Cyber Monday: The New Black (Friday)
Black Friday is just so…three days ago. I was greeted this morning with a handful of emails announcing special deals for Cyber Monday – and I have to say that I’m pleasantly surprised! Retailers are doing their best to make it worth your while to shop online today so be sure to check out the fashion, beauty, and travel offerings out there. Shop from the comfort of your office or home office – not to mention there’s no crowds and no lines (or chance of picking that dreaded “slow line”).
Most sites are offering 20, 30, and even 40% off of regular and sale-priced items, as well as additional perks such as free shipping or other gifts if you purchase online today. Here’s a sampling of what’s out there so far this morning:
Aveda – complimentary shipping for orders over $25 and choose 4 free samples.
Banana Republic, Gap, Piperlime, Old Navy & Athleta – today only, all 5 brands: 20% off everything, plus free shipping on any order. I just ordered some over-the knee warm lace-up boots from Old Navy.
Bath & Body Works – 25% off your entire order. Check out their $15 and under stocking stuffers.
Bloomingdales – you need to spend at least $250 to get $50 off today online.
Clinique – complimentary shipping with any $50 purchase and choose 2 free samples.
Forever 21 – free shipping – not too shabby when the clothes are a steal to begin with!
Lilly Pulitzer – free shipping all day. Check the site for some supercute agendas that are “full of intricate die cuts and monthly surprises”. I’ve already snatched one up in the pink monkey “Trouble” pattern
Papyrus – 25% off of everything and 20% off of custom printing today only. As if I need another excuse to buy some more pretty stationery!
South Moon Under – 20% off of everything and free shipping on orders over $50. Pretty sweet deal, considering everything in the store is so cute.
The Limited – 40% off of everything, free shipping, and to further sweeten the deal, receive an adorable ruffle scarf FREE when you make a minimum $50 purchase (while supplies last).
Starwood Hotels and Resort – all dressed up with nowhere to go? Starwood has a Cyber Monday sale, with discounts of up to 45 percent at dozens of hotels worldwide including the Westin St. John Resort and Villas (starting at $289) and the W Fort Lauderdale (starting at $229).
Other online stores such as Nordstrom, Anthropologie and J. Crew may not have a specific Cyber Monday deal but are still offering some type of free shipping or other discount during the holidays. For year-round discounts on quality merchandise, some favorite sites I recommend are Bluefly, invitation-only shopping boutique Rue La La, and Gilt Groupe.
Ok, you have until midnight, ladies! Happy Cyber Monday!