Cyber Monday: Where To Shop, From Local Boutiques And Eco Conscious Sites To Mega Chains

The retail joy that surrounds Thanksgiving continues with Cyber Monday, a shopping holiday that feels as urgent as Black Friday but has the glorious benefit that you can celebrate it from your living room. You can cruise the internet finding the best deals on everything your heart desires, all without experiencing overwhelming crowds of manic shoppers and long lines. From the cool boutiques and local designer-driven stores to the massive, chain stores with embarrassingly good sales, there are a few standouts on the Cyber Monday scene.

Article &

If you're more of an IRL shopper and would prefer to do your deal-hunting in a store instead of in your pajamas, Article & is taking a different approach to Cyber Monday and also offering its discount in-store. The Brooklyn boutique (a tweaked reincarnation of Dear Fieldbinder) is like the dream closet of a sartorial tuned-in, urban creative professional, with price points that make that dream a reality.

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Article & (Facebook)

And those numbers will get even lower on Cyber Monday with a special 30% off sale - use code big30sale to get the discount online.

Article & is located at 198 Smith Street between Baltic and Warren Streets in Carroll Gardens (718-852-3620, ArticleAnd.com)

Bird

Cool-girl haven Bird brings the range of accessible to high-end designer fashion that you might find in one of the Fifth Avenue department stores to Brooklyn in a smart, edited way, peppering the selection of downtown essentials and fresh classics with edgy statement pieces. The shop is getting into the spirit of Cyber Monday with deals that will bring your favorite designers closer within reach, even if you're not normally one to splurge.

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Bird (Facebook)

They'll be starting to take markdowns on Black Friday, with 30% to 40% select items, and then on Cyber Monday, there will be a Spend to Get online only (running until December 7th). You'll get a $25 gift certificate if you spend $250, $50 if you spend $500 and $100 if you spend $1000.

Bird has three locations in Brooklyn: 220 Smith Street at the corner of Butler Street in Cobble Hill (718-797-3774); 316 Fifth Avenue between 2nd and 3rd Streets (718-768-4940); 203 Grand Street between Bedford and Driggs Avenues (718-388-1655, ShopBird.com)

Beam

Brooklyn-based Beam has become a local retail darling with its artful approach to curating home goods and accessories. The store focuses on indie designers, up-and-coming brands and cult-favorite labels for its inventory of irresistible, interior-transforming furniture, lighting, décor, linens, jewelry, art and more.

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The site also helpfully has a gift section categorized by “under $50” and “under $100” (as well as Brooklyn-themed gifts). On Cyber Monday, Beam will offer 15% off its entire selection, sitewide.

Beam is located at 240 Kent Avenue at North 1st Street (646-450-1469, BeamBK.com)

In Support Of

In Support Of brought independent designers and buzzy, sought-after labels to the powerhouse brand-loving Meatpacking District earlier this year and refreshed the local shopping scene. In addition to supporting on-the-rise designers, In Support Of's main focus is working with charities. The store continually partners with different causes and finds new ways to raise money and awareness with capsule collections, pop-ups and more.

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In Support Of (Instagram)

On Cyber Monday, you can shop the entire inventory online (or in store) at 15% off, and at this time, proceeds are going to Community of Unity, so you'll be helping a good cause, too.

In Support Of is located at 342 West 13th Street between Hudson Street and Eighth Avenue (646-657-0724, InSupportOf.us)

Cadet

One of the easiest and most stylish ways to show Brooklyn pride is to shop Cadet, the menswear line designed and produced in Bushwick. With shops in Williamsburg and Manhattan, the micro-chain has secured a devoted following with understated, smart yet urban-cool clothing inspired by military uniforms.

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Cyber Monday is your time to stock up on essentials for both the office and the weekend: all shirts and blazers will be 25% off.

Cadet has three locations: 46 North 6th Street between Wythe and Kent Avenues in Williamsburg (718-715-1695); 305 East 9th Street between First and Second Avenues in the East Village (646-633-4560); 69 Eighth Avenue between 13th and 14th Streets in the West Village (917-722-2390, CadetUSA.us)

ABC Carpet & Home

ABC is an icon on the home and design scenes with its inspiring selection of beautiful home items, furniture, décor and accessories that you won't find anywhere else. Cyber Monday will offer an exciting chance to stock up in certain areas for less. When you shop online, there will be free shipping for any purchase over $75 (except for furniture, mirrors and lighting), 20% off all rugs and select in-stock sofas and seating (in-store, too).

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There will also be between 15% and 50% off select designers and co-shops. If you can wait to shop until Tuesday, you'll be doing some good: ABC is participating in Giving Tuesday. For every online and in-store Manhattan purchase, the store will plant a tree through the Green Belt Movement.

ABC Carpet & Home has multiple locations: check website (646-602-3101, ABCHome.com)

Piperlime

You could lose hours on Piperlime: the online mega-store features every kind of clothing, shoe, handbag and accessory you could think of, for every occasion, from hundreds of designers that range from affordable to high-end. If that sounds overwhelming, take comfort in the fact that the site always edits its selection into themes to make it easier to hone in. And it's all worth it in the end, because Piperlime is almost always running a sale and a clearance.

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Piperlime (Instagram)

That gets even better on Cyber Monday: last year and years before, the site has offered 30% off sitewide, including already marked-down items, plus free shipping on all purchases.

Piperlime is located at 121 Wooster Street between Spring and Prince Streets (212-343-4284, Piperlime.com)

Target

You can be safe in your own home on Cyber Monday, so there's no need to be afraid of big-box stores that normally promise crushing crowds. That means there's nothing stopping you from cashing in, because this is where the truly aggressive deals are on Cyber Monday. And Target sells just about everything under the sun, so that's deep discounts on a glittery accessory for your holiday party look, or a toy for your nephew, or ornaments—and so on.

Last year, clothing, accessories and shoes were buy one, get one at 60% off, home goods were buy one, get one 50% off and toys were 30% off.

Target has multiple locations: check website (800-591-3869, Target.com)

C. Wonder

Even through the computer screen, shopping C. Wonder is a festive experience. The store's cheerful vibe seems tailor-made for the holidays, making quirky yet elegant home décor, gift-perfect knits and sparkling statement jewelry seem all the more necessary. There's even a gift guide to help you sort your way through plush slippers, horoscope candles and dog accessories. The web shop has a good Cyber Monday reputation to rely on: last year, you could take 40% off any purchase, and shipping was free on orders over $75.

C. Wonder has multiple locations: check website (855-896-6337, CWonder.com)

Helpsy

If Helpsy isn't already on your shopping radar, Cyber Monday is the perfect time to change that. The site features a vibrant, fun and fashion-forward array that sets out to prove environmentally and socially conscious wares can also be on-trend or timeless must-haves. Items like graphic tees, midi dresses, minimalist rings, ankle boots, throw pillows, planters and soap bars with troll dolls are cruelty-free, upcycled, locally sourced and made, handmade, benefitting charities, and/or fair-trade.

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HELPSY (Facebook)

For Cyber Monday, you can take 20% off anything on the site with the code HELPSYMONDAY.

Shop Helpsy online (info@shophelpsy.com, ShopHelpsy.com)

e.l.f. Beauty

Can't forget about beauty items on Cyber Monday: they make the perfect stocking stuffers, and you might need a new concealer for those under-eye bags you got staying up all night to make both gluten and gluten-free batches of your famous snickerdoodles. e.l.f. is to the rescue with Cyber Monday deals that enable some serious stocking up.

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Traditionally, the brand does 50% off any purchase of $30 or more, and if you're familiar with e.l.f. you know how far that can go. The brand is famous for its rock bottom prices, which are great deals for the surprisingly high-quality and long-lasting appeal of e.l.f.'s makeup, coming in every kind of product and shade you could want.

Shop e.l.f. online (212-239-1530, EyesLipsFace.com)

J.Crew Factory

Whether you want to admit it or not, J.Crew nails it when it comes to creating clothing and accessories that are covetable and practical whether you're a suburban dad, a downtown creative type or a busy exec, and all the different looks end a cool but polished note. The only thing that could be better for finding something for everyone on your list as well as for yourself is J.Crew with slashed prices, which is exactly what you'll find shopping its outlet.

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On Cyber Monday, J.Crew Factory reduces its already-reduced prices even further: last year was 50% off everything with free shipping on orders over $50.

J.Crew Factory has multiple locations: check website (866-739-5942, Factory.JCrew.com)

Marigot

Your sleepwear wardrobe could always use an upgrade, and the same goes for Mom, your sister, your cousin and your best friend. Everyone will be thrilled with pajamas from Marigot, a line built around the classic look of menswear-inspired pajamas with subtle, stylish twists like quirky prints and color-pop trim. The pieces, which also include plush robes and breezy nightgowns, are soft, comfortable and easy to mix and match. On Cyber Monday, Marigot offers 30% off of its classic bedtime and lounge-time designs.

Shop Marigot online (212-453-0081, Marigot.com)

Paperless Post

Right around now might be when you want to start getting those invites out for your holiday party, or start sending out Christmas/Hanukkah/Kwanzaa cards to family and friends. Arguably one of the best and most efficient ways to do that is Paperless Post, an easy and quick site with a huge selection of cards plus the option to include your own photos of the kids or your cat dressed as an elf. Sending invites or cards out online starts at free and goes up from there with customization, while sending paper can start about $1.03.

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Paperless Post will help jump-start your seasonal greetings with perfectly timed Cyber Monday deals: last year, they offered 25% off site-wide.

Shop Paperless Post online (212-929-1234, PaperlessPost.com)

Asos

British-based online retailer Asos offers a wide array of women's and men's clothing, shoes and accessories from fashion brands (River Island, Fred Perry, Adidas) as well as its own line, starting at reasonable prices. You can also shop vintage and independent "boutiques" from around the world. On Monday, Asos is giving shoppers 30% all items and 70% off sale items.

Shop Asos online (Asos)

Source : http://gothamist.com/2014/11/30/cyber_monday_where_to_shop_from_loc.php

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