The Best Black Friday & Cyber Monday Sales
OK, gang, I could start with “happy holidays” and some sort of sentimental story…but if you’re here, at this particular page, I know what you’re lookin’ for (ummm…Black Friday sales and Cyber Monday deals, maybe?). Below, you’ll find our very top picks — we’re updating live as the 2022 holiday sales roll in — as well as all of our articles on the best Black Friday sales from our favorite retailers and brands. We already have our Black Friday Cheat Sheet out with all the best deals we’re currently eyeing, and our Cyber Monday Cheat Sheet just dropped and is being updated all dang day. (Be sure to bookmark this page and check back often for updates!)
Shortly after Amazon’s Prime Day 2 unofficially kicked off the holiday sales season, Shana gave us a detailed rundown of the best purchases she makes each Black Friday, so check out her 2023 forecasting and recommendations here. And if you’re the type who wants to plan your shopping strategy — and like your discounts with a dose of nonsense — check out last year’s YouTube video on the best Black Friday sales (it’s short, we promise). Smooch.
xo, Team TME
*For more holiday joy when you’re done shopping here, head back to Holiday Central, our one-stop shop for all the sparkle, sales and presents we have to offer. Browse holiday outfit ideas, and get inspired with gift ideas and guides. Once the festivities are over, check out the Boxing Day/after-Christmas sales here. Happy, happy holidays.
Top Black Friday & Cyber Monday Sales Picks (all retailers)
black friday & cyber monday sales, at a glance
If you just want a quick overview of the sales, check out this year’s 2022 Black Friday Cheat Sheet. It’ll give you a brief-but-thorough rundown of the top sales and what discounts might look like this year. Our Weekly Sales Reports, published every Friday, also feature all our fave fashion pieces on sale, so check those out for early BF/CM deals, which tend to occur throughout the month of November. Most importantly — since we’ve been in this business for 10+ years — we have strong opinions on which stores tend to have the best Black Friday and Cyber Monday discounts (hi there, Gap and Backcountry). For those retailers, we not only round up their most exciting sales picks (see last year’s below), but we also include links to our try-on articles (because we think that’s a much easier way to shop). Lastly, most of us also use Black Friday and Cyber Monday to find the best deals on kitchen appliances and home products, plus makeup, hair and skincare. So to make it easy to get to those specific sections, we’ve made the handy-dandy jump links below. Happy shopping, and happy holidays!
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Black Friday / Cyber Monday Sales (by retailer)
Nordstrom’s Black Friday Sale has been getting bigger (and more exciting) every year. There’s usually an assortment of our favorite brands on sale — think: Vince, MOTHER, Free People — as well as a solid selection of activewear. Personally, I’ve gotten lucky browsing through Nordstrom’s jewelry on sale; that’s where I often find the deepest discounts. For the luxury-minded, Nordstrom has started curating a special sale section of designer goods. We’ve found that Nordstrom typically adds to its sale section throughout the month of November, and then the official Black Friday deals go live the week of Thanksgiving. But check back — they’ll often add new sales pieces into the mix on actual Black Friday.
Top Nordstrom Sale Picks
Ahhhh…it’s hard for this team to not LOSE their MINDS when Saks has a big sale. There’s no doubt that Saks carries the most beautiful, splurge-worthy items — the type of stuff that haunts my dreams — so when they go on sale, we rejoice. But from a practical perspective, if you do nothing else…go check out Saks’ denim on sale. Easily the best selection we’ve seen (and it’s not just skinny jeans on sale, either. We see you, straight-leg jeans), and we cannot wait to get our hands on some this Black Friday. I also love using a Saks sale to grab interesting, elevated basics from brands like Alice + Olivia, the French-girl sisters, Sandro and Maje, as well as A.L.C. Oh, and my new fave — Staud! See? Losing my mind already.
Top Saks Sale Picks
We totally believe in the “play hard” mentality, and for clothes (and snow pants and mittens and goggles and sleeping bags and backpacks and headlamps and socks) that fit that lifestyle…our first stop is Backcountry. Backcountry usually has a range of sales on different brands throughout November leading up to Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Of course, we’re waiting for our favorites: Patagonia, The North Face, Smartwool, Darn Tough socks, Rumpl, YETI…the list goes on.
Top Backcountry Sale Picks
J.Crew is on fire always, with the addition of more sustainable materials and an extension of its size range (almost all of J.Crew styles now come in XS through 3XL!). And while J.Crew’s winter coats and jackets have been longtime favorites of this team, its latest cashmere offerings are some of the best they’ve done in recent years. (Do I need another sweater? The answer is yes.) The colors are well-chosen and gorgeous, and most have matching bottoms (whether cords or a slip skirt) for an easy, monochromatic holiday look. Lastly, don’t overlook J.Crew’s latest shoes and boots. The quality is surprisingly high, especially for the price.
Top J.Crew Sale Picks
Gap has recently been on our radar for cute, affordable and surprisingly on-point options. Some of our particular faves that we’re hoping to see in this year’s Black Friday deals include Gap’s outerwear selection as well as the loungewear. We’re HUGE fans of the cute sweats. Also appreciated? The teen section, for those in-between, hard-to-buy-for kids.
Top Gap Sale Picks
While Amazon is always full of surprise finds, I use Black Friday to stock up on, replace or upgrade old Kindles (the Oasis is my personal fave, but the Paperwhite is easily the best value), Google Nest thermostats, Ring doorbells or Nespresso coffee makers. There are usually some seriously good toy deals too, as well as the occasional fashion find. And if you haven’t yet gotten an Instant Pot, that’s a big team must-have, and it’s usually on sale (although, I’m still a Crockpot kind of girl). Also, be sure to check out our latest livestreams on The Mom Edit’s Amazon shop. We’re talking about things like Entertaining Essentials for the Casual Host.
Top Amazon Sale Picks
Top Madewell Sale Picks
Best of Athleta Black Friday & Cyber Monday
Top Athleta Sale Picks
The Best of Black Friday & Cyber Monday Beauty
The beauty-deals game is STRONG on Black Friday. My first stop? Colleen Rothschild, to stock up on that game-changing oil-based cleanser, my daily eye cream and uber-moisturizing extreme recovery cream. Next, I’m hitting Biossance for its glow-inducing rose oil, pore-minimizing toner and lactic-acid night cream. Lastly, I swear by using Elemis’ Eye Revive Mask a few times a week (especially to combat tired eyes during the holidays). This is also your friendly PSA that Sephora’s VIB sale will happen BEFORE Black Friday. It’s the only way to score discounts on Dyson Airwraps, hair dryers and Corrale straighteners. We’ve tried all of them, and the team’s consensus: Dyson’s hair dryer is amazing, and the Airwrap yields gorgeous results on long hair, but shorter hair might prefer the Corrale straightener. Also worth considering? Dr. Dennis Gross’ LED light mask. The results of these LED Masks are jaw-dropping. I actually prefer The Light Salon’s Boost LED mask (it lays flat for travel), but it’s not available at Sephora. Fingers crossed that it also goes on sale.
Top Sale Picks: Beauty Products
Linen. Sheets. If anyone is considering picking up these truly luxurious (yet wildly durable) sheets during the holiday sales, we’re all raving about Parachute’s linen sheets. Parachute has only two sales per year, and Black Friday is one of them. They make ah-mazing towels too — highly recommend. Otherwise, here are a few of our most-loved kitchen gadgets, most of which usually go on sale for Black Friday:
- Nespresso coffee machines (I love this one.)
- Breville’s toaster oven/air fryer (Laura seriously won’t stop talking about this thing.)
- KitchenAid stand mixers (Even Em, our kitchen minimalist, swears by this…and a few other pieces.)
- Instant Pot (Laura, Em, Linzi and Lex all use theirs on the regular.)
- Crockpot Cook & Carry (I swear by this for get-togethers.)
- Blueland’s cleaning set (a recent eco-friendly fave)