Friday, November 26, 2010

Black Friday.... All hype?

I get it. The lure of getting a crazy digital KitchenAid toaster for pennies at your local Macy's is powerful. But is it SO powerful that you really want to get out of bed at 3:30am to get there for the store opening at 4am?

Not for me!

In my experience, unless you are one of the first 20 people in line at Best Buy for that plasma TV you want...why bother? Especially with clothing- it's not worth it! Take it from a gal with a lot of retail experience- most stores did their markdowns on Wednesday and will only have a few new "special purchase" items to bring out on Friday morning. Besides, there are so many sites like Gilt Groupe, Hautelook, and Rue La La to provide the rush of a good deal... from the comfort of your home and your jammies. My favorite of those is ShopItToMe. If you don't already subscribe, you should! I get emails twice a week that show me everything from my favorite stores (and in my sizes) that has gone on sale. I don't have to check my favorite sites individually, so it saves time- which is great if you are a slightly lazy procrastinator...(who me?)

Here are some of my favorites from my ShopItToMe email:

I am in love with the turtle brooch!

If you don't have a shopittome profile set up, leave your email in a comment and I will invite you. I get a gift card or something good for referrals, so it will encourage my already bad shopping habits ;)

Hope you had a great Thanksgiving yesterday and Happy Shopping!


  1. I know that a lot of the stores do that...I think I've decided that I'm going to do most of my shopping online this year! Have a great weekend!

    Julie xo

  2. I hear ya!! I'm totally with I remained in bed and let everyone else get their hairs pulled out. No thanks!!

    I love that furry military number...Loeffler Randall?


  3. I also do my shopping online...I love it that way:)...Wish you a wonderful Holiday weekend, my dear

  4. I'm right there with ya girl! I never left my laptop ;)

  5. It's funny how many people I have talked to agree and have just ordered everything on their list online! and @freebird: Yes! I am in love with that LR jacket, but it is still too pricey :(

  6. Great picks! I actually hit the mall and got some really good deals, though, mostly for myself! :)

  7. i prefer to avoid the crowds, lines and not to mention parking headaches! great much better to find deals in the comfort of your own home. love the beige/brown dress!