The Best Black Friday Deals for College Students

By Amanda Cohen on November 24, 2017

Black Friday and Cyber Monday are amazing for college students; we get to splurge, but prices are more affordable and coherent with our college student budget (*opens bank account to see that you only have 25 cents left*). However, since there are so many different deals, it can be overwhelming and difficult to sort through all of them.

There are a few things to look for when determining if something is actually a good deal. First, if you are looking at clothing deals and they only show items that are XXS or XXL, those items were already on sale in the first place and, just because they’re cheaper, it’s not a reason to purchase them and “hope for the best.” When looking for clothing deals, look at the time in which the product was posted online or put out in stores and see if that product is usually on sale or not. Second, when using websites that sell used items, be sure to inspect the quality of the items and ensure that they aren’t just reduced because they don’t work anymore. Last, but certainly not least, don’t buy items that you were previously not into just because they are now on sale. If you didn’t love them when they were full price, you won’t start loving it just because it’s on sale. Now that we’ve got these suggestions out of the way, I want to tell you about some of the best Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals that you must take advantage of! Read on to learn more!

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Revolve Clothing

For those of you who have read my articles before, it is no secret that I live, sleep, and breathe Revolve Clothing. Well, breaking news, Revolve is having a 65% off merchandise sale in celebration of Black Friday and Cyber Monday. My favorite thing about Revolve is that they sell quality merchandise, which is shown through their prices, but they often have small sales. Ladies, take advantage of this sale. Sales this big for such amazing items do not come around often, so get shopping!

Nasty Gal

Nasty Gal is definitely on the edgier side, and most people (like myself) don’t love paying full-price for their items, but their 50% off Black Friday sale is unreal. All of their merchandise is on sale and they have most sizes still. Their clothing is great quality, and you can get some dresses today and Monday for less than $15. If you want to try being edgy, but don’t want to pay the prices that come with this style, buy one or two items from this event to test the waters. I got five different items today for less than $100; I promise this sale does not disappoint.


Groupon may seem like the odd one out in this list, but take advantage of this website. Groupon is dedicated to helping people find the best deals, and their Black Friday deals will leave you with a huge smile on your face. Whether you want to treat yourself to a massage or a workout class, Groupon ensures that you are getting the best deals. Sign up for their e-mails while you’re at it because their deals are amazing all year round.


Nordstrom has amazing Black Friday deals on select items. First, you can get an extra 20% off sale items. Second, you can get an additional 40% off designer clearance. Lastly, you can get 50% off selected items from Topshop and Topman. Since most of their deals involve items that are already on sale, this is a great place to shop for gifts for friends. You can buy Nordstrom-quality items for a fraction of the cost; trust me, your friends will be very appreciative.


Boohoo is already on the cheaper side, but for Black Friday and Cyber Monday, they are having a 60% off everything deal. Boohoo is a great place to buy going out clothes and shoes that you don’t mind getting dirty at the bar. This deal is available for both men and women, so make sure to tell all of your friends! Load up that cart and watch that final price tag drop a beautiful 60%.

Forever 21

Forever 21 is similar to Boohoo because their items are cheap to begin with and are great for nights out at the bar or a fraternity party. However, Forever 21 beats out Boohoo today because their entire website of merchandise is a whopping 30%- 80% off for Black Friday. This deal is available in stores and online, which is amazing because you can take advantage of these beautiful deals while sitting in your bed in your pajamas!

Do not let these deals slip away, ladies and gentlemen. Take this time to treat yourself to some marked down items, and even treat your friends to amazing holiday gifts! Happy shopping to all of my readers!

I am currently a junior at the University of Michigan.

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