The 2015 Anthropologie Black Friday prep post + Other Black Friday deals around the webby world that have ALREADY begun (updated)

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

In-store Friday at Anthropologie: poppers are back!
These little delights hold all sorts of treats inside, redeemable for everything from 
gift cards to playlists to a gift basket filled with items chosen by your local Anthro store!


It's that time of year when everyone runs around like a chicken (turkey?) with their heads cut off in hopes of scoring amazing shopping deals. On gifts. Yeah, gifts. For...other people....that happen to wear the same size as me...and like the same stuff I like.

Yes, it's time for Black Friday, the day of insanity. What's Anthropologie offering Black Friday, over the weekend and on Cyber Monday? Find out inside.




A quick summary of the promotion (ALL UNOFFICIAL):
- Anthropologie's Black Friday promotion will be 25% off ALL items, FRIDAY ONLY
- There will be a code for this promo
- The Black Friday promo will likely begin Thursday evening online before stores reopen on Friday
- This promotion runs ALL DAY FRIDAY
- For the rest of the weekend after Friday, there will be a % off sale (don't know what % yet)
- In store, anyone making a purchase will receive a popper. Find out more about poppers here.
- Some stores have special store hours for Black Friday. See when your store opens here.
- Promotion is valid in stores and online
- Anthropologie WILL NOT honor PAs during Black Friday**
- Stores will likely leave their phones off the hook during the Black Friday sale hours
- Stores WILL NOT hold items during the Black Friday sale hours

**Note: Anthropologie's official line is always that they do NOT honor PAs during promotions, such as Black Friday. However in the past couple of years they have softened up on this stance quite a bit. You can always REQUEST a price adjustment, but please note you are not guaranteed to get one. Some stores hold the line hard and will not do PAs. It is their right to deny you a PA. This blog is not an official channel of Anthropologie. You CANNOT use this blog as a reason why you should be granted a PA. You can read Anthropologie's official price adjustment policy here


This outfit -- the Ardila Pullover ($128), Corduroy Mini Skirt ($88) and Holz Pendant Necklace (now $40) 
is tops on my Black Friday hunt list. More of my wishlist below.




Every year this community is bombarded with questions about Black Friday. Here are some of the most frequently-asked questions.


WHAT WILL ANTHROPOLOGIE'S BLACK FRIDAY PROMOTION BE? 
Anthro members get 25% off everything in stores and on the Anthropologie website. This promotion lasts ALL DAY Friday, 11/27/2015 only. The Black Friday promotion officially ends at 2:59 AM ET on Saturday 11/28/2015.


WILL ANTHROPOLOGIE'S BLACK FRIDAY BE IN STORES ONLY OR ONLINE TOO? 
Both. In stores and on their website.


WILL I BE ABLE TO GET PRICE ADJUSTMENTS (PAs) DURING THE BLACK FRIDAY SALE?
No. At least not according to the email about Black Friday.

There is a caveat here. In prior years some customers have been successful in getting PAs due to extremely nice SAs breaking the rules. But I would not count on it and know that any SA that does a PA is not following policy and you risk getting them in trouble by asking. Personally I wouldn't even bother asking.

You can read Anthropologie's official price adjustment policy here.


CAN I USE MY BIRTHDAY DISCOUNT ON BLACK FRIDAY?
No. You cannot combine your birthday discount with any promotion that requires either a promo code online or a manual price adjustment in-store as this promo does.


WILL STORES HOLD ITEMS DURING THE BLACK FRIDAY SALE HOURS?
No. Some SAs may break the rules to do this for you. But they are breaking the rules. Many of the busier stores will have their phones off the hook during the Black Friday sale hours.


WILL STORES DO CHARGE/SENDS DURING THE BLACK FRIDAY SALE HOURS?
Anthropologie has mostly done away with charge/sends for the time being, so no. Details on that here.


WILL MY ANTHROPOLOGIE WEBSITE ORDER GET CANCELLED? I'M WORRIED ABOUT INVENTORY.
Anthropologie gets a little better at this every year but your Black Friday order has about an 80% chance of shipping.

Here's how it works: if you order multiple items, Anthropologie first tries to fulfill everything from a single warehouse. If it can't do that, it tries multiple warehouses (meaning your order will come bit by bit in different packages). If that is impossible, Anthropologie then tries to use store stock to fulfill your online order. And sadly these store fulfillments tend to fall into order purgatory around Black Friday and other high traffic days. You have to wait it out and see what happens.

For Canadian Anthro lovers it's worse...Anthropologie stores don't ship to Canada, so if your order can't be fulfilled from warehouse stock it will be cancelled.


IF I PLACE AN ORDER ON BLACK FRIDAY AM I SURE TO GET IT IN TIME FOR CHRISTMAS/HANUKKAH? 
So long as there's inventory to fulfill your order yes you'll get it in time for the Christmas and Hanukkah holidays.


I'M IN CANADA! WHAT ABOUT ME?
Yes, this promotion works for you too! But as noted above, any orders that can't be fulfilled from the warehouse will get partially or fully cancelled because Anthropologie's USA stores don't ship to Canada. (Sorry.)


WILL BLACK FRIDAY ONLY APPLY TO SALE ITEMS? WHAT ABOUT HOME STUFF? ACCESSORIES?
Yes Anthropologie's Black Friday sale does apply to sale items, and all full-priced item are included -- clothingaccessoriesshoes + bootsbeautyhome, etc.


WHAT ABOUT AFTER BLACK FRIDAY? ANY MORE SALES COMING?
It's very likely more sales are coming. Will they be better than this? Probably not until after Christmas. There is very likely going to be Free Shipping on Monday for Cyber Monday...but by then these promos will have expired.


ANY RECOMMENDATIONS ROXY?
Sure. First, set yourself a budget and stick to it. I'd probably pre-load my shopping basket with the gifts I'm looking to buy to make checkout as quick as possible on Friday. Be prepared for cancellations. And most importantly keep chill. It's just stuff!! There's no sense in knocking someone over. No sense in getting super upset if an order gets cancelled. I cannot believe that people die in Black Friday stampedes each year. It's terrible.

Remember too that an item you're not that into isn't any better on sale or super sale. Watch yourself -- don't grab items just because they're a great deal. Buy them because you want them or because you want to gift them. Don't fall into the trap.

Personally my plan is to go to my stores since I'm lucky enough to have 5 in the city. Or I might skip Black Friday altogether. I just hate the pressure and frenzy of it all.


WHAT ABOUT BHLDN? ARE THEY DOING BLACK FRIDAY TOO?
They sure are! For Black Friday, BHLDN has taken new markdowns



I want to buy this entire look on Black Friday! stole // top // skirt // boots


WHAT'S ON YOUR ANTHROPOLOGIE BLACK FRIDAY 2015 WISHLIST ROXY?
Besides the sweater/skirt combo higher up in this post and the outfit immediately above, some of the other items on my wishlist include the Ruffled Cable Over-The-Knee Socks ($24), the Pom Field Beanie ($130) and the Petula Drops ($54).

But to be honest most of my wishlist went on sale today, so I'd just like the promo to be able to get some sale goodies for even less! Tops there for me are the Florilege Coat (now $140), Anzere Print Tank (now $40), Colorblocked Knit Pencil Skirt (now $50), Diamond Dot Vegan Leather Skirt (now $70), Vitis Crossbody Bag (now $190) and Current Tank (now $40).


QUESTIONS? COMMENTS? ASK AWAY!!

Just a friendly reminder: this post is UNOFFICIAL. Information used in this post, aside from the holiday poppers, does NOT come directly from Anthropologie. This blog is not affiliated with Anthropologie.



Feeling an itchy shopping finger? Several stores have ALREADY started their Black Friday 2015 promotions, including....

AG Adriano Goldschmied  -- An EA sponsor // 30% off almost sitewide from now through November 29th. Use the code AGVIP at checkout today, then AGTHIRTY beginning Friday at checkout. // Picks: Love this super-dark Farrah Skinny; these Beaus are ripped to perfection; it's hard to pick just one pair of Stilts so here's a super dark wash, an ombre light wash (*drool*) and a great medium-wash option.

Bailey44 // Take 44% off sitewide with the code BLACK44 at checkout, this week only. // Picks: this sleek combo dressthis beautiful off-one-shoulder dressthis ruched column dress that probably looks familiar to Anthro lovers.

Banana Republic // Half off sweaters and 40% off your purchase with the code BRFRIDAY. Exclusions apply. In stores and online. // Picks: See this post.

Boden // Take 30% off your purchase online with the code 7J4Z at checkout through Monday. Plus, Free Shipping on orders of $49+. // Picks: This tiered scallop dress is almost too cute for words; I love the Cutglass Blue version of this shift; this jacquard dress has front pockets and a great overall look.

Club Monaco // Get up to 35% off your purchase sitewide with a tiered promo using the code THANKFUL. Plus Free Shipping on $150+ with the code FREESHIP. Thursday + Friday ONLY. // Picks: this sleek sweater dress; this beautiful cashmere sweater (which looks so much better in real life!); this fun feather dress.

Corey Lynn Calter // Take 25% off sitewide with the code Blkfriday. // Picks: The beautiful Elsa Coat; the mixed texture of this dress; the dramatic flair of this top.

Free People // Take 50% off their most-loved styles, exclusively on their iPhone app now, then Friday on the website and in-store. // Picks: Check out this recent post, but please note the promotion from that post has expired.

Illume Candles  -- An EA sponsor // Take 25% off seasonal candles online, plus Free Shipping on orders of $25+. Use the code THANKFUL at checkout. // Picks: This glass candle is gorgeous and smells great; love the woodsy scent of this mercury pillar; get ready for winter with this warm and smooth candle scent in a pretty golden vase; I can't burn wood since I live in an apartment so this candle is the next best thing.

J. Crew // Take 30% off your purchase (including stuff that is usually excluded) and 40% off sale with the code HOLIDAY at checkout. In-store and online. // Picks: Loving this fun fringe top; this feathery necklace and this perfectly cuffed sweater. (Such a J.Crew classic!)

J. Crew Factory // Take 50% off your purchase, in-store or online. No code required. Get Free Shipping on orders of $50+ with the code SHIPGIFTS. // Picks: A comfy turtleneck; a comfy Fairisle turtleneck; and a skirt to wear with either one (or both!).

LOFT // Get 50% off almost everything with code CORNY at checkout. // Picks: Rather in love with this mixed media dressthis flattering lace dress and this side-shirred dress. Also liking this necklace and this one, both are perfect for holiday outfits!

Madewell // 25% off sitewide now through Nov. 30 with code CALMDOWN. // Picks: A new take on fairislethis yummy leather skirt and this sleek modern one; a super-soft sweater in a plethora of colors.

Shopbop // Buy more save more -- take up to 25% off your order with the code GOBIG15 at checkout. // Picks: This DVF beautythis super-cute Derek Lam backbackthis beautiful ear crawler; the Alice + Olivia sweater I own and adore (OOTD). Shopbop is also running a contest to win $500Details here.

Tibi // Take an extra 15% off sale items online with the code BLACKFRIDAY15 through Sunday. // Picks: This dramatic asymmetrical top; a beautiful flowy skirt; a cheeky skirt that makes me smile.

West Elm // buy more, save more with up to 25% off through December 2nd with code MOREISMORE at checkout. // Picks: see this post.

Yummie by Heather Thompson // Anthropologie started carrying this shapewear brand earlier this year and now I'm kind of obsessed with it. Get 30% off sitewide with the code THANKFUL30, now through Monday. // Picks: The Tommy Coated Moto Legging; the Brennan Legging; the Jett Legging and this convertible plunging slip.