Black Friday 2010 Deal Round-up and Doorbuster Specials

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Although the economy is still wobbly, and an overall wallet clampdown is still going on, many won’t be able to resist the siren’s call of Black Friday. If you are thinking of rousing yourself from a tryptophan (sleep inducing) turkey coma to head to the store, here is a little list of deals 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!

Click here to see some retailers Black Friday Items available online now.

Norma Kamali: New York Store, 11 West 56th St., Black Friday deals, some NK under $100.00!!! Click here for details.

H&M : Most H&M stores will open at 6am; some will open as early as 5am
Black Friday Specials:

  • 25% off any item of your choice from opening until 10AM
  • Fashion finds starting at $5 (example pricing included below)
  • Select outerwear styles at 50% percent off
  • Look for Lanvin returns at select stores 🙂

Zara stores will be opening early on Black Friday.  Check my earlier post on deals and times.

Literally there is something for everyone at this sale. Kohl’s  is opening at 3 am. Clothing and accessories for the entire family and all ages will be on sale. There are 400 Black Friday preview deals posted at Kohl’  Click here to check them.  Look for discounts on Simply Vera, Dana and more.

Belk–  Belk is opening early at 4 am on Black Friday.  There will be over 260 early bird specials in store from 4 am to 1 pm.   Early Bird Deals include:  $18.99 on New Direction Sweaters, 70% off entire stock of Belk Silverworks jewelry and $99.99 (after $20.00 mail in rebate) on a Sharper Image Literati full color wireless E-Reader!

Ann Taylor Loft: Sale already in progress for 40% off entire site. Check out their style steals and use code ENJOY at checkout. There is lots of holiday bling jewelery.  There are also some great sequined tops on sale.

Their sale is early, Nov. 26th. You’ll save an extra 20% off of their already low prices. Love me some Loehmann’s. I wore an Alice Temperley dress I picked up at Loehmann’s to the Stevie Awards last year.  It was amazing!

Tracy Porter: The website is having a 50% off clearance. Check her beautiful designs for the holidays. Some are truly amazing, and her prices have never been lower. On Thanksgiving use Coupon Code: TP25PJ to save 25%.

Macy’s: Savings throughout the store. Also, clip the savings pass on their website. Check their 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. Did you get your friends and family discount cards in the mail today?

JCPenney: Savings on  Mango, Nicole Miller, Ronson and Bisou Bisou. Check their Facebook page for details.  40% off EVERYTHING at – use “BLKFRI” at checkout.

Perry Ellis: 40% Off Entire Site plus, receive free Eco Bag with Purchase. Enjoy Free Shipping on ALL Orders!  Enter Promo Code HOLIDAY40 At Checkout.

Pictured: Early Bird Savings on everything at the Gap on Black Friday.

GAP: The Gap will offer 50% off the entire store until 10am only on Black Friday. Details on their Facebook page.

BCBG: 50% off winter styles until Nov. 29th and free shipping. Check the online final cut outlet. Look for savings in-store too, on quality items.

Espirt: Esprit Retail Stores will be opening early and offering 50% before 12pm and 40% off after. Check the Espirt website for details.

Betsey Johnson: 40% off everything in the online store (excluding jewelry, and select other items, check restrictions) starts Nov. 25 through Nov. 28th.
Nordstrom’s Rack: Opening early (7 am)  on Black Friday and offering Bonus Savings to customers. All stores are offering 30% off select brands of premium denim for men and women, and 30% off men’s sweaters.  Check their Facebook page for details . Opening times and additional Bonus Savings items vary by store. Call your local store for details.

Saks Fifth Ave: 8 AM – Noon in Saks stores. Up to 60% off original prices on selections for her & him.

Shoes & Handbags

Nine West is offering great savings in stores and on site. Beginning at 5am online on Friday November 26th, the Bonfire, Polen, Husky and Mezmorize styles ( will be 50% off until 11 am. After 11 am, the styles will still be 30% off. Additionally, Nine West is partnering with St Jude Children’s Research Hospital for the 6th consecutive year. Donate $1 or more in store or at, you’ll receive a coupon for 20% off your next purchase in January. 30% off Reg. Price Boots, Slippers, and Accessories – over 9,000 styles from over 100 brands!

Jones New York: Check out for special savings.  Shop the Jones New York sale and save an additional 30% off sale with savings up to 80% off!

Sketchers:  Get a head start on Black Friday with up to $40 off your purchase.  Click here for coupon.

Big Box Stores:

Walmart: Check their online site for the post on the coming savings. Most of it will be offered online, as well as in-store. Look for the Norma Kamali collection in-store. There are new swimsuits and holiday items online now. This is the best of Wally, the NK stuff.

Best Buy: I haven’t looked through their entire ad, but I have to mention but they usually have great deals on Apple Macs.

Sears: Check the Black Friday deals on their website.
Kmart:  Blue Friday is what they call it.  They are opening early for special savings. Check out the cashmere in the Jaclyn Smith collection just top-rated 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.

Kohl’s: The store’s entire stock of video games will be discounted 20% to 30%.


JC Penney has Door Busters starting at 4 am. 

Avon: They just sent me some sample of their Couture Color Cosmetics from their U by Unargo line. Who knew Avon had Unargo cosmetics? I am loving the face powder. There are also lipsticks, but they only come in 3 colors right now. The prices are reasonable and the quality is good, on the level of more expensive brands like Estee Lauder and Clinique.  Click here to see the specials and get the code for free shipping.

Pictured: Avon’s U by Unargo face powder. Luxury for Less.

Arcona Spa:  I love this LA based line of organic spa products! They are offering 40% off a purchase of over 100 dollars online on Black Friday.  Use code BLACK to save.


Loehmann’s: Doors open 6am on Friday & 8am on Saturday (Paramus, NJ stores open at 7am on Friday.) Expect Thanksgiving deals at up to 84% off department store prices. Special $20 Coupon for the First 400 Loehmann’s Shoppers!  Loehmann’s is giving out  $20 Savings Coupons* for the first 400 shoppers that come to Loehmann’s on Friday and Saturday! Shop early and save more.  The $20 coupons can be used towards any purchase of $40 or more!

Joanne Fabrics and Crafts: Free pair of Durasharp scissors to the first 100 at Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft stores tomorrow. 

JC Penney: Offers a variety of doorbusters starting at 4 am .  Click here to see them

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.

Toys “R” Us: Thursday 10 pm to Friday 1pm.  Check their ads for details.   Look for Toy Story toys  on sale 11/25 at 10:00 pm for 50% off! Be prepared for long wait times in store and at the register if you do this one. It takes longer to purchase than to get your doorbuster item, that is how long the lines are! If you are willing to face it because of love for the kids, then visit the Toys “R” Us Facebook page take a look at 100 additional “Mystery Deals” on at midnight on November 25. Get prepared. You need to check the deals before you stand in the cold in line at the Toys R Us with the dedicated eBayers.


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.

Online: Offers convenient Black Friday shopping with no waiting in line!

Check the Yahoo Black Friday Deals and Cyber Monday Listing.

Los Angeles:  
Nicole Miller in West Hollywood is having an exclusive shopping event on Black Friday, November 26. Nicole Miller will donate 15% of sales on this day to the Foodbank.  Your help is needed to help feed our hungry neighbors in need this Holiday season.

Coupon Codes to Save:

  • Target: $5 off $50
  • Walmart: Sprint HTC EVO $124.99 via code 25RAFPCVER1
  • Smart Bargains: 15% off for New Customers
  • Nike: Free Shipping with Any Order via code JUSTDOIT
  • J&R Electronics: $5 off $50 via code prebfd5
  • Harry and David: Free Shipping with $49 via code FREESHIP
  • $10 off $75

Since 2008, Mary Hall has been the author of The Recessionista Blog, which is read by thousands of regular readers in over 160 countries. An internationally recognized expert on the art of the living the good life for less, she has been a commentator on local, national, and international radio and TV shows. Her advice has been featured in over 2,000 media outlets, including The New York Times, Reuters, Life & Style magazine, ABC News, NBC News and now The Huffington Post, among many others.


  1. allie

    November 25, 2010 at 12:17 am

    What are the jcpenny/sephora doorbusters? I can't find them anywhere!

  2. Crystal

    November 25, 2010 at 5:50 am

    Just wanted to let ya know, I linked back to your article from my blog as a Black Friday shopping guide.

    Thanks for doing all the work for me! Happy Thanksgiving!

  3. Buky

    November 26, 2010 at 5:14 pm

    Thannks 🙂
    Wish i know about the H&M ones beforehand.

  4. Target-Addict

    November 27, 2010 at 4:03 am

    Great rundown – thanks! I am normally NOT a Black Friday shopper, but bright and early this morning (6am!) I had to get my eldest son (16) up for his part time job at Sears. His shift started at 7, and I was amazed that the local mall was already 80% full at that time! I poked around the mall for an hour, left at 8am…at which time the mall lot was completely full. Amazing!

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