Shopping: The Online Sales Are Insane Today & You Should Absolutely Take Advantage of Them...

I shop online almost exclusively, and trust me when I tell you I know a great opportunity to shop when I see one. And friends... it's happening! We've discussed this here before: I'm against shopping for the sake of a "good deal" or merely adding "things" to your life. It's about having fewer possessions yet ensuring that each of them are of excellent quality and of high personal value to you. That said, the sales happening for Black Friday are actually amazing this year and have kicked into high gear right off the bat. I'd love to share some of the more exciting opportunities to finally nab "the one" you've been admiring and check that "must have" off your list! Ready? Let's dive in... (note: ALL offer free shipping!)

Neiman Marcus: LOTS to save here. $50 off $200 (including beauty & fragrance). Plus, up to 40% off designer goodies AND an additional 33% off marked down sale items for us early birds shopping before noon. Code THANKFUL

Focus on: brands you love like Givenchy, Prada and others as well as those cosmetic purchases you had already planned to make. Stack these with beauty gifts w/ purchase and you've got a steal.

CUSP: Neiman's little sister site showcasing Rebecca Minkoff, Splendid, DVF and other younger labels. Same deals as NM with a focus on hipper brands. Save $50 on your $200 order and a massive 40% off designer sale. Shop early! Code THANKFUL

Neiman Marcus Last Call: 40% – 80% off everything! Yes, everything including cashmere

Saks: Offers some of the best sales in the business. Seriously. And today it's a whopping deal of up to 60% off select styles! Use code: HOLIDAY

Shopbop: Still killing it with 15-25% off depending upon how much you toss in your cart. COde GOBIG15

Anthropologie: Finally... 25% off everything! Use code SHOPTOIT and don't forget those home goods you've been loving! 

J.Crew: 30% – 40% off on EVERYTHING. This is a great opportunity to snag those coats, cashmere pullovers & investment pieces from J. Crew Collection. Code HOLIDAY

Lulu & Georgia: massive storewide sale with 20-30% off everything, but you'll need to spend $250 or more to enjoy the offer. Great for you rug shoppers & those of you finally adding a bar cart to the mix.

Williams-Sonoma: 20% off any one item on the home furnishings & accessories side of the house. Think: cashmere throws, fine rugs and sophisticated furnishings. You culinary types will find killer deals on everything from Nespresso machines to high-end cookware & appliances. I'll be heading to the site shortly to stalk my prey! 

Nordstrom:  Now through Monday, the go-to store is dishing up to 40% off select styles and an extra 25% off sale items. BIG sale, and few offer widespread deals like Nordstrom. Shop: designer shoes, boots, cashmere and denim. No code necessary. 

Tory Burch: Tory continues with here stellar offer of 30% off sitewide. It's going to sell out fast, so don't delay if you want something specific. Use code: THANKS

Horchow: Love me some Horchow! Score amazing prices on those Venetian Mirrors you love or gold flatware. 20-40% off hundreds of coveted items and free shipping on almost all of it. Now through Sunday. 

SkinStore: 25% off Clairsonic, Skinceuticals, SkinMedica, TSN, PTR and all the rest. Free shipping too! Use code SPECIAL

Derm Store: Obagi, Phytomer, Replenix, Hydropeptide, Jane Marini... the professional skincare gang's all here and 25% off too with code BLACKFRIDAY

Barneys: Isabel Marant, Missoni & others on massive sale at Barneys

and finally...

Bergdorf Goodman: if you've every wanted a box from the best, shop their massive online sale to enjoy and ADDITIONAL 20% off their existing designer sale. Dig deep, there are luxe deals on handbags & apparel to be had here

Remember... print your LIST and tackle this with a strategy. Invest in the best and focus on your dream acquisitions. Don't squander a good sale buying the wrong item at a killer price. Focus on your wish list and zero in on finding your dream coat, perfect shoes, coveted pieces at stellar prices. Happy shopping!