It’s on! Buckle your seat belts as the the traditional Black Friday we knew of the past has now become Black Friday Week … with a kick on Cyber Monday. Retailers such as Nordstrom, JCrew, Neiman Marcus and others began slashing prices starting yesterday. My suggestion is to make a list and shop your favorite sites now – put what you love in your cart. If the price is one you feel is a deal, go for it. If it’s something you can’t live without, and the price is right, it may not be there come Friday. At least if it is in your cart you can keep an eye on it. While creating today’s roundup Monday morning, I went back to my cart Monday evening to find a few of my favorites already sold out in my size. Today I’ve rounded my favorite places to shop this week along with promotions relating to items I have shared or will be sharing here on AskSuzanneBell.com this holiday season.
Due to the fact that there has been no real schedule as to when individual retailers will be revealing their promotions this week, I’ve updated this list as of this evening and will continue to update as I am alerted on the promotions, so be sure to check back throughout the week. You will see as you scroll down, I am still awaiting news from a few of my favorite retailers. I plan to share updates and finds on my Ask Suzanne Facebook Page as well. Since my posting schedule changed due to the early release of these fabulous markdowns, I will have an all new Style Post up for you Friday Evening, along with an all new Scarf Tying Video which features how I tie 5 different types of scarves, for endless looks, with one outfit.
Before we get started, here’s the deets on my friend Michelle’s fabulous white pleated shirt and animal print cardigan in the photo above: Riley-Fit Pleated Blouse (this is one I’ll be checking out the Black Friday price on!) | Banana Republic (HERE)| Animal Print Cardigan | Nordstrom Rack (similar, HERE) (HERE) (similar idea Target, HERE)
Note: Todays links are provided for your convenience. All selections are my own and what I am loving right now. View the sets by scrolling though with the arrows. Details within the sets can be found by clicking on the photo or link. I find that the links are sometimes not updated, especially when there are sale on sale promos going on. I always double check, even when it says something is sold out to confirm the price and availability as often they are lower than what is stated on Polyvore. Or obtain the info and call the store direct, you never know! Hopefully that helps.
Where have I shopped?
Yesterday, Nordstrom and JCrew – and I opted to pull the trigger now. Last year I waited till Friday and quite a few of the items I had my eye on were sold out in my size. Here’s a look at what I am waiting for MR. UPS to deliver. These were voids in my closet. My tips for staying on track if you are going to shop is to make a list and try to stick with it. Or give yourself a budget for when you do go off track, which is so easy to do, especially online!
Nordstrom: Just in! Black Friday extra 20% off select sale items online Thursday 11/23 and in stores 11/24, with a large selection of new markdowns and repricing that began earlier this week. Good items go fast, I waited for a few items last year to take an additional mark and they then were sold out. I think Nordstrom also does a terrific job with price matching, if you see something for less somewhere else. Online, I usually find the price matched items on the last page of my search (after sale and regular price listings) under the category that I am searching under.
My Favorites: The set below reflects only a small amount of what is currently marked down, many now are an extra 20% off the sale price! These are items that have previously been featured on AskSuzanneBell.com or that caught my eye while browsing the most recent list of new markdowns. Now is when I look for boots, sweaters, denim, coats and cold weather accessories. Items below are linked in Polyvore, so click a photo for details. Polyvore will often register that something is out of stock when it isn’t so check the site to be sure. I have also had luck at Nordstrom when an item is sold out by calling the actual store to see if they can track it down for me. Shipping is free either way so it is worth a try on something you have your heart set on.
11/23 Update! My Treasure and Bond ‘LYNX’ OTK boots are now a steal with an additional 20% off the sale price. In 4 colors, mine ran true to size for me | Now $59.97 (HERE)
I also ordered the Nightscape plaid ruffle cuff shirt from Sanctuary | Now $42.72 (HERE) THIS Caslon side tie tee is a steal at $18.72 (HERE) and for you Vince lovers, this stripe turtleneck is currently 52% off at $131.98 (HERE).
Nordstrom Rack: Now (9pm 11/22) Black Friday Head Start Online Only take and extra 30% off clearance. Prices as marked.
Ruby RIbbon: Now (11/22) through Monday 11/27, 25% -35% off select shape wear, camis and fashion pieces! Sold through independent stylists, you can shop Ruby Ribbon here on AskSuzanneBell.com via the virtual trunk show my stylist set up for us. Simply enter me (Suzanne Bell) as your hostess at checkout and your are good to shop from the comfort of your sofa! >>>> http://www.rubyribbon.com/susanbattat
My Favorites: Lace Extender Tank (a must have for legging lovers!), the Suedette legging, the Ottoman Ponte Legging, a Camisole for under knits, tops, and dresses that is right for your body type (many options in all sizes and cup sizes, get the one that is right for you). If you have extra to spend, the Lux Shawl. Read more on shape wear, Feel Confident and Fabulous During the Holiday Season (with RR Shapewear/Reviews) and Wardrobe Essentials with Built-In Shapewear (leggings, lace extender, the must-have shawl/wrap and how to style it, convertible belt).
J Crew: With the sale on sale deal, J Crew is practically giving stuff away right now in the sale section! Take 40% off your regular or sale purchase with code ‘THANKU’ thru 11/26. View my reviews on the side tie tunic in Effortless Uniforms Part 2.
My Favorites: Vests, Blouses, Sweaters, Sale Jewelry, Party Skirts
Madewell: Take 25% off your entire purchase with promo code ‘DONTSTRESS”, thru 11/26
Black.CO.UK: Offering gorgeous luxury cashmere and leather products that are fun to give and get. Take 20% off site wide, plus an additional 10% off with code BFX10 from November 24th-27th plus Free Delivery & Free Returns on all UK orders and free international shipping on orders over £100. Discount will be applied at the product level so no code is need. You can check out their gorgeous selection (HERE).
Current Hot Sellers:
LilySilk: Conceived by Lily Lin in January 2010, Lily felt that it was unfair how the retailers were taking the bulk of the profit while customers had to pay an extra sum and silk workers lived in relative poverty. The idea of a direct online outlet that connects Chinese silk masters and Western silk enthusiasts was put into action after a few months of discussion. LilySilk beautiful garm
BLACK FRIDAY DEAL: Now thru 11/30/2017, take 25% off when you purchase 1 piece, 35% off for 2 pieces, 45% off for 3 pieces. PLUS AskSuzanneBell.com Readers get and extra 16% off with coupon code “asksuzannebell16”! To view their Black Friday Sale, link in (HERE)
GoPantsLA: All GoPants, now $25.00, price reflected on site. Prices return to $45.00 after CyberMonday.
My Favorites: If you are looking to break out of your PJ’s or yoga pants and step up your BTS mom style, GoPants may be the answer to your style woes. Read my reviews and how I style mine, Move Over Yoga Pants, Your Chic Sister is in Town
LOFT: Current promo, take 40% off Everything with code GIFTITUP. Will there be more to come?
Saks: Up to 60% off during the Thanksgiving Sale. 11/22-11/24
Nike: Take an extra 25% off sale styles with code EPIC25 thru 11/28.
TopShop: Up to 50% off and Free Shipping. 11/22-11/27.
Urban Outfitters: Buy one, get one 50% off. 11/22-11/24
Joie: on now, 25% off site wide with code ‘THANKS’
Let’s Chat Sales!
Do you shop Black Friday Sales? Where do you find the best deals? Is there something in particular you like to shop for? Do you have a particular strategy? Do you prefer to go out, or shop online in your pajamas by the fire?
A Big Thank You!
I have so much to be grateful for this season, I want to take a moment to thank you, all my loyal readers who stop by, comment and engage with me on my little space here on the web. Wherever you may be, I wish you all a peaceful Thanksgiving, surrounded by those who support, love, and encourage you today and throughout the year! I’ll leave you all with this fun graphic from my friend Beth Briggs. You can find more of her work at BethBriggs.com (HERE) as well on Instagram as @bethbriggsillustration.