Black Friday Seems to Come Earlier Each Year: A Shopping Guide

Above: Exploring the streets of NYC.

Happy Thanksgiving; I hope yours was wonderful! This week, we’ve been enjoying the wonders of NYC (full recap post soon) and even though I am but a stone’s throw away from some of the best shopping in the world, I will also be indulging in some online orders to streamline the process.

the past few days, the web has been abuzz with a plethora of promotions
dedicated to the ineffable Black Friday shopping extravaganza; some have even already begun! 
Although some of us embrace the thrill of traditional shopping on the
27th–dense crowds and long lines can be marginally invigorating when
coupled with the thrill of the hunt–there is a certain sense of peace
in choosing one’s spoils from the comfort of a computer, ideally with a
frothy latte at arm’s reach.  

assist in savvy navigation of the sales, I have compiled a list of my
favorite retailers, replete with discount code details (where applicable) and my curated

DEPARTMENT STORES (Beauty + Fashion)

  • Nordstrom: Up to 40% off in all departments…I have my eye on the:
  • Bloomingdale’s (use code TURKEY for best savings)
    • Nespresso Lattissima Touch Espresso Maker...if
      you are a coffee lover, this is incredible, if you are one who cannot
      get enough frothy milk on your coffee, this is a MUST.  We bought ours
      from Bloomies last year and use it daily…the fact that is it $100 off
      simply cannot be ignored.  Ours makes us ridiculously happy. 
–Shop the Section (DEPARTMENT STORES)–


–Shop the Section (BEAUTY)–

  • Amazon: From 11/26-11/30 get 30 % off select clothing, shoes and accessories with the CODE: 30BLACKFRI
  • All Saints: From now through 12/01, get 30% off all styles with the CODE: CYBER.  I have my eye on the chic and draped Monument Coat in taupe.
  • DL1961: From now through 11/11/28, enjoy 30% off full priced items with the CODE: DLBLACK. Some of my favorite jeans come from this line as they do not lose their shape even after wearing and washing!  I love the ultra-slimming Farrow jeans in Magma.
  • GiGi New York: Now through 11/27..spend and receive promotionSpend $100 & receive Embossed Python luggage tag set (value $50.00), spend $200 & receive iPhone Wallet Case in Magenta or White (value $115.00), spend $300 & receive All in One Bag in Indigo or Kelly Green (value $125.00), spend $400 & receive Phone wallet in Taupe or Burgundy (value $180.00), and spend $500 & receive Teddie Tote in Clementine (value $295.00).
  •  Net-A-Porter: A huge selection of sale items (up to 50% off) and a plethora of luxury gifts makes this site a super fun perusal
  • Rag & Bone: From 11/26-11/27 get 25% off site-wide and free shipping and on Cyber Monday, get an additional 25% off sale items with CODE: CYBER.  I cannot recommend the Dre Boyfriend Jeans enough…I have 3 pairs (reviewed HERE)!
  • Revolve: Up to 50% women‘s dresses and men’s shirts.  I have my eye on this Blackbird Maxidress…backless things always call my name. On Cyber Monday, save 50% off final sale items with the CODE: CYBER50.
  • The Real Real: 20% off a plethora of luxury items, already at deep discounts with CODE: THANKS…I stalk the Cartier page constantly.

–Shop the Section (FASHION)–

Above: Central Park at dusk.

Bottom Line:
I hope you found this Black Friday post helpful and cannot wait to hear
about what you may have indulged in…please share your choices in the
comments section below!

things ahead, including a NYC trip beauty and fashion recap and some Cyber
Monday only deals.  Have a blessed rest of the week!


–The Beauty Professor

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Comments (6)

  • Linda Reply

    Thanks for compiling the list of deals for us. I look forward to buy blackbird maxidress this monday.

    November 28, 2015 at 8:40 pm
    • The Beauty Professor Reply

      My pleasure, Linda!! Hope you love the dress!


      –The Beauty Professor

      December 12, 2015 at 10:25 pm
  • Emily Reply

    Hi Beauty Professor, I need help with finding right shade of foundation… I wear KGD Aqua Foundation in 123. I would like to purchase By Terry Cover Expert Foundation but I cannot decide on which shade is best for me. What do you think about 8 Intense Beige ? (7 is sold out at my store..) should i wait for 7 ? thank you

    November 30, 2015 at 4:10 am
    • The Beauty Professor Reply

      Hi Emily.

      I would suggest shade 8 as being the closest to #123 KGD…hope it comes in stock for you soon!


      –The Beauty Professor

      December 12, 2015 at 10:27 pm
  • Unknown Reply

    Thank you so much!!! Your hair is so beautiful. I am going to try the L'oreal shampoo and conditioner. Have a wonderful day Gorgeous!

    November 30, 2015 at 4:18 pm
    • The Beauty Professor Reply

      Thank you for the kind words, Judi!! The L'Oreal shampoo and conditioner was a delightful surprise find!

      Hope your weekend is going well…XO,

      –The Beauty Professor

      December 12, 2015 at 10:26 pm

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