Amazon’s Best Cyber Monday Fashion Deals Starting at Just $11

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It’s hard to believe, but Cyber Monday is winding down! But don’t sweat it — there’s still plenty of time to shop. In fact, there are hundreds of deals happening on Amazon right now — especially in the fashion department. Your tech and homewear needs are likely covered at this point, so it may be time to treat yourself (and your closet) to an upgrade.

We’ve lined up all of the best deals on our favorite categories below — we’re talking denim, dresses, loungewear and more! These prices start as low as $11, so you don’t want to miss this opportunity to freshen up your ‘fits. There’s not much time left, so start shopping before the clock strikes midnight!

Check out more of our picks and deals here!

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7 ways Black Friday shopping changed this year due to the pandemic, from sales starting online in October to empty stores



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Black Friday looked different this year, and some are theorizing that it will never look the same again.

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The entire holiday shopping season was upended by the coronavirus pandemic, with sales that started earlier and were mostly online. Retail trade group the National Retail Federation said that nearly 69% of retailers that responded to a survey said they expected consumers to start their holiday shopping in October, and the sales have been going ever since.

The organization projected that overall holiday spending would be slightly down, at $997.79 per consumer, but 60% of shoppers in its survey said they planned to do at least some holiday shopping online, in a year when e-commerce has boomed. Analysts from eMarketer predicted that holiday spending this year would total about $1 trillion, with a slight decrease in in-store sales but a 35% jump in online sales.

Read more: Retailers are struggling to attract seasonal workers for what experts anticipate will be a ‘tough holiday season’

The analysts predicted that as shoppers avoid crowds and are drawn in with monthlong sales, e-commerce spending would make up about $190 billion of the $1 trillion in holiday spending. So far, stores look mostly empty, while it remains to be seen if the bulk of online orders will exceed the capacity of shipping companies and cause delays.

Here’s how Black Friday is different this year.

Black Friday is no longer just one day



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Black Friday’s remaining connection to its namesake day is tenuous, at best. Sales arguably started with Amazon’s Prime Day in October, which itself was spread across two days. Other stores like Walmart responded with similar sales, kicking off the holiday shopping bonanza in a year of huge e-commerce growth.

“I don’t even know if I’d call it Black Friday anymore,” Boston Consulting Group’s head of retail, Nate Shenck, told Business Insider. Walmart, Target, and Best Buy, traditionally three of the biggest Black Friday sellers, each opted to spread deals across the entire month of November, instead of concentrating them on the day after Thanksgiving.

A major change from previous years was spreading sales across the month instead of packing them into one day. Deals were be divided by type of product, so electronics shoppers wouldn’t have to fight with home-goods buyers and parents picking up last-minute toys.

No more lining up in the middle of the night 



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Black Friday sales previously crept earlier and earlier, into Thanksgiving itself as some stores released the biggest sales before dinner was even over. This year, though, most retailers reversed that trend, and may have ended it for good.

Most stores did not open on Thanksgiving this year, even the ones that traditionally have like Walmart and Target. On Black Friday, they opened slightly earlier than normal, but midnight openings were rare. JC Penney, Kohl’s, Dick’s Sporting Goods, and

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Gifts for the beauty-obsessed person on your list, starting at $5

If you’re not the person to layer skin serum onto toner each morning, you may feel lost as to what to gift that beauty-obsessed person on your list. This guide is here to help! From decadent body creams to festive eyeshadow palettes, here are some budget-friendly stocking stuffers that any beauty-lover will be thrilled to receive. Whether your budget is $50 and under or $15 and under, check out the list of fabulous little prezzies by price.

$50 and under

Rihanna’s Fenty Beauty Gloss Bombs are the crème de la crème of lipgloss: they’re long-lasting, not sticky and come in an array of shades that complement numerous skin tones. This special edition set clocks in at just under $50 (a full size gloss costs $25) and features four shades, which is great for someone looking to build their lip gloss wardrobe. 

Fenty Beauty Glossy Posse Mini Gloss Bomb Set Holo’Daze Edition, $48, Sephora

This watermelon duo by IG-famous brand Glow Recipe will brighten any skincare lover’s day (while leaving their skin looking dewy, hydrated and refreshed, of course!). It includes the Watermelon face mist in full size, as well as a sample size of its popular sleeping mask, and is valued at $57. 

Glow Recipe Glow Together With Watermelon, $45, Sephora

Briogeo’s Merry Multi-Masking Kit features three of the brand’s popular hair masks, all of which are packed with nourishing ingredients and suitable for colour- and chemically-treated and relaxed strands. (This kit, valued at $84, gives you a savings of 41 per cent.)

Merry Multi-Masking Kit, $48.95, Briogeo

Canadian brand Céla is known for its super luxe body creams and scrubs, but they aren’t cheap — the Seed to Skin body scrub on its own will put you out a hot $42. The Spa Essentials Discovery Kit, on the other hand, is $35 and includes mini sizes of the scrub and other best-selling products. 

Spa Essentials Discovery Kit, $35, Céla

YouTube beauty vloggers swear by Anastasia Beverly Hills palettes. This limited edition mini version includes an ample amount of shades to create versatile eye looks for the festive season and beyond; the formula is also highly-pigmented, which means this palette can last a while. 

Anastasia Beverly Hills Soft Glam II Mini Eye Shadow Palette, $38, Sephora

Considering the full-sized tube of Lancôme’s Monsieur Big mascara (praised for its volumizing abilities) costs $33, this set is a steal — it includes a travel-sized tube which runs for $17 on its own. 

Lancôme Monsieur Big Mascara Set, $33, Sephora

This beautiful cotton-wax headwrap by Canadian and Black-owned brand Kwesiya is an easy protective piece for those with natural hair. It’s also great for wrapping hair while deep-conditioning, especially if doing it on-the-go.  

Ewa Scarf Headwrap, $33, Kwesiya

$30 and under

Orgasm blush by Nars has been around for decades and is a cult-classic for good reason: it’s a universally flattering shade. This mini compact features the bestselling hue alongside a complementary highlighter; both are highly

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Ulta Beauty Will Open Hundreds Of Shops Inside Target Stores Starting In 2021

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In the latest bid to capitalize on a retail landscape fundamentally changed by the coronavirus pandemic, Target and Ulta Beauty announced a new partnership Tuesday to open hundreds of smaller Ulta makeup and skincare shops inside Target stores nationwide. 

Key Facts

The Ulta stores will be about 1,000 square feet, Target said, and will be staffed by Target employees trained as Ulta Beauty consultants.

The new Ulta offerings will also be available online.  

Shares of Target rose 1.6% in premarket trading, while Ulta shares soared nearly 8%. 

Crucial Quote

“This matchup brings Ulta Beauty’s coveted prestige beauty assortment, category expertise and guest loyalty together with Target’s high-growth beauty business and the ease and convenience of our industry-leading fulfillment services,” Target CEO Brian Cornell said. 

Key Background

Target—like Amazon, Best Buy, and Walmart—has seen its business surge during the pandemic as demand soared and other non-essential retailers struggled. It saw a huge bump in digital sales and orders during the early days of the pandemic, and its second quarter sales jumped 25% on a year-over-year basis. Its stock is up more than 22% for the year. Ulta shares are up 5% for the year. 

What To Watch For

The new Ulta shops will begin opening in the second half of 2021, Target said. 

Further Reading

McDonald’s Announces Plant-Based Burger, The McPlant (Forbes)

Zoom, Peloton, Netflix: Stay-At-Home Stocks Are Getting Smoked By Pfizer’s Latest Vaccine Prospects (Forbes)

Why Target, Walmart, And Best Buy Are Booming Amid The Pandemic—And Being Hailed As Heroes (Forbes)

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Patriot League men’s, women’s basketball going with a league-only schedule starting in January

The Patriot League Council of Presidents recently endorsed a plan for a league-only men’s and women’s basketball schedule for the 2020-21 season, beginning on Saturday, Jan. 2.



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League play is contingent on the league and its member institutions being able to conduct competition in ways that protect the health and safety of athletes, coaches, staffs and their communities, the league said in a news release Monday.

Lehigh and Lafayette play each other in a home-and-home series during the season-opening weekend. The women’s game Jan. 2 is at Lehigh; the men’s game is at Lafayette. On Sunday, Jan. 3, Lehigh would host the men’s game and Lafayette would be the site of the women’s game.

The Lehigh Valley rivals will play each other again the weekend of Feb. 6-7, as part of a 16-game schedule.

The league will be divided into three regional mini-conferences with teams playing four games against each regional opponent. Additional league games will be played outside of the mini-conferences to complete the 16-game regular-season schedule.

Lafayette, Lehigh and Bucknell are part of the Central in the three-conference format planned to significantly reduce travel and overnight stays. No teams are permitted to fly to games.

Army, Boston, Holy Cross and Colgate comprise the North. Navy, American and Loyola-Maryland are in the South.

The Patriot League eight-team tournaments are March, 7, 11 and 14.

“We have accomplished the first step in the planning process for the 2021 Patriot League men’s and women’s basketball season,” said Lafayette College President Alison Byerly, Chair of the Council of Presidents in the news release. “The Council of Presidents places the highest value and priority on League competition and we believe this model offers the best opportunities for us to conduct a safe and successful League season.”

League institutions, other than the United States Military Academy and the United States Naval Academy, will be precluded from participating in non-league contests this season. Because Army and Navy are unique in their environments and their missions within higher education, their pursuit of non-league competition, as considered appropriate by their respective superintendents, is permitted.

Also, the league’s 2021 swimming and diving championships are scheduled for April 21-24 at Bucknell.

The indoor track and field championships format is still under consideration. It is set for Feb. 27-28, at Boston University.

And the fall sports season which was moved to the spring, remains in the discussion stage. The Council of Presidents approved the following parameters: Student-athletes will return to campus for the second semester at the same time as the student body; a reduced competitive schedule designed to meet the requirements to qualify for NCAA championships; no overnight stays or air travel; and, reduced Patriot League championship brackets, based upon the sport.

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Holiday shopping season is starting earlier than ever

As shoppers prepare to welcome Halloween, the Black Friday deals have already arrived.

Major retailers including Target, Best Buy and Walmart are offering Black Friday prices at the same time as Amazon Prime Day on Oct. 13 and 14, the e-commerce company’s two-day shopping event.

“Prime Day is a shopping holiday,” said Best Buy CEO Corie Barry in an interview with NBC News. “That means lots of people are looking for great deals during the shopping holiday and we feel like it’s really important for us to play a role.”

Best Buy announced on Thursday dozens of deals on Oct. 13 and 14 from its yet to-be-released Black Friday ad, including a 70-inch Samsung 4K Smart TV for $529.99. Walmart is launching an online-only Big Save Event two days before Prime Day through Oct. 15. Target Deal Days will run during Prime Day with deep discounts across electronics, home, and toys along with “Black Friday pricing all November long.”

“What we’re trying to do is smooth out and make this holiday longer, a little less peaky, so that you have hopefully more ability to have shoppers in your stores at controlled levels,” Barry said.

The coronavirus has roiled the retail industry over the last six months, pushing companies to rethink the traditional timeline for holiday shopping. Amazon Prime Day, traditionally held in July, will usher in the holiday shopping season earlier than ever before.

With more people shopping online and the pandemic still a threat, retailers are finding ways to spread out online orders over the holiday season to not overwhelm their supply chain, and to get rid of inventory piled up from the beginning of the pandemic last winter.

“We know e-commerce is booming because of the virus and we know people will be shopping earlier online,” said Diana Smith, associate director of retail and apparel with the market research firm Mintel. “It’s going to be a really digital holiday this year and we know these major retailers are going to win the season again and what they do has a major impact on how consumers will shop.”

When Prime Day first launched in 2015, it was a narrower Amazon-specific sales event. But with the growth in the Prime network, which now includes more than one million members, other retailers have started to offer their own online deals in an effort to take advantage of the overall online shopping spike that accompanies Prime Day.

Last year Amazon sold $7 billion worth of goods on Prime Day, according to eMarketer, a market research company. The firm expects sales to increase to $10 billion this year as many people remain wary of in-person shopping.

With Target and Walmart closing stores on Thanksgiving to protect workers, brick-and-mortar retailers are pressed to fully leverage their digital capabilities more than they had in previous years, according to retail analysts.

“This year what is amplifying the season for brick-and-mortar [retailers] is that there are going to be restrictions on how they can take advantage of

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Jakarta may allow public wedding receptions starting next week – City

The Jakarta administration may allow couples to hold their wedding receptions at multifunction halls starting next week.

The capital had banned public wedding receptions as part of large-scale social restrictions (PSBB), allowing only small wedding ceremonies at religious affairs offices (KUA), civil registry offices or the couple’s home.

“We are considering to allow wedding ceremonies and receptions in public halls under several terms,” Jakarta Deputy Governor Ahmad Riza Patria said on Saturday as quoted by kompas.com.

He added that wedding receptions would contribute to the city’s economic recovery during the outbreak but should adhere to strict health protocols.

Read also: Pandemic paves way for small, intimate weddings

Jakarta Tourism and Creative Economy Agency acting head Gumilar Ekalaya previously said that the agency would review several requests from the management of multifunction halls to allow them to host wedding receptions.

Gumilar said commercial buildings seeking to host wedding receptions must submit a proposal to [the agency] in which they detail their standard procedure and methods for implementing strict health protocols. They would also need to present a detailed plan for the event.

According to agency rules, wedding venues must provide handwashing facilities and hand sanitizer. Wedding organizers would also have to make sure that attendees obey the requirement of wearing masks and keeping a safe physical distance.

“The protocol only allows 25 percent of the total venue’s capacity. The agency will observe whether these rules are being followed during a simulation period,” Gumilar said.

Jakarta is the country’s COVID-19 epicenter with a total of 111,120 confirmed cases as of Saturday. (trn)

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Amazon introduces ‘Dhanteras Store’ with gold gift vouchers starting Rs 500



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People start looking at options to buy gold ahead of Dhanteras every year. But this year, people are facing difficulties due to higher gold prices and the economic impact of the novel coronavirus pandemic. E-commerce giant Amazon is offering ‘gold vouchers’ for values starting as low as Rs 500.

The two kinds of gift vouchers are redeemable against gold or diamond jewellery, and against gold coins and bars.

The highest variant of these gold gift vouchers are priced at Rs 10,000. Customers can also avail discounts on these vouchers if they are paying via specific banks. These gift vouchers can also be delivered to the recipient directly via email, just like other gift cards.

Amazon has partners with major jewellery brands such as Joyalukkas, Tanishq, Kalyan Jewelers, PC Jewelers and Malabar Gold & Diamond for these cards. These e-gold vouchers will remain valid for 6-12 months from the date of purchase and can be redeemed at stores of the aforementioned brands across the country. However, some brands have specific stores where these vouchers can be redeemed. Customers can also check these store details while purchasing the vouchers.

Some brands are allowing partial usage of these vouchers and subsequent re-use until the limit is exhausted or the validity expires. Others are allowing only one-time use of these vouchers.

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Alibaba to run double 11.11 online shopping events starting November 1

Alibaba Group will be hosting its 12th annual 11:11 Global Shopping Festival next month, but according to chief marketing officer Chris Tung, this year’s event will be twice as big.

“We have a very particularly special year this year,” Tung told media on Thursday.

He said Alibaba has seen a dramatic and fundamental change in customer shopping behaviour due to the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as a great amount of work done on the merchant side to accelerate their digital transformation.

While the world is still facing the challenges brought on by the pandemic, Tung said China is lucky that it has seen a fast, rapid recovery.

“Alibaba is more committed than ever to empowering our merchants for their digital transformation and to capture the growth of particularly the China market through 11.11,” he said. “This really gives 11.11 a different layer of meaning this year in light of the pandemic.”

See also: The technology enabling Alibaba to sell $30.8 billion in Double 11 goods

Tung said every year, Alibaba “plays the numbers”.

“11.11 you have four 1s in a row, you cannot be more single than that. There’s an old joke about how we get started as a singles day … and because of the love for 1 and 11, we really think that the past 11 11.11s already completes a cycle, so this year we’d like to kick it off with some different thinking, more innovation, a little bit about redefining 11.11 as the first year of the new cycle,” he said.

China is the largest consumer market and this year Alibaba is expecting more than 800 million consumers to join its 2020 11.11 Global Shopping Festival.

“This presents a huge opportunity for all the merchants,” he said. “We want 11.11 to really serve as the growth engine and digitalisation driver for our brand merchants.”

This year, 14 million products from 250,000 brands from 89 countries and markets will be up for sale on Tmall. 5,000 brands will join 11.11 for the first time and 2,600 of those are brands from international markets.

“Chinese customers also face difficulty to go abroad to travel to shop and they are the largest group of [shoppers],” he said.

“We’ll charter approximately 700 flights during 11.11 to make sure we reach supply and demand, to make sure this a truly global shopping festival.”

Alibaba’s logistics arm, Cainiao, processed 1.88 billion packages last 11.11. In a bid to keep on top of this year’s sales, it has filled more than 30 warehouses with products. More than 30,000 global brands have already transported products into China using charter flights and the warehouses can have products clear customs in one second, a video shown to media stated.

In “doubling” its 2020 event, Alibaba is also opening up two shopping windows.

“For the last 11 years, the big day is November 11th — 24 hours [of] non-stop shopping,” Tung said. “But because [we’re going to] have to service 800 million consumers for 250,000 brands, 24 hours

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2 local malls to expand shopping hours starting next week

The two Dayton-area malls that share a parent company are expanding their operating hours, staying open an hour later six days a week.



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Starting Monday, Nov. 2, both the Mall at Fairfield Commons in Beavercreek and the Dayton Mall in Miami Twp. will be open Monday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday noon to 6 p.m. Both malls had been shutting down an hour earlier, at 7 p.m., Monday through Saturday due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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The malls’ new hours are not quite back to the same level as they were before COVID-19, when the retail centers were open from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

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A Dayton Mall spokeswoman said the mall also will start opening its doors at 10 a.m. to accommodate those who participate in a “Mall Walker” program.

A spokeswoman for The Mall at Fairfield Commons said the newly expanded hours “will allow guests more time to safely dine, shop and enjoy the town center.”

Hours of operation for tenants may vary, so shoppers are encouraged to call ahead, mall officials said.

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