Few product categories are as consistently discounted on Black Friday as clothing. Retailers tend to offer eerily similar sales and coupons every year, which gives us a lot of reliable data when it comes to making predictions. Of course every Black Friday will have its curve balls, but that's why we tracked online and in-store sales all the way back to 2011 to come up with this year's prognostications.
Check out the infographic below to get our quick-and-dirty predictions about all things apparel in the Black Friday season, then read on for more in-depth analysis.
Waiting for Black Friday Could Make You Un-Fashionably Late
Clothing merchants start their Black Friday sales online very early in the week, so there's no reason to wait until Friday to do your shopping. Savvy fashionistas should be checking out the deals on Thanksgiving, or even that Wednesday. However, some retailers like Levi's, Ralph Lauren, and Backcountry, will hold more traditional Black Friday sales. When an apparel merchant does offer a Black Friday-specific discount, watch out! These time-sensitive deals may last for less than 24 hours, but offer huge discounts of up to 75% off.
Black Friday Really is Different
Only the Black Friday season brings together that spectacular combination of high initial markdowns, big stacking coupons, and no-minimum free shipping. That's why we'll see more than twice as many Editors' Choice clothing deals during Black Friday as during the rest of the year. Happy shopping!
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