Toronto’s best Black Friday deals
Black Friday, the day-long deal extravaganza that’s basically better than Christmas for bargain hunters, is tomorrow. Since the sheer quantity of deals can be overwhelming, we rounded up some of the city’s most stellar sales (many of which are online)—so busy shoppers can stock up on cheap holiday gifts without cluelessly sprinting around the mall.
For cool swimsuits: Bather Trunk
Toronto-based swimwear company Bather Trunk is selling all of its suits at 25 per cent off. The one-day sale is ideal for lucky guys who are escaping the cold this holiday, or anyone smart enough to look ahead to summer shenanigans.
Best buy: At $85 regularly, these sunset cactus trunks will be on sale for $64 (and could be the Instagram star of your L.A. vacay).
For custom suits: Indochino
Indochino is offering a massive Black Friday sale that runs until December 28. Everything in their showrooms is up to 70 per cent off. And since Indochino’s known for making affordable made-to-measure suits that start at $500, there are some sweet steals to be had on festive holiday attire.
Best buy: This burgundy flannel suit, on sale for $419 from $799, is a supremely seasonal choice.
For rugged totes: Brave Leather
From November 26 to 28, Brave Leather will be offering 20 per cent off all its Canadian-made Italian leather totes, clutches, belts and accessories. Anyone who spends more than $100 will receive a free fringed leather keychain or card wallet.
Best buy: This vegetable-tanned cowhide tote, made with salvaged leather, is a stylish carry-all. Shoppers get 20 per cent off of the original $285 price.
For stylish basics: Aritzia
The shop that’s infamous for its ever-so-tiny discounts (like $5 off a $100 sweater) is reducing its fall/winter lineup pretty significantly for Black Friday. Tomorrow, the entire store will be up to 50 per cent off.
Best buy: This cozy TNA army green parka, which is on sale for $147 from $295.
For on-demand beauty: BeGlammed
BeGlammed is an app that sends professional hairstylists and makeup artists to your home—a service that’s especially useful during the hectic holiday party season. From tomorrow until December 28, anyone who purchases one of the app’s services will receive the second one at half price.
Best buy: A dramatic full-makeup look with fake lashes for yourself ($110) and your BFF ($55).
For designer duds: Holt Renfrew
The luxury department store is offering up to 60 per cent off select fall styles, including Tom Ford sunglasses, Salvatore Ferragamo suede flats and Alexander McQueen clutches. Plus, until November 28, if you spend over $150 on beauty products, you’ll receive a free gift bag filled with a dozen super-swanky samples (think: stuff from Clinique, Nars, Charlotte Tilbury and Bobbi Brown).
Best buy: Festively metallic platforms from Kenzo, which are on sale for $269 from $560.
For colourful palettes: Nyx
Anyone looking to try out a new makeup look this holiday (or load up on vibrant compacts to gift your girlfriends) should check out Nyx’s massive Black Friday deal. The cosmetics company is offering up to 50 per cent off its bold lip colours, shimmery eye shadows and contouring foundations.
Best buy: A creamy, peach-hued stick blush that’s half-priced at $10.
For zen scents: Saje
At all-natural healing brand Saje, the entire store will be 20 per cent off (but only for tomorrow), letting shoppers stock up on stress-reducing remedies, custom gift boxes and invigorating facial toners at a fraction of the cost.
Best buy: Even the brand’s super-popular $90 ultrasonic diffusers (a.k.a. the ultimate gift for your wellness-obsessed pal) are 20 per cent off.
For cozy sweats: Roots
The holidays are the only time when lounging in sweats all day is socially acceptable. Roots’ Black Friday sale—which runs until November 28—lets you luxuriate in comfort on the cheap. The entire store is 30 per cent off, and every day there’s an additional offer (today, for instance, there’s also 40 per cent off plaid shirts).
Best buy: The incredibly snuggly sweatpant onesie, which is on sale for $90 instead of $130.
For jewellery: Links of London
From tomorrow until Monday, shoppers looking to snag some jewellery for their significant other (like these popular stackable bracelets) can get 20 per cent off everything at Brit brand Links of London.
Best buy: A classic sterling silver charm cuff, which is up for grabs for $276 (down from $375).
For cheeky trinkets: The Drake General Store
At the Drake General Store, you’ll get a bit more for your money this year. Until next Monday (November 28), anyone who spends $100 will automatically get a $25 gift card, and anyone who spends more than $150 will receive a $50 gift card.
Best buy: $25 is enough to snag a few of these felted Peek Frean tree ornaments for free.