When Black Friday comes / I’ll stand down by the door / And catch the grey men when they / Dive from the fourteenth floor / When Black Friday comes / I’ll collect everything I’m owed / And before my friends find out / I’ll be on the road / When Black Friday falls you know it’s got to be / Don’t let it fall on me. Sorry, I couldn’t resist. Read on for details on some great Black Friday deals from a few of my favorite shops, including ASOS, Brooks Brothers, Mr. Porter, J.Crew, and Reiss.
When the word ‘black’ is placed in front of a day of the week, it has historically been to denote something terrible or catastrophic happening, such as a stock market selloff or subsequent crash. Though we now think of Black Friday as being positive for the great deals on offer, the term was first used in the early 1960s by police in Philadelphia because of the terrible traffic they’d have to manage as holiday shoppers rushed out in droves the day after Thanksgiving. Unhappy with the connotation, retailers eventually spun the term to mean that it was the day their books went from red to black. Talk about a rebrand. Check out some Black Friday deals you don’t want to miss below.
This Look: Sweeney’s Trilby Hat c/o Mercer + James (similar here) – Charcoal plaid double-breasted topcoat c/o Banana Republic – White dress shirt c/o Banana Republic – Grey wool pants c/o Banana Republic – Black tie by AAFES (similar here) – Black leather belt c/o Banana Republic – Black patterned pocket square c/o Banana Republic – Black leather gloves by Nordstrom – Watch with black leather strap by Timex – Black wingtip dress shoes c/o Allen Edmonds (McAllister)
Save 20% sitewide with code GIMMEMORE. And save up to 30% off cold weather gear.
Save 30% off (Dec. 2).
Save 20-30% off with code CYBER (Ends Dec. 2).
Save 15-25% sitewide with code BIGEVENT13 at checkout (Nov. 29 – Dec. 2).
Save 30% off (Dec. 2) with code MONDAY.
Save 30% off select luxury items (Nov. 28 – Dec. 2). Discount applied at checkout.
Save 20% off everything (Nov. 28 – Dec 2). Discount applied at checkout.
Save up to 50% off many luxury and designer items.
Save 20% sitewide with code CYBER2013 (Ends Dec. 2).
Take up to 50% off and an additional 15% off with code THANKYOOX (Nov. 27 – Dec. 2).
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