On 26 November 2016 the Black Friday chaos will officially commence. This money-saving tradition originated in the USA and has since become the biggest retail event of the year. Making the most of the enormous pre-Christmas savings, we, the greedy public, ravish this opportunity to benefit from such sales. Well-established department stores, brands and online retailers partake in offering consumers one-off deals that are dangerously irresistible. So what can we expect this year?
1 The Fragrance Shop
This Black Friday, The Fragrance Shop, the UK’s largest independent fragrance retailer, is bringing you their biggest ever discounts on some of your favourite scents. With over 130 brands, The Fragrance Shop are offering up to 75% off selected lines and 15% off all gift sets. Sale items include Versace Eros 100ml EDT now £44 (saving you £22) and Estee Lauder Beautiful now just 75ml EDP now just £39 (saving you £26).
2 Sunglasses Shop and Glasses Direct
Sunglasses Shop are offering 20% off full price from designer brands including Celine, Prada and Gucci, over 60% off sale products and up to 70% exclusively off Ray Ban. Glasses Direct are giving 25% off boutique frames, including Ray Ban and Marc by Marc Jacobs, and 50% off non-boutique frames.
Amazon have already begun their black friday sales and with up to 50% off thousands of new products every hour, it’s impossible to avoid having an early spend before the 25th arrives!
Premium plus size fashion retailer navabi are also getting involved this year. navabi will be offering a 25% reduction on over 1,000 black dresses, coats, tops, knitwear and skirts from sizes 12 and up.
5 Burton Menswear London
For the fashionable gents, Burton Menswear London are also going to be saver-friendly. Burton have promised huge deals on this season’s most-wanted clothing including jumpers and gifts, just in time for Christmas. Whether you’re buying for your husband, brother, partner, or just want to treat yourself, make sure to have a peek at what Burton will be offering.
Europe’s largest online beauty retailer, Feelunique, present over 400 brands at your fingertips. So tracking down the best beauty deals this black friday couldn’t be more simple.
7 House of Fraser
Fondly known as ‘HoF’, House of Fraser have been a whole universe full of all our favourite things for over 150 years. Whether you want to purchase in-store or online, HoF will be offering some exciting black friday bargains that will be worth keeping an eye out for.
8 John Lewis
The nation’s favourite department store, John Lewis, is also participating. They will be contributing a variety of great offers in home, electrical and technology, including appliances, computers and TVs.
Another department store taking part is Debenhams, which is offering savings online all week long with up to 30% off all depratments, VAT prices on fragrances, and up to half price on some products. Selected lines only, of course. Snap up bargains like Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb EDP Spray 50ml for £58.74 instead of £70.50; Benefit They’re Real Mascara for £16.57 instead of £19.50 and Clinique ‘Dramatically Different’ moisturizing lotion+ with pump 125ml for £27 instead of £30.
10 Freya Rose
Freya Rose will be offering an exclusive 25% discount on all of her award-winning shoe designs – just use the code blackfriday at the checkout (valid from 12:01am until 11:59pm on 25 November 2016). Freya Rose is an international designer shoe brand that encompasses unique bejeweled elements and fine craftsmanship, with a luxurious and timeless signature.
11 Phase Eight
Phase Eight’s Black Friday event kicked off on Tuesday, with 25% off all full price items excluding Collection 8 and bridal collections until Monday 28 November 2016. There will also be daily deals for more Black Friday excitement! The Becca May sequin dress, below, would be perfect for the Christmas party – snap it up this week for £126.75 instead of £169.
12 Abigail Ahern
Interior designer Abigail Ahern is offering up to 70% off her own-label interiors collection over four days, running from 25 November until 28 November 2016. her collection encompasses furniture, lighting, accessories, art, textiles, sculpture and faux flowers and plants.
For the adventure goers and travel-aholics, Expedia is where you should be looking on Black Friday. Last year, Expedia were offering unimaginably good deals including 90% off hotel stays in 20+ cities. They also provided the Black Friday coupon; this included 75% off rooms in a range of incredible properties across the globe, where you were conveniently able to travel anytime from 11/27/2015 through 3/31/2016. So with expectations set high, we await to see what deals we can get our hands on this year!
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