to the latter. And what’s more? She may even be able to relieve you of the anxiety that comes in the wake of the imminent Cyber Monday.

So whatchu goin’ do? Forget the fact that you don’t get paid until the end of next week and max the fuck out of your credit cards using the following five websites as vessels toward sartorial victory, freedom and egalite.


Let’s start with Ssense where, in addition to the panoply of Saint Laurent bags waiting for proprietorship, you can find a surprisingly-in-spite-of-state-of-exploitation magical two tone Proenza Schouler PS1. There are also velvet cat boots by Charlotte Olympia.

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Net-a-Porter has been equal parts coy and insouciant about the inauguration of their end-of-season sale this November but it stands to note that there is a healthy amount of shoes at up to 50% off and a selection of dresses that include the very Christopher Kane, Delpozo and, say, Saint Laurent heavy hitters you may have thought you might never be able to own. Surprise! (My tip is this: because combing through the pages of sale seems almost deliberately difficult, a good idea might be to refine your search by price that way you see where the real dealzzzz stand).

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Shopbop is doing this fun thing right now where in addition to shit that has already been marked down, by plugging in a promotional code (“BIGEVENT13“) at check out, you get additional dollar, dollar bills off. That’s practically like walking out of a digital shop, hands full, having spent zero dollars but also not really at all. It should be noted that the promo-code works on full price merchandise as well so if you’ve been jonesing for that $721,193 dollar Wes Gordon dress, today is your lucky day. (In case you’re wondering, I got these Jil Sander boots for pilgrims and first generation Americans not unlike myself. It seemed appropriate given the time of year.)

Where Yoox is concerned, you’re entitled to an additional 50% off already marked-down merchandise and as the site so aptly articulates, you can achieve “all the style you want without the Black Friday insanity!” NAMELY, THAT IS, BECAUSE IT’S SATURDAY! What’d I tell you guys, eh? Eh?

In a less conspicuous quarter of the internet, The Dreslyn is offering a 60% off in honor of Black Friday’s spill over and let me just tell you: this may or may not be one of the most spectacularly concealed gems. That merchandising! The white Opening Ceremony blouse! The brown bathrobe! It’s not really a bathrobe! I need it.

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And finally, one for good luck because that extra candle on my various birthday cakes has almost always done the trick it is intended to imbue and because I saw this Jean Paul Gaultier dress which is so far from where I like to take my style cues and yet, I am all like, hmmm, I can make that weird: Nordstrom. Plus, plus, PLUS: The Prada shoes of our collective dreams are, ta daaaaa, on sale.

Oh, and also, in the event you fancy yourself a global citizen incapable of physically being everywhere at once, I’d imagine this one will tickle your joints in the all the right places: Farfetch is offering free, express shipping from now through Christmas which should make your buying Golden Goose sneakers from overseas because they’re 30% cheaper much more lucrative.


Happy weekend, folks.

  • Adrianna

    my dad’s credit card hates this post.

  • It’s Small Business Saturday, everybody! Shop Small to support your community! 🙂

  • Amelie

    Oh gosh- I always, always, always stay home on Black-whatever days. They drive me nuts, especially since people go completely paranoid. (Of course, if there are really good deals, I shouldn’t be one to talk, but still…)

    The Neon Guava


  • Grace

    Actually, Black Saturday is a term used in Australia to mourn those killed in one of the many bush fires we’ve had.


  • Jeanette T.

    This is all very exciting.

  • francesca

    oh, those boots <3