11/28 10am update: I've added a ton of new independent stores that are having Black Friday sales, so please check them out below the fold! I apologize in advance to your wallet! Some of my very favorite stores are included, many of which rarely have sales. Also be sure to check out our illustrator Oana Befort, who is offering 30% off all orders over $7 with code BLACK14.
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I have to admit that I have a weakness when it comes to kids' clothes, and I've definitely taken advantage of the many sales that have been going on this week! If you haven't already, you can sign up for Ebates to get cash back on your purchases at over 1700 stores, including Amazon, Sephora, Nordstrom, etc. This time of year many stores give double cash back, and it really adds up! I'd always forget to use Ebates, but now they have a toolbar that you can install and it will tell you when you're on a site that gives an ebate.
I've purchased things from J Crew (30% off - best coats and sweaters) and Gap's sales (50% off everything + 12% cash back with ebates through tomorrow) this week. Buying "tall" versions of Gap's t-shirts has changed my life because I hate when shirts shrink in the wash and become too short. This mama doesn't like any crop when it comes to her top! But what I'm really waiting for is Zara's twice yearly sale that starts Thanksgiving at 8pm EST with 30% off the entire store!
I also love shopping independent stores. I have purchased things from many of the shops below in the past, and I'll be updating this list as I come across more!