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Kristin Booker • November 21, 2012

Okay, Here We Go: My Black Friday and Cyber Monday Shopping Guide

Gals and gents, for those of us who are willing to go out there and do a little hand-to-hand the day after Thanksgiving, we have to go in with some kind of game plan or we’re hosed from the get-go. Things can get messy without some kind of strategy – people get lost, shoppers scrap over a scarf, people pass out in the dressing room from hunger – and that’s all just before 10 am.

Before I post this INSANE, LARGE list of deals, I wanted to ask three very important favors, fellow shoppers:

  • Please do not drag your family out to a parking lot somewhere and make them sleep in a tent tailgate-style for Thanksgiving dinner. There is no cheap ass tv that is worth sitting down and being thankful for your family members. There’s really nothing worth that. If I, the shopping obsessed, can realize that, everyone can take a breath.
  • If you can’t afford it, it’s not a bargain. Don’t buy it.
  • Go in prepared: wear leggings and layers so you don’t overheat (and so you can try things on where you stand.) Go for flat shoes that slip off easily. Bring a bottle of water and provisions (string cheese, mixed nuts, dried fruit.) Mall food and the lines will kill you.

Ok, so all that said, here are all the deals that I’d recommend hitting. Go nuts, y’all:

The Brand: Bliss 
The Deal: From November 23rd – 27th, enjoy up to 50% savings on select luxury items as well as save 30% on bliss and Remede bundles and sets,  save 20% on a selection of Bliss, Remede and Elemis products online.

The Brand: DKNY
The Deal(s): All DKNY stores, outlets and online will be donating 5% of Black Friday net sales to The Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City on behalf of Fashion for Sandy Relief.  FRIDAY AND SATURDAY IN STORE: take an additional 30% off (sale product at a 40% off markdown + Black Friday promo you get an additional 30% off!) Women’s Fall Apparel, Men’s Fall Apparel, select Shoes, select Handbags and select Accessories. IN-STORE & ONLINE = 30% off all dresses, including full price, dresses already on sale as well as NEW Resort dresses. CYBER MONDAY – 25 % off entire site (excludes watches, fragrance and hosiery)

The Brand: Stila Cosmetics
The Deal(s): On Black Friday, the Stila Merry & Bright Palette and Lip Glaze Set will be only $10 at Sephora. The Stila Jingle All the Way Travel Palette will be offered as a buy one, get one free promotion on the brand’s Facebook page.

The Brand : Coldwater Creek (this is a Mom entry, my mother cannot live without this store)
The Deal: Black Friday: 40% off storewide until noon, 30% off through the weekend.
Select stores will also be giving away a free bracelet to the first 50 customers as a Black Friday door buster. Cyber Monday: 40% off sitewide

The Brand: Urban Decay
The Deal(s): Black Friday: 
Super-Saturated High Gloss Lip Color Collection  (a $140 value), plus they’re offering all SEVEN of their cult-favorite chubby lip pencils AND their Smoked Palette + FREE Double Ended 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil Set (a $77 value). Each deal will retail for $49 per deal and all deals are only this Friday via their website.

The Brand: Century 21
The Deal: Better Than Black Friday Event – from November 19th through November 21st, you can score Century 21’s deals on amazing brands like Pucci, Puma, Nine West and more. All deals are available in store or online at

The Brand: Old Navy 
The Deal(s): Black Friday: Midnight-4am = Half-Zip Fleece for the family, $5; Old Navy Famous Jeans for adults, $15; Adoraboots for women, girls and toddler girls (select styles only), $12. 4am-8am = 13 ©Pixar shorts on one DVD & Exclusive Graphic tee, $15 (©Disney/Pixar).  8am-noon = Sherpa Hoodies for the family, $15 (select styles only); coats for the family (select styles only), $15 for kids and $19 for adults. Saturday All Day = Famous Graphics Tees for the family, $5

The Brand: Piperlime
The Deal: Offering 20% off site-wide on Black Friday-Cyber Monday

The Brand: DANNIJO
The Deal: Offering 20% off of their entire store on Black Friday and 20% off the site on Monday.

The Brand: Giorgio Armani Beauty 
The Deal: On Black Friday, enjoy 20% off their purchase and complimentary shipping on purchases over $75 AND on Cyber Monday, spend $75 and enjoy 20% off + free shipping OR spend $125 and enjoy 20% off + free shipping + your choice of 6 samples. Happy Shopping!

The Brand: Alejandro Ingelmo
The Deal: Starting on Black Friday through the holiday season, men’s and women’s accessories, including chic heels and luxe sneakers, will be discounted up to 40% at the store (51 Wooster Street in NYC’s Soho) and online.

The Brand: The Body Shop
The Deal: On Black Friday, the store is offering 3 ITEMS FOR $30 in the entire store! SAVE UP TO $78! *Excludes pre-packaged gifts, gift cards, Love Your Body™ memberships and charitable items. Plus, pick  up two gift sets for just $25 with any $30 purchase!

The Brand: Cynthia Vincent 
The Deal: From Wednesday, November 21 – Monday, November 26th, take 20% off your purchase and take an extra 20% off sale merchandise of Cynthia Vincent ready-to-wear, shoes, accessories, girls and home in-store (253 Elizabeth Street between Houston & Prince – 646.707.3830) and online. Get online free Shipping with the promo code “THANKS”.

The Brand: Rachel Ashwell Shabby Chic Couture
The Deal: Black Friday – Friday November 23rd will bring 30-50 percent on select bedding and accessories both in-store and online. 10 percent of all sales in the store on Friday, November 23rd will be donated to the America Red Cross for Hurricane Sandy relief. Store locations in NYC (117 Mercer street, Soho, 212-334-3500) and LA (1013 Montana Avenue, Santa Monica, 310-394-1975) as well as online (no code needed for online shopping deal.)

The Brand: LORAC Cosmetics

The Deal: Black Friday = Behind the Scenes Eye Primer/Shadow Duo plus Serenity Eye Shadow single pot for $10 (retail value of $40!) at Sephora and Sephora inside JCPenney.

The Brand: Nordstrom’s Beauty Department
The Deal:
Beauty Black Friday Gift With Purchases: 29 brands are participating in-store and online, including  Jo Malone, Clarisonic, Smashbox, Clarins, Jimmy Choo, Prada and more! Additionally, there’s a  Buy 2, Get 1 Free Nail Polish deal valid online and in store (while supplies last) with Deborah Lippmann, butter LONDON, THE NEW BLACK or Nordstrom Nail Color and receive a third polish (of equal or lesser value) from the same brand FREE.

The Brand: Smashbox Cosmetics 
The Deal: Black Friday Friends & Family deal is 20% off orders online for purchases of $50 or more. Enter the code “FRIENDS2012” when checking out through November 26th.


And with that, I leave you to do your own brand of retail damage. Enjoy and Happy Thanksgiving, all!




One Response to Okay, Here We Go: My Black Friday and Cyber Monday Shopping Guide

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