Greetings of the day and all appropriate niceties, we thought it best if we just shared this information with you right away. We have more information on a number of Black Friday sales, starting with Target’s ad, available here.
To view the complete insert that will be in local newspapers the Wednesday before Thanksgiving, click here.
Also, expect lower prices at your local Boutique Tarzshay for the foreseeable future, especially in the clothing and home store areas. The effort to jumpstart Target’s slow sales includes going head-to-head with Walmart on some merchandise, along with using the online component to boost sales. From a recent Associated Press story:
“The company will also offer half a dozen “value items” online every day at special prices.”
“We have taken a very aggressive point of view this year in terms of our promotional pricing, so we expect to be price leaders on selected items … “
The information for the Polo Ralph Lauren Factory Stores event is also now available; they are calling the promotion ‘Midnight Madness.’
We will continue to monitor them for information on what to expect at the regular Ralph Lauren stores as well as what additional savings are planned at factory stores other than this initial 20% discount off purchases of $150+.
Tommy Hilfiger is offering substantial savings for Black Friday:
There are also a number of coupons for specific savings, like the one shown below, “Save an Additional 25% on any $200 Purchase,” but we have no idea if one must have an “official coupon,” or if it could be printed off any site, like ours.
The J. Crew Factory Outlet stores are also doing Black Friday:
If it is difficult to read the small print up above, early risers who shop before 10am can take an additional 50% off clearance styles, nothing to sneeze at.
Bath and Body Works is doing a VIP Bag with purchases over $100, their scan can be seen here.
They are also doing Buy 1, Get 1 at 50% off now…
…along with several “Secret Online Sales.”
Other savings at specific factory outlets and stores:
- Banana Republic Factory Stores Midnight Madness 40% off the entire store! Expires: 11/28/08
- Eddie Bauer Factory Stores Midnight Madness Save an extra 30% off your entire purchase. Ad Code: 5700. Expires: 11/28/08
Vera Bradley will be offering free shipping on Dec.1,
We are a little surprised at Nautica’s listings, essentially $20 off a purchase of $100 or more, not nearly as aggressive as we anticipated considering their ongoing struggles in the marketplace.
For online shoppers, right now the company is offering free ground shipping on orders totaling more than $100.
On the electronics front, Best Buy has a number of discounts and markdowns that can be seen here. The retailer will open at 5am the Friday morning after Thanksgiving.
Circuit City will also open at 5am; their ad scans are available here.
We do not yet have specifics on the Ann Taylor Loft stores, but can tell you they are now taking an Additional 40% off already reduced prices, a good deal in and of itself…
as well as offering a $25 gift card for every $50 you spend.
Keep an eye on the Tanger Outlet store site as well as the Prime Outlets site; both are decent resources for updates on special discounts and hours for the stores, although Tanger provides much more information than the Prime Outlets site offers.
When we have more on other retailers generally thought to offer a ‘preppy aesthetic’ or preppy styles, we’ll get that information to you, including the non-factory store sales and markdowns.