Picks for the Free People 2018 Black Friday promo happening TONIGHT

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Picks for the Free People 2018 Black Friday promo :: Effortlessly with Roxy
Shop: Dress | Coat (currently sold out, may pop back!)

It’s here, it’s here! One of this community’s favorite Black Friday promos is once again happening a week early. Today all day in select stores, and for 4 hours online tonight, Free People is offering 20% off purchases of $250-$499 and 25% off purchases of $500+. At Free People, it’s very easy to cross that $500 threshold. My shopping cart can attest to that!

What will you purchase during this semi-annual promo? Will it be a special dress like the Starlight Mini Dress ($250, above and also in the prettiest light green)? Something from Free People’s new curvy jeans collection? A beautiful piece of jewelry? A gift for a special someone or a few?

I’ve got a few new ideas to share and then I hope you’ll share what you get in the comments!

Picks for the Free People 2018 Black Friday promo :: Effortlessly with Roxy

Let’s begin with some Free People gift ideas for others, because tis the season, right? Free People has a spectacular gift section stocked with tons of great ideas. I particularly enjoy the more out there stuff for my friends and for gift exchanges. I love the smiles people have when they open something so unexpected!

With that in mind, some of my top gift ideas at Free People include things like the Ritual Kits ($20, above). These are pretty ideal for tween and young teen girls going through that inevitable witchcraft phase. Spitfire Girls, the brand responsible for these, has some great packaging that lends itself to gifting. I’m also all about their Potion Collection Perfume ($48) with product art featuring Egyptian gods and goddesses. (Who wouldn’t want to receive a perfume called ‘Seduction Potion‘??) Their Bath Salts ($36) in White Floral come highly recommended.

Another beauty brand I love that is great for gifting is Monta. Their Red Rock Clay Facial Mask ($32) is incredible for pulling dirt out of pores. My beauty maven friends are crazy about it and the Joshua Tree Desert Mist ($25). Spray this on your face in the afternoon to refresh. I myself really like their Aromatherapy Roller ($17), particularly in echo canyon scent. It smells like beautiful fresh air with just a hint of rainy moisture.

Finally, Lano has amazing lip, face and skin care. I personally use Lanolips during the Winter to keep my face fresh. For gifting, I recommend the Lanolips Lemonaid Lip treatment ($15), the Banana Balm Lip Sheen 3-in-1 ($16) and the Tinted Balm ($14).



Picks for the Free People 2018 Black Friday promo :: Effortlessly with Roxy
Shop: Cardigan

Of course, gifts don’t just have to be beauty. The Free People 2018 Black Friday promo has so many gorgeous sweaters, and especially cardigans, that anyone who lives in a real Winter would be delighted to have! If anyone wants to buy me the Fringe Sweater Jacket ($850) I’m all for that! I’ll snap myself out of that dream long enough to point out some more practical choices like the Cozy Cabin Cardi Sweater ($168, above in cream), the well-named Irreplaceable Cardi ($128), the deliciously chunky Bonfire Cardi ($128) and the Ribbed Up Maxi Cardigan ($128) which is best for warmer days or areas with less frigid Winters.

Some other great gift ideas include jewelry and Free People gift cards. If you want more ideas, Free People has a great page with ideas under $100, or check out their entire gift section. Don’t forget to also enter the Free People Win Your Wishlist contest if you haven’t already!!

Picks for the Free People 2018 Black Friday promo :: Effortlessly with Roxy

Finally, I will not judge you one bit if you use the Free People 2018 Black Friday promo to buy some things for yourself! I certainly plan to. Right now the priciest item in my cart is the Send Me A Postcard Dress ($550, above in peppermint and also available in a lovely lilac). It is the perfect dress for a Botanical Gardens Christmas party I attend every year, and 25% off would certainly help make the price more digestible!

However if I get this dress it would be my entire promo purchase. And that’s hard, because I have sooooooooo much more on my wishlist that I’d love to get!


Above are my top 25 wishlist items, and then I’ve got a highly curated shoppable boutique with ideas. Want even more Free People inspiration? Check out my recent posts here and here.


  1. November 16, 2018 / 2:27 pm

    A couple of additional notes:
    – The sale begins at 6 PM ET, but I'm not sure yet if it runs 6-10 local time or 6 PM – 10 PM ET and that's it.
    – You can get early access at 4 PM via the Free People app, which I find to be quite buggy. Details: http://bit.ly/2K9fWNc

    • November 16, 2018 / 6:23 pm

      One last note: I'll be out to dinner tonight with family during the actual sale (right after I place my order, ahem). So I won't be able to chat during the sale but I will respond to all comments in the morning or later tonight!

    • November 16, 2018 / 7:07 pm

      Also: the sale is 6-10 PM ET only.

  2. Missy
    November 16, 2018 / 4:50 pm

    My cart is ready! I'm so excited for this sale. Will share what I buy as soon as my order is confirmed. I'm paranoid lol.

    • November 16, 2018 / 6:08 pm

      LOL! I hear you though, want to make sure that order gets fulfilled before we start bragging about our scores.

  3. Shari
    November 16, 2018 / 5:27 pm

    I agree the app is buggy. My daughter is home from college and filling the cart as we speak LOL!

    • November 16, 2018 / 6:09 pm

      Ahhh what a time to be home from college. 🙂

      • Shari
        November 16, 2018 / 8:13 pm

        And she is a gucci girl and the Jeffrey Campbell boots are a great dupe (look very much like the gucci ones)

        • November 17, 2018 / 10:04 am

          They totally do!!

  4. Stefanie
    November 16, 2018 / 6:21 pm

    Ordered the Elle boot in black and the lace trapeze slip dress at 4:01pm ?. Hoping they both fit!

    • November 16, 2018 / 6:23 pm

      Amazing!! Hope you love them Stefanie.

  5. Anthropolitan
    November 16, 2018 / 7:03 pm

    It's showing up on the FP page, but not in my cart. Anyone else not getting a discount?

    • November 16, 2018 / 7:05 pm

      Start checkout.

      • Anthropolitan
        November 16, 2018 / 7:08 pm

        still no. I've tried closing and reopening the page and opening in a different browser and none of it works.

        • November 16, 2018 / 7:12 pm

          Are you on mobile? It’s working fine for me on my laptop. Maybe try an incognito window? That clears all open sessions.

          • Anthropolitan
            November 16, 2018 / 7:26 pm

            Got it figured out. 🙂

          • November 17, 2018 / 10:04 am

            Glad to hear it!

    • November 17, 2018 / 10:05 am

      LOL I almost included that boot in the roundup! It's beautiful. Congrats on your coming win. 😉

      • Anthropolitan
        November 17, 2018 / 11:08 am

        Thank you, 🙂 Next year it can be your turn.

      • Jess
        November 17, 2018 / 12:37 pm

        Wow those boots are everything! I hope someone here wins their list!

        • Anthropolitan
          November 17, 2018 / 2:09 pm

          I love Old Gringo. I managed to find a pair second hand and they are so amazing.

          • Jess
            November 18, 2018 / 3:24 am

            Oh you really lucked out then! They're up there in price but I can see they're dream boots and look well made.

  6. Nam
    November 17, 2018 / 9:23 am

    I’m loving their jewelry and boots. I need to check them out at stores!

    Thanks for the lovely compilation Roxy!!!

    • November 17, 2018 / 10:06 am

      You're so welcome Nam! If you end up getting anything I'd love to know what. 🙂

      • Nam
        November 17, 2018 / 11:33 am


  7. November 17, 2018 / 10:16 am

    I ended up placing an order for several smaller things rather than one big thing. I got a whole bunch of gifts too. Included in my order for me were….
    The Willow Printed Mini Dress in a second color. This is a sexy yet comfy around the apartment slip!
    I got a few colors of the Delicate Set Of Three Necklaces. I'll keep the rose gold for myself as it matches my engagement ring and the rest will be gifts.
    (Sidenote I also love Ela Rae's necklaces at FP but since she's doing a stall in the Vanderbilt Christmas Market at Grand Central I want to support her directly rather than through a third party at this time.
    Finally, I bought several small bags for myself, it will be fun to experiment with these and decide which to keep:
    – the Vienna Mini Tote
    – the Erin Top Handle Crossbody
    – the Lisha Top Handle Clutch
    – the Faye O-ring Crossbody

    What did you get??

    • Anthropolitan
      November 17, 2018 / 11:09 am

      Love the Vienna bag and the Faye crossbody. I hope you find a winner!

  8. Anthropolitan
    November 17, 2018 / 11:07 am

    Nam! Good to see you here!

    Did you get anything?

    • Nam
      November 17, 2018 / 11:34 am

      I’m going to store this weekend. I will keep y’all posted.

      Same here Anthropolitan. Miss u

  9. Nam
    November 18, 2018 / 12:40 pm

    I went to the store yesterday. Love how enthusiastic sales persons were.

    I got these two

    I’m definitely keeping an eye out for Black Friday promo to get PA for my Johnny was bag and loved


    Halo blazer in green. Thick but lovely

    Definitely will go back again to check Black Friday deals?

    • November 22, 2018 / 8:25 am

      Awesome pickups Nam! I just went to the Johnny Was store in Manhattan for the first time last night and it was SO cool. I wanted almost everything.

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