Black Friday Intel: What to Buy and Where

When it comes to Black Friday shopping, in order to avoid being overwhelmed by the myriad of sales and underwhelmed by the final result, we’ve found that the best way to approach is with a plan. If you go into it simply knowing what you’re looking for and where is best to get it, you can save yourself time, money, and a headache. On that note, today we’re sharing not only which stores will be holding amazing sales, but also what is best to buy from each one.

So, whether you need new work clothes or are looking to finally invest in a handbag this Black Friday, here are the places you should know.

“With 25% off all full-priced items starting Wednesday through Monday, I’ll be stocking up on Equipment’s classic button-down shirts for the office. You can never have enough and Equipment’s are worth buying in bulk—trust me.” — Erin Fitzpatrick, Associate News Editor

“Since they’ll be taking up to 40% off select styles (and an additional 30% off with promo code EXTRA30), I’ll be looking to Moda Operandi this year to score on my next designer investment piece. My go-to designers are J.W.Anderson, Marni, and Rochas.” — Kat Collings, Editorial Director

“Excluding a few outerwear pieces, this Black Friday, everything at Uniqlo will be under $50 and I can’t wait to buy plenty of their layering essentials. I’ll be picking up thin sweaters, turtlenecks, button-downs, and more.” — Michelle Scanga, Editor

“I’ll be hitting up The Dreslyn for their overall cool selection of designer duds, which will be 25% off from November 24th through the 30th. Perfect time to score a new and unique bag!” — Meghan Blalock, Managing Editor

“Starting this Monday through November 29, Aritzia will be taking up to 50% off select winter and holiday styles. Time to snag another one of their cozy sweaters! I’ve had my eye on this one from their Le Fou capsule collection since it launched.” — Jessica Schiffer, Fashion Features Editor

“Forever 21 will be offering an additional 50% off clearance until 2 p.m. and 30% off boots and booties in store on Black Friday, which makes it the perfect time to buy their amazing outerwearespecially the suede!” — Bobby Schuessler, Senior Editor

I love Tibi for what I call 'statement staples' or, next-level everyday pieces. Starting November 23 through the weekend, they’ll be offering up to 50% off select styles, so I can’t wait to snag a cool pair of shoes and some interesting tops!” — Nicole Akhtarzad, Associate Market Editor 

What are you looking to buy this Black Friday? Tell us in the comments!