Happy Thanksgiving to U.S friends! As the years go by, I am glad to see more and more retailers in Canada and abroad, in the U.S., offer Black Friday deals to Canadian & international shoppers. Heck, my sister just told me that even my home country, Nigeria, is having Black Friday sales. I guess with the retail space becoming more and more competitive, retailers are forced to stretch their arms to reach as many consumers as they can. No complaints here.
I have put together a list of the Black Friday sales open to Canadian & other international buyers, relevant to the corporate lady. I’ll advise Canadian shoppers to be wary of possible exorbitant shipping costs, custom duties and foreign exchange conversions as these could essentially make the sale not worth it.
Baublebar – 35% off site with code VIP35; international shipping to Canada costs about $18, tariff and duties included. I adore Baublebar pieces and have treated myself to some of their items in the past. Currently, I have my eyes on this pair of earrings for everyday use.
Ann Taylor – I am actually quite shocked and a tad bit disappointed that Ann Taylor and her sister store, LOFT, are not offering Black Friday deals to Canadian and other international customers. If you have family/friends in the US, you can take advantage of their 50% off everything deal with code THANKFUL and ship your purchase to them. I mean, the offer on this poncho and this cardigan is too good to pass up. And how about these tweed shoes, guys?!
Asos- 30% off everything with code EPIC30; with FREE delivery to Canada!! Guys, this is huge. Custom duties & tariffs will be a killer nonetheless, but it is nice to have free shipping. Great opportunity to purchase their pleated midi skirt (they’re running low in stock unfortunately).
Banana Republic – 50% off everything, no code required. I have my eyes on this tartan plaid skirt.:) Since knee-lengths skirts are so hard to come by these days, I was so pleased when I saw it. Plus, it is kinda hard to say no to tartan plaid.
Express – 50% off everything online, no code required. However, note that all prices & payments (including international shipping costs) are in USD. I have come across rave reviews about this flirty dress. It comes in such rich colours and though it might not be appropriate for work due to its length, but will be perfect for the office holiday party.
J.Crew – 40% off select items for U.S. and Canada with code THANKU. I do not shop often at J.Crew due to its price point, but it might be worth to check and see if you can score are great deals. This sheath dress looks lovely,…but is still pricey even after 40% off!
Zara- 30% off site wide on Friday Nov 24th ; no code required. Free shipping for orders over $50 (for Canadian & U.S buyers). I will be purchasing this pair of over-the-knee boots. I have had my eye on it for months now, but made the decision to wait till the Black Friday Sales. They fit perfectly around my thighs and the low/mid-heels make them very easy to walk in.