Your Guide to the Best Stores to Hit This Black Friday

Black Friday is just around the corner, which means it’s time to get your shop on! Any seasoned Black Friday shopper knows you need a plan by the time you hit the mall – there’s no time to waste figuring out where to go and which stores have the best deals. With this guide, you’ll be prepared to snag all the best deals this Black Friday!



As if you don’t already spend enough time and money at Target, it’s a must on your shopping spree list. While a lot of their sales are focused on electronics, you can get an additional 5% off if you sign up for a Target RED Card (#cheers for extra savings) and if you prefer to shop online, they have free shipping on all orders, all weekend. Their doors open at 6 pm on Thursday evening.



Head into ULTA at 6pm on Thursday for crazy deals on your favorite beauty products. Sales include 50% off Real Techniques, $10 mascaras, $5 OPI nail polishes, $19.99 ULTA Skincare Sampler, and 20% off Clarisonic gift sets, to name a few. If you’re a beauty junkie, you’d be crazy to miss ULTA’s deals!



If you’re more of a Sephora girl, stop in for the coveted $15 and under gift sets. For early access and even more sale reveals, download their app to received insider access for deals on the day of Black Friday. It’s a beauty lover’s dream come true.



If you’re a boutique shopper, select Francesca’s boutiques will be open on Thursday night with a Buy One, Get One 60% off deal available in store and online. The deals continue all weekend long through Cyber Monday, too.



Whether or not you’re a regular shopper at JCPenny, their deals are too good to pass up. Their doors open at 2 pm on Thursday (yes, you read that right!) and some of their sales include $20 women’s boots, 25% off Nike apparel, 40% off watches, and 60% off handbags and wallets. You need these deals in your life!



Black Friday deals for Kohl’s have already started – online, that is. Visit their website for $10 and under jewelry, shoes, women’s and men’s clothing, and $20 and under electronics and sports gifts. You can also get an extra 15% off with code SAVEBIG15. In stores on Thursday at 5 pm, you can $15 in Kohl’s Cash for every $50 spent. As if Kohl’s doesn’t always have great deals, you can’t miss these this Black Friday.


J. Crew

Sales at J. Crew have already begun, and they currently have 500 styles under $50 online. Don’t forget that you get an extra 15% off in-stores with you student ID!


Forever 21

Forever 21 already has Black Friday sales online, but starting on Thursday, their Black Friday deal includes dresses, tops, leggings, and more starting at $8. 

Shopping Black Friday sales can seem to be daunting, but that shouldn't stop you from getting the best deals of the season. With this guide, you'll be a pro Black Friday shopper in no time!