Published on November 23, 2016—  Leave a comment

4 Can’t-Miss Shopping Tips For Black Friday & Cyber Monday

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This time of year we are first and foremost grateful for our families, our health, and, of course, all the delicious dishes piled high on the Thanksgiving table. But let’s be real, the holidays are here, and that means you need to find gifts for loved ones, great outfits for yourself, all while remaining hyperconscious of your budget.

It’s a really good idea, wallet-wise, to take advantage of Black Friday, Cyber Monday and all the incredible deals that come with these “shopping holidays.” And, it just so happens that thredUP is an amazing place to buy gifts for loved ones and holiday ensembles for you. Read on for our top tips for scoring the best deals this upcoming holiday weekend.

1. Shop online. Ditch the mall. And the big box store. Seriously. The stress and competitive nature are just not worth it! Keep your slippers on.

While Cyber Monday is typically thought of as the day for getting the best deals online, these days e-retailers are usually offering Black Friday deals, too. Including thredUP! Check your inbox and be sure your thredUP notifications are enabled to get your deals delivered!

2. Shop by brand. Here are the brands that we suggest shopping for on Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Rather than waking up at the crack of dawn and driving to one of your favorite stores to score deals, score deals from home at thredUP.

J.Crew: Classics! Go for a cashmere crewneck or their famous “Toothpick” jeans.

LOFT: Spring for trendy feminine pieces and cozy separates.

Banana Republic: Grab some high-quality, work-ready, amd timeless pieces.

Gap: Stock up on jeans and striped tees!

Express: If you still need a dress for NYE or something sparkly for your holiday party, Express is the way to go!

Forever21: Try some trends this holiday season! Secondhand Forever21 items are super affordable.

H&M: Again, try some trends!

Zara: Grab a smartly tailored jacket or a pair of pants with a fun print.

Madewell: Hunt for flannels, trendy sweatshirts, and cozy sweaters.

3. Gifting? New With Tags = your BFF. We have a seriously great selection of items that are brand new with tags! If you love shopping with us because we’re eco-friendly, affordable, and convenient, but have always wondered whether or not thredUP items would make good gifts, look no further!

If your loved ones don’t love their items, or they don’t fit quite right, they can simply exchange those items; our invoices don’t list price. We’ve also switched our hangtags to adorable “to, from” tags to make gifting even easier. Give the gift of polka dot love!

4. Scoop up some cocktail dresses. We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again, cocktail dresses are such a perfect secondhand shopping choice! The previous owner likely barely wore her cocktail dress (because they’re only for special occasions) so it’s in awesome condition for you.

Also, if you have several fancy-dress occasions this season, super affordable dresses mean you can score a different dress for each fête! Check us on Facebook Live talking about our favorite secondhand cocktail dresses.

We wish you a Happy Thanksgiving and a wonderful start to the holiday season!