Have you heard of 11/11? 11/11 is Singles’ Day and is a huge shopping festival with lots of sales, discounts, lucky bags, etc. You can shop the sales at Taobao, Tmall, AliExpress.com, and some other stores and websites participate as well.
Even though I could care less about Black Friday sales… I love browsing and shopping during 11/11! Sometimes, I spend hours just online window shopping. And when the budget allows for it, snagging some great deals during 11/11 is the best!
Some of the Taobao stores display their 11/11 sales more obviously than other. When you’re on certain pages, you may be able to see a promo for the 11/11 like the following for Bobon21:
On Empty Wardrobe, you can see where the promotion is outlined under the second little red box under the price, where you see 11/11-11/11:
The promotion above is for every 200 spent, you can get 20 discounted – and there’s no cap.
At Confession Ballon, you can even buy 1 blouse and get the second blouse free:
On some shops, like Rotate Ballet, you can see the 11/11 sale banner bright and clear:
I’ve had my eye on the brand Yolanda for a while, and it looks like they have a bunch of 11/11 discounted items too:
I’ve never purchased anything from the above shops before, so I can’t vouch for quality, but they have great ratings from Taobao shoppers from what I’ve seen in customer reviews and photos on the site. If you’ve purchased from any of these stores, definitely share your thoughts! And of course, share any other 11/11 deals that you find.
To make it easier to shop and browse, I also recommend the Google Chrome extension that automatically translates webpages. This only works on text though, so text within images are a no-go.
For search keywords, check out Part 1 of my guide.
For shops I’ve purchased from in the past, check out Part 2 of my guide.
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