This Black Friday 2021, the sales are unlike anything we’ve ever seen, because instead of starting on the Friday following Thanksgiving, they started as far back as October. Maybe it’s due to the supply-chain delays, or maybe it’s the fact that shoppers are starting to search for gift ideas earlier than ever this year—either way, we’re taking advantage of these early discounts.
What are some of the best Black Friday sales you should be shopping? Well, the better question is what are some early Black Friday sales you shouldn’t be shopping, because those are easier to track down than the former. See, practically every major retailer is hosting their holiday sales early this year. It all started when Amazon shocked the retail world with its months-long event that began in mid-October. Shortly after, a slew of other major stores followed suit, including Target, Ulta, and Nordstrom.
Whether you’re looking for discounts on furniture, celebrity approved accessories, or hot-button electronics, there’s a sale out there just for you. But, to save you the time of having to parse through a bunch of sites and the thousands of deals they’ve got going, we did the work for you.
We checked out all of our fave fashion, home, and electronic destinations and found the best early Black Friday deals available now. The discounts are so iconic, you’d be foolish not to take advantage of them. We’re talking 50% off Uggs, Dyson fans for $150 off, and AirPods at the lowest price of the year. When it comes to these savings, it’s best to trust your gut. Especially since the majority of these items are prone to selling out.
Below, check out six of the best early Black Friday sales that we could find.
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Get up to 50% off Lee jeans, tees, and jackets now through Monday. And, if that wasn’t enough, you can take an additional 25% off select items at checkout when you use offer code CYBER25. So, you can potentially save more than 75% on a brand new pair of high-quality jeans. Which, in our minds, is a steal and a half.
Our eyes are on these Gen Z-approved straight-leg jeans that look so comfortable, yet so chic. The relaxed fit is giving us game day tailgate energy. Does anybody know where the nearest batch of buffalo chicken dip is?
If you don’t know about Mejuri, here’s your intro: The jewelry brand sells accessories for fair pricing, meaning you can get quality gold and diamond pieces for a fraction of what you’d typically find them for. While Mejuri’s official Black Friday sale goes live to the public on November 24, you can get the discounts starting today if you simply subscribe to their emails. The highlight of the sale is 20 percent off everything with a minimum spend of $150. That means you’ve got to spend at least $150 to get the discount, so don’t be shy about snagging yourself a necklace, a bracelet, a few rings and a whole new ear stack. You deserve it!
This thick stacker ring is a real statement maker when worn alone, but can also function as a team player when its surrounded by other sleek styles. Usually $65, you can shop it today for just over $50. (Per Mejuri’s estimates, this style would typically sell for around $125 at other destinations.)
Starting Nov. 12 and running through Nov. 29, you can shop 25%-50% off everything on Kay Jewelers’ website, and up to 10% off. Right now, our hearts are set on this pair of vibrant hoop earrings that are subtle enough to wear on the daily, but add an ideal pop of color to any outfit.
Black Friday is now a few months long at Amazon, where you can shop electronics on sale for truly eye-catching prices. To find all the discounts available—they change daily—head over to the Epic Daily Deals hub, where you’ll be able to see all of the bargains in one spot. (These deals are only for Amazon Prime members, so if you don’t have a membership but still want the discounts, sign up for a free trial here.)
The one deal we can’t recommend enough is on a pair of AirPods Pro. They’re at the lowest cost they’ve been all year at $159 (usually they’re $249). This, along with Le Creuset’s Dutch $120 discount, have our attention.
Right this very second, thousands of pairs of shoes are up to 50% off— from Crocs clogs to Kate Spade heels to Frye boots and Columbia snow boots. There are even a few pairs of Impala roller skates in the mix! And of course, Zappos apparel is on sale too, including jeans, tops and more winter essentials.
The Black Friday deals aren’t limited to just one day, fortunately — they’ll run through November 28, after which Cyber Monday offerings will take over. But I, for one, can’t wait that long! Catch me stocking up on Circus by Sam Edelman boots, Nine West loafers and yes, even a new pair of Crocs. For reasons I still can’t explain, I really like the zebra ones. For some reason, this particular pair of zebra crocs went viral on TikTok a few months back. Now’s the chance to snag them for less and wear ’em with socks this winter!
Now through November 28, Tula is letting you take 30% off everything on its site, meaning you can get this eye balm for just $21. “I really like its cooling effect and how it feels as if it’s instantly removing puffiness and gently tightening any fine wrinkles or lines,” wrote one reviewer who gave the eye balm a perfect rating. “I bought a second one to carry with me in my purse.” Other shoppers can relate, as they, too, toss this little pink tube into their bags for quick pick-me-ups throughout the day.
Usually, Zara celebrates Black Friday with a site-wide 30 percent-off discount. But this year, the retailer is giving us some extra love with 40 percent off. Yes, the brand went off and stunned us, offering a staggering 40 percent off select items. (!!) Think of the possibilities. You can finally snag that one item (or 10) you’ve been eyeing ever since their Fall/Winter 2020 Collection dropped. You could also spoil the people on your holiday shopping list—and not break the bank over it.
Unlike most retailers of our favorite, which focus on either apparel or lifestyle, Urban has managed to rule in both categories. Not only are they a go-to spot for TikTok viral cargo pants and crop tops, but their Home section is virtually unmatched. Whether you want furniture that looks straight out of the ’70s or under-$50 decor accents to spruce up your current space without breaking the bank, Urban always has you covered.
To kick off Black Friday, and for a limited time only, Urban Outfitters rewards members can save 25% off their entire purchase. And since Urban carries everything from outerwear to bedding to vinyls, you can do virtually all of your holiday shopping in one massive order.
UO has always been my go-to for a cozy fleece with a trendy twist, and this one comes in a ton of fun patterns.
Everything at Alo Yoga is up to 70% off for Black Friday—no joke. Now that the yoga pants style of our pants is having a resurgence, we’re shopping this comfy pair of bell bottom leggings. The slit at the bottom is perfect for boots (it’ll show them off just like cropped pants would) and the smoothing high-waist cut is super flattering. What’s not to love?
Did you ever think you’d be excited for an Abercrombie sale when you’re over 15? We didn’t either, but the resurrected brand has been popping off lately with its size-inclusive selection that includes some seriously cute Melina Pants dupes. Right now, the entire site is 30 percent off. Yep, 30 percent off! We don’t know much about whether deals will change for Cyber Monday, so shop till you drop while this offer lasts.
Reformation is one of the Hollywood’s most-loved brands; Taylor Swift, Hailey Bieber, and Kendall Jenner are among its many, many fans. It carries the chicest silhouettes in the most beautiful colors and prints. The design details are to die for, whether they’re puffy sleeves or dainty buttons. Hold onto your seats, ladies and gents, because Ref is giving everyone 25% off sitewide for Black Friday and Cyber Monday.
And that says a lot, since you’ll rarely ever see its clothing discounted literally anywhere. Because this only happens once in a blue moon, you should attack this sale event as if your life depends on it. Our eyes are on this dress that Hailey Bieber loves. It’s ideal for wearing to weddings, work (throw a cardi on top and it’s more casual), or on date nights.
Get your wallet ready from November 24 to November 28, because this is your time to shine (and drop a lot of coin). Score 30% off regular-priced items (some exclusions) and a 30% discount on sale items. Then, on Black Friday, take 50% off on sale items.
On November 28, loyalty members can save 30% on regular-priced items (some exclusions) and 50% off on sale styles. Those who aren’t loyalty members can take advantage of those same deals the next day, on Cyber Monday.
Stock up on everyone’s fav candle, Capri Blue’s Iridescent Jar Candle in Volcano, during Anthro’s sale. It’s the only one we want to be smelling because of its notes of tropical citrus fruits and light mountain greens.
Do we need more jeans? No, of course not. But when the GA site is running a 25 percent off promotion, how can we possibly refuse? Rather than make us wait until Black Friday madness kicks in, this sale starts today, November 24, and will run through November 30. Pretty much everything is included, although certain exclusions apply, and you best believe we’ll be putting this hefty discount to good use.
And not just on denim, friends! Good American also makes killer apparel in addition to great jeans. I mean, have you even tried their bodysuits?! Iconic. Their latest launch is the RSVP Ready collection, full of party-ready pieces like sequined wide-leg pants, body-hugging sweater dresses, slinky wrap tops and more. Oh, and did I mention shoes? GA’s boot selection is to die for.
25 percent may not feel like a lot, but when the prices are high, it can make a big difference. Plus, it’s easy to do the math in your head; everything is a quarter off. When I’m furiously adding things to my cart before they sell out, that kind of easy logic is essential to ensuring I don’t go overboard. Faux leather pants are all the rage right now, and I’ve just found the perfect pair.
Dermstore’s Holiday Savings Event is spreading a little holiday cheer to their customers new and old with exclusive savings of up to 30% off their entire site. Unlike other retailers that opt for a higher discount during the late stages of their holiday sale when, let’s face it, all the good stuff has long sold out, Dermstore is combining their Black Friday 2021 and Cyber Monday deals to give their loyalists some serious bang for their buck.
Starting right this very moment and continuing until November 29 (so you can do some scrolling while your family talks about their favorite sides at Thanksgiving), Dermstore’s 200 must-have brands are heavily discounted and ripe for the picking. Shop everything from lash-enhancing essentials to Tarte favorites for up to 30% off. All you need to do to secure the bag is enter code BLACK at checkout and watch those digits melt away. Plus, you can earn up to 3X Dermstore Rewards points on select top brands if you’re planning on becoming a recurring customer, and, after learning about their generous offerings, who wouldn’t?
Here, you can snag the shockingly effective Peter Thomas Roth hydra-gel patches that soothe your under eyes and help de-puff the area, while also brightening the skin. The nourishing patches contain hyaluronic acid, caffeine, and ceramides to hydrate and plump your skin, on top of minimizing the appearance of fine lines or wrinkles.
Known for its celeb-loved skincare essentials, Tatcha is giving us the best gift we could ask for this Black Friday: a site-wide sale. Take 20% off everything you can find, and that even includes sets. As a bonus, you’ll get a free two-piece gift set with your order of $100 or more, or a four-piece gift set with your order of $200 or more. Just make sure you place your order between November 22 and December 1, which is plenty of time to come up with a game plan for tackling this beast of a sale.
On the top of our shopping list is Jennifer Aniston‘s go-to lip essential, Tatcha’s Kissu Lip Mask, a deeply nourishing and hydrating product that is more than ideal for this chilly winter ahead. The leave-on jelly formula taps on Japanese peach extract to give you a plumper pout.
The renowned beauty brand is offering 30% off sitewide — yes, you heard that correctly(!) — as well as a mind boggling 50% off their holiday steals with code CYBERSZN now through November 28th. More deals will be added closer to Cyber Monday *jots down date in calendar* so be sure to circle back, as we like to say, for even more savings.
What are we getting? The brand’s iconic Shape Tape concealer of course. The full-coverage product is completely vegan and has the capabilities to erase away dark spots, red marks, and even some acne. It has a full coverage formula with a matte finish for a super natural look and coverage so good you’ll probably mark it as one of the things you’re thankful for this turkey day. Usually around $30, you can get this large concealer and applicator on sale today for $20.
More than 21,558 pieces of clothing, jewelry, and shoes are on sale now at Nordstrom. Here, you can easily spot designer footwear for half off. We’re checking out this pair of Marc Fisher lugged sole boots that are discounted for nearly $100 off. The platform style and colorblock design make it an edgy yet classy homerun.
Our Place just put practically every piece of their cult-favorite cookware on sale early for Black Friday, and you can shop favorites for up to $125 off. This sale is unlike any other we’ve seen from the brand. Usually, we get a single discounted pan in a select colorway to pick from, but this Black Friday sale includes the iconic Always pan on sale in all the beautiful colorways.
Perhaps one of the best deals is on a duo set including its famous Always Pan and Perfect Pot. Usually, the two would retail for over $300, but you can get them together now for $250. Another motivator: The Perfect Pot itself isn’t on sale for the holiday, so this is the only way to get a discount on the brand new piece of cookware.
Over at Best Buy, you can save on big-ticket products, like Dyson Vacuum cleaners for $100 off and KitchenAid Stand Mixers for nearly $300 off. We know it hurts to drop a lot of cash on expensive tech gadgets, but at least Best Buy is extending a helping hand. And it won’t hurt anymore after you start getting lots of use out of your new laptop, or when your parents rave about how much they love their new iPad.
We’re shopping the Fitbit Luxe, a health tracker that monitors your steps, heart rate, sleep, and stress. It’s super functional, but also looks nice and sleek on your wrist. Get this stylish accessory for just $100 (a.k.a $50 off). This deal applies to the Fitbit Charge 5, as well.
Sephora’s Black Friday sale is one dreams are made of, so to help us navigate through all of the incredible discounts, we tapped a plastic surgeon to get her top picks. She said this lip plumper “moisturizes the lips with powerful ingredients like hyaluronic acid and vitamins A and E.”
The discounts you’ll get on this are all based on your shopper status at the store—if you’re a Rogue member, you get 20% off, a VIB, you get 15% off, and an Insider gets 10% off. (You can sign up to become any of these at the site). In addition, some Sephora-brans products are discounted, as well.
All discounts will be applied automatically at checkout, but the time you can start receiving them differs. If you’re a Rogue member, the sale starts Nov. 5, for VIBs, it begins Nov. 9, and Insiders it starts 11/11. No matter, the price drops run through Nov. 15, so you can take advantage of the savings until then.
Justin and Hailey Bieber’s go-to accessory spot has necklaces, rings, and bracelets on sale for up to 75% off. You’ll have no trouble finding vintage-looking garb here. The chunky jewelry is trendy, easy to style, and in this sale section, starts at $14.
Target’s Black Friday 2021 deals started Oct. 31 and are running through the very end of November. Obviously, there are going to be massive discounts on the actual day of Black Friday, Nov. 26, and Cyber Monday, Nov. 29, but there will be a bunch of early discounts happening prior that are more than worth taking advantage of—especially since experts are already predicting massive shipping delays.
Every day there will be discounts on different items, including furniture, tech, and accessories, so be sure to check in periodically for updates. Right now, you can shop 50% off kitchen appliances and electronics. One of the best sales we spotted is Ninja’s Foodi Power Blender & Processor System—its $40 off right now and comes with a pitcher, smoothie bowl maker, and a nutrient extractor cup.
Bath & Body Works
Bath & Body Works started its sale early on November 22 with the annual buy-three, get-three-free event. Additionally, they sweetened the pot by now allowing customers to mix and match the entire store, including candles, lotions, shower gels, hand soaps, perfumes, colognes, hand sanitizers and gift sets. You can purchase three items and grab three less expensive items totally free until November 27.
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