Every year, the SSENSE Black Friday sale (and the following Cyber Monday deals) puts our willpower to the ultimate test. Despite best intentions to budget better, we simply can’t resist the temptation of a good deal during sales season—especially if it means crossing a few gifts off the holiday list too. And if you’re recovering retail therapy apologists like us, it’s hard to suppress the urge to splurge when you’re being offered a sweet deal in return. Consider this a little treat to take the winter’s edge off! Watching the markdowns descend can feel like gambling as you wait for prices to drop while the items loaded in your cart are still in stock.
Before we dig into the good stuff, let’s break down how SSENSE plays into the greater online shopping landscape. There are some places you zip to when you know exactly what you want (Amazon, Nordstrom, Target). But then there are the special places you keep in your back pocket—the ones that constantly win you the title of “best gift,” time and time again. SSENSE falls into the second group. You could lose entire afternoons on SSENSE.com, digging through page after page of luxury fashion—they stock both women’s clothing and menswear. The labels are names known around the world: Acne Studios, Nike, Adidas, Balmain, Ganni, Loewe, Balenciaga, Gucci, and Alexander Wang, to name just a few. There are just as many accessory options (don’t sleep on the wallets) and the sale items are a must-browse. But you have to hit that checkout pretty quick—items sell quickly and discounted prices are often only available for a limited time.
For this year’s SSENSE Black Friday sale, we picked 33 of the best items from the extremely well-curated “Everything Else” section that are currently up for grabs. (A round of applause for Lori Legaspi-Moores, VP of Merchandising for Everything Else.) Trust us when we say that you won’t have buyer’s remorse from making any of these purchases. So what are you waiting for? Start scrolling!