’Tis the season for snuggly beanies, Taylor Swift’s latest Red releases, and, of course, epic sales, because the best early Black Friday deals of 2021 have officially hit the web. The discount marathon technically begins on November 26 this year, but mega-retailers and small brands alike are coping with major supply-chain issues, slashing prices extra early to clear items off shelves and get them to your doorstep as quickly as possible.
We’re not complaining, though, because this shift in timeline means we get a few extra weeks to budget for the pieces we’re actually hoping to snag on sale, like stylish boots for rainy days and one of those adorable air fryers to crisp nearly everything edible in sight. High up on our shopping lists as well? Gifts, gifts, and more gifts—and if the deal gods allow it, a generously discounted cordless vacuum to live our tidiest life yet. (Your move, Dyson.)
Early-bird deals on kitchen equipment, mattresses, and tech are to be expected before the official holiday weekend, but this year’s slashed-price appetizers also include a number of excellent fashion and beauty markdowns. To introduce you only to the good stuff, we canvassed all the most popular categories (from clothing to sex toys and home and tech) for markdowns actually worth your time. Ahead, the best early Black Friday deals of 2021 to shop now.
Think of Nordstrom’s existing sale section as a sneak peek of all the deals dropping next month: teddy bear outerwear, quality denim, and so much more on heavy discount. Not sure about you, but we’ll be keeping our eyes peeled for cult-favorite Nordstrom pieces, like those Zella leggings with hundreds—nay, thousands—of five-star reviews.
Amazon’s seriously stepped up its fashion game, with so many great designer pieces from the likes of Vince, Splits59, and more already up for grabs for 50% off. Prime members, it’s your time to shine.
Savvy shoppers know to hit up Lululemon’s We Made Too Much section, currently stacked with signature styles (hi, Wunder Under leggies) at up to 50% off.
Kate Spade has so many gift-worthy accessories for your mom, sister, best friend…even yourself—and the brand just so happened to slash prices on adorable leather goods that make for thoughtful presents. We’re loving the phone cross-body for every day; the little bee patch is next-level cute.
With 40% off, free shipping, and a 60-day return window, Nike’s ongoing sale section is almost as good as any Black Friday deal you’ll find at the end of this month. Stock up on seasonal workout gear, including lounge-y sweats, oversized hoodies, and sports bras now.
MatchesFashion sales are hard to come by, so this is an opportunity you won’t want to pass up. The multibrand retailer has a vast selection of categories to shop—luxury clothing, accessories, and home goods included—with 30% off new season styles.
Even though Amazon technically owns Shopbop, the multibrand retailer is having a sale of its own right now—with slashed prices on everything from sweatshirts to chic tiny bags up to 70% off. (P.S. Amazon Prime members: Don’t sleep on this sale because you can use your membership perks to score free two-day shipping.)
Add this deal to your calendar, stat. Mejuri’s entire site will be on sale from November 24 through November 29, with 20% off all orders over $150.
If your current lineup of activewear could use some newness, look no further than Girlfriend Collective’s sitewide sale, which is bringing 30% off its cult-favorite sustainable activewear, plus puffer jackets, accessories, and much more.
Get up to 30% off pretty gold pendants and earrings from this royals-approved jewelry brand now through November 30. Keep your eyes peeled for special flash sales throughout.
Sustainable jewelry brand Idyl, whose lab-grown diamond earrings and necklaces have been sported by Jessica Alba and Jamie Chung, is offering 15% off all orders—and 30% off orders over $950. Discount automatically applied at checkout.
It’s genuinely hard to pass up a Nordstrom sale find, and we just spotted some can’t-miss deals in its beauty section. Consider the Benefit foundation and Dr. Dennis Gross gift sets below as proof.
Sephora may have just wrapped its annual Holiday Savings Event, but the retailer’s sale section is looking stacked as ever. We’re particularly eyeing the Fenty Match Stix and Summer Fridays set. (Psst: The code FREESHIP also gets you free shipping.)
The moment you’ve been waiting for is nearing. Cassandra Grey’s luxury beauty emporium, Violet Grey, will be offering 20% off sitewide from November 23 through 29, with select brand exclusions. Hit the retailer up for all kinds of celeb-approved skin care—including Victoria Beckham’s “miracle cream” and all the La Mer your credit card will allow.
Head to Dermstore for derm-approved skin, makeup, and hair-care products from the likes of NuFace, Dr. Dennis Gross, Ilia, and more. The e-tailer is offering up to 30% off dozens of brands from November 20 through November 29 with the code BLACK.
The brand that brought you Boy Brow and millennial pink is gearing up for its only sale of the year. Score 20% off everything—and we mean, everything—on Glossier (including special limited edition Black Friday sets) from November 25 to November 29.
Ulta really said, “Y’all have fun with your little Cyber Monday,” and gave us a full 16 days of deals. From November 11 through 27, the mega-retailer will be offering a variety of sales, culminating in a weeklong Cyber Monday event from November 21 through 27, with select products up to 50% off.
Get celeb-approved skin care for 20% off from November 22 through November 30. It’s one of the few times the Japanese beauty brand has a sale, so it’s worth loading up your cart while you still can. P.S. Any order over $100 gets a free gift set—just make sure to use the code CYBER21 at checkout.
If glowing skin and clean ingredients are your M.O., Ilia’s Cyber Week event can’t be missed. From November 26 through November 29, use code REVIVE20 for 20% off everything—the mascara and skin tint are a must—and spend over $125 for a free gift with purchase.
For skin care with a side of science, be sure to hit up Murad’s Cyber Week event. From November 25 through December 1, snag 25% off all orders, plus a free full-size Prebiotic 3-in-1 MultiMist when you spend over $150. Then take 30% off everything starting December 2 through December 8 with code CYBER30.
Looking for insanely luxe makeup that also happens to be clean and sustainable? That’s Kjaer Weis for you. Take 20% off anything on its site from November 22 through November 30, including best sellers like the Cream Blush and Facial Oil.
Paula’s Choice is our go-to for no-frills, effective skin care under $50. Score 20% prices sitewide (be sure to grab the BHA exfoliator) and take an extra 25% off its Holiday Kits.
Best Early Black Friday Sex Toy Deals 2021
We may not “celebrate” Singles Day, but we’ll gladly take the deals that come with it, starting with 30% off best-selling Lelo sex toys—exclusively available on Amazon from November 8 through November 11. Your cart is definitely buzzin’.
Ella Paradis is like Pandora’s box for top-rated sex toys, dildos, anal vibrators, lubes, and more. Score 60% off nearly 1,000 items with the code FALL.
Turn your bedroom fantasy into reality with Lovehoney’s sitewide sale, starting November 1. The e-tailer will be offering 20% off everything from app-controlled massagers to discreet clitoral vibrators. Just make sure to apply the code SEXTOYDAY to activate the promo.
Function meets form with Dame’s objectively beautiful sex toys and accessories, marked down by 20% from November 19 through 29.
Best Early Black Friday Home & Tech Deals 2021
No surprise here: Amazon’s early Black Friday deals are especially sweet. Enjoy generous discounts on vacuums, TVs, smart gadgets, and kitchen appliances while supplies last—and don’t miss out on the most coveted markdowns of all: Amazon’s very own Kindles, Fire TV Sticks, and Echo Show tablets.
Walmart’s deals did not come to play, but you probably knew that. Starting November 3, the mega-retailer will be launching Black Friday Deals for Days, a three-week-long savings event featuring discounts on everything from Roku TVs and Samsung Chromebooks to budget-friendly stocking stuffers like Instax cameras and fitness trackers. (Psst: If you’re a Walmart+ member, you get access to the deals four hours earlier.)
Target hasn’t gone into full-on markdown mode just yet, but it is offering price matching on anything you pick up from now through December 24. Word to the wise: Pocket those receipts!
No need to wait for Black Friday when you don’t have to. In addition to a bevy of early deals, Best Buy is also offering price matching through November 26.
One of our favorite home goods brands is offering up to 20% off its best-selling nontoxic cookware sets, including the holiday-exclusive bundle in fire brick red and other giftable kitchen accessories.
Fluffy bath towels, luxurious linens, waffle-knit robes, and so much more are yours for the taking at 20% off from November 26 through November 29.
Our Place is having its biggest sale of the year right now, with sitewide markdowns you’ll definitely want in on. Highlights include the Insta-famous Always Pan, which is going for just $99 (its best deal yet!), plus gift-worthy bundles on chef knives and weighty wooden chopping boards.
Revel in peak cozy vibes with 20% off Brooklinen’s cashmere sheets and luscious shearling slippers—among a myriad of other cloudlike home goods—from November 17 through 30.