Now that the turkey’s been carved and it’s officially time to start thinking about holiday shopping, there’s nothing better than Cyber Monday deals to get you going. With the focus on online shopping, the clothing and accessory sales might even be better than the ones on Black Friday (a terrifying-wonderful thought, I know).
I connected with Jenny Cossons of Lyst, a shopping site that corrals items from over 9,000 partners, for advice on how to be the smartest CM shopper around. Timing-wise, “make the most of the offers ahead of the lunchtime rush. Wake up early on Monday and check your favorite sites before you head to work too.” Serious shoppers ought to make use of this weekend to prep—Jenny makes lists of who she’s shopping for, figures out what size she is in different brands, and checks that she’s logged in to favorite sites. “I often buy something from my favorites a few days before to ensure my credit card and address details are on file so I don’t lose any time,” she told me. “If you already know what you want to buy, the smartest thing to do is to get everything saved in one place in advance so it’s there waiting for you to pull the trigger.”
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Adopted: Know someone who will want a chic new phone case as a holiday present? Browse the best and take 20% off all iPhone 6 styles, and 50% to 65% off iPhone 5 styles.
Adore Me: As an introductory deal, the site’s giving new shoppers their first lingerie set for $20 (regularly $40).
Aldo: Shoes, bags, and accessories already on sale will be reduced by an extra 50%.
Amour Vert: Take 40% off site-wide.
Ariel Gordon: Spent some time eyeing a new delicate necklace to add to the collection? Pick it up now, since you’ll get 35% off any order over $150 with code CHEER2014.
Ben-Amun: Receive 30% off all handmade based-in-NYC jewelry.
Cambridge Satchel Company: Select styles will be available for 40% off.
Coclico: Score some new shoes for 15% off with MONDAY15.
Converse: Shop most everything at 25% off, plus free shipping.
Current/Elliott: Take 25% off everything, sale items included.
Cynthia Vincent: Use code MON25 to get 25% off sale and full-priced items and free two-day shipping.
Dannijo: Take 30% off everything, and it’ll pay to go big. You’ll knock $100 off your bill if you spend $500.
Dorothy Perkins: This wallet-friendly U.K. site is giving you 50% off and free shipping.
EF Collection: Everything’s 20% off with code CYBER20EFC.
Elizabeth Cole: Add some shine to your life and take 50% off all jewelry styles with code BEJEWELED.
Equipment: Get 25% off both full-price and sale.
Giejo: Give yourself a glimpse of warmer days ahead and snap up a new swimsuit. Get 50% off site-wide with code THANKSGIVING50.
H&M: Take 30% off your entire purchase and free shipping when you spend over $50.
Hudson: Grab a new pair of jeans for up to 20% off.
Intermix: Get 20% off full-priced items and free shipping.
Jenni Kayne: Take 20% off everything online or in stores.
Jet Set Candy: Need an incentive to start keeping a charm bracelet? This chic just-launched brand is offering an adorable airplane charm with all orders over $100.
Joie: Take 25% off full-price and sale merchandise.
Julie Vos: Get some new jewelry in time for this season’s holiday parties. Take 15% off when you spend $75, 20% off when you spend $150, and more as you shop.
Juliet & Company: All pieces will be available for 25% off with code CYBER25.
JustFab: VIP members can shop 2-for-$50 site-wide on most products. If you head in-store, all shoppers will receive 40% off.
La Mer: Been thinking about a new watch? Get 30% and free shipping.
Mackage: Now’s the time for a new coat. Get 20% to 25% off certain styles.
Milly: Get 25% off site-wide and an extra 10% off final sale via code CM2014.
Miriam Haskell: Take 25% off with code MHMONDAY.
Miss Selfridge: Get 50% off everything from this U.K.-based spot.
Nanette Lepore: Take 20% off it all with code CYBER14.
OnGossamer: Refresh your underwear drawer by shopping bras and undies at 25% off.
Otte: Get 20% off site-wide.
Owen: Take 30% off designer duds from brands like Isabel Marant and 3.1 Phillip Lim.
PacSun: Shop deals up to 50% off.
Peter Nappi: Invest in new leather accessories: A range of the brand’s favorites have been reduced by 30%.
Punchcase: Treat yourself to a new phone case that doubles as a wallet. Have your pick of the styles for 40% off by using code PCCYBERMON40.
Rebecca Taylor: Take 30% off the entire site.
Rent the Runway: Plan ahead for upcoming parties and score 20% off any rental over $75.
Robert Lee Morris: Get 25% off site-wide with code RLMMONDAY.
Shopbop: The more you spend, the more you save, with 15% off $250, 20% off $500, and 25% off $1,000, all with code GOBIG14.
Shop-Hers: This online consignment destination has gathered a bunch of Louis Vuitton goodies, all under $500, to celebrate.
Siwy: Need new jeans? Take 25% off purchases by using code CYBERSIWY. Check out a surprise flash sale too, happening between 1 and 3 P.M. ET, and use code SURPRISE40.
Stella & Bow: Do some browsing: Certain styles will be on sale by up to 70% off.
The Real Real: Shop designer consignment and save. Get 15% off orders of $250 with code CYBER15 and 25% off orders of $500 with code CYBER25.
Toggery: Invest in the basics and shop the brand’s fantastic tees and tanks for 25% off with code TOGGERYTHANKS.
TOMS: Shop and do good, all while making your wallet smile: Get 25% off most items online with code CHEER.
Trina Turk: Go big: Receive 20% off if you spend $200, 25% off $400, and 30% off $600.
True & Co.: The lingerie brand’s just-launched PJ sets will be available today only for $10 off with code FORYOU. If you’re in the market for a new bra, take the on-site quiz and receive 25% off the bra and PJs with code FORYOUANDME.
Tuckernuck: Get your fill of preppy pieces and save. Take 15% off, 20% off orders over $150, and 25% off orders over $500 with codes LIKETNUCK15, REALLYLIKETNUCK20, and LOVETNUCK25, respectively.