Hotels, Hotels, Shopping

Black Friday Finds

November 29, 2013

Yesterday we gave thanks for our favorite things, like body treatments at George V Spa in Paris and the cocktails at Centro in Beijing. We expressed our gratitude for swanky Mediterranean tables like Bocca di Lupo in London, and shared our appreciation for fabulous music collection at Amoeba Music and clothing collection at Kitson in Los Angeles. Today, it’s time to match our actions to our words by shopping ’til we quite literally drop. And by all accounts, it appears the universe is conspiring to help us out with that. To mine for discount gold on a day too often associated with lower-end penny-pinching, we’ve turned to our favorite blogs in the luxe lifestyle sphere, who’ve compiled exhaustive lists of the shopportunities.

You’re never fully dressed without a discount—that is how the song goes, right? In any case, we get a sense of accomplishment out of including marked down finds in our daily outfits. Lady Lux dishes on the options at some of our choice brands: Rebecca Taylor, Reiss, and SHOPBOP, among others. And speaking of “low down,” listed markdowns get as bargain-basement as 50-75% off retail prices—or $33 for Kiehl’s beloved Mighty Moisture kit of face cream, body cream, and hand salve. [Lady Lux]

The thrifting-esque glamour of Black Friday can easily be eclipsed by the misery of impatient and turbulent crowds, but we sidestep this issue shopping at more intimate stores and boutiques. Some shops in New York participate in the holiday without attracting the bad kind of attention (read: throngs of coupon-waving customers). 40% off Carven and Helmut Lang at Otte, a buy-one-get-one-half-off deal at Shoe Market, and free gifts with $150 at Dalaga ease the pain of parting from Nordstrom and Neiman. [NY Racked]

Hotel reservations might not seem like an obvious Black Friday commodity, but when it comes to stellar steals and deals, hotels, well, steal the day. HotelChatter has compiled an guide to which deals are available where, and some of them blow even department-store markdowns out of the water.  50% off at The Fontainebleau and the Epic Hotel make us want to jet right back to Miami. A 30% discount at Culina, Modern Italian may not be as impressive, but it makes us want to shell out thousands to revisit its Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills location. So much for saving money. [Hotel Chatter]

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