The Best Designer Finds To Snag On Sale This Black Friday

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Every year around Black Friday, the influx of designer sales turns me into a strange version of myself that is both highly impulsive and overly analytical. Sometimes I’ll overthink a sale item for days, asking all the proper questions like, “Would I buy it for full price?” Other times I stop mid-walk and sit on the side of the road to type in my credit card because I cannot believe that bag I ogled over when it was walking down the runway is a shocking 75% off.

But this year in particular, I am trying to manage my impulsive side and approach designer sales with the mindset that these discounts are an opportunity for me to invest in brands that I love all year round. I’m also considering what I will actually wear during the holiday season as I surely will not be attending the same kind of gatherings as in years past. Though I still feel slightly overwhelmed, I have developed some tricks sure to prevent any nonrefundable regrets. In fact, my favorite wardrobe pieces are always the ones I bought at a discount, which makes a lot of sense because these designer sales are a time for me to buy into the brands I admire on a daily basis. Can I afford a gorgeous designer bag at $2,000? No, but I can splurge on it at $500, knowing that I am being a more thoughtful consumer.

Below, the best designer sale picks to snag on Black Friday and enjoy this holiday season and for years to come. Let’s call this a guide to investment sale shopping.

Proenza Schouler

Without fail, Proenza Schouler always produces some of my favorite shoes and boots of the season. These chunky Mary Jane style loafers would be perfect with tights or socks and the label’s knit turtleneck for a casual, at-home holiday celebration. This extremely chic black dress is more dressed up, but also a timeless investment.

Proenza Schouler rib-knitted silk-blend sweater

$650$325

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Proenza Schouler Nuce blocked floral midi-skirt

$790$553

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Proenza Schouler tread-sole T-bar leather loafers

$795$556

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Proenza Schouler asymmetric-sleeve dress

$1,390$972

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Proenza Schouler buckle small suede shoulder bag

$1,295$777

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Proenza Schouler black leather Chelsea boots

$990$752

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Marine Serre

Marine Serre’s cult-favorite, moon-printed tops rarely go on sale, so this long sleeve shirt is a Black Friday find that will surely go fast! Other ready-to-wear pieces like this charming sweater or embroidered, floral-jacquard skirt are especially fitting for this time of year.

Marine Serre Christmas pattern jumper

$694$628

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Marine Serre panelled houndstooth wool midi-dress

$1,520$760

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Marine Serre Moon Allover long-sleeve T-shirt

$290$244

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Marine Serre logo-plaque moiré-leather cross-body bag

$695$347

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Marine Serre floral-jacquard fringed skirt

$959$671

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Marine Serre crystal-studded floral necklace

$820$410

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Khaite

When making a still-expensive sale purchase, I look for prints and styles that I loved on the runway, and still love months later when they hit the stores. The zebra prints from Khaite’s fall 2020 runway definitely pass the test, so I have my eye on these festive heels. Khaite is equally known for elevated basics and these cozy sweaters are a luxurious investment sure to last for years to come.

Khaite Dotty striped relaxed-fit jumper

$1,380$552

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Khaite Colette whipstitched cashmere sweater

$1,280$512

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Khaite Zebra-print calf-hair pumps

$920$644

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Khaite Kimmy strapless peplum cotton top

$1,380$414

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Khaite Kirsty cutout satin-crepe blouse

$820$574

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Khaite Bernadette checked trousers

$925$450

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Tory Burch

I loved the romantic styles that graced Tory Burch’s fall 2020 runway. Either of these gorgeous long-sleeved dresses are perfect for an intimate or outdoor gathering, especially if paired with their classic, equestrian-style black boots.

Tory Burch removable collar dress

$798$479

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Tory Burch corded madras dress

$798$699

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Tory Burch floral jacquard jacket

$598$359

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Tory Burch Brooke knee boots

$498$369

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Tory Burch Kira embossed stretch loafer

$298$178

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Tory Burch Bandana Paisley earrings

$178$119

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Molly Goddard

These Molly Goddard sale finds could not be more perfect for the season ahead. The whimsical florals and tulle are just what we need to bring some holiday cheer. I am head over heels for this long-sleeved printed blouse in particular, which also has back bows that I adore!

Molly Goddard tie back floral-print blouse

$895$537

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Molly Goddard Yasmina hand-smocked tulle skirt

$980$490

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Molly Goddard pleated camouflage-print midi-dress

$708$496

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Molly Goddard Roma gathered floral-print mesh maxi dress

$600$360

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Molly Goddard Nara bump drawstring pouch

$530$392

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Molly Goddard pleated flared blouse

$1,149$574

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Loewe

Season after season, I marvel at Jonathan Anderson’s gorgeous designs for Loewe. These pearl drop earrings are ideal for any Zoom get togethers, and the mohair scarf or iPhone case would make a fantastic gift for anyone on your list!

Loewe cable-knit wool sweater

$890$534

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Loewe asymmetric pleated gingham handkerchief skirt

$2,490$747

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Loewe white pearls earrings

$550$385

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Loewe black loafer heels

$950$570

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Loewe William De Morgan mohair scarf

$590$413

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Loewe Elephant iPhone case

$550$210

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Marni

These fabulous Marni shearling slip-ons are destined to be a hit for a stylish holiday at home, especially if worn by the fire with the brand’s knit patchwork scarf. This high-neck, green striped turtleneck and black buckled boots would pair equally well for any occasion this winter.

Marni striped high-neck wool-blend sweater

$950$475

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Marni fringed leather ankle boots

$1,090$654

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Marni shearling fuzzy Fussbett loafers

$870$644

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Marni patchwork scarf

$435$322

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Marni Museo medium color-block crinkled-leather tote

$1,150$575

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Marni chunky square-toe leather loafers

$850$595

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