The National Retail Federation is saying that it expects the lowest increase in holiday sales since 2002. As a result, many retailers have started their Christmas season early. In the past few years Black Friday has expanded earlier and earlier. Add in the economic unrest of the last few months and here we are: the sales have started already.
This is a great time to stock up without having to go digging through racks at the discounter. Here are some online deals that I've found:
Macy's right now is discounting their coats up to 50%, and shoes and boots are buy 1 get one 50% off. Belk has luggage for 50% off and men's pants for 40% off.
Some specialty stores have deep discounts as well; Banana Republic has just taken new reductions at 40% off, plus through October 31, enter the code HOTJOBS at checkout and take an additional 20% off if your order is over $100. BR is one of those stores with great classic yet hip pieces so take advantage! These are items that will last forever style-wise.
Ann Taylor, a favorite of my sis, is offering $50 off your order of $100 when you enter the code 91900015 at checkout through November 1.
If you have kids, Old Navy has baby clothes from .59cents for socks to $7.99 cargo pants. Enter the code JUST4YOU at checkout for free shipping on orders over $100 (that's a whole lotta onesies!)
As we get closer to Black Friday expect more deals. I'll do my best to keep them posted here for you. In the meantime I'm almost out of Laura Mercier blush - I'm off to Target to find a replacement!