Black Friday sounds so ominous. And it's true that, having feasted yesterday, shoppers are out in force today, eager to bring down big-ticket items like a pack of wolves. But Black Friday can also be a fairly civilized experience, if you're smart about it and keep it simple—and online. Our essential guide to fashion sales will come in handy...
Not one to leave his customers without quirk, Marc Jacobs is taking 40% off fall 2012 ready-to-wear, including the main line, Marc by Marc Jacobs (women's only) and Little Marc Jacobs. Free shipping on orders over $50.
For one day only, the Paris store is holding an online sale, called Blue Friday, with fall 2012 men's, women's and streetwear at 50% off.
For its US customers, Net-a-Porter is slashing prices in half. International sale coming soon.
If it's possible to reduce fast-fashion prices even lower—like, 70% lower—Uniqlo is leading the charge.
Maison Martin Margiela
Only on its e-boutique, MMM is marking its fall stock down 30% with the code USMMMCONFIDENTIAL.
Project No. 8
Starting Friday (in-store and online), 25% off menswear by the likes of Aspesi, Marni, Siki Im, Tom Scott, and Walter Van Beirendonck.
Barneys New York
A solid 40% off men's and women's at Barneys. Now that's electric.
50% off at Bloomies (in-store and online) through Sunday. Extra discounts for online shoppers.