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Your Guide To The Best Cyber Monday Sales

Fashion

Check out the 80 deals you won’t want to miss

Ah, Black Friday—we meet again.

By this point, Black Friday shopping is a well-known ritual. As soon as we’re done digesting our Thanksgiving dinners, and basically every store in the country kicks off its own version of a super sale, we get ready to shop—or at least window shop. Whether in time for Black Friday, Cyber Monday (e-commerce’s version of the infamous shopping date), or long weekend (that’s more like it!), there are many deals to be had and many freebies to be snatched.

Whether you love or hate the concept of this consumerist free-for-all, it's hard to deny the allure of a good deal. I mean, we have to get started on our holiday shopping anyway, don’t we?

Check out 80 sales you won’t want to miss in our best of Black Friday list, below.

A Peace Treaty
The Deal: Take 30 percent off sitewide November 24 through 27 with code BLACKOUT.

Abercrombie & Fitch
The Deal: Take 50 percent off sitewide November 23 to 27, with other steals taking place (such as $25 sweaters and coats under $100) throughout the holiday weekend.

Absurda
The Deal: Every pair of sunglasses is $45 until November 27.

Adore Me
The Deal: Get your first set for $19.95, buy one-get one free sets, and up to $40 off select items starting November 23.

Adornia
The Deal: Take 40 percent off sitewide from November 24 to 27.

Ajaie Alaie
The Deal: Take 30 percent off sitewide with code THANKFUL on November 24 and 27.

Amarilo
The Deal: On November 24, take 30 percent off with code TAKE30 from 12am to 5pm with savings up to 55 percent for the rest of the weekend. On November 27, take 25 percent off sitewide with code CYBER17, with free three-day shipping on orders $250 and over on November 27 to 30.

Archive Shoes
The Deal: Take 40 percent off sitewide from November 24 to 27.

Aritzia
The Deal: Take up to 50 percent off of select fall and winter items until November 27.

Ba&sh
The Deal: Take 25 percent off Fall/Winter 2017 on November 23 to 27.

Banana Republic
The Deal: Take 50 percent off regular-priced items in stores from November 22 to 26, and 50 percent off sitewide (includes sale items) from November 26 to 27.

Bandier
The Deal: Take 20 percent off sitewide from November 23 to November 27.

Birchbox
The Deal: Take 10 percent off orders $30-plus, 15 percent off orders $50-plus, and 25 percent off orders $75-plus until November 28. Birchbox Ace members get 25 percent off all orders $30-plus.

Building Block
The Deal: Take 30 percent off seasonal styles on November 24.

Burton
The Deal: Take 20 percent off select items and receive free shipping from November 23 to 27, and receive free shipping on all orders on November 28.

Charlotte Simone
The Deal: Take 20 percent off sitewide with code BLACKFRIDAY from November 24 to 27.

Charlotte Stone
The Deal: Take 40 percent off sitewide from November 24 to 27, with select styles up to 50 to 75 percent off on November 27.

Clarisonic
The Deal: Take 50 percent off all devices and receive a free Lancome Absolue BX Cream on November 24. On November 27, take 30 percent off devices and receive a free Lancome Energie de Vie Moisturizer. Also, all brush heads are buy one, get one free.

Clyde
The Deal: Take 20 percent off sitewide and enjoy an extra 20 percent off sale items with code FRIDAY20 from November 23 to 27.

Creatures of Comfort
The Deal: Take 30 percent off Creatures of Comfort and select third-party brands on November 24 to 27.

Commando
The Deal: Take $50 off all purchases of $150 or more from November 22 through 27th with the code FRIDAY17.

Context
The Deal: Take 30 percent off sitewide on November 23 to 27 with code FRIDAY30.

Cuyana
The Deal: On November 24, for every item sold online, the brand will donate one essential item to HEART. Bring in an item to stores to donate to charity in exchange for a $10 credit on purchases.

Dagne Dover
The Deal: Take 20 percent off sitewide November 21 to November 29.

DHC
The Deal: Take 20 percent of sitewide from November 24 to 27.

Draper James
The Deal: Take 25 percent off sitewide and receive free shipping from November 24 to 28, with 25 percent of all proceeds to be donated to Girls Inc.

Edible Beauty Australia
The Deal: Take 30 percent off your purchase over $50 with code BLACKBEAUTY.

Experimental Jewellery Club
The Deal: Take $15 off purchases of $50 or more with code FRIDAYIMINLOVE until November 27.

Eyeko
The Deal: Take up to 50 percent off sitewide on November 24 and 27.

Frank Body
The Deal: Take 20 percent off sitewide from November 24 to 27.

GHD
The Deal: Take 25 percent off sitewide from November 20 to 28.

Glossier
The Deal: Take 20 percent off sitewide and enjoy free shipping from November 23 to 27.

The Great Eros
The Deal: Take 20 percent off November 24 to 26 online and in store with code NOIRFRIDAY, and take 30 percent off on November 27 with code CYBERTIME.

Haati Chai
The Deal: On November 24, take 30 percent off with code TAKE30 from 12am to 5pm with savings up to 55 percent for the rest of the weekend. On November 27, take 25 percent off sitewide with code CYBER17, with free three-day shipping on orders $250 and over on November 27 to 30.

Happy Plugs
The Deal: Take up to 40 percent off of popular products on November 24. Buy one get 10 percent off, buy 2 get 20 percent off, and buy 3 get 30 percent off (some exclusions apply) on November 27.

IMAGO-A
The Deal: Take 30 percent off sitewide with code thankyou2017 from November 24 to 27.

Isola
The Deal: Take 35 percent off with code WINTER, plus free shipping, from November 24 to 27.

Katy Perry Footwear
The Deal: Take 30 percent off sitewide with code FUNDAY30 from November 23 to 26, and take 30 percent off sitewide plus free next-day shipping with code CYBER from November 27 to 28.

Lacausa
The Deal: Take 25 percent off sitewide November 24 to 26 with code GRACIAS.

LeChat Nails
The Deal: Receive a free Double Agents set and free shipping with all orders $12.95 or more with code FREE4ME on November 27.

LEIMERE
The Deal: Take 40 percent off the cashmere collection with code BFCM40 from November 24 to 27.

Les Coquines
The Deal: Take 40 percent off sitewide from November 24 to 27.

Lonely Lingerie
The Deal: Take 30 percent off select items from November 24 to 27.

Loup
The Deal: Take 30 percent off sitewide with code MERCI2017 from November 22 to 27.

Lulu & Georgia
The Deal: Take 25 percent off with code GOGOGO from November 23 to 26, or take 20 percent off with code CYBER from November 27 through December 3.

M.Gemi
The Deal: Take $50 off every pair in stores on November 24 and online on November 27.

MAKE Beauty
The Deal: Take 25 percent off sitewide with codes BLKFRIDAY25 (valid November 24 to 26) and CYBERMON25 (valid November 27 to 29).

Manduka
The Deal: Take 25 percent off sitewide from November 22 to 25, and take 40 percent or more off of apparel on November 27 (certain exclusions apply).

Milk Makeup
The Deal: Purchase all three Liquid Strobes for $30 on November 24, and enjoy $10 off of all kits on November 27.

MILLY
The Deal: Take 20 percent off sitewide from November 22 through November 27 for orders greater or equal to $300 with the code THANKFUL17.

Minoux
The Deal: Take 25 percent off sale items with code EXTRA30 from November 24 to 26.

Monica Vinader
The Deal: Take 20 percent off everything in stores and up to 30 percent off select items online from November 24 to 27.

NARS
The Deal: Take 20 percent off all online purchases November 23 to 28.

Nikki Chasin
The Deal: Take 30 percent off sitewide on November 24.

Of a Kind
The Deal: Take 15 percent off pre-packaged holiday gift sets until November 27.

OTEM
The Deal: 15 percent of sales from the Resist Collection will be donated to Planned Parenthood.

Outerknown
The Deal: Take 30 percent off sitewide (excluding sale) from until November 27.

Parme Marin
The Deal: Take 30 percent off sitewide with code PARMEBLACKFRIDAY on November 24.

Pause
The Deal: Take 20 percent off sitewide with code PAUSE20 from November 24 to 27.

Petite Studio
The Deal: Take 20 percent off all orders (and 25 percent off orders over $450) until November 27.

Rachel Roy
The Deal: Take 30 percent off sitewide from November 22 to 25, or take 40 percent off sitewide from November 26 to 27. Tunics, leggings, and ruffle bombers will be on sale for $49.

Rebecca Taylor
The Deal: Take an extra 25 percent off any purchase in stores and sitewide (excludes LA VIE Rebecca Taylor) with code CELEBRATE from until November 27.

Reformation
The Deal: Take 30 percent off sitewide from November 23 to 27.

Sakara Life
The Deal: Take 25 percent off any one meal delivery plan on November 24, and take $25 off every $100 spent in the Clean Boutique on November 27.

SaksOFF5TH
The Deal: Take an extra 50 percent off select apparel and accessories, plus an extra 60 percent off cold weather gear online on November 27.

Samuji
The Deal: Take up to 60 percent off items from November 24 to 27.

SENSO
The Deal: Take 15 percent off sitewide with code BLACK2017 from November 24 to 28.

Staud
The Deal: Take 50 percent off the FW17 collection (excluding bags) until November 27.

Stowaway Cosmetics
The Deal: Take 50 percent off sitewide on November 24.

Sustain Natural
The Deal: All Cyber Monday proceeds will be donated to Planned Parenthood.

Space NK
The Deal: Buy one, get one free on November 24 to 27 in stores and online.

Tadashi Shoji
The Deal: Take up to 40 percent off all merchandise (some exceptions apply) from November 24 to 27.

TARA
The Deal: Take 30 percent off sitewide with code SMALL30, valid from November 25 to 26, and code MONDAY30 from November 27 to 28.

Ted Baker
The Deal: Take up to 50 percent off in stores and online (selected lines, exclusions apply) from November 23 to 27.

Tobi
The Deal: Take up to 70 percent off select items from November 24 to 29.

Urban Decay
The Deal: Take 50 percent off sitewide plus free shipping on November 24 to 26, and take 50 percent off all Vice Lipsticks on November 27.

VereVerto
The Deal: Take 40 percent off sitewide on November 24 to 27.

Vita Fede
The Deal: Take up to 40 percent off select full price items and 70 percent off sale items on November 24 to 27.

Wolf & Badger
The Deal: Receive 10 to 50 percent off with code BLACKFRIDAY17 from November 24 to 27.

Wwake
The Deal: Take 20 percent off of select items on November 27, with 15 to 20 percent of proceeds going to Women in Need.

Nail polish is for novices

Fashion label The Blonds is known for its high-intensity looks that you'd only wear if you wanted to stand out (and who doesn't?). For its runway shows, wild press-on nails are the beauty step that can't be missed. So, since the brand has partnered with CND since it was founded, we thought it best to get prepped for the show with Jan Arnold, CND's co-founder.

See why you should take your nail look from a zero to a 10, in the video above.

Credits:
Shot by Charlotte Prager
Edited by Gretta Wilson
Produced by Alexandra Hsie
Production Assistant: Polina Buchak
Featuring Jan Arnold of CND Nails and The Blonds

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Photo courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures.

It would've been nice if someone said the word "fat"

Back in November, Rebel Wilson claimed to be the first plus-sized lead in a romantic comedy when she appeared on Ellen to talk about her role in Isn't It Romantic. Wilson was not only wrong, but she was—even if inadvertently—erasing the work of Black plus-size actresses like Queen Latifah and Mo'Nique, both of whom have expansive resumes that include romantic comedies.

Wilson's comment isn't the first example of white women taking up a little too much space in the fat acceptance ethos. It's actually quite common. But there is a reason why women like Wilson—women who are blonde, pretty, successful, and white—get put front and center in calls for body positivity. In the same way that feminism—the movement from which body positivity was born—has often failed to address how gender intersects with other identities like race and class; so, too, has body positivity been championed as a cause for otherwise privileged women. And that's why it's no surprise that Isn't It Romantic, which aspires to be both a spot-on mockery of rom-coms and a celebration of body positivity, is actually a perfect example of how very white both the movie genre and the body positivity movement tend to be.

In the film, Wilson plays Natalie, an architect based in New York, who is single and plus-sized—the archetypal rom-com underdog. Very early on in the movie, she endures the double humiliation of both being hit by a runaway food cart and then accosted by its owner for not stopping it with her "cement truck"-like body. At work, Natalie is similarly disrespected: The office manager hands off troubleshooting tasks to Natalie; another colleague always tasks Natalie to throw out his trash; her assistant Whitney (Betty Gilpin) won't stop watching movies (rom-coms, naturally) while in the office; and Natalie is so afraid to present her ideas for more innovative parking garage designs that she isn't even widely known in the firm as an architect, and is treated like an intern.

But is Natalie just a doormat? Or is it that she isn't asking for what she wants? And isn't very nice about not getting it? If Natalie's life is any example, the bar on suffering is set pretty low for white women. In her personal life, Natalie lives alone with her dog, and seems to be pretty well-off, financially; her best friend is actually her slacker assistant, Whitney, and she's close with another coworker, Josh (Adam Devine), who gives Natalie constant emotional support. She's decidedly anti-romantic, having been told by her mother from a young age that there's no such thing as real-life fairy tales; she's level-headed and practical. But also, she's filled with self-loathing. This leads her to be crass, sarcastic, and disconnected from people. And it was this last part that was hard for me. As a fat Black woman who grew up broke, does not have an assistant, and would get fired if I didn't do my job well, it was hard, if not impossible, to root for her.

For Natalie, though, everything changes when she bangs her head while fighting off a mugger. Her mundane life is tinted through rosy rom-com glasses. Suddenly, all the things that sucked about her life are gone, and everything is beautiful and perfect. But was her life so bad before? It didn't really seem to be.

And yet, looking around the theater at the mostly white, female audience, I accepted that my feelings didn't seem to be shared. But that almost seems to be by design; this feels like a movie for a white, female audience. There is only one person of color in the movie who even has a name: It's Isabelle (Priyanka Chopra), who shows up about halfway through the film—after everything has been rom-com filtered—as a yoga ambassador and swimsuit model. But a name is all Isabella has. A supporting character at best, she doesn't have any connection to anyone other than her white boyfriend, and is sketchily drawn. We learn nothing of her familial or ethnic background, and, even when she is shown at her wedding, there is nobody from her family celebrating with her. This huge oversight is particularly bizarre, given that Natalie has already bemoaned the lack of diversity in romantic films.

Another huge oversight? The presence of the word "fat." I don't think I heard it used a single time. Natalie only references her weight indirectly, by commenting on the appearance of straight-sized women; when talking about her own body, the word "fat" is replaced with "girl like me." But by ignoring this aspect of herself, and refusing to address it head-on, Natalie is succumbing to the same fatphobia that shapes her world, whether she identifies it as being a problem or not.

Before her life becomes a rom-com, Natalie feels invisible at work and in the world. Some of this is certainly her fault, but fatphobia is also at play. Fatphobia chips away at the humanity of fat people from different angles. It means that Natalie gets used to being dehumanized; she doesn't expect others to have empathy for her when she's physically hurt, because they don't value her body. And it's no coincidence that Natalie's fantasy world includes a magically bigger apartment with unlimited clothing options, because discrimination against fat people isn't just a matter aesthetics and preferences—it affects everything from our ability to dress ourselves to our ability to make and save money, since there's a price to pay for being fat, even if it's just having to pay more to travel. Just as much as gender and race intersect with fat bodies, so, too, do economics and class.

I knew I could count on a plus-sized white comedian to take down a genre of films that prioritized thin women. But I ventured to see if Wilson could go further than that, and challenge what it means to be white and well-off and fat in the process; it isn't just about taking down rom-coms but about doing so in a way that isn't just a mouthpiece for white feminist values. But, in the end, that isn't what happened. Isn't It Romantic is fine, but it needed to do more than target an audience of girls who are 10 to 30 pounds overweight and still too jolted by the word "fat" to ever apply it to themselves, so they go for acceptable alternatives, like curvy, plus-sized—or thicc, if they're hip. But I'm not afraid to say I'm fat, I'm just disappointed I will be waiting even longer to see a realistic reflection of that experience onscreen.

Isn't It Romantic is in theaters now.