ORANGE'S Guide to Black Friday Shopping

The day after Thanksgiving is the first day of the year when it is socially acceptable to sip cabernet while decorating a fir tree to Mariah Carey’s Christmas album. However, some sacrifice their sanity and dive into the abyss of bargain shoppers on Black Friday.

Story by Brooke Lynn Decker

Whether a critic or a participant, it is undeniable that many department stores and retailers offer some ridiculous deals in the spirit of Black Friday. The  lines beginning to form outside of shops before their doors open show that there are a generous amount of buy-one-get-ones offered. ORANGE has created a shopping guide for Black Friday veterans and first-timers alike. Unfortunately, Harry Winston and Chanel do not offer Black Friday discounts, so the following will have to do.


Sephora

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Courtesy of blog.taglyapp.com

Calling all makeup and skin care enthusiasts: a preview of exclusive deals offered by Sephora will be available on their app starting Nov. 18. Beauty products make for a perfect stocking stuffer. Treat yourself.  


Macy's

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Courtesy of Crain’s New York Business.

If you find yourself stumped on what to buy a family member or significant other, check out Macy’s Holiday Gift Guide. The list breaks down what to buy for him, her, the kids,  the home and many more. In thoughtful regard to one’s budget, the site also offers a curated guide to gifts under $25, $50 and $100.


Academy

  Courtesy of Houston Chronicle.

Courtesy of Houston Chronicle.

Treat your favorite sports fan to their beloved collegiate or professional team gear. The retailer urges shoppers to “beat the Black Friday rush” and shop their deals now. They also guarantee the best prices, with a promise to beat their competitors advertised prices by five percent.


Nordstrom

  Courtesy of Nordstrom.

Courtesy of Nordstrom.

The department store favorite hasn’t posted specific Black Friday sales as of yet, but it is well known for offering amazing prices on designer favorites on Nov. 25. In the meantime, visit Where The Gifts Are to relieve the stress of holiday shopping.


Victoria's Secret

  Courtesy of Business Insider.

Courtesy of Business Insider.

Winter is a widely anticipated season for Victoria’s Secret, since Dec. 5 marks the annual Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, taking place in Paris this year. With Black Friday occurring just before the show, the shop offers amazing deals on lingerie and pajama sets, PINK apparel, perfume sets and more. A collection inspired by the 2016 fashion show has also been released. Join the email list for an exclusive spot in the VS community and receive unbeatable offers.


Best Buy

  Courtesy of Think Computers.

Courtesy of Think Computers.

Best Buy is a tech playground. The store is infamous for placing ridiculously low prices on high demand devices and appliances. Explore Black Friday at Best Buy for tips on surviving the bustle of the crowd while succeeding in finding quality essentials for a great price.

 

While Black Friday is meant to be an enjoyable and thrifty opportunity to cross holiday gift shopping off  the list, remember to stay safe and secure your belongings in the midst of the shopping frenzy. However, if you decide to stay at home to admire the decorated tree while browsing the websites of Harry Winston and Chanel inspired by wishful thinking, cheers!