Black Friday 2015: Our constantly updated guide to the best in-store and online sales
The day we have been waiting for is fast approaching. That’s right, the shopping frenzy better known as Black Friday is in exactly two days.
With more and more stores across Canada adopting the once American-exclusive event each year, we no longer have to wake up before sunrise to make the drive across the border to get a slice of the best shopping deals. For some brands, you don’t need to wait till Friday to get a taste of the discount deals. Black Friday kicked off a little early for a few of our fave designer e-commerce sites (Net-A-Porter, Ssense, Moda Operandi– to name a few), who launched big, big sales this week. For a designer sale this good, we highly suggest you take advantage of the early bird special.
Want to avoid the crowds and lines at all cost? Well there’s a shopping holiday for that and it’s called Cyber Monday. With just as many great deals and advantages (Free shipping! Stay at home! Shop in your PJs!), who would pass up on this enticing online shopping spree?
And now that you have editor-approved tips on how to get the most out of your shopping trip, all you need now is a list of where the best sales are, so you can have a strategic plan* come Friday morning. Lucky for you, we happily did the grunt work and rounded up the best Black Friday sales. We’ll be updating this list until the day of, so be sure to check back by the hour.
* Share this insider’s guide at your discretion.
Holt Renfrew: Shop select women’s & men’s designer fall fashion with up to 50% off discount. If you’re an early bird, Holts will be offering special door crashers between the hours of 8 AM and 10 AM (7 AM for Yorkdale and Vancouver). Doors open from 8 AM to 10 PM (with the exception of Edmonton and Calgary from 8 AM to 9 PM, Vancouver 7 AM to 10 PM and Yorkdale 7 AM to 11 PM).
Forever21: Mystery gift cards will be handed out to the first customers in line when stores open across Canada (excluding Quebec). Get an additional 50% off on in-store clearance items too!
Jonathan + Olivia: Save up to 50% off on selected Fall 2015 pieces in store and online.
Ssense: Our fave Montreal-based designer e-commerce site just launched it’s infamous sale. Think designer goods at 50% off its original price tag.
Net-A-Porter: Up to 50% discount on those designer pieces you’ve set your eyes on since forever.
Moda Operandi: Enjoy extra 30% off on all sale items by entering the code ‘EXTRA30’ at checkout. Offer expires on Novmber 30th, so hurry!
Saks Fifth Avenue: We may not have a brick-and-mortar store yet, but enjoy up to 60% off on select styles online through November 27th
DavidsTea: If you spend $40 in store on November 27th and November 28th, you’ll get a $10 coupon (to be redeemed before January 31st).
Stylenanda: Shop the best of South Korean style at up to 30% discount on stylenanda.com.
Aritzia: From Tuesday November 24th to Sunday November 29th, select winter/holiday styles will be up to 50% off online + in stores. But on Friday November 27th, up to 50% off everything at Aritzia and aritizia.com.
All Saints: This weekend, up to 30% off on all styles in-store and online using the promo code ‘CYBER’
Topshop: Just until Monday at midnight, up to 50% off on all your fave styles in store and online (free shipping included!).
Saje: For one day only, everything (including Nebulizers!) will be 20% off in-store and online.
Cake Beauty: This Black Friday (through Cyber Monday), Cake Beauty, as well as their Delectable brand, are offering 40% off of luxurious, all-natural hair and body products, if purchased directly at cakebeauty.com.
Rudsak: Up to 50% off select styles in-store and online. And the best part? Rudsak will pay the taxes! This is applicable on all merchandise (even previously marked down styles).
Shopbop: Take up to 25% off your order with code ‘GOBIG15’ on shopbop.com. This means spend $250 and save 15% off, spend $500 and save 20% off and spend $1000 and save 25% off. This offer ends on November 30th 2015 at 11:59 PM.
J.Crew: 30% off your purchase, including pieces that you’ve never seen on sale before. On top of that, receive an extra 40% off sale items in-store and jcrew.com. Just use the code ‘HOLIDAY’
Oak and Fort: From November November 26th to November 29th, shop styles up to 70% off in-stores and online.
UNIF: Over 400 cool girl items discounted at 60% off – online now!
Jean Machine: Between Thursday November 26th to Monday November 30th, buy one, get one 50% off everything in store and 30% off all tops and outerwear in store.But for customers who shop in store on Friday November 27th before 11 AM, you can buy one and get one 60% off everything in the store.
Tiger of Sweden: Between Friday November 27 and Sunday November 29, customers can buy one, get one 50% off. Subsequent items will receive 25% off (some exceptions may apply). This offer is only available at Tiger of Sweden’s Canadian flagship location at 56 Ossington Avenue, Toronto.
Preloved: From Thursday November 26th at 5 PM to Monday November 30th at midnight, GetPreloved.com is offering 50% off everything, as well as free shipping across North America. On top of that, for every purchase over $100, you will receive a pair of Betty mitts.
Petal & Post: Between Friday November 27th at 7 AM and Monday November 30th midnight (EST), Petal & Post will be featuring its biggest sale yet – up to 40% off a wide assortment of products!
Guess: Starting today and running till Friday November 27th, Guess is offering up to 50% off the entire store.
Marciano: Exclusively on Thursday and Friday, Marciano is offering up to 30% off entire store and 50% off of clearance.
L’Occitane: Buy three small gift sets (ie. Shea Vogage, Hugs & Kisses, Lavender Voyage) and get one free. And when you spend $45, you can purchase one of its special edition travel sets for only $16 (originally valued between $44-$48).
Pai Skincare: From Thursday November 26th at 9 AM to Monday November 30th at 12 AM, buy a Pai Starter Kit and receive its bestselling Treatment Mask, Eye Cream and Gentle Exfoliator for free.
Shoes.com: Black Friday countdown with up to 50% off on select styles.
Sears Canada: Here’s only a small sample of what Sears Canada has to offer in-store and online: Up to 70% off jackets and parkas, $17 for selected holiday dresses, 30% off on Christmas trees, décor and accessories. And starting on Thursday November 26th, enjoy extended shopping hours in-stores across the country.
Adoreme: Offering the first bra-and-underwear set for $20 online.
Chapters Indigo: Between Thursday November 26th and Sunday November 29th, enjoy up to 50% off on select items from the book, electronic, fashion and home décor departments.
Over The Rainbow: Aside from offering 40% off select denim pieces and a major sale on accessories, Over The Rainbow will pay the tax on all regular priced merchandise.
Ted Baker: Up to 40% off select pieces from Friday November 27th through Monday November 30th.
Aritzia: Aside from everything being up to 50% off (even new arrivals!) online, there is free shipping on every order (no minimum).
Holt Renfrew: For online shoppers only, when you spend of $100 or more, receive a special gift with purchase (while quantities last) and enjoy free ground shipping.
Jenny Bird: A 30% discount across the site including an additional 30% off sale items.
Consonant Skincare: Will offer 20% off all products (kits excluded) made online, in store and over the phone at 416-925-2855.
Rudsak: Up to 50% off select styles online. The best part? Rudsak will pay the taxes! (Applicable to all merchandise, including previously marked-down styles)
Sears Canada: The five-day Black Friday event culminates on November 30 with a huge Cyber Monday promotion. Deals include up to 70% off jackets and parkas, $17 for selected holiday dresses and 30% off on Christmas trees, décor and accessories.
DavidsTea Between November 27th and November 30th, spend $75 and get a free 12 Tea Sampler. When you spend $100, get a free Pebble Tea set. Oh yeah, and free shipping. (Offers cannot be combined)
Jean Machine: 25% off all bottoms, 30% off all tops and outerwear online at JeanMachine.com
Forever 21: 21% off your entire purchase (however it will exclude holiday deals and web exclusives)
Petal & Post: Continuing the Black Friday weekend sale (see above) as well as offering free shipping for online purchases
Guess: 30% off regular price and 50% off clearance as well as online exclusive deals
Marciano: 30 % off regular price and 50% off of clearance
Saje: Offering 20% off everything (Nebulizers included).
Shoes.com: When you spend $100 and more, you will receive 30% off.
Fidelity: From now until November 30th, 25% off entire online site with code ‘CYBERFUN.’
Over The Rainbow: A 40% off sale on select denim and fashion online.