Black Friday deals that students should look out for

Hailey Chin and Caryl Anne Francia

Black Friday will welcome American consumers to spend less on big savings on Nov. 25, which is less than a week away.

The Ticker rounded up some deals that Baruch College students may keep in mind to get the best bang for their buck when shopping for family, friends or themselves.

Hailey Chin – Senior Staff Writer | Deals on Technology

Black Friday is the best time for students to get deals on the latest electronics such as televisions, laptops and air fryers. While Black Friday officially starts on Nov. 25, retailers are giving discounts on these items right now.

Best Buy and Target Corp. are among the stores that are currently offering Black Friday deals on their electronics. Walmart Corp. started its Black Friday deals online on Nov. 7 at 7:00 p.m. and in stores on Nov. 9 at 6:00 a.m.

Some of the best early Black Friday deals include the first generation Apple AirPods Pro for $169.99 on Inc. and Lenovo IdeaPad 1i selling for $99.99 at Best Buy. You can save $79 on the AirPods and $150 on the Lenovo IdeaPad. Not all the discounts being given are generous.

One way to determine if a deal is worth it is to use price trackers to see increases and decreases in items over time. It will also help students compare prices with companies’ competitors and help them see who is giving the best deal. is a free Amazon price tracker. The Honey extension on Google Chrome compares prices from retailers.

Baruch students who want new laptops or headphones should definitely check out these deals.

Caryl Anne Francia – Business Editor | Deals on Apparel

Baruch students who want to buy apparel for friends, family or themselves may take advantage of Black Friday deals to save on style.

For students who want to start shopping now, Inc.’s “early Black Friday” sale is on now. Forever 21 offers 50% off on everything in its online-only early sale.

H&M started its month-long sales on Nov. 10 with deals changing every weekend leading up to Black Friday, when the store is promising its “biggest discount yet.” Nordstrom launched its own early sale on Nov. 18, promising deals on popular brands such as Nike Inc., The North Face and UGG.

For students targeting their popular brands, Zara is expected to offer another 30% off sale this year. Urban Outfitters suggests looking at its current sales section to get an idea of what it will offer on Nov. 25. It offered rewards members 25% off on purchases last year.

Uniqlo will start its deals on Thanksgiving and last until Dec. 4, according to its European website. The minimalist Japanese brand will focus on apparel for cold weather.

Shein’s Black Friday sale will run from Nov. 21 until Nov. 25, while its Cyber Monday sale will run from Nov. 26 until Dec. 3. The online retailer offers up to 85% off popular products, plus a coupon code for an additional 30% off and free shipping.

For students who want to shop for high-end fashion, Coach currently offers 25% off select items, but deals for Black Friday are yet to be released. A Bathing Ape will offer up to 50% off on its streetwear styles.

For Baruch students who want to support an alumni-run business, they will have to wait for Ralph Lauren to announce how much will be taken off on Black Friday. Last year, the brand offered 40% off all purchases.