Black Friday vs. Cyber Monday: What to Buy When

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Before the internet consumed our lives, Black Friday was known to have you running in-store and grabbing items as quickly as you could. Nowadays it's practically interchangeable with Cyber Monday, but there’s *still* some purchases worth considering before impulsively adding them to your cart. Here, a curated selection of pieces to treat yo' self along with the best time to purchase.

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1 Black Friday
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Amazon, $99

BUY IT

"Alexa, play Drake." And just like that, you've become *that* person. Black Friday is known for its tech deals...don't wait.

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2 Cyber Monday
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Steve Madden, $78

BUY IT

An additional 20% off and you won't even have to leave your couch.

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3 Black Friday
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West Elm, $399

BUY IT

It's not that you don't want to order this bad boy directly...it's more like you don't want to lug it back if you have to return it. So go find a tape measure then avoid the crowds and come back home to purchase.

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4 Cyber Monday
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Rifle Paper Co., $7

BUY IT

You don’t need it, but you want it. Buy the notepad online.

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5 Black Friday
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Topshop, $280

BUY IT

The leather jacket you've been waiting to go on-sale: always an important purchase, never to be rushed. Make sure it fits just right, then buy it here so you skip the lines.

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6 Cyber Monday
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Urban Outfitters, $39

BUY IT

Do as the pillow says and just stay home.

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7 Black Friday
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Apple TV, $150

BUY IT

Again with the Black Friday tech deals. Bonus on this one: you’ll get free shipping. Or you can order it here then pick it up at your local store (if you're not too full from the turkey).

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Zara, $119

BUY IT

The trench coat: also a very important piece to add to your wardrobe. Snag it before it's sold.

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9 Cyber Monday
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Williams Sonoma, $16

BUY IT

The coasters you didn't know you needed. Shop this and more amazing Cyber Monday deals here.

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Fenty Beauty, $34

BUY IT

Why wait? We know the foundation works, you know it works. Plus, it doesn't hurt to check it out in-store to make sure your shade is just right.

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11 Cyber Monday
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H&M, $20

BUY IT

Sweater dresses are always a win. Plus, 30% off site-wide. We repeat: 30% off site-wide.

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Saint Laurent, $225

BUY IT

Wear your heart on your beanie, which is 10% off starting on Black Friday (see, told you the two days were interchangeable). Happy shopping!

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