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Fashion Inspired by Art: Louise Bourgeois’ “Maman”


For a hot second in middle school, I was a bit of a goth kid. I wore a lot (A LOOOOT) of black, wore my hair long and straight, and shopped at Hot Topic with my similarly black-clad friends. It was a good fit for me; as an introverted kid already deeply entrenched in writing, literature, and art-making, I found friends with similar interests who introduced me to new obsessions, like anime, graphic novels, and tarot cards, and their styles influenced mine. They showed me how to wear eyeliner and lipstick. The important things, you guys!

I moved out of that style phase pretty quickly as I discovered fashion magazines and… other stores at the mall? But there are parts of it that have stuck with me forever: my penchant for dark clothes and all-black outfits with edgy elements, or creepy-weird jewelry and accessories.

So imagine my happiness when, in the last couple of seasons, tons of goth-inspired trends have emerged: leather body harnesses, brooding florals, black lipstick! And some of this year’s fall runways, like Emporio Armani, Erdem, and Katie Gallagher, showed looks that draw from all these trends, ushering in an fresh, edgy, and feminine look I can only describe as ‘grown-up goth.’

In this Fashion Inspired by Art post, I’m going to show you how to rock this look using the dark, twisty, and feminine sculpture “Maman” by Louise Bourgeois:

Bourgeois Maman
Louise Bourgeois’ “Maman.” | Photo Credit

About Louise Bourgeois and “Maman”

Louise Bourgeois was born in 1911 in Paris to an upper-middle class family. Her family life was difficult as a child, due to her father’s affair with her governess; her tenuous relationship with her father would go on to inspire many works of art. Bourgeois enrolled in the Sorbonne in 1930 and studied art until 1938, when she met her husband and moved to the United States.

She slowly gained recognition throughout the next four decades, exhibiting with big name artists like Mark Rothko, Franz Kline and the De Koonings. She is one of the first women to have a retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art, (after Georgia O’Keefe, natch) and she represented the United States in the Venice Biennale and the Whitney Biennial many times. She continued to make art until her death in 2010, including a collaboration with Tracey Emin in early 2010.

Bourgeois is recognized as the originator of ‘confessional art’. Many of her sculptures and paintings focused on her childhood memories and her anxiety about the future, and easily evoked themes like loneliness, womanhood, and depression through psychic imagery that’s both creepy and comforting.

Her most recognizable work is easily “Maman,” a tribute to Bourgeois’ mother who died when Bourgeois was only 21; her mother was a weaver of tapestries, and Bourgeois always associated her weaving, cleverness, and motherly qualities with spiders. Bourgeois was reportedly so distraught with her mother’s death that she threw herself into a river, only to be rescued by her father.

Outfits inspired by “Maman”

While I would never accuse Bourgeois of being a goth or a Gothic artist, I can see why my inner goth kid is drawn to her work; her palette is dark, her symbolism is twisty and powerful, and her themes are difficult and sad. At the same time, her work is also incredibly elegant and sophisticated; there are no unnecessary flourishes or details to detract from the work’s message.

This philosophy can be applied to the ‘grown-up goth’ look: sleek, sophisticated, and unfussy silhouettes combined with dark colors and edgy accents.


Bourgeois look two
Duster, Lipstick (in Slayer), Mascara, Eyeliner, Dress, Creepers, Tights, Harness

The easiest way to channel this edgy and elegant look is to update an easy outfit formula – like a comfy cardi and a floral dress with tights – with killer accessories, like creepers and a leather harness. If the harness is too intense for you, a daintier body chain will achieve a similar effect without being too in-your-face.

I think an outfit like this looks best with a bold black lip and a complementary cat eye, but if a solid black lip intimidates you (I totally understand!) you can try lining your lips with the black and filling the rest of your lips in with a red for a vampy ombre look.


Bourgeois look
Blazer, Blouse, Bowler, Necklace, Tights, Skirt, Lipstick (in Immortal), Booties

The sophisticated goth ensemble draws a lot of inspiration from both boho and rocker styles, especially when it comes to luxe textures. So, if you already have a lot of velvet, lace, and faux leather pieces, creating looks like this one should be a snap.

A simple silky button-down becomes edgy and unexpected when paired with a black velvet blazer and a full-length lace skirt. Pointy-toed booties and a bowler hat add fashion-forward flair, while a metallic purple lippie provides an unexpected but gothy element. Pick up the purple in your lipstick with an edgy opal necklace.


Bourgeois look three
Vest, Blouse, Flats, Bag, Lipstick (in Diva), Perfume, Jeans

For a more subtle yet glam outfit, pair high-waisted jeans that have a steampunk-y detail with a floral tie-front blouse and a long, sleek vest. Finish with polished pointy-toe flats and a monochromatic bag for an ensemble that could totally work for the office.

A swipe of deep burgundy lipstick adds a perfect gothic punch, while a spritz of a complex but delicious perfume elevates the look from luxe to super-luxe.

What do you think?

Were you a goth kid in middle school/ high school? How do you feel about Louise Bourgeois “Maman”? Would you ever wear dark lipstick? Let me know in the comments below!

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An Incomprehensive Guide to Romanticizing Your Life


Vienna photos
Wien, 2014.

We’ve talked about brands selling us stories before, but what about the stories we tell ourselves? This Thanksgiving I’m in Vienna and everything begs for romanticizing: the Christmas market lights, the warm punch, the mermaid-haired students in fluffy scarves, and the somber gaze of dead emperors as we dare to dance in their palaces or Instagram their statues.

Back in America, the settings are less poetic: at times Baltimore’s crime rate and fellow students’ obsession with grades convince me not to wear my white beret and not to listen to the Hairspray soundtracks, because life is life and maybe I should face it as it is. But soon something – a song, a movie, a lipstick shade – snaps me out of it and I am yet again the heroine of the carelessly fabricated plot.

101: Why Choose to Romanticize

As the ancient proverb goes, there are two terrible things that can happen to your dream: it can not come true or it can come true. The latter is possibly worse. We choose fables and semi-realities, because we are heroes, not humans. We are famous for 15 minutes. We fall into tropes and literary archetypes to derive courage from them.

This is why representation is so important: fictional characters are more real than we give them credit for and they can be there for you if needed. Relating to a character is like having a friend who is just like you, only with cooler remarks and a better wardrobe.

I recall the days of my youth spent imitating Blair Waldorf and only half regret the huge red headbands and classic green coats; I also channeled her determination to get into a good school and it made my SAT preparation more bearable. Romanticizing can be fun and useful, if you are careful in your choices.

Serena and Blair
Blair was the queen of my fashion past. | ELLE

102: Which Trope to Pick and When

Sometimes in my encounters with a certain type of jaded and sarcastic guys, I involuntarily follow the Manic Pixie Girl trope: I take them to museums, wear ’50s-inspired dresses, and make quirky, infantile remarks. Then I have to stop myself and go back to being me. It is important to pick and choose which character and in which aspects of your life to romanticize: Blair Waldorf in academics may be great, but Blair Waldorf in jealousy and arrogance doesn’t sound too delightful.

Being a trope in social interactions is only cool as long as you are willing to keep the performance up and never let them see the actual you – a sort of game of “conceal, don’t feel,” that doesn’t tend to end well. Be responsible in your choice of characters. Just because Effy from Skins makes her depression look blasé and cool, doesn’t mean it is. Don’t make up your aspirations either: I decided to be pre-med because Dr. House made it look so effortlessly smart. Needless to say, it didn’t work out.

Lana del Rey
Lana does the wrong kind of romanticizing so casually. | ELLE

In that sense, fashion gives you a complete freedom of choice: channeling anyone in style is fine, whether it’s Dracula or Barack Obama. Period dresses may difficult to pull off, but Lolita girls still manage. Somewhat separating the character from the style is a skill to practice as homework.

Another is to construct a fashion identity, like a potion, from the exact right measures of the characters you like, forgetting age, gender or race. I am now going to wear prison clothes to channel Poussey from OITNB, boots in Russell Brand’s style, and dye my hair Arabelle Sicardi’s hair color.

103: Options, Options, Options…

If anything, romanticizing can be a tool to a better self. Romanticize wearing long flowery skirts and pretend to be a fairy queen. Romanticize a healthy lifestyle by personalizing your body. Make-believe you’re in a romcom when you need to make the grand move in a relationship. Post songs online for a particular person to see. Pensively read Austen on a bench. Wear your hair old-fashioned, like a Greek goddess.

Romanticize everything that makes you feel and be better as a result. Leave mental illnesses to therapists and self-loathing to the self-obsessed. Romanticize life, not some version of death.

woman sleeping
Romanticize the hell out of enough sleep. | ELLE

104: Control

Ultimately, the main skill to master in the art of romanticizing is control. To quote Kipling:

“If you can dream –  and not make dreams your master.”

There’s a lot of satisfaction in thinking of tea, as the same tea that “danced” in the Boston Tea Party or as the same type of tea you and Lisa drank before she got on a train to Munich, or as the tea that gives life to dead leaves one last time. But romanticizing life, just like falling in love, is a choice to let reality (or a feeling in the second case) go to the edge of its potential.

It shouldn’t be capitalistic, because in many cases, the best romanticizing comes from no money at all – second-hand finds, protests in graffiti, and library cards as life-savers. It shouldn’t be desperate or escapist, because there is always a wake-up call. It’s a spice, a choice, an accent. It’s about letting your accumulated imagination and knowledge come out to play along with what actually is. Everyone’s at the same place, but some people take genial photographs of it. Some people see it better and who says they don’t see it true-er?

Mona Lisa Smile
How do you see it? | ELLE


Tell us in the comments about your routine romanticizing or characters you channel. We’re curious.

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Coupons & Sales: Black Friday/Cyber Monday 2014 Edition


The best Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2013 sales and deals

It’s heeeere! The most anticipated shopping weekend of the year is starting, which means it’s time for our annual Thanksgiving/Black Friday/Cyber Monday coupons, sales, and deals post.

We’ve rounded up the best deals and discounts at all of your favorite fashion and beauty stores, then compiled them into a gigantic yet easy-to-follow guide. Read on to learn more about the list and to check out all of the best Thanksgiving weekend deals:

Before We Begin…

In case you’re new to our lists, here’s the deal: We’ve organized the sales and coupons to help you plan – the deals are divided by day, and also by whether they’re online or offline. Here are some tips on how to use this list:

  • First, read through the entire post and MAKE A LIST of the stores/deals that jump out at you so you know which sales you want to visit.
  • Next, bookmark this post so you can refer back to it later! We’ll be updating the post as we hear of new deals. (Some retailers also won’t allow us to post deals more than 24 hours ahead, or in some cases, until they start, so we’ll update with those as we can, too.) Also, many of the deals won’t start for a few days, and you’ll want to check back for special links that go live on certain days.
  • Finally, cross-check the deals for different days to make sure you’ll be shopping on the right day. Some stores have deals that span multiple days, or deals on different items on different days. Make sure to double check each store and plan for the days YOU want to shop! And be sure to compare the deals for your favorite stores from day to day, so you can get the best deal on what you’re shopping for.

Thanksgiving Weekend Deals Starting NOW – Wednesday, 11/26

Before we get to the Thanksgiving Day, Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals, there are a quite a few online-only deals going on right now. Many of these will last for multiple days, so remember to check the end date.

* 7 For All Mankind has a code good for 40% off full-priced items through 11/27: EARLY40.

* Aeropostale has everything 60% off, plus get free shipping on orders over $75.

* American Eagle Outfitters is offering 40% off everything, plus free shipping on any order. Enter code GOBBLEUP through 11/30.

* Ann Taylor will give you 50% off your entire purchase with code THANKS. Deal ends 11/28 at 3AM EST.

* Benefit Cosmetics has the following offer, good through 11/30: Spend $30, get a free Benetint deluxe sample. Spend $60, also get a Stay Don’t Stray deluxe sample. Spend $90, also get a total moisture deluxe sample. Spend $120, also get free deluxe samples of the Porefessional and Posiebalm. Enter code BENEFRIDAY at checkout to receive these goodies.

* Bloomingdale’s is having their Big Brown Bag Sale: save up to 50% on select items through 11/30.

* The Body Shop is offering a Black Friday Tote (a $125 value) for $30 with any $30 purchase. Plus the entire store is 3 for $33. Both deals valid through 11/30.

* Calvin Klein will give you 30% off with promo code CKHOLIDAY30 through today, 11/26. Exclusions apply.

* Charlotte Russe is offering 25% off regular priced items today, 11/26, only.

* Club Monaco has select cashmere styles 30% off through 11/27.

* dELiA*s is currently offering an extra 40% off everything, plus free shipping. Use code NOCROWD through today, 11/26.

* e.l.f. Cosmetics has the following deal: take 50% off their best sellers with any purchase of $25 or more. Enter code BESTIES at checkout through today, 11/26.

* Express is offering 50% off every single item (except gift cards), plus free shipping, through 11/28.

* Folica will give you 25% off sitewide through 11/30. Use promo code PIE25 at checkout.

* Forever 21 is offering 20% off all regular priced dresses and skirt, plus get free shipping on orders over $30. Deal ends today, 11/26.

* is offering shoppers in the US and Canada 25% off orders over $325. Use code BLACK25 at checkout through 11/29. UK readers: take 25% off orders over £300 with code BLACK25UK.

* J. Crew is offering 30% off select full price styles and an extra 40% off sale items with code HOLIDAY through 11/30. Plus get free shipping on all orders today, 11/26 only.

* J.Crew Factory has the following offer: take 50% off everything, plus get free shipping on orders of $50+ with code THANKS. Prices as marked. Deal ends 11/30.

* Kiehl’s will give you $20 Kiehl’s Cash on purchases of $65 or more. Enter code JOLLY at checkout through 12/3.

* Kohl’s is offering 15% off sitewide with code THANKS15 through 11/30.

* Lancôme will gift you 5 travel-size favorites, plus free standard shipping on any order over $35 or free 2-day shipping on orders over $75. Enter code DELUXE through today, 11/26.

* Lands’ End has all fleece 50% off through today, 11/26 only. Use promo code VALUE and pin 2626 to receive discount.

* Les Nouvelles is offering an extra 25% off fall sale collections with promo code TURKEYTROT. Deal ends 12/1.

* The Limited is offering 50% off everything, plus free shipping with code THANKS through 11/30.

* LOFT is having a flash sale: take 50% off your entire order with coupon code TREAT. Deal ends at 11:59 EST tonight.

* Lord & Taylor has a code that’s good for an extra 20% off “almost everything” and an extra 25% off fine jewelry. Enter THANKS at checkout through 11/30.

* Macy’s is offering an extra 15% off their Pre-Thanksgiving Sale for the rest of today, 11/26 only. Use code GOBBLE at checkout.

* Madewell will give you 25% off your entire purchase when you use coupon code GIFTON through 11/30.

* Maurices is offering free shipping on all orders, plus everything buy one get one 50% off with code HAPPY1114. Both deals are valid through 11/30.

* ModCloth is having a sale, with hundreds of items (including new arrivals!) 50% off. No code needed; sale ends 11/30.

* Need Supply Co. has a code that’s good for an extra 30% off off sale items through midnight on 11/30: enter EXTRA30 at checkout.

* New York & Company is offering 50-80% off everything through 12/2, plus free shipping with no minimum.

* Nike will give you 25% off clearance items from now through 12/2 with code DOMINATE.

* Nine West has boots and booties 50% off, pumps, casual shoes, and sandals up to 50% off, and all handbags and accessories up to 50% off. These deals end 12/3.

* is offering 25% off orders of $100 or more. Enter promo code NUTEMEG14 at checkout through 11/29.

* Puma is offering an additional 30% off already discounted items plus free shipping through 11/30. Use code BLACKFRIDAY at checkout.

* Rebecca Taylor is offering an extra 30% off sale merchandise through 11/30 with code BF30.

* Sally Beauty Supply has a code that’s good for 15% off online orders through 11/30: 555158.

* Saks Fifth Avenue is having a Thanksgiving Sale with up to 50% off select styles through 11/30.

* will give you an extra 30% off sale items plus free shipping. Use code YAMS through 11/27.

* Stila Cosmetics has a Pre-Black Friday deal: take $10 off $50 orders with code 10OFF50, $10 off $50 orders with code 20OFF75, and $10 off $50 orders with code 30OFF100. Deal ends 11/27 at 12AM PST.

* Target has sweaters 40% off and boots BOGO 50% off through 11/29.  No code needed!

* Tilly’s has the following Black Friday deals, valid through 12/1: RSQ jeans, sweaters, sweatshirts, hats, beanies, and women’s boots are BOGO 50% off

* True Religion will give you 20% off men’s and women’s sale items, plus free shipping with any purchase. Offer ends today, 11/26.

* UrbanOG will give you 20% off orders over $50 through 11/30. Use code YAYFALL to receive discount.

* Urban Outfitters has over 400 holiday gifts marked down through 12/1.

* White House Black Market is offering 25% off your entire purchase plus free shipping on orders over $100 – use code 15406 through today, 11/26.

* is offering 20% off orders with code YOOXGIVING. Deal ends 12/1.

* YSL Beauty will give you 20% off purchases of $75 or more, and if you spend $125 or more, you’ll get 20% off plus 5 deluxe samples. Enter code YSLGIFT at checkout through 12/7.

Thanksgiving Day Deals Starting Tomorrow – Thursday, 11/27

Below are deals that start tomorrow, Thanksgiving Day. Many stores will be opening early on Thursday, but there are also a bunch of amazing online-only deals happening! Unless otherwise noted, these are good for Thanksgiving day, 11/27 only.

* Alternative Apparel will give you 30% off any order, plus free shipping with code THANKFUL through 11/30.

* Bloomingdale’s will give you 15% off a selection of regular and sale-price merchandise with code THANKS.

* Calvin Klein is offering an extra 40% off plus free shipping sitewide. Deal ends 11/30.

* Charlotte Russe has the following deals, valid through 11/28: take up to 60% off select items, shoes and denim are BOGO for $5, and get free shipping with no minimum.

* Converse will give you 25% off all Gift Guide items through 11/30. No code needed! Plus get free ground shipping on all orders through 12/10.

* e.l.f. Cosmetics has items BOGO 50% off, plus receive a free limited edition kabuki brush with any purchase of $30 or more. Enter code BLACKFRIDAY at checkout through 11/30.

* Famous Footwear has shoes buy one get one 50% off, plus take an extra 15% off your order through 11/30.

* Fossil is offering $25 off $150 orders and $50 off $200 orders through 12/1. This deal is available on full-priced items only.

* Hot Topic will give you 25% off sitewide, plus tees are $10 and body jewelry is BOGO for $1. Also, get free shipping on orders over $50. These deals are good through 11/28.

* JCPenney has Black Friday deals available online all day on Thanksgiving. These include $19.99 boots and 60% off select women’s and junior’s apparel. Plus get free shipping on order over $49 through 12/1.

* Kiehl’s has the following deal, valid through 11/30: Receive 3 deluxe samples and free shipping on any order. Plus, shop the limited edition Moisture Rescue Set for $33 (a $70 Value) while supplies last. Enter code BIGTREAT at checkout.

* Lancôme is offering a free full-size Bi-Facil on orders of $49 and above, plus free standard shipping. Use promo code BIFACIL.

* Macy’s is offering 15% off through 11/29 with promo code THANKS.

* Nine West will give you 20% off your purchase of $125 or more though 11/28.

* Payless will give you 20% off your entire order plus free shipping on orders over $35. Use promo code ZZTHANKS. Also, women’s boots are up to 50% off through 11/30.

* Ruche is offering 30% off sitewide with code BLKFRDY through 11/28 11:59 PM PST.

* Saks Fifth Avenue will give you a $25 gift card with your $100 cosmetics and fragrances purchase and code BEAUTY14. Offer valid through 11/28.

* Sperry Top Sider has select styles 30% off and clothing 40% off through 12/3.

* Threadflip is offering 40% off sitewide from 12AM EST until 12PM EST, and 30% off sitewide the rest of the day.

* Tobi will give you 50% off sitewide with promo code THX through 12/1. Restrictions apply; see site for full details.

* TOMS is offering 25% off select TOMS styles through 12/1 with code CHEER.

* Torrid has a code that’s good for 40% off regular price and 50% off clearance items through 11/28: BF2014. Also, get free shipping on orders over $25.

* Ulta has a bunch of great deals under $10, $20, and $30, including Lorac limited edition eyeshadow palettes, Philosophy 3-in-1 Shampoo, Shower Gel & Bubble Bath, and Too Faced Life Changing Lashes. Also, get $3.50 off any $10 purchase with code 202886 through 11/29.

* White House Black Market is offering 30% off your entire purchase, plus free shipping on all orders. Use promo code 11989 at checkout.

Black Friday Deals – Starting Friday, 11/28

Not into shopping in stores on Black Friday? You’re in luck: many retailers are offering fab online deals, too! Unless otherwise noted, these are valid for 11/28 only.


* 7 For All Mankind is offering 40% off sitewide with code BLACK40 plus sale items are an additional 20% off. Both deals valid through 11/30.

* Charlotte Russe will give you $15 off orders of $75 or more and $25 off orders over $100.

* JCPenney has the following offer: take an extra 20% off online purchases up to $100 or 25% off online purchases of $100 or more with a JCPenney Card. Use code 1ST2SAV from 2PM CST to 11:59PM. Plus get free shipping on order over $49 through 12/1.

* Lancôme has the following deal: Purchase any mascara or Holiday Mascara Gift Set and receive a free eyelash curler and a deluxe Cils Booster XL. Plus, free standard shipping with any order of $35 or more. Enter code BLACKFRIDAY at checkout through 11/29.

* Oasis is offering 30% off full-priced items with promo code FRIDAY30.

* Planet Blue will give you an extra 25% off sitewide with code BLACKEDOUT through 11/29.

* is offering an extra 30% off sale items and free shipping with code BLACK through 11/29.

* Stila Cosmetics is selling four special sets (worth $34 each) for $15 each. Plus get free shipping with the purchase of any one set. Use code BLACKFRIDAY at checkout.

* Target has all their in-store Black Friday deals and doorbusters available all day online, too! Here are some of our faves: buy an iPad Mini 3 or iPad Air and get a $100 Target card; Beats by Dre Solo HD Drenched Headphones are $97, hundreds of video games and books are 50% off, college licensed apparel and hats are BOGO 50% off, and all apparel is 40% off.

* Warehouse US has a code that’s good for 30% off all regular-priced items through 12/1: BFCMUS.

In Stores:

* Converse Outlet has select doorbusters up to 60% off, footwear is BOGO 50% off, and clearance apparel is an extra 30% off.

* The Limited has doorbuster deals until noon, including $24 sweaters and $35 denim.

Thanksgiving Weekend Deals Starting Saturday, 11/29 and Sunday, 11/30

There are also plenty of sales that start after Black Friday and continue through the weekend. Here are deals that begin on 11/30 and 12/1, and are good for the entire weekend unless otherwise noted.

* Calvin Klein has the following Cyber Monday deal: take 40% off, get free shipping, and a code for 40% off a future purchase.

* Charlotte Russe is offering 30% off sitewide from 11/29 to 12/1. Plus take $15 off orders of $75 or more and $25 off orders over $100 on 11/30 through 12/1.

* dELiA*s has a code that’s good for 40% off sitewide, plus free shipping on all orders. Enter NOCROWD at checkout through 11/30.

* Hot Topic is offering 25% off sitewide with code THXAF25.

* Kmart has the following deal, valid through 12/6: take an extra 25% off $125, 20% off $100, or 15% off $75 on clothing, sleepwear, and accessories purchases. Use code CYBER25 at checkout.

* Kohl’s will give you 20% off sitewide with code CYBERTAKE20, and free shipping on any order over $25. Both deals valid through 12/3.

* Macy’s will give you 15% off your entire purchase, plus free shipping on orders over $50. Offer valid from 11/30 through 12/1.

* New York & Company is offering online customers an extra $30 off a $100 purchase with code 1414 and an extra $15 off a $50 purchase with code 1419. Exclusions apply. Offer valid through 12/2.

* Nine West is offering 20% off purchases of $125 or more. Offer valid 11/30 though 12/1.

* will give you 30% off orders of $100 more. Use promo code 2CYBER14 at checkout from 11/30 through 12/3.

* Sears has a code that’s good for an extra 35% off two or more pairs of women’s and kid’s shoes: enter SHOE35 at checkout through 12/2.

* Torrid wail give you 30% off regular-priced and 50% off clearance items with code GETGIFTS. Plus get  free shipping on orders over $25.

Cyber Monday Deals Starting Monday, 12/1

Don’t forget about Cyber Monday! It’s the best day to snag a fantastic online-only deal. Unless otherwise noted, these are good for Monday, 12/1, only.

* 7 For All Mankind has items 40% off sitewide and sale items are an extra 20% off. Plus, snag $79/$89/$99 denim deals. Use code CYBER40 at checkout.

* Alternative Apparel is offering 35% off sitewide, plus free shipping. Use promo code CYBER35 at checkout..

* The Body Shop will give you 50% off sitewide with free shipping. Plus get a free gift with any order over $50.

* Converse is offering 25% off almost everything, plus free ground shipping. No code needed; deal ends 12/2.

* dELiA*s will give you 50% off site wide, plus free shipping with no minimum. Use code CYBER50 at checkout.

* Diesel is offering up to 40% off select items, plus free shipping on orders over $50.

* e.l.f. Cosmetics will give you 50% off your order of $30 or more. Enter code CYBERMONDAY at checkout.

* Famous Footwear has select styles BOGO 50% off, plus an extra 15% off. Also, get free shipping on any order.

* Hot Topic has everything 30% off for Cyber Monday, plus free shipping on orders over $50.

* J. Crew has the following deal: take 30% off select full-price styles, an extra 40% off sale items, and get free shipping on any order. Enter code MONDAY at checkout.

* J.Crew Factory will give you 50% off sitewide plus free shipping on all orders. Prices as marked.

* Kiehl’s will gift you 4 deluxe samples plus free shipping on any order. Enter code CYBER at checkout.

* Lancôme will give you 20% off all orders, plus a free full-size Visionnaire Eye with your purchase of $95 and above (a $60 value). Also receive complimentary standard shipping on any $49 order and a sample of your choice. Enter code MONDAY at checkout.

* The Limited will give you 60% off online exclusives and 50% off everything else, plus free shipping on any order. Enter code THANKS.

* Marc Jacobs Beauty will gift you free deluxe-sized essentials with any $30 purchase and promo code MONDAY.

* ModCloth is offering 25% off sitewide with code CYBERMONDAY. This deal ends at 1:00PM EST on 12/3.

* Puma is having a buy more, save more deal: Save 20% on $75-$99.99,  30% on $100-$149.99, or 40% on $150+. Deal ends 12/3.

* Rebecca Taylor will give you 30% off sitewide with code CYBER30 through 12/2.

* Ruche will give you an additional 50% off sale items.

* has a code that’s good for 25% off plus free shipping. Enter code CYBER at checkout.

* Stila Cosmetics is offering up to 80% off more than 50 items during their Online Warehouse Sale. This sale is good through 12/8, but remember to shop early for the best selection!

* Torrid is offering 30% off regular-priced and 50% off clearance items, plus free shipping on any order. Use code CYBER14.

* will give you an extra 25% off orders of four items or more with promo code YOOXGIVING.

Now, tell us what you think:

Happy shopping! Remember to bookmark this post and check back regularly – we’ll be updating the list constantly over the next few days and will put a note at the top with the last update time.

Which deals are you most excited for? Any awesome deals we missed? (Let us know and we’ll add them to the post!) What are your Black Friday/Cyber Monday shopping plans? As always, make sure to drop a comment and tell us your thoughts!

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