Thanksgiving is not just about pumpkin pie and football. It’s about shopping.
The big post-holiday sale is called Black Friday. It’s kind of like our Boxing Day retail madness only bigger, with everything discounted in a massive, only-in-America way.
It kicks off today – here’s are some sites to stop by – most won’t let you know exactly what or how much they’ll discount until the day or night before the sale starts (it’s part of the frenzy) so I suggest you check-in from today until Monday.
It’s thirty days until Christmas… Happy Thanksgiving Clicking!
1. www.amazon.com: Think beyond the books – which are practically free during this sale – and check out the toys and electronics. Big savings on kids stuff and Disney that hasn’t yet made it to our shores. If you’re buying electronics make sure you check the voltage and buy the correct converter before you plug it in here otherwise it will blow up. Seriously.
2. www.bebe.com: They start 40-percent off today and it will continue over the weekend. Good for disposable party frocks and accessory gifts.
3. wwww.oldnavy.com: They finally deliver!! Clothes for kids. Shoes for kids. PJ’s for kids. Kids, kids, kids! Cheap and super cute. They also have a really good, inexpensive Plus Size store with sizes 16-30.
4. www.shopbop.com: From Phillip Lim to DVF, this site is running a huge Spend & Save sale. Use code BIGEVENT for 20% off hundreds of new items, plus up to an extra $500 off during Shopbop’s Black Friday/Cyber Monday sale. Offer runs 11/23 through 11/28/11. They deliver in just three days.
5. www.shoprobertson.com: This is a mash-up of the famous LA shopping precinct. The Celebrity Style section is literal and already discounted.
6. wwww.piperlime.com: This site stocks a range of brands, my favourite being Gwen Stefani’s L.A.M.B. They usually do at least 40 percent off during the sale. It’s not advertised yet. But it will be. I’m certain. Worth a look is the section edited by stylist Rachel Zoe – pretty, vintage-look peacock top.
GOOD TO KNOW: If you want to be able to shop from all the US online stores then you might want to consider getting a MyUS.com account. It’s basically a freight forward service that allocates you a personal US shipping address – all you need to register – then sends your goods on to Australia once received from the merchant. In most cases, this means single shipping fees because delivery is often free within the United States. Very handy to have. Check it out here.