Sales! Sales! Sales! Save! Save! Save! Shop! Shop! Shop!
Ahhh …. make it Stop! Stop! Stop!
Just the word “sale” strikes a knee-jerk reaction in most savvy shoppers … “Sale? Where? When? How much? I MUST HAVE!”
Sure, a good sale is a good sale … but a well-strategized sale? Now that’s the BEST kind of sale!
So what does it take to spend strategically on vintage … and save money in the meantime? While a vintage or thrift store near you is probably participating in Black Friday sales right now, many of us are still recovering from the fun and food of Thanksgiving. And if you’re reading this blog post right now, then you have another savvy shopping option at your fingertips right now … and you don’t need to get out of your PJs and into your car to get it!
ONLINE SHOPPING ON ETSY!!!
I did some hunting to uncover my favorite “Black Friday” discounted items on Etsy for your at-home-computer-shopping-pleasure! Because I totally understand the Black Friday shopping stress: Everyone else is stampeding to the mall for sales, so why shouldn’t you?!
Well, the reality is that Black Friday is a business-fueled initiative to well, boost sales pre-usual holiday shopping. Whomever “invented” Black Friday is a God to retailers everywhere. But Black Friday shopping has historically helped the big “box” stores most — think Best Buy, Wal-Mart, K-Mart, Circuit City, Old Navy, Target, etc.
Etsy is full of independent sellers who sell for a living or sell for a passion — to give YOU access to beautiful vintage things without digging for them yourself.
Check out these Sammy Davis Vintage endorsed Black Friday discounted finds below! Some of the discounts carry through the weekend — so just in CASE you had thoughts of hitting the wild shopping west of say, a Target … you can come home tonight and still invest in some of the great deals highlighted below.
Because remember: You can buy anything at the big box stores anytime of the year. But one-of-a-kind vintage? Well, that’s a very special, very PRICELESS kind-of-find!
Happy Black Friday and kick off to the holiday season!!!!!
For Your Best Friend: Vintage Heart Earrings
Show sisterly love with these antique finds — she’ll hear your love every time she wears them!
Black Friday/Holiday Sale Price: $9
For Your Roommate: Vintage French Country Frame & Mirror
Help decorate your roomie’s bedroom with some vintage love — she can throw away that behind-the-door mirror from college and enjoy something reflecting the true glam-of-a-roommate that she is!
Black Friday/Holiday Sale Price: $39
Use coupon code “BLACKFRIDAY” at checkout for an additional 15% off!
For Your Sister: Vintage 70s Floral Suitcase
Whether she’s a pre-teen, student or older sibling you look up to … every sister can use some floral in her life. Perfect for class or a weekend getaway.
Black Friday/Holiday Sale Price: $25
For Your Mom: Vintage 80s Suitcase
Encourage your mom to travel in style [and with less STUFF!] with this chic vintage 80s suitcase. She’ll probably say upon receiving, “I had one JUST like this when you were a little girl!”
Black Friday/Holiday Sale Price: $37.40
For Your Annual Holiday Party: Vintage Sequin Skirt
Show off your savvy style to your boss — or to that cutie in the corner cubicle — with this vintage sequin skirt for your next holiday office party.
Black Friday/Holiday Sale Price: $39
For Your Grandmother: Vintage Milk/Water Vase
Give your grandmother a gift she’ll remember [and use!] every time she has guests for lunch — personalize it with her monogrammed initials or a special note from you by taking it to a local jeweler!
Black Friday/Holiday Sale Price: $5
To Add to Your Personal Wish List: Vintage Layered Slip Dress
Have you been in an Urban Outfitters lately? If yes, then you’ve probably seen [and salivated] over a mass-produced look-alike to this real-deal vintage piece. Get the genuine duds … and have your loved ones gift them to you on SALE!
Black Friday/Holiday Sale Price: $62.99
PLUS! Use this coupon code in checkout for an additional 10% off: creoleshasale2010
For Your Aunt Sally’s Next Tropical Vacation: Vintage Hawaiian Dress
Your [insert Aunt's name here] will LOVE this throwback to her Hawaiian honeymoon … and probably wear it to your next family gathering to boot. Ooohh Aunt Sally …
Black Friday/Holiday Sale Price: $28
From a Guy to His Girlfriend: Crystal Rhinestone & Pearl Estate Sale Vintage Necklace
Calling all fellas: Can’t afford Tiffany’s? She won’t mind missing the Robin blue box when she has this estate sale, one-of-a-kind-find vintage necklace adorning her neck, instead. Plus, none of the other girls will have it!
Black Friday/Holiday Sale Price: With coupon “BLACKFRIDAY” at checkout — $57 only!
The Perfect Stocking Stuffer: Double Vintage Broach
One broach is great … but two? That’s BRILLIANT! Fits well as a stocking stuffer … wears well for sophisticated style, no matter the receiver of the gift.
Black Friday/Holiday Sale Price: $20.40