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A Better Black Friday

Standing in a blooming cotton field in rural South Carolina, outside the city of Charleston.

Here’s hoping you’re reading this note in your pjs, cozied up with a big cup of coffee and some seriously scrumptious leftovers, because let’s be honest — Cyber Monday is the jam. No lines, no stress, and plenty of time to research and compare carts before laying down ye olde credit card.

Below I’ve rounded up a few of my favorite online shops, prefaced by R&F’s most popular posts on smarter shopping. Wishing you and yours a beautiful Thanksgiving weekend.

All sites and deals updated Monday 28 November, 10 AM:


01. Bridge & Burn | 20% off orders through 11/27 with BLACK20 (+ free notebook Friday. 1% every sale goes to Schoolhouse Supplies). 30% off women’s and men’s styles 11/28 with CYBER30.
02. Chakanu accessories | 20% off orders through 12/31 with Rose&Fig11
03. Elizabeth Suzann | $20-$150 off orders through 11/28 (15% of weekend profits to ARC)
04. Sokoloff lingerie | 20% off orders through 11/28 with VENDREDIFOU2016
05. Tradlands shirting | 15%-20% off orders + $10 gift card + free shipping through 11/28
06. Amour Vert | 20% off orders through 11/28 with GREENFRIDAY  (Planting 5 trees for each item purchased)
07. Either/Or | 20% off orders 11/28 with CYBER20. Free shipping through 12/25 with holidayshipping (5% of Friday’s sales to Parkdale Food Centre)
08. Cuyana | $100 gift card for every 100th hinter. For each purchase Friday, Cuyana will donate an essentials item to H.E.A.R.T.
09. Everlane | #BlackFridayFund: All sales fund moped helmets for 8,000 factory workers


01. Shopbop | 15% off $200, 20% off $500, 25% off $800 through 11/28 with GOBIG16
02. Revolve | Extra 20% off final sale through 11/29 with CYBER20
03. Rodale’s | 25% off all orders + free shipping for $99+ through 11/29 (no code needed)
04. Bandier | 25% off sitewide with CYBER25 (Made in USA fitness: Alo Yoga, Beyond Yoga, Good Hyouman, Koral, Monrow, Onzie, Schott)
05. Journelle | 15-25% off order with JUSTSAYYES through 11/28 (Made in USA lingerie: Base Range, Commando, Fortnight, Hanky Panky, Maison du Soir, Noe, Only Hearts, Skin)


01. OSEA Malibu skincare | $25-75 gift card with orders through 11/28 (no code needed)
02. Birchbox | 10-20% off orders through 11/28 (My go-to for MCMC Fragrances, W3ll People, OLO, Rahua, 100% Pure, Ursa Major, Harry’s)
03. Oille Natural | 50% off orders through 11/28 with FRIYAY
04. Olivine Atelier | 20% off orders through 11/27 with GIVETHANKS (30% off at Anthropologie)
05. MCMC fragrances | 20% off candles, $60+ free shipping through 11/28


01. West Elm | 15-30% off orders, free shipping Friday with MOREISMORE
02. Mouth | 20% off orders + free shipping $10+ with MONDAY20 (indie food, wine, spirits, goods, all made in USA)
03. Williams-Sonoma | 10-25% off orders + free shipping with SAVEMORE
04. Etsy | Many vintage shops and independent designers hosting sales this weekend
05. Chairish Vintage | Up to 80% off sale items


01. Nordstrom | Extra 20% off sale through 11/28 (My favorites: Diptyque, Olivine Atelier, Eileen Fisher, Stone Cold Fox, Made in USA gifts)
02. Anthropologie | 20% off full-price items + free shipping $150+ with STACKS
03. Bergdorf Goodman | 40% off sitewide, $25-200 off beauty with BEAUTY
04. Macy’s | 20% off orders 11/28 with CYBER
05. Saks Fifth Avenue | Up to 40% off, 11/28 up to $750 gift card with CYBER16
06. Bloomingdale’s | Extra 25% off sale items
07. Net-A-Porter | 50% off sale, free 3-day shipping, 15% of full-price sales to White Ribbon Alliance Friday
08. The Outnet | Up to 90% + through 11/28, 20% off first purchase with BLACKFRIDAY20
09. Neiman Marcus | Extra 33% off sale; $50 off $200 beauty with THANKFUL; 11/28 $50-750 gift card with GC4YOU
10. Amazon | 30% off fashion, camera and tech deals, home goods on sale

PS: R&F annual holiday gift guide in the works. Check back tomorrow! is now ready. Check out my very favorite gifts for her, for him, for home, for them.



  • JM

    Hi! I love your blog! I was wondering what shirt you’re wearing in the photo at the top of this post?

    I also noticed from another post that you have the Zady .01 sweater. Do you dry clean that sweater or have you tried washing it?


  • Sure! It’s a Lou & Grey “Artist” cotton flannel popover that sold out a few seasons ago. I’ve posted some similar options here:

    The grey Zady .01 sweater is actually my second one. I had a cream version that made its way into a load of clothes that went into the dryer – it shrank so much that I ended up giving it to a friend’s three year old daughter! I now hand wash all my Zady sweaters in cool water with a bit of Trader Joe’s laundry detergent, hand wring, them lay flat to dry. You can roll them in a towel to soak up extra moisture before setting them on a duvet or sheet to dry. The Zady alpaca wool is so soft and doesn’t itch at all, but with regular wool sweaters I’ve found that doing a final wash with a bit of regular hair conditioner before thoroughly rinsing cures any itchiness or scratchy feel.