Sure, you can make the jump over the border to snap up the States' famed Black Friday deals, but why make the journey when there are some fashionable bargains to be had on your doorstep? Whether you're looking for some Christmas gift ideas on Black Friday, or have your eye on a new LCD TV come Cyber Monday, there's ample excuse to buy Canadian. Here I've picked out some of my favourite deals that go live this week.
Shopping Goliath Sears is running a Black Friday weekend, starting Thursday and ending Sunday. There's plenty of 50% off sticker tags spread across boots, outerwear and women's apparel, with a few of the must-have pieces being a fuchsia Attitude by Jay Manuel coat with detachable fur collar ($99, down from $200), the Jessica/MD sequinned bolero jacket ($23.99, down from $69.99), and Jones & Co lace-top shutter pleated dress ($69.50, down from $139).
If you're looking for luxe leather, Danier is always the place to go, and with some crazy savings you'll be decked out like catwoman in no time. They have a lamb leather bomber priced at $149 (with $300 savings) and glazed leather crossbody bags for $69 (down from $129).
Garage is pocket friendly at the best of times, but from today until Black Friday, they're offering a whopping 40% off EVERYTHING and $1 shipping. Yes, that's their entire store, which includes this front tie polka dot chiffon shirt ($17.94, down from $29.90), a high-waist sequinned skirt ($17.94, down from $29.90), and an open stitch lurex sweater ($22.14, down from $36.90). Don't you think the sequinned skirt would look utterly adorable teamed with ankle booties and a cashmere sweater?
Finally, The Bay is not to be outdone by anyone since they've been holding their One Day Sales since November 14. What does that mean? Well, each day The Bay will release a price-busting sale item that is only available for 24 hours. So far they've offered Lord and Taylor leather gloves for $30 (down from $100) and a Guess down puffer jacket for $79.99 (down from $198). The only way to keep track of the day's offerings is by visiting the website every morning or liking their Facebook page. For Black Friday and Cyber Monday the store is having what they call "special super saving deals," so get snooping!