Forever a Fashionista: Cyber Monday


By Maile Sur, staff writer

Cities across the nation take part in the Black Friday buzz every year.

Why, you ask? I ask that same question.

Who would want to wake up at the crack of dawn? Or stand in lines for hours just to be trampled by crazy ladies buying socks?

If you’re like me, you’d rather take comfort in the covers of your bed and stay asleep until noon. But don’t get me wrong, you still yearn for the newest fashions, too.

The solution? Ditch the buzz of Black Friday and get with the craze of Cyber Monday! (Caution: Don’t skip school for this “holiday”….)

To whomever invented Cyber Monday, bless your soul. Rather than putting yourself through the brutality that occurs on Black Friday, you used your brain to create my favorite day of the year.

What is Cyber Monday you ask? Its a day dedicated to online shopping. Stores all around America lower the prices of their merchandise to make for exceptional bargaining!

Who wouldn’t want this!? You get to enjoy the joys of the fashion world, at an amazingly low price, without even going to the store! (Or in my case, without even leaving my bed!)

Out with the stereotyped “miserable Mondays” and in with the “mega super awesome Cyber Mondays!”

Since I have a GREAT deal of experience in the area of Cyber Monday shopping, I offer some tips:

  • Check out your fave stores ahead of time… Since Cyber Monday is such a hit, items go rapidly!
  • Make an account now! Not only do they send you amazing deals throughout the year, but it also makes checking out a breeze.
  • Open a new tab for every store you love. It’s like being in two places at once! (Or six places, if you’re hardcore)

My fave stores include Hollister Co., Abercrombie and Fitch, American Eagle Outfitters, American Apparel, PacSun and Urban Outfitters. Lucky for me, they all offer great deals for Cyber Monday!

Both Hollister Co. and Abercrombie and Fitch have amazing offers right now, including 50% off selected items, $10-$45 off your entire purchase, as well as $5 shipping! Some must-have’s include Hollister’s New Jetty Shine Sweaters  for $44.95 in cream and Abercrombie’s Brett Hoodie on sale for $66 in navy.

American Eagle Outfitters has 40% off everything as well as FREE shipping! My top picks would have to be their Cozy Open Knit Scarf for $34.95 in blush paired with the Metallic Knit Beanie for $24.95 also in blush.

PacSun has a super cool promo right now called ‘Buy More Save More’ with deals between 20% and 30% off, plus an additional 15% off your first purchase or for signing up for their email list. Check out their ‘Kendall and Kylie Holiday Collection’ for the hottest stuff.

I can almost guarantee that any store you love will have Cyber Monday deals. And if they don’t, there are plenty of websites that offer other discount codes.

So relax. You didn’t miss anything if you didn’t put yourself through the tough hours and struggles of Black Friday shopping. After a relaxing weekend at the beach instead of in the malls, grab a hot chocolate, pull up your feet, and start Windows shopping now for Cyber Monday! (Windows shopping, get it?)

After a weekend off, your inner fashionista is ready to be released. Just one more day, and you can let her out!