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Good Ways To Spend Black Friday & Cyber Monday

Alicia Silverstone In 'Clueless'
Alicia Silverstone In 'Clueless'

Thanksgiving weekend is all about being with friends and family—so, if you're going to shop, you'll want to be efficient about it so you can get back to what's most important: honing the consistency of your mashed potatoes, debating Love Actually(again), and introducing your parents to either “ Hello' or “ Hotline Bling,” depending on what mood you're trying to set. Below you'll find the best sales to browse from the comfort of your mobile phone (that's where the kids shop these days, right?). Happy Thanksgiving, guys, and happy shopping, too.


If you're looking for a bag: Kara is on sale up to 50% until Tuesday, December 1st. You probably know them for their compact, cushy backpacks with a horizontal straight-across zip top. Those are discounted, but it's also worth checking out this sleek shoulder bag.

If you <3 the Naked Palette: All Urban Decay everything is 20% off on their site through tomorrow, Friday the 27th. On Monday, November 30th, they're bringing back the Naked Vault Volume II (!) which consists of every single Naked palette ever created for $165. You'll never need to shop for eye shadow again.

If you're in the market for diamonds: Designer Monica Vinader's skinny sterling silver ring that's lined with tiny diamonds is 40% off through EOD (midnight) tomorrow, Friday.

If you need some new 501s: Everything from Levi's is 40% off through Monday. A suggestion. Another suggestion.

If you're already planning for next summer: There's no time like the present to start hoarding SPF, and Shiseido is 20% off site-wide through Monday. Use code FF2015, and wait 'til Monday if you're interested in a complimentary Ultimune deluxe sample, of which Michelle Phan is a fan.

If you have a bunch of holiday parties coming up and also ran out of that Bobbi Brown eyeliner you love: Stock up on regularly-priced BB items and choose one solid gift set when you spend $50 through Saturday the 28th. Both the Smokey Taupe Eye Set or a Classic Red Lip Set make holiday party looks easy feats. (P.S.—you can forgo a set and wait until Monday to take 20% off everything through Tuesday)

If you need a new coat: Look into Belstaff—they're offering 40% off everything in their pre-fall and fall collections through Monday. If you order a waxed cotton jacket online (oh, HELLO), you'll get a can of wax with it too. Very thoughtful.

If you need a gift for someone you don't know that well: All cashmere at Uniqlo caps out at $50. Good for someone else, or great for yourself.

If your happy place involves Rosetta Getty/ Rochas/etc: Moda Operandi's sale section is on sale through Monday. Use code EXTRA30 for an added 30% discount.

If you've been meaning to try that Nars Audacious mascara: It's really good, and it's included in their sale, which is 20% off most of their site through Tuesday.

If you could use some more dresses: Head on over to Reformation's site, where select styles are 30% off. It's true–there will be plenty of dresses as well as other well-loved items, like this jumpsuit.

If you want to upgrade your hair dryer: Do it now because most GHD hot tools are 25% off through Monday. You can't go wrong with their hair dryers, but if you're after waves, consider this guy instead.

If you want some new clothes and don't want to spend $$$: Pretty much everyone in the office owns at least one thing that looks inexplicably chic and was found at Aritzia, and the retailer is up to 50% off certain styles through Sunday the 29th (or cross your fingers your size is still in stock on Monday, when the whole stock is half off). For your perusal: a longline coat and a track jacket-like sweater.

If you have slightly more to spend: Whistles is 30% off now through Monday. Pretty much everything they make is straightforward in the best way, and able to be worn over and over again. Example: this slip dress.

If you're trying to make leather weather last indefinitely: Take an extra 15% off most of Veda's offerings, sale included—so, this tan jacket is fair game. Use code allyouneedisVEDA.

If you need some new underwear: A large selection of best-selling Hanky Panky styles (so, underwear) is up to 60% off through Monday. Steals 'n deals.


If you need another Balm Dotcom: So, this never happens, but everything Glossier will be 25% off starting tonight at midnight, ending on Tuesday. Also an opportune time to pick up giftables (the Mask Duo Set).

If you're into Korean sheet masks (us!): Peach & Lily is going 20% off site-wide starting at midnight tonight through this Saturday. Be sure to stock up on Uka oils, too.

If you're into treatment skincare: Starting tomorrow, Friday, Tatcha is 20% off site-wide with code FF2015. Consider their Rice Enzyme Powder or Soothing Silk Body Butter.

If you're still planning for next summer, but want a bikini, not SPF: Giejo goes 30% off on Monday with code Cyber30. Start with an all-white bikini.

If you're more into one-pieces: Go for Solid & Striped; they're also 30% off tomorrow through Monday, and their Anne-Marie style is as good as you've heard it is.

If you're chilly: On Monday, AYR has you covered— this sweater is the right amount of roomy, and this one is softer than anything you already own. Take 25% off their whole site with CYBERNATE25.

If your hair needs some TLC: When you purchase $60 of Fekkai products on Monday—that's exactly three Brilliant Glossing Crèmes—you'll get a complimentary full size Apple Cider Shampoo (for clarifying) and an Essential Shea Masque (for dealing with overly dry hair).

If you've been meaning to get a card case: This one from Clare V. is compact, cute, and included in their 30% off Cyber Monday sale. Use code CVMONDAY.

If you want to turn your shower into a natural oasis: Take 50% off all Acure orders on Monday. See: The Best Organic Shampoo Is Only $10. And now it'll be only $5, for one day only.

If you forget to shop until Tuesday: The Outnet is having a clearance sale starting on Tuesday. All signs point to it being great.

—Claire Knebl

Photo via Getty.

And if you're working through that holiday shopping list—have you seen ITG's Gift Guide?