Black Friday & Cyber Monday 2013 Round-Up: Fashion & More

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Black Friday– A Man Made Monster is on the Loose

When I started The Recessionista back in 2008, Black Friday was a unique day of sales and savings and I was even willing to get up at 4 am to go to the stores to get the deals.  Five years later, in 2013 Black Friday is not that unique in terms of deals and special sales.  The deals will continue right up until Christmas day.  And, apps like Hukkster, WishClouds, Shoptopia and  ShopKick can help you find deals any day of the week, by sending you alerts when items you are watching actually go on sale.  Now Thursday, Thanksgiving Day, has become an extension of Black Friday. Check my earlier post to see all the stores open on Thanksgiving Day.  All these sales make me want to stay in bed on Black Friday or stay up late Thanksgiving night to shop online.  However, some of my readers still love the Black Friday challenge and the comradery of shopping with friends and family.  To help you get the best for less here are the deals on my list compiled via The Recessionista’s radar system. I’m breaking it down into categories, to try to bring you the best savings.   Here we go!

Black Friday & Cyber Monday Specials: Fashion

AllSaints: Save 20 %  off site-wide with the code THANKS.  We’re big fans of their vintage inspired looks and little black dresses, but we only shop at All Saints when there is a sale.

Ann Taylor: 50% off cashmere sweaters in stores and online.

Anthropologie: Shop 50% off all sale items.

Armani ExchangeBlack Friday: 40% off on all styles (including sale items) on Friday, November 29th both online and in-store.  Cyber Monday: 45% off on all styles (including sale items) on Monday, December 2nd online only Armani Exchange.

ASOS: From Nov.27- until 5 am EST Monday Dec. 2, get deals on the  high street retailer’s stylish fashions with 20 percent off site wide using code  GIMME20.  On CyberMonday   until 5 am EST  Wed. Dec 4th save 30%  on regular and sale priced items  using code GIMME30. Items of interest are the ASOS Long Faux Fur Tabbard Collar for $49.95 and Leopard Print Oversized Scarf for $28.48.

Banana Republic:  Men’s and women’s clothing from $5 to $60 on Cyber Monday in’s special Cyber Monday section. For all of the site, use code CYBER to save 40%.  Check out the remains of the ISSA collection.   The ISSA kimono dress I’ve been wanting has finally gone on sale for $49.99.

Bloomingdales: Get up to 50% OFF at the Bloomingdales Big Brown Bag Sale.  Check their website for details.

DKNY BF Savings

Sample Savings at DKNY Retail Stores and for Thanksgiving & Black Friday

DKNY:  WEDNESDAY, FRIDAY, SATURDAY:  FULL-PRICE RETAIL STORES AND DKNY.COM  TAKE AN ADDITIONAL 30% OFF SALE Sale product is at a 40% off markdown. For  Black Friday savings, you’ll get an additional 30% off! Women’s Fall Apparel, Men’s Fall Apparel, select Shoes , Boots, select Handbags, and select Accessories.

Forever 21: On Cyber Monday, Forever 21 is offering free shipping on all orders over $75.  All bags and boots are 50% off.  Look for gifts as low as $5.00.

H&M : Most H&M stores will open at midnight (now that’s early). Look special for goodies for the first customers in line.  Look for fashion finds starting at $4.95 (example pricing included above.) Select outerwear styles at 50% percent off. Look for  Isabel Marant returns at select stores :)

Max Studio: Black Friday Exclusive  at 50% off selected styles

Norma Kamali: 25% OFF ALL KAMALIKULTURE 11.29-12.2.2013  Use Code BlackFRI to save.

Neiman Marcus Last Call: This online store always has great deals on top designers.  But on Black Friday, prices will be 40% off everything (Including GUCCI & ST. JOHN!)  Receive an extra 60% off all clearance items.  This is a great chance to snap up great designers like Milly, DVF, Catherine Malandrino and even Valentino.

Zara Home

On Black Friday look for deals at ZARA Home.

ZARA: Thanksgiving customers  can shop online and save up to 50% off on select items.   On  Black Friday ZARA stores will be opening early in the US.  The New York stores will be open from 7am until 11pm, with the exception of the 34th Street store, which will be open from 4am (with free tea and coffee from 5-8am for those early birds). There will be discounts of 50% off selected items in all New York locations and online too.  Save 20% off at ZARA Home.

Topshop The chain is offering 30 percent off select merchandise online and in stores.  The sale starts online on Thanksgiving day, but  after Thanksgiving there will be further shopping incentives to get fashionistas into US Topshops include  30 per cent off selected merchandise, special prizes of $100, $200 and $500 at select US stores for those who are first in line.  Get a free cosmetic set or Topman grooming cap with purchases over $75.

Kohl’s:  The Kohl’s Black Friday sale started on Wednesday online.  Look for discounts on Simply Vera, Dana Buchman, J Lo and the remaining stock of the wonderful  Catherine Malandrino collection.   Black Friday at Kohl’s will offer  up to 70 per cent off winter coats and jackets, sweaters for $9.99 and up to 60 per cent off all winter fashion accessories. Expect $20-30 off most other fashion items, and up to 60 per cent off sterling silver jewelry.

Macy’s: Savings throughout the store and online. Also, clip the savings pass on their website. Check the Macy’s website to see 250 items that will be on sale at 5 am at and in-store. More deals are coming the week of Dec. 2nd. If you’re a Macy’s charge Cardholder, look for yourfriends and family discount cards in the mail to get additional savings.

JCPenney: Savings on  Mango, Nicole Miller, Ronson  Lulu Guinness, and Bisou Bisou.  Click here for JCP Black Friday details and doorbusters. BLACK FRIDAY (Nov. 29 – Dec 1) 15% Off & Free USA/CA Standard Delivery Enter Code: FUNDAYFRIDAY.  CYBER MONDAY Dec. 2, 2013 20% Off & Free USA/CA Standard Delivery Enter Code: CYBERMONDAY

Nordstrom:  special items from your favorite brands, including kate spade new york, UGG Australia, Topshop, Eileen Fisher and more—today only!

Nicole Miller: Up to 70% off at the designer’s website.  Look for great holiday party dresses on this special sale.

MILLY: Save 25% on select merchandise at the designer’s website. Use code BFCM to get the Black Friday Savings at Milly.

Rebecca Taylor: An additional 25% off in stores and online through Dec. 1 with code BFWEEKEND25 for up to 75% off. Save 25% off dresses at

Saks Fifth Avenue: Up to 40% Off on Designer Sale + Free Shipping With HOLIDAY Promo Code. On Thanksgiving Day and Black Friday the Saks website will offer 60% savings on select merchandise.

Saks Off Fifth Ave: Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Discounts will be applicable in all Saks OFF 5TH store locations as well as online at Most stores will be open on Thanksgiving!  Check their website for store hours.  For additional savings at  Saks Off Fifth, check Groupon.  Some outlet stores are offering savings with Groupon.

11/21-12/1: Black Friday Sale
– Take an extra 40% Off
o Modern, Classic & Contemporary Sportswear
o Fine Jewelry
o Women’s Shoes & Boots
o Handbags
o Gifts and Beauty
o And All Other Items Throughout The Store
– Take an extra 50% Off:
o Outerwear
o Cashmere Sweaters
o Men’s Shoes & Boots
o Hats, Gloves & Scarves
o Kids’ Collection
o Watches
– Buy One Get One Free
o Men’s and Women’s Premium Denim
o Men’s Suits, Sportscoats and Dress Pants (Mix & Match)

12/2-12/3: Cyber Monday Deals
- Take an extra 40% Off
o Modern, Classic & Contemporary Sportswear
o Fine Jewelry
o Women’s Shoes & Boots
o Handbags
o Gifts and Beauty
o And All Other Items Throughout The Store
– Take an extra 50% Off
o Men’s Shoes & Boots
o Kids’ Collection
o Watches

Tracy Reese- The designer and FLOTUS (First Lady of the United States, Michelle Obama) favorite is offering special deals at her New York City flagship store and online at   Read my earlier post to get all the details.

TIBI: Special savings at TIBI online, expect savings up to 25% on select items.

TJ Maxx–always low priced savings everyday, at all stores.  Stores open at 7 am or earlier on Black Friday, check your local store for details. Online, check out the Maxx Flash sale with savings of 60% off on luxury goods including Chopard, Fendi, Christian Dior, Stella McCartney and more.

White House Black Market: Thursday and Friday take 25% OFF your entire purchase in boutiques and online.

GAP: The Gap will offer 60% off the entire store. Details on the Gap’s Home Page.

The OutNet: Free shipping and an extra 30 percent. On Saturday through Monday, enjoy free shipping with orders of $250 or more, along with the code “FREESHIPWKND.” 

Sponsored  Fashion Deals:

Beyond the Rack Shopping Club  Join today and receive a shopping credit.  Use my invite to join.

Gilt Groupe : The luxury online shopping club is offering a  Black Friday Blitz with Free Shipping.  Items on sale include Sweaters, Holiday Shoe Shop, plus extra savings when you shop on their mobile apps.  Look for Mobile-exclusive doorbusters at 10 a.m. Sales starting at noon. If you’re not a member, use my invite to join.  On Cyber Monday, look for “Marquee Monday” sales on lots of items (including designer shoes) plus a sweepstakes offering luxury prizes for 12 savvy shoppers.

Ideeli  Their Black Dress Black Friday sale offers designer savings of up to 90% off of shoes, fashions, and more.  Click here to use my invite to join.

eBates: Savings at over 500 stores when you shop at eBates on Nov. 28th.  If you’re not an eBates member, use my invite to join.

Shopbop: Spend $250 or more and save 15%, spend $500 or more and save 20%, spend $1,000 or more and save 25%.

 Big Box Stores:

Target:  Doorbuster deals will begin at 8 p.m. on Thanksgiving day. On Black Friday get a $100.00 Target gift card with the purchase of an iPad Air. Look for 40% off savings on jeans and sweaters at Target.  Other Target deals on Black Friday  include: Toys are 50% off, Dyson Vac 20% off & Nikon Camera $99.00 Plus, spend $75.00 and get a coupon for 20% off Target to save Dec 1-7.  For Cyber Monday, look for buy one get another item for 50% off for special clothing items.

Sears: Check the Black Friday deals on their website. Sears opens on Thanksgiving at 8 pm. Look for sales on Lands End and other fashion items.  Yes, they have Kardashian Kollection cheaper than ever and it’s frankly dreadful.

Kmart:  Blue Friday is what they call it.  They are opening on Thanksgiving day st 7 pm for special savings.  The store will also open on Black Friday at 6 am. Check out the cashmere in the Jaclyn Smith collection  top-rated last year by Real Simple Magazine. Their website is offering extra savings of 50% off of Toys, specials on Electronics and more. Check the Kmart site homepage for details.

Belk: Open at 8 pm on Thanksgiving and early morning Black Friday with hundreds of Doorbusters including deals on Boots from $19.99. Check their website for details.

Beauty Brands We Love:

Molton Brown: 25% off everything online and in-store – including  selected Holiday gift sets.

 SEPHORACYBERWEEK OFFER: Free shipping on any $25 order! Code: SHIPNOW
20% off the Clarisonic MiaFirst! Get this bestselling cleansing brush for only $99. Limited time only.

Ole Henriksen: FREE $100 IN SURPRISE GOODIES WITH $50 ORDER, USE CODE 100GIFTBAG. Valid 11/26-12/2 Only
Bobbi BrownBlack Friday Giveaway! Enjoy a full-size Extreme Party Mascara and a travel-size Makeup Remover with ANY order. Enter code TGIBF at checkout to redeem. Valid 11/28-11/30

Perricone MD:  Up to 50% off select Perricone Beauty Products until Dec. 2, four days only.

Special Doorbusters:

JC Penney: Offers a variety of doorbusters starting at 8pm on Thanksgiving Day. Check their JCP Black Friday list for details.

Old Navy will offer doorbusters, including special deals for the first few customers in line on Thanksgiving Day, $15 sweaters, and 50 percent off outerwear.  PLUS, Cardholders only pre-sale. 40% off when you use your Old Navy card. 11/27–11/28 until 4pm.  Be one of the first 500 shoppers in line on Black Friday morning  and you’ll automatically be entered in a sweepstakes to win a million bucks.

Online only Black Friday Deals:

 LivingSocial will be offering up to 25 percent off site wide using the code BLACKFRIDAY for the U.S. and BLACKFRIDAYCA for customers in Canada.

Just Fab Online; 50% off your first order.

Reddit has their own Black Friday shop for their members.  Read my previous post to get the details.

Los Angeles :

Just Fab Glendale store opens at Midnight for Black Friday: Get 2 styles shoes or boots for $49.95.  Fuzzy boots are $19.95.

Los Angeles: Midnight Madnesss
Camarillo and Desert Hills Premium Outlets  Black Friday
For a complete listing of promotions for the whole weekend visit: Camarillo and Desert Hills outlet websites. Check for Premium or Chelsea Outlets in your area to see if they are having midnight madness specials.

The Outlets at Orange, Orange County: The Outlets at Orange will have extended holiday hours starting at 8 p.m. on Thursday, November 28 to greet shoppers and families eager to begin their holiday shopping for the 2013 season. For more information or to find details about special Black Friday discounts, promotions and extended holiday shopping hours at The Outlets at Orange and a complete list of retailers, visit

Ontario Mills Mall: Beginning at 10 p.m. on Thanksgiving night, Ontario Mills visitors will be able to find everything on their holiday shopping list at unbeatable prices.“ Shoppers will enjoy great deals at Ontario Mills’ impressive line-up of stores such as Last Call by Neiman Marcus, Banana Republic Factory Store, Forever 21, G by Guess, J.Crew Factory, LOFT Outlet, Nike Factory Store, Polo Ralph Lauren Factory Store, Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH, Tommy Hilfiger Company Store, Nordstrom Rack and more. Gift seekers are encouraged to visit to see retailer offers in advance of their visit to the property. As part of Ontario Mills’ Black Friday holiday weekend, select retailers will have a “Super Sale” sign in their window to help shoppers easily find the extra savings. Great deals include 50% off boots, men’s denim, watches and sweaters at Kenneth Cole Company Store, 40% off at American Eagle Outfitters, 50% off at Tommy Bahama Outlet, 20% off $100 or more at Tommy Hilfiger Company Store and more.

Mobile Savings:

Shopkick: on Black Friday, Shopkick is offering:

·       200 kicks across all its 15+ national retailers partners (like Macy’s, Target, Best Buy, American Eagle Outfitters and Crate & Barrel). This means that shoppers can earn a $5 gift card JUST for walking into a handful of partner retailers on Black Friday

·       Earn more kicks for product scans from its 150+ brand partners

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