Watch out for sale deals for Black Friday at these online shopping sites

The countdown begins for Black Friday, which marks the start of the Christmas shopping season in the United States. -- PHOTO: AFP
The countdown begins for Black Friday, which marks the start of the Christmas shopping season in the United States. -- PHOTO: AFP

It is less than a week to Black Friday, which marks the start of the Christmas shopping season in the United States. While most retailers have not released full sale details, here are some websites that are likely to have enticing deals.

1. Shopbop

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The online retailer offers over 400 brands, such as 3.1 Phillip Lim, Giuseppe Zanotti, Oscar de la Renta, Michael Kors, Vita Fede, Etre Cecile and Karen Walker, for women. Many of these brands are not available in brick-and-mortar stores in Singapore.

The best part about Shopbop is the free express international delivery service.

Last year, it offered a discount of between 15 and 25 per cent depending on the size of purchase.

www.shopbop.com

2. Overstock.com

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It has started a countdown to Black Friday, so you can expect good things ahead.

The store carries everything from electronics to clothing, but it is known for its wide home furnishing selection. Sign up on the website to get information on Black Friday deals.

The site ships to Singapore.

www.overstock.com

3. Asos

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You will find over 850 labels, mostly mid-tier fashion brands, such as Cheap Monday, River Island, Mango and Warehouse, for both men and women.

It also has an in-house label called Asos that is trendy and affordable.

Black Friday deals will be released closer to next Friday, but the e-tailer is already offering an additional 25 per cent discount on certain sale items.

Shipping to Singapore is free.

www.asos.com

4. Gap

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Turn to the Gap for all your "basic" needs. The American chain is known for its comfortable staples like cotton T-shirts, sweatshirts and jeans.

Last year, it offered 50 per cent off everything online.

The site ships to Singapore using global e-commerce provider Borderfree.

www.gap.com

5. NET-A-PORTER

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Women's luxury e-tailer Net-A-Porter is usually quite hush-hush about its sales until it happens.

It carries a wide selection of luxury fashion brands, including Bottega Veneta, Valentino, Saint Laurent and Tod's, as well as cult beauty brands like Tata Harper, Charlotte Tilbury and Ren Skincare.

Last year, it offered up to 50 per cent off on selected items.

The site ships to Singapore.

www.net-a-porter.com

6. Zalora

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E-tailer Zalora, which is based in Singapore, is also jumping on the Black Friday bandwagon.

From next Friday to Dec 1, it will offer up to 80 per cent off and an extra 15 per cent off sale items. There will also additional credit card discounts.

The sale will include over 6,000 products from brands such as River Island, Mango, New Look and its in-house brand Zalora.

www.zalora.sg

7. Nordstrom

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Outfit the whole family at Nordstrom. Apart from men and women, its apparel section is split into kids and juniors.

The site ships to Singapore using global e-commerce provider Borderfree.

For bigger discounts, visit the Nordstrom Rack section. Although it does not ship to Singapore, you can use an online concierge service such as comGateway to make purchases.

www.nordstrom.com

staceyc@sph.com.sg