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Black Friday checklist & shop guide

It’s that time of the year again; the holiday season. The coziness and joy of the holidays comes with the craziness of big sales. Upcoming Friday 23rd November is the queen of all sales in the vintage reproduction scene: Black Friday. If you’re in for some serious bargains, I’ve listed my favorite retro shops that I know will participate in the Black Friday sales below. But firstly it’s important to be prepared and tick a few checkboxes to avoid disappointment. Brace yourselves!

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Black Friday checklist:

  • Check your PayPal, credit card and/or returning customer details

Is the shipping address still up to date, do you have enough budget on your account remaining? Sort these things out before the sales start, so you’ll have a smooth checkout in the midst of the sales storm.

  • Prepare a wishlist

Avoid missing out on that last item in your size, because someone else was faster at checkout while you were still scrolling around the website. Check out the shops you are interested in and make a wishlist of the items you really want to score during the sales. Taking a little time in advance to list down the items you really want also prevents regretful purchases.

  • Know the exact time when the sales in your shop of interest will start

If you have a particular shop in mind, look up at what time their sales will go live. Most shops announce it on multiple media: their main website, Instagram, Facebook, subscribers newsletter… In the shop list below I added the sales dates announced by these shops. Be aware that the start and end date of the sales vary for every shop. Some shops have already started their sales today – so go go go! – and some shops don’t participate in Cyber Monday.

  • Set those alarms

First come, first served. If you have figured out the starting time of the sales for your favorite shops, set alarms for each shop. Because the shops are all across the globe, they all start at different times. This also means: depending on the time zone you are in, be prepared to get up at night or very early in the morning.

 

My top shops to score Black Friday bargains:

(this list will be updated as the sales date approaches & shops announce more details)

Vintage reproduction:

B.A.I.T. Footwear
30-40% off on the entire site
now until 26th November
www.baitfootwear.com
Bernie Dexter
60% off selected Black Friday sale section
code: black60
now until 26th November
www.berniedexter.com
Bow & Crossbones
20% off store-wide
code: black Friday
now until 25th November 8pm GMT
www.bowandcrossbones.com
British Retro
15% off everything
code: DRESSTOKILL
www.britishretro.co.uk
Campbell Crafts
20% off everything
code: black Friday
23rd-26th November
www.campbell-crafts.com
Collectif
25% off everything (excluding Modcloth styles)
code: BF25
www.collectif.co.uk
Daisy Dapper
not announced yet, but usually selected items reduced in price
http://www.daisydapper.com
Doll Me Up
up to 60% off
now until 24th November
www.dollmeupdarling.com
Dolly and Dotty
35% off everything, sale items included
now until 26th November
www.dollyanddotty.co.uk
Emmy Design
not yet announced, but last year 20% off on all fancy dresses
www.emmydesign.se
Feel So Vintage
20 % off on all clothing
15 % off on bookings for photoshoots and hair & makeup appointments
23rd-26th November
www.feelssovintage.nl
Hearts and Found
35% off site-wide
code:BLACKFRIDAY35
now-26th November
www.etsy.com/shop/HeartsandFound
The House of Foxy
15% off
code: NOTBLACKFRIDAY18 
valid only 22nd-23rd November
www.thehouseoffoxy.com
Joanie Clothing
40% off everything
now until 26th November
www.joanieclothing.com
Hell Bunny
not yet announced
www.hellbunny.com
Lady K Loves
20% off shorts
30% off sale
25% off everything else, excluding jeans & new releases
now until 26th November
www.lady-k-loves.com
Lady V London 
up to 60% off 
23rd-26th November 
www.ladyvlondon.com
La Femme en Noir (by Micheline Pitt)
25% off of all styles in the Black Friday Sale section, including all sale 
items and excluding all pre-orders
code: BACKTOBLACK
now until 26th November
www.lafemmeennoir.net
Lindy Bop
not yet announced
23rd-26th November
in the mean time: pre-Black Friday flash sale ongoing
www.lindybop.co.uk
Looks Like Vintage
30-50% off on selected items in store only
now until 25th November 
www.lookslikevintage.nl
Miss Candyfloss
20% off everything, excluding new arrivels & Amor Fou collection
code: BlackWeekend
now until 25th November
www.miss-candyfloss.com
Miss Fortune
10-70% off on selected styles
23rd-26th November
www.missfortune.co.uk
Modcloth
30% off $100
40% off $200
code: VIPBF
www.modcloth.com (unfortunately unavailable for Europe)
Pin Up Curl
10% off selected pieces
no code needed
23rd-26th November (12 am GMT)
www.etsy.com/shop/PinUpCurl
Pinup Girl Clothing
not yet announced, but usually about 35% off site-wide
www.pinupgirlclothing.com
Retrolicious
30% off site-wide
code: thanks30
now until 26th November
www.retroliciousbrand.com
She's Dynamite
15% off everything
code: BLK18
23rd (midnight GMT) until 26th November
www.shesdynamiteclothing.co.uk
Splendette
25% off everything
code: blackfridayhaul
23rd-26th November
www.splendette.com
Stop Staring!
25% off everything
now until 26th November
www.stopstaringclothing.com
Succubus
30% off everything
23rd-26th November
www.succubus.com
Tatyana Boutique
not yet announced
www.tatyana.com
TopVintage
20% off on the entire collection
23rd-26th November
www.topvintage.com
The Oblong Box Shop
30% off on orders over $75
code: thanks30
www.theoblongboxshop.com
The Pretty Dress Company
25% off everything
code: BLACK25
now until 26th November
www.theprettydresscompany.com
Trashy Diva
30% off everything
code: TALKTURKEY
now until 26th November
www.trashydiva.com
Unique Vintage
25% off everything
code: BESTWEEK
now until 25th November
www.unique-vintage.com
Violets in May
10-30% off selected items
23rd-25th November
www.violetsinmay.co.uk
Vivien of Holloway
not yet announced, usually up to 50% a selected section
www.vivienofholloway.com
Vixen by Micheline Pitt
30% off of all styles in the Black Friday Sale section, excluding all sale 
items and pre-orders
code: BACKTOBLACK

15% off newly launched pre-order styles 
no code needed, already discounted for the duration of the sale in the 
PRE-ORDER section

now until 26th November
www.michelinepitt.com
Voodoo Vixen
up to 50% off selected items
www.voodoovixen.co.uk
What Katie Did
25% off corsets, shapewear, classic lingerie & end of line lingerie
code:blackfriday
www.whatkatiedid.com
Wishes and Wardrobes
20% off all non-holiday skirts
no code needed
now until 26th November
www.etsy.com/shop/WishesAndWardrobes

 

True vintage:

Advantage in Vintage
not yet announced
www.etsy.com/nl/shop/AdvantageInVintage
Bobby Pin Boutique
not yet announced
www.bobbypinboutique.nl
Papermoon Vintage
25% off everything
Etsy shop: www.etsy.com/nl/shop/PaperMoonVtg
Via Instagram DM: www.instagram.com/papermoonvtg
Sweet Life Vintage
30% off the entire shop
now until 26th November
24h sale: 40% off everything (only from 23rd-24th November)
www.sweetlifevintage.com
Tuesday Rose Vintage
25% off storewide
no code needed
now until 26th November
www.etsy.com/shop/TuesdayRoseVintage
When Decades Collide
not yet announced
www.etsy.com/shop/WhenDecadesCollide
Xtabay
20% off in the store
Etsy shop: www.etsy.com/shop/xtabayvintage
via Instagram DM: www.instagram.com/xtabayvintage

 

With that, I wish you all happy shopping and hope you are able to snag the items you’ve been eyeing on!

 

x Miss Lipstick & Pipettes x

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3 thoughts on “Black Friday checklist & shop guide

    1. Happy to hear you liked the post. I tried to make the list as complete as possible for vintage-inspired shopping and of course that includes Lady K Loves when it comes to jeans 😉

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