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069: What color is your Black Friday mood ring?
Shopping tips for people who care about Graydon Carter or go to Bushwick.
It feels weirdly like Black Friday happened weeks ago. And yet. Here we are.
While most of those overachiever sales we reported on earlier this week are still active (with some discounts dropping lower), there are dozens, verging on hundreds, of very good sales, all victims of information overload, yet to share.
Though there are many words and links to digest in this post—too many, frankly!—we’ve tried to serve you just the ones you’ll be most interested in, via an early-aughts-Cosmo-cum-smooth-brain-Buzzfeed-y list pegging you, the reader, as a dubiously oversimplified shopping “type.”
Consider this list a horoscope, a mood ring, the dregs in your afternoon tea.
There’s no quiz, but a quick litmus test to find your designation can be: Has Graydon Carter’s name been in your mouth lately? (Downtown.) When I said mood ring, did you think Bushwick? (Techno.) Do you own a pair of Plasticana clogs? (Slow.) How often do you “move to LA”? (Stretch.) And basically, uhh, just all of Gen Z I guess. (Out Loud.)
Scroll below the fold to be stereotyped and maybe shop a little. Oh, and keep an eye on the hand-selection of pieces in our deals database doc, already 150+ items strong.
Only the best for you
Farfetch: Farfetch has never been shy about offering a bargain, but its current up-to-90%-off sale feels big, especially given the extra 20% discount on thousands of items. This is the best place to buy Lemaire Croissants this weekend.
Nordstrom: Nordstrom’s Black Friday deals hit every area from contemporary to designer to SPACE, the Olivia Kim-led apparatus onboarding designers like ERL and Dauphinette—both of which are included in the discounts at 60% off and above.
The Outnet: I was refreshing Outnet’s homepage on the hour until the sale finally launched, and it doesn’t disappoint. Get an extra 25% off pieces already marked down by 70% with BLACKFRIDAY.
Matchesfashion: Promising discounts on men’s and women’s up to 50% off, the tens of thousands of marked-down items are best approached with specific shopping goals in mind—basics like this three-pack of Kye Intimates briefs are a solid option for getting the most out of the sale.
Moda Operandi: Moda’s Designer Sale sorts items into categories by percent off, with pieces claiming over 70% discounts.
Maimoun: The beloved boutique has carved out a wide selection of items to include in its 20% off promotion with MERCI. Julia Heueur, Priscavera, and Mondo Mondo all withstanding.
B Sides: Take 40% off almost everything on the denim brand’s site (discount auto-applied in cart), including on much of its Same Sale section—I got jeans for under $60.
CUUP: Having become the default bra brand for a sizable swath of us, CUUP’s up-to-60%-off sale feels hugely generous.
Saks Fifth Avenue: Saks’ sale section is clunky to navigate but contains some gems (this pair of The Row boots is under $700 right now). The best way to get a good deal is with its “Spend $150, get a $75 gift card” promo.
Maryam Nassir Zadeh: Only a handful of pieces are left at MNZ’s online sample sale, which kicked off with a host of goods from collected vintage to showroom samples but is now down to the wire with belts and fringe-size shoes.
Nanushka: Nanushka just increased its sale to 40% off highly wearable, refreshingly seasonless RTW pieces.
Cafe Forgot: In rare form, the very much “downtown” Cafe Forgot is offering 15% off sitewide with CAFEFRIDAY15, ending today.
Paris Georgia: Get up to 50% off PG’s end-of-season sale featuring its FW22 Collection 05.
Agmes: Agmes is extending 25% off its sculptural jewelry sitewide with GIVETHANKS.
The Frankie Shop: Wintry markdowns up to 40%, like this puffer vest in the ideal shade of beige or this maxi skirt that will render your lower half the texture of a lamb, become ever more appealing with an extra 10% discount using FRANKIEHOLIDAY10
Sandy Liang: Sandy Liang is holding its annual gift code event, where you’ll get $50 towards a future purchase when you spend $250, $100 for $500, $200 for a grand, and $300 for two—these hair accouterments would make mind-melting stocking stuffers.
Notre: Shop community-fave Notre’s BF sale for 30% off men’s, women’s, and home with BLACKFRIDAY30, including the just-launched Converse collab.
Frame: Frame’s denim and apparel is all 25% off in its sitewide Cyber Week sale.
Saie: Saie’s TikTok-dominating award-winners are among the 25% off sitewide discount, plus get a free mascara with orders over $50.
Merit: Take 20% off Merit’s entire roster of vegan beauty products that come in rich reds and warm bronzes to ward off a winter pallor.
Mondo Mondo: With HOLIDAY22, save 25% on Mondo Mondo’s enchanting collection of jewelry, its brand new line of candles, or its feted perfumes like “Hysteria,” featuring notes of tuberose, jasmine, rubber bands, and sunscreen.
Helmut Lang: Take 25% off sitewide plus 40% off “core styles,” meaning freaky basics—including already-on-sale regular items and core items.
Eytys: Winter Sale takes up to 40% off clothes, shoes, and accessories, bring most things under $200.
Veneda Carter: The just-launched jewelry brand from celebrity stylist Veneda Carter is extending 20% off with VC20 during its only sale of the year.
Heliot Emil: Heliot Emil rolled out an archive gallery of some of its best past-season pieces, on sale now for hundreds off.
LN-CC: LN-CC’s Winter Sale reaches up to 50% off and includes lots of new-in stuff from Jil Sander, Isabel Marant, and Marni.
END: Take 20% off a huge sale section that includes JW Anderson fleeces, Margiela sneakers, and Undercover jackets.
Yume Yume: Indulge in a selection of Yume Yume’s crunchy, loopy, romantic footwear for up to 30% off this weekend.
Away: Until Monday, take $50 off any two Away suitcases or $100 off any three, with all of its subtle colors and chic styles included in the promotion.
Milk: Through Sunday, Milk Makeup is offering 25% off orders of $45 or more and a gift with purchases of $75 or more. Use promo code BLACKFRIDAY.
God Save Queens: Take 33% off the brand’s entire cache of sexy but complex (lots of “strategically placed” mesh is involved) clothing and lingerie with BACK2BLACK.
La Garçonne: La Garçonne’s quintessential assortment toes past the 70% mark on certain items, with plenty others discount upwards of 30%.
Everlane: Everlane’s BF sale is comprehensive, with swaths of items such as this waffle-knit turtleneck for $25 and under, plus plenty more deals on high-quality basics—fancy an oatmeal-hued fleece half-zip for half price?
Shaina Mote: Take $35 off of orders over $250, $75 off $375, and $125 if your order tops $500 in Shaina Mote’s “Heirloom Sale” of simple, enchanting pieces made to last as long as you do.
Nonna: The LA-based boutique carrying MNZ, Rachel Comey, and Caron Callahan has rolled out 30% off sitewide including sale with FINAL.
Frances May: Similarly, Oregonian Frances May is offering 30% off with ALLWEEKLONG, also including sale and new-in Paloma Wool and Toteme.
Babaá: The Spanish knitwear brand, which has arguably perfected sweaters more than any other label, is hosting a holiday sale on an essential edit of winter layers.
Rus: Shop the archive sale at up to 50% off select pieces, including the knit Ranpu balaclava.
James Street Co.: Both the main site’s lush knits and the archival resale site’s array of consigned but well-maintained James Street Co. garments are 20% off, some items like this new-with-tags beanie ringing up under $20.
Lunya: Sleep-slash-outdoor wear in Lunya’s holiday sale reaches up to 70% off and includes men’s and women’s pieces.
LAHN: Based in New York’s Lower East Side, LAHN’s thoughtful edit is marked down by 30% across the board with XOLAHN30.
Sleeper: A selection of Sleeper’s fluffy, feathered “pajamas” (these sets are more primed for a dinner party than midnight drool) are discounted 30% this weekend.
Lonely Lingerie: A selection of Lonely’s lace-laden lingerie is available at 40% off throughout the entire weekend.
Socque: In its “Les imparfaites” sample sale, French brand Socque offers a selection of high-end loafers and boots, with prices topping out at about $150 per pair.
Corridor: Regrettably relegated to the label “menswear” to keep people of all genders from discovering this trove of knitwear that you need to look at right now, Corridor’s entire site is 30% off with BLACKFRIDAY2022.
Parachute: Get 20% off everything at Parachute, including sale items, bringing some bedding discounts as high as 70%.
Cold Picnic: The array of functional textiles is 20% off with SECRETCODE until Monday, with standouts like the “Yacht Club” bathmat and “The Desert and The Sea” rug proving that fabric on the floor can somehow be poignant.
Le Bon Shoppe: Le Bon Shoppe’s array of sweaters, in hues ranging from oatmeal to ebony, is 20% with SWEATERWEEKEND until Sunday.
Basis Studio: Basis Studio’s trove of vintage finds is already up to 40% off, with an extra 20% discount using XTRA20.
La Roche-Posay: Enable the skincare brand’s (rightful) domination of the sunscreen market by taking 25% off all orders at checkout.
Gil Rodriguez: A handful of Gil Rodriguez’s made-in-LA basics are on sale for the time being, but more popular styles are selling out fast.
SKIMS: SKIMS’ Bi-Annual Sale is on, with discounts latched onto shapewear, lounge, swim, and closet-refreshing tees and tanks.
Glossier: Get up to 30% off at Glossier when you spend $100+, or 20% off anything under that.
Good American: Take 30% off the sitewide range of party clothes, denim, and loungewear in a wide array of sizes and shapes with BF30.
The Very Warm: If you haven’t already, fill the parka slot in your wardrobe with a pick from the prolific brand at 30% off with BF30TVW.
G.H. Bass: Get up to 50% off a selection of loafers, boots, and outdoor gear from the footwear institution.
Bombas: Whether you need technical socks for the slopes or slippers for being immobile on the couch, Bombas has them in creative color combinations at 20% off with BIGSALE20.
Keen: All “outside styles” of shoe are 40% off, including the bonkers-but-cool UNEEK and many other designs that will keep your feet dry or allow them to get wet, depending on the season and your tolerance for wet feet.
Parks Project: Get 25% off well-designed and giftable National Parks merch, including cute tube and crew socks that stand up to dozens of washes without losing any color or integrity (one half of Magasin has road tested them and can vouch).
Christopher Kane: Christopher Kane’s AW22 campaign was a bizarre fantasy, with neon smudges everywhere and cut-out sweaters that look as if materialized straight from fever dreams, all now 20% off, with an extra 10% using VIP22.
Fluevog: Fluevog’s sale section takes up to 65% off over 150 styles, from relatively tame leather boots embedded with crushed velvet stars to bonkers Disney villain pumps—somehow, the shoes only get better as they get wackier.
Saint Sintra: With 20% off applied at checkout, all of Saint Sintra’s twisty, drapey garments become even more compulsorily appealing.
Crap Eyewear: Crap is offering 60% off nearly the whole site’s stock of sunglasses with both trendy and classic-style frames.
Beepy Bella: This shop’s wares exist at the intersection of DIY-twee and genuine luxury, ranging from trucker hats adorned with cartoon bugs to elegant freshwater pearl necklaces, all 60% off for the weekend.
Shop Kathleen: At Shop Kathleen, there are thongs embroidered with fountains, socks with thick ribbons that wind up your thighs, and more experimental garments made by a deftly curated bunch of independent designers, all to be had for 20% off sitewide through December 15th.
BlueBella: A host of strappy little lingerie sets and separates is available for up to 50% off, including the dramatically chromatic Pride collection, with 10% of its proceeds going to OutRight Action International.
Resident Objects: Resident Objects’ collection of vintage garments and knicknacks up to 50% off is as fun to browse as it is to shop (then again, you might need this zooted owl planter once you see it), especially to search for the very buyable one-dollar items hidden in the BF fray.
Noon Jewellery: Each piece of Noon Jewellery’s enchanting, handmade jewelry tells a story (a baroque pearl “meets its match” in a tiny cultured pearl, adorable), and it’s all 20% off with FOREVERNOON until the 28th.
Chunks: Chunks isn’t having a traditional BFCM sale, but special mystery bags will be available starting 1 PM ET today, with 25% of every sale on the site until Monday going to Indigenous Women Rising.
Sephora: Sephora’s approach to BFCM is more ad hoc than most, with shoppers receiving 25% off select beauty brands each day and up to 50% off of beauty-must haves until the 28th.
Venessa Arizaga: A half-off sale section with HOLIDAY means you can pick up many of the brand’s charming, psychedelic-summer-campy adornments for under $50.
TYT - The unhinged tights brand is having a buy one, get one half off sale on its JPEG and technicolor clown-adorned hosiery.
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