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Black Friday Clothing 2014: Sales Start Early in the Week

You might not think of clothes when it comes to Black Friday, but many apparel stores will actually offer their best discounts of the entire year in late November.
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Black Friday Clothing Predictions 2014

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.

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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

The Black Friday season consistently delivers best-of-the-year sales from clothing merchants at all ends of the price spectrum. The reason these sales are so good is due to a combination of factors, including stacking coupons (codes that will work on sale items) and shipping discounts. Throughout the year, we'll often see a great stacking coupon or free shipping from a clothing retailer, but rarely both at the same time.

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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The Complete Black Friday Predictions

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Marcy pens consumer news stories of all sorts, in addition to adding pithy prose to many of the roundups you see every day. Her work for DealNews has appeared on sites like Lifehacker, the Huffington Post, and MSN Money. She is by far the most metal member of the DealNews staff, and you can see why by following her on Twitter @ThatBonebright.
Please note that, although prices sometimes fluctuate or expire unexpectedly, all products and deals mentioned in this feature were available at the lowest total price we could find at the time of publication (unless otherwise specified).
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