November is an odd month for shopping. We have so much of it to do, and yet we restrain ourselves from buying just about anything for the first three weeks of the month. Then, when Black Friday week finally touches down, we overstuff our carts with bottomless deals.

What many people don’t realize, though, is that deals are starting earlier and earlier—in order to be competitive, brands are quietly offering discounts weeks ahead of Thanksgiving. And the truth is, the markdowns can be just as good.

We’ve rounded up the most coveted designer bags that are on sale even before the main Black Friday event so that you can shop without ever having to read “Sorry, you missed out on this item” again. And we’ve also included all of the Black Friday handbag deals we know about so far. Scroll on below to see the best handbag deals you can shop on sale now, plus ones to come back to later.

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Ahalife
Get a $30 gift card for every $100 you spend at this artisan goods marketplace — we recommend checking out its collection of minimalist felt and leather bags by designer Graf Lantz.

Coach
From November 15–27, take 30 percent off select styles with promo code THANKS18. From November 21, take 50 percent off select best-selling handbags — including the Swagger 27. From November 25–27, get up to 50 percent off select styles, and 500+ online exclusive styles.

Cole Haan
Take 30 percent off everything at Cole Haan’s Grand Giving Event from November 15–18. Then, from November 18–22, Black Friday starts early with 50 percent off 400+ boots, grand styles, bags & outerwear. Plus 30 percent off everything else. On Black Friday proper, which falls on November 23, take an extra 10 percent off your entire purchase, which includes the above discounts with code EXTRA10.

Lord & Taylor
Get 20 percent off full and sale priced items — including on the designer collection — with code DEALS, plus get free shipping on any order over $99.

Nordstrom
Save huge on Nordstrom’s Fall Sale happening now through November 18. Take 40 percent off women’s handbags and accessories from all of your favorite designers.

Saks Fifth Avenue
Through November 16, earn incremental value gift cards based on your purchase amount. Get a $35 Gift Card with your $250 purchase, a $75 Gift Card with your $500 purchase, a $150 Gift Card with your $1000 purchase, a $450 Gift Card with your $2000 purchase, and a $700 Gift Card with your $3000 purchase.

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Ban.Do
From November 22–27, Ban.Do is offering 30 percent off sitewide, excluding Iconery with code THIRTYOFF. Shop handbags and more from this multi-brand retailer.

eBags
Prepare yourself for piles of deals from eBags. From November 19–27, take 30 percent off sitewide, and look out for additional deals — and on November 23 (for one day only!), take 40 percent off TUMI Black Friday styles.

Herschel Supply
Get all of the backpacks, weekenders, hip bags, and even apparel you need for the season at Herschel Supply’s Black Friday Sale on November 23. Take $10 off your order of $70+, $30 off orders of $120+ and $50 off order of $160+.

Radley London
From November 23 to 27, you can shop Radley London’s luxurious leather bag styles for up to 30 percent off. Get one for yourself and one for a friend at these great prices.

Ted Baker
From November 22–26, get up to 50 percent off and treat yourself to a bag with a huge 3D bow, or a new work tote.

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