Planning your Black Friday shopping strategy? Here are the 10 stores with the deepest discounts—and chicest offerings.
Lord & Taylor
Deal: At least 50 percent off already discounted wool coats, cashmere, leather gloves—pretty much everything you’d already want to get at this mid-priced department store. Labels include Calvin Klein, Michael Michael Kors and Nicole Miller.
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When: 11/25 and 11/26—doors open at 6pm.
Deal: The cosmetics superstore offers up its own brand of "doorbusters," from “buy 2 get 2 free” deals on items like body wash and blush, to 50 percent off items like a Conair curling iron ($9.99, marked down from $19.99). And everyone who spends $50 gets an ice bucket and a pair of glasses.
Deal: Special “doorbuster” prices on tons of electronics. Apple’s iPod Touch 8GB comes with at $40 gift card ($195), Xbox 360 4GB console is marked down to $139 (from $199.99) and Samsung 32” LCD HDTV is discounted to $277.99 (from $443.99).
When: 11/25 from 4am-1pm; 11/26 from 8am-1pm.
Deal: At Macy's, you'll get markdowns on plenty of jewelry, handbags, shoes, home goods and travel accessories. A five-piece Fairfield luggage set is $49.99 (from $200), Tommy Hilfiger’s men’s leather jacket is $99.99 (from $450) and cashmere sweaters start at $39.99 (from $99).
When: 11/24 at 10pm-11/25 until closing.
Deal: Yes, there are massive discounts to be had on computers and assorted gadgets, but you can stock up on jewelry and clothes at Walmart, too. Ladies’ bangle watches start at $5, Isotoner gloves start at $6.97 and Lei jeans are just $9.97.
When: 11/24 from midnight to midnight; 11/26 6am-midnight.
Deal: Not only will shoppers get $15 for every $50 they spend, they’ll also get 55-60 percent off selected jewelry (plus an extra 20 percent off of that price). For instance, a 2 ct diamond bracelet, originally $800, will be discounted to $149.99.
Deal: Save up to 60 percent off the entire store.
Get discounts on everything you need for cold weather, from cable knit sweaters to the perfect skinny jeans. And there’s more: from the time your local Gap opens on Black Friday until noon, women’s jeans and sweaters start at $19, kids’ hoodies are $15 and men’s and women’s long-sleeved tees are $10.
Crate and Barrel
Deal: Almost everything in the store is half-off. Black Friday is particularly special at Brooks Brothers. The preppy purveyor slashes its regular prices in half—as in, stuff that NEVER goes on sale is discounted. A lambswool sweater dress, for instance, will be marked down from $198 to $99.
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