Black Friday and Cyber Monday Sales: Your Ultimate Shopping Guide

Cyber Monday Sales by top D.C. life and style blog, Alicia Tenise: picture of a woman in front of a Christmas tree, wearing a Fair Isle Mock Neck Sweater and Pom Pom Hat
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I hope you guys had the best Thanksgiving! T and I went out to dinner because our LA apartment’s kitchen is super, super small. This was the first time I went out to dinner for Thanksgiving at a restaurant — while I absolutely love playing host and getting to set the menu and design a tablescape, it is tiring! 

Now that Thanksgiving has come and gone, I’m sharing some of my favorite Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales of the weekend! I’ll be updating this list as news of more sales come in, so keep checking back for deals. There are some seriously amazing deals happening over the next few days, so make sure to pick up gifts for all of your loved ones (and yourself!) I will say that comparing 2020 vs. 2021 deals, I saw way better sales last year, so this year’s list is far more curated and tailored. Also, don’t forget to check out my gift guides if you’re shopping for someone in particular!
 
Full disclaimer: if you shop through my links, I will receive a (tiny!) commission from them. However, there is no pressure to buy anything: the best way to save money is not to spend anything! I encourage you to shop responsibly and skip the sales if saving money is better for you in the long run.

Black Friday and Cyber Monday Sales Shopping Guide

Abercrombie: 30% Off Everything

Raise your hand if you also wore Abercrombie in high school. But seriously, they manage to impress this 30-something year after year, and I don’t know how they do it. Kudos, A&F.

 

Anthropologie: 30% Off Sitewide

As an avid Anthro fan, I can confirm that this is as good as it will get in terms of sales for the entire year. They have so many fabulous party dresses, statement pieces, and home gifts; you really cannot go wrong here.

 

Athleta: 20% Off Your Purchase

Athleta is one of my favorite activewear brands, and the quality of their product never fails to blow me away. I have to specifically give the nod to their outerwear — one of their puffer jackets I got a few years ago held up against several polar vortices, and they’re super warm and stylish. 

 

Baublebar: 30% Off Sitewide

I’ve been a fan of Baublebar for several years, but I’ve been impressed with the fashion-forward styles they’ve debuted over the past 18 months. Incredibly, you can scoop up such unique products from Baublebar for under $100; and this sale makes their items even more of a steal.

 

ChappyWrap: 20% Off Sitewide

I was introduced to ChappyWrap last year, and honestly? They make some of the coziest blankets that I own. Now that we’re getting into hibernation season, this would be a great time to scoop one of their super-soft throws. Plus, a ChappyWrap blanket would make for an excellent gift.

  

Confete: 25% Off Sitewide

I was recently introduced to this brand, and honestly? I was blown away by their curated selection! Confete was kind enough to gift me a couple of dresses, and I loved the quality of them. Plus, I got so many compliments while wearing them this past weekend (just FYI: you might need this dress in your life). If you’re looking for a fun holiday party dress, this is your spot. Also, select items on their website are available up to a size 3X.

  

Draper James: 30% Off Sitewide

Draper James is classic, timeless, and one of my go-to brands when it comes to gifting. I don’t see them doing sales too often, so I would run, not walk, to this Black Friday special! 

 

Elemis: 35% Off Sitewide

Elemis has been one of my favorite skincare brands for several years now. If you’re new to the brand, I’d highly recommend trying out their cleansing balm (I use this at night as the first step of a double cleanse to get all of my makeup off!), skin recovery capsules (an esthetician recommended these and they have brightened my skin and reduced pore size!), and their most popular product: the marine cream.

 

Farm Rio: 25% Off Everything

Out of all the sales listed in this blog post, this is the one that I freaked out the most over. If you follow me on social media, or if you’ve just seen me IRL, you know that I’m pretty much Farm Rio’s biggest fan. They have the most unique prints and flattering styles, and I’m guaranteed to get at least five compliments if I’m out and about wearing this brand. Their price points are a little higher than what I’d typically pay for a statement piece, but trust me: it’s a worthwhile investment that will turn heads.

 

J.Crew: 40% Off Your Purchase

This sale is a little lower than it was last year, but J.Crew’s holiday selection is always top-notch and timeless.

 

Kendra Scott: 25-40% Off Sitewide

On Friday only, Kendra Scott is offering 25-40% off sitewide (40% off most of their items and 25% off fine jewelry) — which is truly the best sale I’ve seen from them. My mom always loves gifts from Kendra Scott, and I’ve been majorly impressed with the seasonal collections year after year. 

 

LAKE Pajamas: Up to 40% Off

I was recently introduced to this brand, and their stylish collection of pajamas and loungewear is incredibly impressive. A robe, PJs, or a lounge dress from LAKE would make for an incredible gift!

 

Madewell: 30% Off Your Purchase

Not as good of a sale as last year, but still a pretty solid deal from Madewell. The quality of these pieces is pretty remarkable (their jeans rival the quality of some of my $250+ pairs of denim!), so you can be sure that anything you get here is a solid investment.

 

Minted: 20% off Orders $150+; 15% off Everything

Not only does Minted carry some of the cutest holiday cards around, but they could also make for the perfect gift for the art or stationery lover in your life. I’m loving their personalized stationery, gold foil city maps, and custom puzzles this year.

 

Serena & Lily: 25% Off of Everything

If you’re furniture and home decor shopping like I am, or if you’re looking for the perfect gift for someone who’s getting settled into their place, this sale should be on your radar. It’s the best sale that Serena & Lily offers throughout the entire year. You can snag Everything from cozy PJs to stylish coffee table books the bar cart of your dreams.

 

Shopbop: Take 15-30% off storewide with code HOLIDAY

You guys know I love a good Shopbop sale, and this one does not disappoint. I love the variety of brands that the store carries, and you can score some outstanding deals with this sale.

 

Soma: 30% Off Your Purchase

Guys: I love Soma so much (as does my mother!) Not to be dramatic, but their Cool Nights pajamas are life-changing. They’re incredibly comfortable, and I notice that I get a way better night’s sleep in these vs. lower quality PJs. Perfect gifts for a loved one (or yourself!)

 

Talbots: 50% Off One Item + 40% Off Your Purchase

Speaking of gifts that my mom always raves over: you simply cannot go wrong with Talbots. Their classic designs and impeccable quality make for the perfect gift for a loved one.

 

Tarte: 30% off Sitewide + 50% off Holiday Steals

If you need to stock up on makeup or if you’re looking for a gift for a beauty lover, you’ll want to take advantage of this sale. You can’t go wrong with any of Tarte’s gift sets or tartelette palettes (I use these almost daily!)

 
 

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Which Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales are you most excited about? Share in a comment below!

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7 Comments

  1. Kristina A wrote:

    Great list! Chichwish is a store I most recently came across. Will check out what they have!

    Blog

    Posted 11.24.16 Reply
  2. Esther wrote:

    Thanks for sharing! Love black friday! Hoping to get some great deals.

    Posted 11.24.16 Reply
  3. Thank you for the heads up !!
    X,abril
    The color palette

    Posted 11.24.16 Reply
  4. Ashley wrote:

    My favorite time of year! Great round up!!

    Posted 11.24.16 Reply
  5. That’s great ! I am gonna check out Express now!

    Posted 11.25.16 Reply
  6. Molly O'Connor wrote:

    That skirt you are wearing is ADORABLE!! Such a great roundup! I have spent way too much today haha!

    http://www.mollyonthemoveblog.com

    Posted 11.25.16 Reply
  7. Angelle Marix wrote:

    You have some AMAZING items listed!! Love the round up!! I love a great sale!!

    xoxo,
    Angelle
    http://www.dashingdarlin.com

    Posted 11.26.16 Reply