Black Friday Shopping: Expert Advice from a Former Nordstrom Stylist!

Article from Who What Wear - I tell Everyone To Buy On Black Friday SalesEarlier this month, I collaborated with Bobby Schuessler at Who What Wear, the international online publication, for an article about what to buy on Black Friday. This was a fun article to work on, and the full piece can be found here. Using my experience from my days as a Nordstrom stylist, I’ve highlighted items to consider shopping for during Black Friday. Plus, I’m also sharing sales from my favorite retailers. Get ready because there are so many fantastic sales happening in the next few days. I’m sure you’ll find some perfect gifts for your loved ones and maybe even a little something for yourself too. Happy shopping!

1. Sweaters

Nuetral camel and white Fair Aisle Sweater, cropped wide-leg jeans and brown boots. On black friday sales.

J. Crew Fair Aisle Sweater | AG Jeans Wide-Leg Saige | Veronica Beard Boots

Look for Sweaters for you and for someone on your holiday list. Whether you prefer classic cashmere, stripes, Fair Isle, or eye-catching patterns, you’ll find a wide variety available during the Black Friday sale.

Where to Shop!

Let’s start with sweaters from Nordstrom. Most of us wear sweaters often, so having a good quality option in our wardrobe is nice. One of my go-to brands for sweaters to recommend is Vince. I’ve linked a few that are on sale below. Also, the Nordstrom cashmere sweaters are great gifts, too. I have several of the cashmere V-neck styles in my wardrobe.

Tuckernuck and Jenni Kayne are having amazing site wide sales and J.Crew is having up to 50% off sale on pretty much everything on their website.  Tuckernuck sale: 20% off sitewide, 25% off over $500, and 30% off of $1000. If you’re new to Tuckernuck, they offer a range of timeless, sophisticated, fun clothing, accessories, tablescapes and gifts. They are all about having a fun-filled life! Plus, they provide free shipping and easy returns when needed. Jenni Kayne is having a 25% sale off sitewide. Jenni Kayne has beautiful sweaters available in neutral tones, and the fisherman sweater is a personal favorite of mine. All her sweaters feel luxe and would make wonderful gifts.

2. Jeans

Red plaid button up, black longline sweater, denim bootcut jeans and black boots. On Black friday sales.

J. Crew Plaid shirt | Cardigan | Mother Outsider Jeans | Aquatalia boots

This Black Friday, keep an eye out for jeans on sale. Whether you’re shopping for yourself or looking for gifts, it’s the perfect time to refresh your denim collection while enjoying discounted prices. Tuckernuck offers a variety of Mother jean options, all included in their site-wide sale. Plus, Nordstrom has several best-sellers on sale.

3. Boots

White plaid shacket, brown sweater, grean corduroys and brown boots. Black friday sales.

Everlane Turtleneck | Caslon Shacket | DL Corduroys | Veronica Beard Boots

It’s boot season, and Black Friday is the perfect time to add a new style to your wardrobe or to give as a gift. I have my eye on tall boots, ankle boots with kitten heels, and any boot in a beautiful shade of brown

4. Designer Items

Nordstrom Holiday Designer Promo Event. Black Friday Sales.

Nordstrom is currently running a fantastic holiday promotion on all designer items, including shoes, handbags, and clothing. I’m so excited about this sale because it’s a great opportunity to get a designer item and earn many Nordstrom Notes. Also, when investing in a designer coat, shoes, or handbag, I recommend choosing a timeless piece you’ll enjoy wearing for many years. Here are some best sellers and favorite items I recommend.

5. Spanx

Spanx Wide Leg Pants, Gucci slide, Veronica Beard Miller Blazer, Celine handbag. Black Friday Sales
Black Friday Sales on Spanx

Spanx Perfect Wide-Leg Pant | Veronica Miller Blazer | Gucci Slide | Celine Handbag (Similar)

All of Spanx best sellers are on sale and there a lot of great pieces to choose from. I love wearing the comfortable air essential wide leg pants and half zip top. I also often wear the wide-leg perfect pant. Plus, today only, they have leggings on sale for 70% off like this one here and the booty boost flare youga pant here.

6. Coats

Black wool longline coat, jeans, boots and desgner handbag
Black Friday Sales on Boots

Vince Wool Coat | Mother Outsider Jeans | Aquatalia Boots | YSL Small Loulou Handbag

It’s officially coat season, and with Black Friday sales, it’s the perfect time to add a new style to your wardrobe or find a great gift for someone on your holiday list. Here, are some of the best sellers and my personal favorite styles to consider.

7. Accessories

White Cashmere scarf and sweater, corduroy and brown boots
Shop for accessories on black friday.

Nordstrom Cahmere Scarf | DL Corduroys | J. Crew Cashmere Sweater | Veronica Beard Boots

Accessories are the finishing touches of an outfit; I’m sharing sale merchandise by Monica Vinader, made of 18-karat gold vermeil and so pretty. Also, I’ve highlighted several handbags from Tuckernuck, which are part of their site-wide sale. Don’t underestimate the impact of wearing or giving accessories.

8. J.Crew

J. Crew slacks and lady jacket

J. Crew Lady Jacket | Slacks | Sam Edelman Pumps


Lastly, J. Crew has up to 50% off everything on their website! I’ve personally tried and loved some of their favorites. Take a look at all the fantastic deals they have to offer.

In case you missed some of my holiday shopping guides, you can view them here and I have more gift guides linked in my LTK shop here.

Thank you for reading. I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving. Happy shopping!

xo Sandy





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