The Ultimate Guide to Black Friday


The Ultimate Guide to Black Friday

While the end of November may mean warm apple pies and pumpkin lattes for some, for The WALK it means preparation for Black Friday. Black Friday, also known as the thrifty shopper’s paradise, is that magical day after Thanksgiving when we work off our turkey and stuffing by strutting down countless aisles for incredibly priced items. On this day we can find riding boots for forty percent off retail value, score designer perfume samples and finally get our hands on the leather jacket we’ve been eyeing for months, all before noon.

While Black Friday can seem daunting to even the most experienced shopper, you can rest assured: we have you covered. We’ve condensed our favorite markdowns and savings so you can get the chicest Black Friday deals stress free.

1. Sephora

Those who are a part of Sephora’s reward program are no strangers to the bonus treats offered regularly. This Friday, however, Sephora’s offering ten dollar deals available online and in-store.  Our favorite items:

  • Bare Escentuals Let it Glow set, $42 value
  • Stila travel palette & deluxe kitten lip glaze, $67 value
  • Tarte full-sized gifted mascara and mini multipleye lash liner, $31 value

‘Like’ the Sephora page on Facebook for the full list of their One Day Wonders.

2. MAC Cosmetics

Whether you’re on the hunt for the perfect shade of lipstick or for your new favorite liquid liner, MAC is a must-stop mark on your Black Friday map. While they don’t offer store-wide mark downs, you can get a dark, silver-infused lipstick/nail polish duo from 12 p.m. to 4 a.m. with your online order. Enjoy free standard shipping with your online order from now until December 31st on all U.S. orders.

3. Macy’s

Macy’s is just one of several retailers this year to offer Black Friday prices before Black Friday even begins. Beginning on Thanksgiving and lasting through this Saturday, Macy’s will have various online discounts. From midnight to 1 p.m. on Friday, stop at Macy’s for door-busters and markdowns yet to be released. Online deals include:

  • 25-50% off women’s sportswear
  • Over 50% off women’s outerwear
  • 40% off select handbags

Visit Macy’s official site for coupons and a full listing of discounts at your local Macy’s.

4. Victoria’s Secret

If you’ve ever walked into a Victoria’s Secret, you know it’s not hard to spend $65. This Friday, spend $65 and get a treat as well: a free limited edition tote bag filled with beauty goodies.

5. H&M

H&M is never tired of offering discounts and frequent sales, so their Black Friday mark-downs are no surprise to us. This year they’ll be offering Black Friday deals on Friday that won’t disappoint.

  • $7 Items will be available before Black Friday
  • $5 Deals will be available throughout the store on Friday

6. Arcadia

If you’re in Philadelphia for this Thanksgiving break, drop by the Rittenhouse Square or Northern Liberties locations for Arcadia’s annual Black on Black sale.

  • 30% off everything black
  • 20% off everything else in the store

Use code “TURKEY” online for 20% off all items in the online boutique.

While this is just one chunk of all the Black Friday deals, if you choose to brave the malls this Friday, remember that you can’t possibly hit every single store in one day. Plan ahead and know what items you’re after. Once you have a list compiled, you’re ready to brave the aisles of Black Friday, armed with the perfect weapons for a chic success.

-Maegan Cadet

Image courtesy of New York Daily News


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