Raise your hand if you’ve ever done the Black Friday thing in person. ’kay, a few hands went up. Now keep your hand raised if you think doing the Black Friday thing in person was WORTH it. Not so many hands now. With the explosion of e-commerce, you don’t necessarily have to wait until Cyber Monday if you hate the crowds. You can already get incredible, free from the crush-of-humanity deals via the magical internet. Here’s some of the best. Picks are scattered about when something was too good not to specifically mention.
J. Crew Factory: Up to 40% off site wide + Extra 15% off $100+ w/ GIVEANDGET
The Pick: J. Crew Factory Thompson Wool Suit – $191.25 (usually in the mid $200s)
And the 80% wool / 20% poly blend suit is a ridiculous $160.65 w/ the code. Meanwhile, reader Derek sent in a style tip about how some who have shopped at J. Crew Factory before might have one-time-use codes for 20% off orders of $125+ lurking somewhere. That drops the suiting even further. Code GIVEANDGET expires Sunday 11/25/12.
J. Crew: 25% off site wide* w/ COLOR25 Free shipping at $150 or more.
The Pick: Chippewa for J. Crew Plain Toe Boots – $186.00 ($248)
Yes, “*” means there are some exclusions. But it’s more than just the sale section that gets the discount this time. Now the exclusions include “certain third party branded merchandise”, but not all 3rd party merch is disallowed. For example, these boots from Chippewa are up for the discount. Goodyear welt, made in the USA, all that good stuff for well under $200 shipped. Code expires 11/25/12.
Banana Republic: 40% off w/ BRFRIDAY
Short of a Friends & Family 50% off 5 full priced items sale, this is as good as it gets. The early word on this code was that exclusions would be limited to: “Leather, Cashmere, Men´s Performance and SF Made.” That’s hardly anything. Suiting, Monogram, new arrivals… those can get the discount too? We’ll see if that sticks. Code expires today, 11/23/12. UPDATE: Looks like there’s not many exclusions on this one at all.
Yoox: Up to 40% off Fall/Winter + Extra 15% w/ YOOXTHANKS
Yoox is a difficult site to browse. There’s just so much damn stuff there. But the in-house Italian shoe brand Ciro Lendini can deliver serious looks and good quality at a reasonable mid $100s price. Think of Ciro Lendini as Mercanti Fiorentini, only through Yoox instead of DSW. (And honestly, Ciro’s quality seems to be a notch up.) Now with the sale and the extra 15% off, those shoes drop even further, and items that aren’t already on sale also seem to get the discount. Shipping is free through Cyber Monday as well. Codes expires 11/26/12. Full review here for those shoes shown above.
jcpenney: Free Shipping no min.
At first glance, it doesn’t seem like that thrilling of a deal. But… imagine trying to hit a jcpenney on a day like today. Nope. No thanks. Not a chance. You can look at their in-store deals here, but nothing is all that thrilling for the guys. If they want to get their $22 jcp flat front cords (or other items from their jcp line) to my doorstep and pay for the transport… then that’s worth a mention here. Also, sizes on these new jcp items, especially the light grey wool blazer, can be strangely scarce in-store. Just got my hands on the small version of the jcp blazer over the web since the medium was big. While a little tight in the arms, it’s a keeper.
Lands’ End / LEC: 30% off + Free Shipping w/ WONDERLAND & 2126
Oak Street Bootmakers & Allen Edmonds are the obvious exclusions. Usually you can’t snag the free shipping if all the items in your cart are clearance and end in $.97. But that doesn’t seem to be the case this time. The Coastal Rugby with the khaki chambray collar has been on the radar for awhile. And while “black jeans” might produce visions of over-saturated Wranglers, these might lean more grey thanks to the wash. Not for everyone, but for under $20 shipped, they could be a steal for some.
Club Monaco: Extra 30% off already reduced styles + free shipping
The good news is that extra 30% off applies to items that have already seen a price cut. The bad news is the lack of size selection. You’ll still pay quite a bit, but their black watch Military Snorkel Jacket has now dipped to $188. Right, still up there, but retail on that one was $389. Code expires Monday 11/26/12, and might be worth a look in-store for better stock.
Ralph Lauren: Extra 25% off already reduced styles + free shipping
The Pick: American Deerskin Tuxedo Gloves – $79.69 ($125)
Not a lot in their sale section so it’s not the world’s greatest sale. These deerskin gloves are a splurge for sure, but they’re as sleek and clean looking as it gets. Lined in merino, snap closure at the interior wrist, and that standard three line stitch on the tops has been converted to recessed channel stitching. Free shipping no minimum is a real nice bonus. Sale expires Monday 11/26/12.
Rugby: 30% off regulr price, 50% off sale items + free shipping no minimum
Remember… these guys are going out of business in early 2013. Just like big brother Ralph, they’re doing free shipping no minimum. Sale expires on Monday 11/26/12. UPDATE: They just jacked up the discount on their sale items to 50% off. Not bad. Especially if you’re looking at an all wool blazer. Lots of sizes left when the post was updated.
Brooks Brothers: 15% off sitewide
Good but not mind blowing. It’s a blanket sale, so if there are exclusions they should be minimal. Looks like Sale items are up for the extra cut as well? Sale ends Saturday 11/24/12.
Bonobos: 25% off $150 w/ TURKEYDAY25 & 30% off $250 w/ TURKEYDAY30
Seems like Bonobos has slowly but surely been ramping up their use of codes and sales. Yet they continue to set pretty high spend thresholds for codes like these to kick in.
Indochino: 30% off orders of $700+ w/ BLACKFRIDAY12
$700? Ouch. Let’s do the math: Two of their “essential” suits at $379 = $758. Lop off 30% and that brings the total down to $530.60. That’s a big bill this time (or anytime) of year. But that does work out to $265.30 per suit. Add the fact that you get two $75 alterations credits and the price gets extra nice. IF… you like Indochino, and IF… you need a couple of suits. They do have outerwear, blazers, and other stuff too…
EXPRESS: 50% off everything until Noon
Well that makes it easy. After noon today, Black Friday, it drops to 40% off. Prices are already all marked on their website. No codes or anything to monkey with on this one.
Tommy Hilfiger: 40.5% off w/ TURKEYTH
The Pick: Blackwatch Plaid Flask – $22.23 shipped.
Yep. Forty and a half percent off. It’s what’s equal to 30% off, plus then another 15% off after that 30% reduction has been taken. Shipping is a steep $7.95, but the grand total for the flask with shipping comes to $22.23. Not a bad price for a sharp looking pocket liquor keeper. Code won’t work on watches or fragrance. Code expires Sunday 11/25/12.
The Motley: Tiered savings w/ THANKS15, THANKS20, and THANKS25
Kenneth Cole: 30% off full priced items w/ BFW12
The Pick: Coated Canvas Duffle w/ Vechetta Leather Trim$194.60 ($278)
Kenneth Cole is one of those stores where it’s good to double dip. Y’know, a code applied to an already on-sale item. Problem is, that can’t happen with this 30% off BFW12 code. BUT… that bag is pretty mean looking for under $200. That, and it’s actually a decent size. 19.5″ x 9.5″ x 14″ makes it almost 2600 cubic inches inside. Of course you could get a made in the USA Flight Bag from Frost River for less (full review here)… but talk about night and day in the looks department. Limited lifetime warranty on the KCNY bag. Code expires 11/25/12.
Blue Claw C0.: 20% off their Urban Collection w/ BlackFriday
The Pick: O’Hare iPad Sleeve: $60.00 ($75)
Made in the USA, plenty durable, and now their newer “urban collection” gets a 20% discount. Might be a good way to knock out that apple fan on your list if they don’t already have an iPad sleeve they’re in love with.
Amazon: 25% off Select Boots w/code BOOTLOVE
The Pick: Allen Edmonds Cronmok – $206.21 ($275)
Amazon on Black Friday is a little like being in store at Macy’s on Black Friday. There’s so many “specials” on small ranges of select goods, it’s a little mind-numbing. Be ready to filter. These are from the select boot sale they have going on. That’s right, a select boot sale. ’kay.
Macy’s: Select Black Friday Specials online + in store
Macy’s can be a bit of a hub for all that Black Friday craziness most of us try to avoid. They hang their Black Friday hat on individual product specials, which honestly… they can muck up the browsing. Could be worth a look if you’ve had your eye on something that Macy’s carries for awhile.
Expect updates throughout the day. What else? Hit the comments section if you’ve got leads on other Dappered-related Black Friday deals. Are you heading out to shop with the masses today? Sticking it to the big dogs and embracing Small Business Saturday (more on that tomorrow)? Leave it all below.