The Best Black Friday 2016 Sales

Black Friday 2016 Sale Roundup

TGIBF – Thank God it’s Black Friday! The biggest shopping day of the year is finally here and I literally have ALL of the Black Friday sales rounded up for you in one easy list! The sales are rounded up by category (Clothing, Home Goods & Everything Else), plus I included some of my favorite items on sale from each retailer. You ready? Let’s do this!

CLOTHING

Ann Taylor – Take 50% off everything with code CELEBRATE
What to Buy: Floral Off the Shoulder TopDouble Breasted Plaid Coat, Velvet Leopard Pumps

Anthropologie – Take 30% off everything with code LETSGO
What to Buy: Lace-Up Sweater Dress, Avey Sherpa Coat, Cropped Lace Sweatshirt

Asos – Take 30% off everything with code THANKFUL30
What to Buy: Satin Pleated Midi Skirt, Multi Stripe Blanket Scarf, Chelsea Ankle Boots

Banana Republic – Take 50% off everything with BRFIVE
What to Buy: Ankle Strap Velvet FlatsFaux Fur VestOff the Shoulder Ruffle Top

BaubleBar – 30% off everything with code THANKS30
What to Buy: Piñata Tassel Drops, Lunation Choker, Jewelry Gift Sets

Express – 50% off everything and free shipping, NO CODE NEEDED
What to Buy: Cut-Out Dress with Choker, Pink Bomber Jacket, High Waisted Pleated Midi Skirt

Gap – 50% off everything with code TGIF50
What to Buy: Wool Colorblock Scarf, Gradient Stripe Cardigan, Plaid Slippers

J.Crew – 40% off everything (FIRST TIME EVER!) with code HOLIDAY
What to Buy: Chateau Parka, Bow Shoulder Plaid Top, Metallic Tweed Jacket

J.Crew Factory – 50-60% off everything, NO CODE NEEDED
What to Buy: Suede Tassel Loafers, Peacock Jacquard Dress, Printed Quilted Puffer Vest

Kate Spade – 30% off everything with code THANKFUL
What to Buy: Carmel Court Luxe Kaela Bag, Blot Dot Midi Skirt, Wine & Dine Watch

LOFT – 50% off everything with code BERRYGOOD
What to Buy: Mystic Velvet Swing Dress, Plaid Tie Waist Shirtdress, Navy Velvet Cami

Lou & Grey – 20% off your purchase of $100+ with code SALESALE
What to Buy: Frosé Jacket, Wrapstrip Active Leggings, Haze Racerback Dress

Madewell – 25% off everything with code THATSALE
What to Buy: Sherpa Cocoon CoatBillie Leather Boot, Geo Patchwork Scarf

Nordstrom – 40-50% off select styles, NO CODE NEEDED
What to Buy: Cowl Neck Sweater, Over the Knee Boots (Stuart Weitzman dupes!), Destroyed Denim Leggings

Old Navy – 50% off everything, NO CODE NEEDED
What to Buy: Relaxed Texture Cardi, Velvet V-Neck Cami, Plaid Shirt Dress

Shopbop – Up to 25% off your purchase with code GOBIG16
What to Buy: 3.1 Phillip Lim Pashli Tote, Clare Vivier Striped Flat Clutch, Karen Walker Super Duper Sunglasses

Tory Burch – 30% off everything with code THANKS
What to Buy: Sidney Boot, York Buckle Tote, Robinson Round Crossbody Bag

Urban Outfitters – Buy 1, Get 1 50% off all apparel
What to Buy: Scallop V-Neck Slip DressVelvet Fit & Flare DressWaffle Knit Turtleneck Sweater

HOME GOODS

Anthropologie – Take 30% off everything with code LETSGO
What to Buy: Elowen Arm Chair, Marble Side Table, Moroccan Wedding Pillow

CB2 – 15% off full-price items with code SAVE15
What to Buy: Tayabas Cane Side Chair, Peekaboo Acrylic Console Table, Teal 3-Drawer Filing Cabinet

Crate & Barrel – 15% off full-price items with code SAVE15
What to Buy: French Press Coffee Maker, Coffee CanisterSeasons Greetings Mugs

Joss & Main – Save up to 80% off, NO CODE NEEDED
What to Buy: Up to 75% off Wall Art & Mirrors, Up to 70% off Beds & Headboards, Up to 80% off Stocking Stuffers

Nordstrom – 40-50% off select home goods, NO CODE NEEDED
What to Buy: Chevron Striped Throw, Diamond Hand Tufted Rug, Knit Faux Fur Stocking

Pottery Barn – 20% off everything with code GIVETHANKS
What to Buy: Gold Rim Stemless Wine GlassesFaux Fur Pom Pom ThrowMorgan Duvet Cover & Sham

West Elm – Save up to 30% off with code MOREISMORE
What to Buy: Avery Coffee Table, Diamond Zig Zag Throw, Metal Framed Round Wall Mirror

EVERYTHING ELSE

Amazon – Thousands of “Lightning Deals!” changing by the hour, NO CODE NEEDED
What to Buy: Amazon Kindles, FireStick & Alexa Devices, 30% off Clothing & Acceessories

Nordstrom – 40-50% off select electronics, NO CODE NEEDED
What to Buy: Bose SoundLink Mini Speaker, Bouse SoundLink Wireless Headphones, Parrot Mambo Mini Drone

Target – Hundreds of Black Friday doorbusters, NO CODE NEEDED
What to Buy: 30% off Clothing & Accessories, Amazing Offers on Kitchen AppliancesAll of the Electronic Deals!

My 2016 Black Friday Weekend Strategy

Skirt The Rules // Shopaholic Problems

There was a time in my life when I would drive to the mall on Thanksgiving night and navigate through the crazy crowds of Midnight Madness. Was it worth it? Results are inconclusive, but thankfully those days are long gone. Instead, I plan to spend most of the holiday weekend with my family in Arizona. But just because I’m hitting up the malls this year, it doesn’t mean I haven’t planned out my Black Friday strategy. Here are a few of my favorite shopping tips for this weekend:

Invest in a big ticket item. I mentioned in yesterday’s blog post that Black Friday weekend is the best time to invest in a new winter coat (I have my eye on this one), but there are plenty of other big ticket items go on promo around this time. Got an eye on a Tory Burch Fleming bag? It’s 30% off! Or a pair of Stuart Weitzman Lowland dupes? They’re 30% off! How about that 3.1 Phillip Lim Pashli tote that you’ve always wanted? It’s 25% off and comes in a bunch of colors! This weekend offers the biggest deals of the year, so now is the time to strike!

Get inspired. It might seem like everyone and their mother’s posting holiday gift guides right now, but it really is one of the best resources for inspiration. If you know of someone who is especially difficult to shop for (I’m looking at you, Office Secret Santa), try doing a little research ahead of time. It’ll save you the in-the-moment stress of finding the perfect gift. There are also some retailers that put together a great gift guide, including LOFT, J.Crew, Madewell, and Nordstrom.

Find a one-stop shop. When I shop in stores, the less places I have to visit, the better. Now that I do most of my shopping online, the less separate transactions I have to do, the better! That’s why I start with retailers like Nordstrom that have a huge selection of gifts online. I mean, where else can you pick up something for a jetsetter, a cat lady and a gym rat all in one fell swoop? What can I say – I have a diverse group of friends.

Start early. So many retailers are sharing their Black Friday deals early. What’s in it for them: your business early on in the week. What’s in it for you: first dibs before goods sell out and the promise that your personal space won’t be invaded while you shop. Even some of my favorite brands have already kicked off their sales for the rest of the week:

Express – 50% off everything
Madewell – 25% off everything
J.Crew – 40% off everything (FIRST TIME EVER!)
J.Crew Factory
– 50% off everything
LOFT – 40% off everything
Nordstrom – 40-50% off select styles
Shopbop – Up to 25% off your purchase
Tory Burch – 30% off everything

How are you tackling Black Friday this year? I would love to hear your strategies and what’s on your shopping list!

Black Friday 2015 Sales

 Skirt The Rules // Shopaholic ProblemsCrop Top (50% off at Express!) / Faux leather pleated skirt (30% off at J.Crew)

I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving! I celebrated mine with my husband (still getting used to that!) and both of our families which was a first so many levels. My brother and his wife hosted dinner at their house and I tried my hand at baking, recreating Momofuku Milk Bar’s Crack Pie using this recipeSo good. If you’re ever in NYC you need to go the dessert shop or come over to my place. They taste one in the same. 😉

Anyways, today is all about recovering from my food overdose with all of the shopping. I rounded up the best of the best Black Friday sales, the deals and everything you need to put in your shopping cart ASAP. If you plan on getting all of your holiday shopping done today, check out my 2015 Holiday Gift Guide for some personalized ideas! You can also follow me on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter – I’ll be posting any updates and favorite finds throughout the day.

Happy Black Friday shopping!

Amazon
The Deal – Deals of the Day and 30% off select clothing, jewelry, shoes and more
What to Buy – Pretty much everything under the sun

Ann Taylor
The Deal – Take 50% off everything with code CELEBRATE
What to Buy – Geo Sequin Dress, Reversible Faux Fur Vest, Funnel Neck Coat

Anthropologie
The Deal – Take 25% off your purchase with code SHOPTOIT
What to Buy – Embroidered Shaggy Vest, Cowled Sweater Dress, Darla Tulle Dress

ASOS
The Deal – Take 20% off everything with code CYBER
What to Buy – Multiway Maxi Dress, Pea Coat with Faux Fur Trim, Long Sleeve Swing Dress

Banana Republic
The Deal – Take 50% off sweaters and 40% off everything else with code BRFRIDAY
What to Buy – Buffalo Check Pullover, Citron Tailored Coat, Cross-Back Jumpsuit

Gap
The Deal – Take up to 50% off your purchase with code BLKFRIDAY
What to Buy – Wool Plaid Mini Skirt, Red Fit & Flare Dress, Faux Fur Trim Puffer Vest

GiGi New York
The Deal – Shop and receive a special gift based on how much you spend
What to Buy – Jenn Bucket Bag, Olivia Shopper Bag, Passport Case

Express
The Deal – Take 50% off everything (no code needed!)
What to Buy – Grecian Cutout Mini Dress, Black Culotte Jumpsuit, Scalloped Mesh & Lace Tee

J.Crew
The Deal – Take 30% off your purchase plus 40% off final sale with code HOLIDAY
What to Buy – Lace Capped Sleeve Dress, Stadium Cloth Cocoon Coat, Leopard Bow Gladiator Flats

J.Crew Factory
The Deal – Take 50% off everything plus free shipping over $50 with code SHOPGIFTS
What to Buy – Flannel Shirtdress, Plaid Mini Skirt (I own this!), Suede Ankle Boots

Kate Spade
The Deal – Take 25% off your purchase with code MERCI
What to Buy – Floral Carryon Suitcase, Champagne Bottle iPhone Case, Bow Quilted Gloves

LOFT
The Deal – Take 40% off everything with code BF40
What to Buy – Easy Go Puffer Dress, Gingham Flare Dress, Faux Fur Infinity Scarf

Madewell
The Deal – Take 25% off your purchase with code CALMDOWN
What to Buy – Faux Wrap Cami Jumpsuit, Field Parka, Metallic Loafers

NARS
The Deal – Take 20% off your purchase
What to Buy – Velvet Lip Pencils (I own Cruella and Damned), Dolce Vita Blush, Brow Perfector

Nordstrom
The Deal – Save up to 50% off, plus an extra 25% off select styles and free shipping
What to Buy – T Tahari Single Breast Coat in Mint, Lush Scallop Edge Cami, Sam Edelman Rain Bootie

Old Navy
The Deal – Save up to 60% off the entire store
What to Buy – Sueded Ankle Boot, Faux Shearling Bomber Jacket, Wool Blend Toggle Coat

Rebecca Minkoff
The Deal – Take 25% off everything with select styles up to 70% off
What to Buy – Love Crossbody, Micro Perry Satchel, Lexi Bucket Bag

Sam Edelman
The Deal – Take 30% off your purchase with code SAMSGIVING
What to Buy – Petty Suede Ankle Bootie, Dora Leopard Slingback Heel, Hurlie Velvet Loafer

Shopbop
The Deal – Buy more, save more (take up to 30% off your purchase) with code GOBIG15
What to Buy – Clare Viver Leopard Clutch, Karen Walker Super Duper Sunglasses, 3.1 Phillip Lim Pashli

Tory Burch
The Deal – Spend $250, save 30% with code THANKS
What to Buy – York Buckle ToteBowie Over the Knee Boot, Robinson Mini Square Tote