For fashionistas of the digital era, Cyber Monday is a holiday unto itself. Cyber Monday 2011 is slated to be one of the biggest shopping extravaganzas of the year.
Fresh on the heels of more than $52 billion spent over the Black Friday weekend, Cyber Monday may prove to be even more lucrative for retailers worldwide. A record number of 226 million shopped at retailers or online, reported the National Retail Fund. Each customer spent an average of $398.62.
Since its creation in 2005, Cyber Monday has been known as the day for online shopping. The day was coined based on the notion that online sales would increase on the Monday following Thanksgiving. And it turned out to be true, as droves of shoppers continue to take advantage of holiday sales by shopping online from work.
Business News Daily reports that last year, e-commerce sales topped $1 billion in one day. This marks exponential growth from 2005, when revenue sales were calculated at $484 million.
Here are some of the best Cyber Monday deals from coveted fashion and beauty brands that every fashionista must know for today. All sales are for the retailers' online stores. Please visit the Web sites of the following:
Zappos: pre-holiday markdown items, plus free shipping, free returns, 365-day return policy
Rachel Roy: 40 percent off all items
Lancôme: free shipping with any $45 purchase and free samples worth $84
Net-a-porter: end of the season sale, with up to 50 percent off items
Juicy Couture: $50 off $200 - GIFTED (expires Dec. 18)
YvesSaintLaurent: 20 percent off all products plus free shipping
Benefit: free high beam mini with $35 purchase - HLDYMINI (expires Nov. 28)
Kiehl's: $20 off $65 - HOLIDAY (expires Dec. 31)
Bliss: 15 percent off $240 on Bio-Medical Research Products - THANKSBM (expires Nov. 29)
Saks Fifth Avenue: free shipping on all orders - HOLIDAY (expires Nov. 29)
LN-CC.com: 20 percent discount on all full-priced items - CYBERMONDAY20
ToryBurch: limited edition tote with any purchase of $150 or more; spend $250 get 20 percent off, spend $500 get 25 percent off, spend $750 get 30 percent off when you enter code GETGIFTS
Express: 30 percent off everything, plus free shipping
Vera Bradley: large duffel for $49.99, bookbag for $39.99 and hipster for $29.99 plus free shipping on orders over $75
Bloomingdale's: take $50 off almost any purchase of $250 or more
Barneys: discounts on selected items, up to 40 percent off
Loquitanyc.com: Thanks to Gwyneth Paltrow (via GOOP), customers get 20 percent off all scarf and pareo orders through Dec. 15. Just enter the code GOOP20.
Sarahcole.com: Again, thanks to Paltrow, customers get 20 percent off the Ella bracelet through Dec. 15. Just enter the code GOOP20.
RalphLauren.com: save 25 off reduced prices, plus free shipping on every order
Elizabeth Arden: 25 percent off plus free shipping on any order
J.Crew: 25 percent off plus free shipping - use code SURPRISE
Forever21: save up to 90 percent off plus free shipping on any order, no minimum
Clarins: receive a free 8 piece gift with $75 purchases
Rue La La: special invitation-only private sale prices (expires Jan. 31)
Lord & Taylor: 50 percent off coats (expires Nov. 28)
Brooks Brothers: save 30 percent on shoes, sweaters and accessories
ModCloth: 250 top-rated items at 25 percent off
ASOS: 25 percent off ASOS collection
ShopBop: $100 off a $500 purchase
AnnTaylor: 40 percent off selected items, code THANKS