It seems like Black Friday doesn’t really exist anymore, since many of these brands started sales last week, more than a week before Black Friday. I’ve personally found most of these sales overwhelming, but sifted through many emails to see what some of my favorite brands are doing.
I’m impressed that this year’s sales seem to be better than previous years, so if you’re looking for a discount on beauty or clothing that are higher than the 10-20% you usually see throughout the year, this is a good time to pick up some things.
However, as I like to remind everyone every year, if you are overwhelmed or not in a position to spend a lot of money, click out of this post. Unsubscribe from store emails, don’t go on social media where you’ll see ads. That’s the only way I’ve been able to ignore sales when I felt tempted. If you do want to shop, make a list of items you’re looking for rather than aimlessly shopping deals. It’s so easy to get sucked into something just because it’s on sale, then never using that item again once you get it. I’ve personally found that making a list of items I’m interested in helps me stay on track with what I’m looking for.
This is a running list, so I will keep updating it as I see more sales come up!
Last note – many of these links are affiliate links, meaning I make a small commission if you purchase something with these links. There is no pressure for you to use these links, but it is a small way to support me without any added cost to you, if that’s something you want to do!
BEAUTY – GENERAL (department stores and retailers)
Bergdorfs – $50 off $250, $100 off $400, $250 off $600+ ongoing now – includes brands like Victoria Beckham Beauty, Hermes Beauty, and Byredo.
C.O. Bigelow – 25% off brand products with code VIP25 – I love their hand soaps and lotions!
Neiman Marcus – $50 off $200, $100 off $400 with code THANKFUL – this is their best discount of the year, and it’s a great way to stock up on luxury beauty products. This year, I have my eye on the Byredo Liquid Lipsticks, and Delina La Rose Eau de Parfum, Hermes makeup, and Kilian fragrances.
Saks 5th Avenue –
15% off beauty. Earn a $50 gift card with $200 purchase, up to $750 (with $3000 purchase). This is a great way to try a lot of luxury beauty brands, and I have my eye on the Kilian Floral Narcotics sampler, which 4 mini size Kilian fragrances – and 3 of the 4 are my 3 favorite scents from Kilian.
Skinstore – sales running all over the site, and use code STEPHANIE10 for extra discounts. I’m looking to pick up some U Beauty, especially the Super Hydrator, since my code will get you an extra 10% off on top of the 20% discount! Other highlights include
- Colorescience – 30% off. I use the Total Eye SPF 35 as a concealer and corrector, too. It’s pricey but a tube can usually last me a year.
- Elta MD – my favorite SPF if their UV Clear Tinted formula. I’ve also been using their Barrer Recovery Serum, which is great for barrier support and soothing.
- Juliette has a Gun fragrances, 25% off – they also have some of the body products like the Shower Gel and Room Spray.
Space NK – 25% off a large selection of products, no code needed. They have brands like Charlotte Tilbury, Byredo, and Caudalie, which is cheaper here since it is a retailer from the UK (on top of the discount)
Ulta – Sales storewide. Highlights include
- 30% off About Face – I love the Matte Fluid Eye Paint (especially in the shade Cloned), Line Artist eyeliners, and I’m keen to try the Cheek Freak Blush Balms
- 30% off Ellis Brooklyn – my picks are Vanilla Milk and Sun Fruit
- 30% off Bobbi Brown Crushed Oil Infused Gloss
Violet Grey – up to 25% off . Some of my recommendations include the U Beauty Super Hydrator moisturizer, and 25% off off these products, which is a bigger discount than I’ve seen elsewhere:
- the Make Beauty Heat Stroke Cheek Tints,
- Tom Ford Shade and Illuminate Blush Duos
- Tom Ford Golden Peach Cream Eyeshadow duo
- Tom Ford eyeshadow quads
- Sisley Double Tenseur Primer
- Surratt Beauty Noir Lash Tint
- Ami Cole Lip Treatment Oil
- Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless Finish Powder for 25% off.
About Face Beauty – 25% sitewide. Shop my favorites here – my most used of these are the Eye Paint (especially in the shade Terracotta), and Line Artist in Equestrian.
Bobbi Brown – 30% off, no code needed. This is the highest discount I see for BB products. Their corrector in Peach* is an HG product for me.
Bodyography – 35% off sidewide, no code needed. I love their glitters, which remind me a lot of the Hourglass Scattered Lights eyeshadows.
Chantecaille – 25% off with code Cyber. I have so many products I like from the brand, such as the Luminescent Eyeshadows and the Sunbeam Cheek and Eyeshade. You can shop some of my favorites here.
Clinique – 30% sitewide and gwp with $65+. My favorite products from them are their Eyeliner in Intense Clove, Cheek Pop blushes and the Take the Day Off Eye Makeup remover is the best waterproof mascara remover.
Em Cosmetics – 25% off orders up to $99, 30% off $100+
Fenty Beauty – 25% off sitewide, no code, starting now, and up to 60% off select items on this page. I love their Berry Holiday collection that has the new shades of lipstick and Cream blush duo. I swatch the blush duo, gloss bomb trio, and lipsticks in these reels.
House of Sillage – 50% off lip liners. This is such a luxury brand but the lip liners are definitely worth the 50% off price of $19. I also adore their lipsticks and cases!
MAKE Beauty – 20% off with code THANKS20, starting now. So many of their products have made it to my favorite products rotation this year, including the balm serum intense, Skin Mimetic Microsuede Blushes, Eyeliners, and Dewy Gel Cheek Tints. I swatch all the new powder blushes in this reel.
Merit – 20% off, starting 11/21-11/22 with code RSVP. Shop my favorites here. I review all the products I have from the brand in this post.
Pat McGrath – 30% off $50+, 35% off $150+, and 40% off $250+
Rephr – 50% off, no code needed – great if you want to try some brushes. Their 03 pencil brush is an absolute staple for me and I have a few that I keep in rotation.
Rose Inc – 30% off, no code needed and choose from 3 GWP sets with purchase over $75
Summer Fridays – 20% off with code CYBER, starting now. Their lip butters are my favorite! And they have a few really beautiful tinted shades that work beautifully for everyday minimal makeup.
Surratt Beauty – 30% off, no code needed. I love their Dew Drop Foundation, which I apply here. I’ve also started using their Noir Lash Tint, and it is the most beautiful and delicate lash lacquer that makes my lashes look naturally long and full. It even manages to hold my curl, even though it’s not advertised as a waterproof mascara. Their Lipslique lipsticks are also a great hydrating glossy balm-like formula.
Urban Decay – 30% off, and $10 lipsticks.
Victoria Beckham Beauty – 20% off sitewide with code GIVING20, starting now. Shop my favorites here, and see my brand review here. I’m picking up another shade of the cream blushes, and I’m curious to try out of her Posh glosses.
YSL Beauty, no code needed, on going now – 30% off. Their Rouge Pur Couture formula is among one of my favorites, and shade 83 in particular is a beautiful orangey red.
Cocokind – 25% off sitewide, starting 11/23. If I had to pick just one product, I would recommend the Ceramide Barrier Serum for skin barrier protection!
Colorescience – 30% off sitewide, starts now for rewards members. I use their Total Eye SPF, which has a slight tint, as an undereye corrector on most days! It’s pricey but I usually get about a year’s worth of use out of one tube. I wear shade Medium in the winter, or Tan in the summer.
Paula’s Choice – 20% off, and free gifts starting with $75 purchase, no code needed. My ultimate favorite is their BHA exfoliator, though you can’t go wrong with their products!
Superegg – 20% off (bundles and sets excluded), gift with purchase at $100+. Shop my favorites here.
Youth to the People – 25% off sitewide, no code needed, ongoing now.
BODY, HAIR, FRAGRANCE
Briogeo – 30% off sitewide. So many of their products are essentials for me, but my absolute must haves are the Scalp Revival Serum, Charcoal and Coconut Exfoliating Shampoo, and Castor Oil. They also have this great set to try out a few products from the Scalp Revival line.
Boysmells – 25% off, no code needed. My favorites are Neopeche and Cinderose (which is $19 for Black Friday).
Dedcool – 30% off with code earlybird ongoing now. Shop my favorites here – which include the Milk perfume, Dedtergent, and Rocco Mint perfume.
Living Proof – 20% off order over $40 and a free full size dry shampoo with orders $70+, starting 11/21 with code STEPHANIEP20 – their Advanced Clean Perfect Hair Day Dry Shampoo is my absolute favorite! It feels like nothing and doesn’t leave a white cast.
Necessaire – full size body serum is included with any purchase. Use code BEAUTYUNHYPED for 10% off!
Static Nails – 20-50% off sitewide. I’ve been really impressed with their nail polishes, which last a full week on me with minimal chipping.
Truffle – 25% select styles. I love the Jetset case for traveling with my liquids, and I’m probably going to get the Jumbo Jetset case to be able to hold more things, as well.
& Other Stories – 25% off everything with code BF22 – I love everything they make! They make both great basics as well as more dressy basics.
Abercrombie – 30% off, starting now. No code needed.
Aerie – 30% off sitewide, 40% off leggings – their crossover leggings really are amazing and simultaneously some of the most comfortable and flattering leggings I wear for lounging and running errands.
Alo Yoga – 30% off, starting now, no code needed.
All Saints – 30% off, no code needed, ongoing now.
Aritzia – up to 50% off, no code needed, ongoing now.
25% off storewide, no code needed. 20% off sale items with code CYBER20
Girlfriend Collective – 35% off
Madewell – 50% off with code TGIF, ongoing now – I’ve been on the hunt for a new pair of jeans, and I found a perfect fit in the curvy styles of their jeans with the Curvy Perfect Vintage Straight in the Lunar Wash, which is a faded black. I sized down one size from my usual jean size to get my perfect fit.
Marcella – up to 60% off storewide. I started buying a few pieces from here last year and they have all been amazing quality.
Nisolo – 30% off with code GIFTS30
Outdoor Voices – up to 70% off
Shopbop – 25% storewide (with exclusions)
Sweaty Betty – 30% off everything with code SBSAVE
Vetta – 30% off sitewide with code YAY30. I love their capsule wardrobe concept – most of their pieces are convertible and made really well. I plan on picking up a couple of things!
OTHER (home, general)
Appointed – 30% off, no code needed. They’re the only notebooks I use!