Unlikely markdowns: Luxury apparel
Luxury items don't tend to be discounted during Black Friday, de Grandpre says.
"You don't hear a lot from Saks on Black Friday sales," he says. Nordstrom and Neiman Marcus aren't really promoting door-busters, either.
High-end department store outlets, such as Saks Fifth Avenue Off 5th, Last Call by Neiman Marcus or Barneys Warehouse, could be the best places to shop for designer deals, according to DealNews. Last year, for example, men's clothing retailer Jos. A. Bank had great deals on Black Friday, and the company's current troubles could mean even better deals this year. But there's no need to wait for Black Friday if you're looking for huge deals on designer duds: Deep discounts often begin as soon as the Monday before Thanksgiving. Most retailers also offer free shipping on Black Friday.