My Black Friday “game plan” is searching for super-good sales on super-good brands I know and love. It’ll be a combo of personal shopping for a few new things from these fave brands of mine, as well as searching for deals for YOU guys on pieces that I already own and love.
Comfort Shoes, Luxe Beauty, Home & Tech Gifts: Linzi’s Black Friday Shopping Game Plan
For myself, I’m keeping an eye on MOTHER Denim, Dyson, AllSaints and MacBooks. For you guys, I’m keeping an eye on Parachute, Nordstrom Signature, Vince, Fly London, Aquatalia, Dyson Vacuums and more.
The sales can be overwhelming, though, so this year I’m primarily hunting for SUPER-good deals on some of my favorite higher-end brands (where the major sales make a BIG difference in price). I’m also looking for items from some of my most beloved brands that would make great gifts (fun winter hats, head-to-toe sweater outfits, indulgent skincare, and silk face masks). Many of the items below are ALREADY on sale, and I’ll do my best to keep this post, IG and Facebook updated when the others decide to join in the sale fun too!
**Lots of selfies below the collage, so give this post a good-old-scroll!**
I have been so impressed with Banana Republic’s sweater and sweater pant sets. They’ve been selling FAST in all colors, though, so also check out the jogger style and their other sets for additional options. I love the idea of head-to-toe cashmere sets (which will also hopefully go on sale), but I need to be able to easily wash and dry my sweater pants. I’ve washed and dried these Banana pants multiple times, and they still look and feel great. The matching sets at Banana are SO incredibly comfortable, the perfect weight, and the perfect comfy feel for all-day coziness. Would be a great gift, and they’re already included in Banana’s site-wide sale! Woohoo!
AllSaints is SUCH a fun brand to find on sale. Their winter coats are VERY special, and I adore their sweaters. This fave is already on sale, but hoping for sales on more of their sweaters at Nordstrom, as well as coats, and this absolutely beautiful sweater on AllSaints’ site. AllSaints is gorgeous, but PRICEY, so great to find on sale!
My cashmere hoodie and my super-cozy, navy blue v-neck are both from Nordstrom’s Signature line. The most scrumptious cashmere in my closet…here’s hoping lots of Nordstrom Signature Cashmere goes on sale this month.
So many good things at Everlane right now, but I’m especially loving this puffer. I love the brown color with blue denim and this teal scarf. Everlane is a bit of a wild card in terms of sales. For Black Friday, they often do a give-back promotion (which is a wonderful time to shop), but I’ll be on the lookout for any surprise sales as well. A lot of Everlane pieces sell out fast, though, so may be worth it to grab things now, if there’s something you truly love.
Okay, I don’t actually KNOW this brand personally, but I can’t stop clicking back to their website to see if they are running any sales on this guy. The most gorgeous weighted blanket I have ever seen!
I wrote a whole post on my obsession with this vacuum. I love it so much. Of course it’s fun to have the newest and fanciest, but I have to say…we still use our old V8, as well as our newer V10, and they both work perfectly. Sales have started on Dyson’s site, but they have been switching up which Dyson models are on sale. If you have any hard flooring, I do recommend the Absolute NOT the Animal (the Absolute comes with the soft roller, which works better on hard flooring).
My little guy’s school-from-home area is the coldest part of the house. Boo. Watching for sales on Dyson’s heaters as a possibility to use now for him…and later for us.
If you have been considering joining the Parachute linen bedding train (it’s a GOOD train to be on!), Parachute only goes on sale twice a year (one of them being around Black Friday.) I adore their linen Venice set (fitted sheet, pillowcases and a duvet cover).
For being cozy during outdoor hangouts this winter….THESE. Cute, comfy, cozy, warm and waterproof. The black is good, too!
I am SO in love with Fly London’s styles this season (these are my fav). BUT…if I look in my closet…I see that I am still in love with so many of their older styles too. Fly Londons are definitely Forever-Closet shoes for me. They are as comfortable for my feet as (and sometimes even MORE comfortable than) sneakers. Sometimes they go on sale this time of year, sometimes you have to wait until the very end of the season.
Aquatalia is another brand I watch for during big sales. High-quality, beautiful design, and many classic forever-closet-chic styles. I expect several styles to go on sale and a possible site-wide sale on Aquatalia (with price matching at Nordstrom).
My whole review on this mask is here. I’m hoping it will go on sale SOMEWHERE. Possibly Anthropologie first? During one of their site-wide sales? So far, the masks have been excluded from their Black Friday one-day code they emailed members, but I’m hoping that will change.
I made the TERRIBLE TERRIBLE mistake of borrowing Shana’s Dyson Airwrap last week. Ugh! It’s already on sale at Amazon! It’s so ridiculously expensive (even on sale), but I’m hoping maybe last year’s pink color will go on sale for even less $ at some point other places as well. Amazon’s price may be the lowest we’ll see, but one can hope.
This curling iron set is what I was looking at BEFORE I tried Shana’s Air Wrap. I’ve heard really great things about this brand and love that this set comes with 3-sized barrels. I’ve been playing around with curling just a few of my curls here and there to soften them up a bit and give me a bit of a “beachier curl”, but my old $12.00 CVS curling iron stopped working (wonder why!).
All of my favorite hair products right now are from Oribe. They’re pricey, though, so I always look for them on sale.
This cleansing balm (a total TME fav) is so lovely! Smells lovely, feels lovely, and makes your skin look lovely. Would be a wonderful gift for yourself or a loved one, and there’s usually a site-wide sale during the holiday shopping season.
Although my kids would love to have AirPods (and they ARE already on sale), I’m not totally convinced they’re safe for little ears. We have and love these Puros, and are looking to upgrade to the newer version that are noise canceling and have a built-in microphone.
I wrote a whole post on why the Nintendo Switch is our choice for a video game system. The Switches have been so difficult to come by (and have been marked up $$) during the Pandemic, though, so I doubt they will go on major sale during the holiday season. There may be some special packages or bundles, though, or deals on eBay so I’ll look out for those.
I love my AirPods and snagged another pair for the hubs during Amazon Prime Day. AND…they’re already on sale again!!! I actually like the regular version better than the pros—they fit my ears better. The pros are on sale already, though, too.
My kids have always used Chromebooks for school and homework, but with full-time virtual school the Chromebooks have not been as reliable as I would like for them to be. I’m definitely keeping an eye on the MacBook Air, which is already marked down on Amazon.
As I said, I’ll do my best to keep this post, IG and Facebook updated as the sales roll in. Here’s hoping, guys….I think the sales are going to be good, good, good this season!
P.S. This one’s for the pinners…