Holidays over 5 years ago by Liz Adams

Best Black Friday Sales + How to Shop Successfully

Shop my outfit: J.Crew Sweater (40% off!), Madewell Skirt (25% off!), Bauble Bar Earrings, Anthropologie Hat, Stuart Weitzman Lowland Boots (get $100 off!)


Shop my outfit: J.Crew Sweater (40% off!), Madewell Skirt (25% off!), Bauble Bar Earrings, Anthropologie Hat, Stuart Weitzman Lowland Boots (get $100 off!)

The anticipation of Black Friday and Cyber Monday is getting to me! Not so much because I feel like there is so much to shop for but because I want to feel organized and not overwhelmed. I’m not one to get out of bed early and head to the mall. Crowds stress me out so you’ll find me comfy and cozy on the couch with a cup of coffee and a fully charged lap top.

To help make it easier for you I thought I would detail my strategy for shopping and how I plan to tackle the never-ending internets! I start with a master plan. I’m a huge fan of lists and they have to be hand written on pretty paper – ha. It gets me excited and helps me mentally prep for what is to come. (*note: this shouldn’t be stressful. I feel like this may sound dramatic but I’m just telling you what works best for me! In the moment it is fun and exciting and don’t forget to play Christmas music while you shop).

My plan starts with Christmas gifts and what I need to buy. I write out what I know my loved ones want/have asked for and which store(s) I plan to find these items! Here is an example…

Brother: Patagonia Zip Up – Backcountry
Dad: Ugg Slippers – Nordstrom
Jack: Nod Chair with Monogram – Crate & Barrel
Mom: Half-baked Harvest Cookbook – Target + Dutch Oven – Williams Sonoma

I make sure to get all of my gifts out of the way first from the more commercial retailers! Next I move on to the stores where I’m looking for deals and make sure I bookmark which ones to check out first. Usually during Black Friday/Cyber Monday I look for the bigger deals like home decor, electronics, appliances, etc. Here are some of my favorite retailers celebrating Black Friday early!

My Favorite Home Decor Stores

Serena & Lily – 20% off with code GATHER! We have these swivel chairs, these sconces and this side table in our living room!

Ballard Designs – 20% off everything including our new dining room chairs, rug, chandelier and table!

McGee & Co – 20% off everything with code THANKYOU. I mean it when I say I want everything they sell. 


Williams Sonoma – lots of Black Friday deals!

Pottery Barn – 30% off Holiday Decorating!

Caitlin Wilson

My Favorite Places to Shop for Holiday/Winter Attire

Shopbop – Up to 25% off your purchase with code MORE18!

Madewell – 25% off with code DEALWITHIT!

J.Crew – 40% off with code TOGETHER!


Abercrombie – 50% off everything!!

LOFT – 40% off your purchase with code BEST WEEK!

Bauble Bar – a ton of early Black Friday deals! (30% off personalized gifts!)

My Favorite Small Businesses

Waiting on Martha – Up to 30% off everything!!

Loren Hope – Uo to 30% off your purchase!

Biscuit Home 

Tuckernuck – 20% off everything with code GOWILD!! Always a favorite for party dresses (like this and this). 

Mark & Graham – 20% off with code FRIENDS. My FAVORITE store for personalized gifts. They also have the best gift guides!

Backcountry – take 20% off ONE FULL PRICED ITEM with code Take20November. My go-to place for Patagonia!

Minted – 20% off holiday cards + 15% off everything else! Use code BF2018!

Where to Shop for Electronics + More!

Target – If you’re a Target RedCard holder then you get to take advantage of some SERIOUS sales RIGHT NOW!

AmazonBlack Friday Deals Week! So many good deals every single day. 

Be sure to check back on Friday for a HUGE Black Friday Giveaway!! I’m giving away 10 of my favorite things to one lucky reader for the ULTIMATE giveaway!  xoxo