How to find the best designer bargains online
Black Friday 2017 is fast approaching, and as ever, we predict it to be the biggest online shopping weekend of the year in the UK. And with just 3 days to navigate those jaw-dropping Black Friday designer clothing and accessories discounts (just in time for Christmas), we thought we’d make life that little bit easier for you with our guide to the best destinations, and what to look for while you’re there.
And while you’re here, do check out the best black Friday trainer deals and best black Friday dresses to the best black Friday watches, and best black Friday engagement ring sales (in case you’re thinking of popping the question this Christmas). It’s always worth taking a peek at our Black Friday clothing deals page as well – you know, if you can stomach the thought of non-designer items.
You can get 20% off everything at Kate Spade until 11.59pm Monday using the code GIVEJOY.
From Black Friday until Cyber Monday, every customer placing an order on mulberry.com over the value of £50 will enter a ballot. During these four days, one randomly selected order per day will find a golden envelope in his parcel, inviting him or her to a shopping spree to the value of £2,500. Imagine what you could get!
For Black Friday, Lot 78 is not only offering shoppers 25% off, it’s also giving 25% to the Cystic Fibrosis charity which is very close to the designer’s heart.
The cult bamboo bag never gets discounted, so make the most of this amazing deal.
You also get an extra 20% off on orders over $200 with code MORE17.
Originally £375, now £300
These versatile shoes will work equally well with a pleated dress as they will with velvet trousers.
This galaxy bag comes courtesy of quirky bag brand Kate Spade and is perfect for party season.
The Insta style set loves this bag, so grab yours while it’s discounted.
Use code SNEAKPEEK off the clearance section to get an extra 50% off, bargain!
These white boots are the epitome of winter chic, with a black toe detail and mirror heel to up your game. Thanks to Luisaviaroma’s 30% off Black Friday sale, these were originally going for £725 and they’re now available for £508.
This navy dress by No. 1 Jenny Packham has us seeing stars. Originally priced at £299, it’s been marked down to £239.20 at Debenhams.
Okay, we know you’re not going to be out strutting the streets in this – but designer pyjamas? Come on, you know you want to. This DKNY fleece set is now available for 30%, so you’ll be able to grab them over at House of Fraser for just £41.30.
Radley’s started their Black Friday sale early (yass!) and we’ve got our eye on this large flapover bag. Available in both black and ink blue, it’ll fit everything in and more and it’s going for 50% off – so you can get it for £112.
This Emporio Armani watch takes the classic clock face for a spin with a sophisticated mother of pearl take, including crystal indexes for an extra dash of class. It’s now available for 30% off at House of Fraser.
Looking for an LBD? This streamlined chic offering from Michael Kors almost has a sportswear chic vibe to it and we’re into it. It’s currently 20% off at House of Fraser and is priced at £156, down from £195.
Bring the colour of the season into your accessories cupboard with this unique bag by J.W. Anderson. Designed in a geometric shape with a statement suede and embossed leather flap, it’s available for £595 – down from £850.
A pair of good skinny jeans is a must-have staple for every woman and these 7 For All Mankind trousers are the investment we’ve been waiting for. House of Fraser will be offering half off these jeans and it’ll be retailing for £80, down from an eye-watering £160.
When is Black Friday 2017?
Black Friday falls on the day following Thanksgiving Day in the United States (which is the fourth Thursday of November). Here in the UK, Black Friday 2017 will fall on 24th November (which is a Friday) so you still have time to bookmark the shops you want to visit and pick out the deals you’re going to go after.
What is Black Friday?
Black Friday is a day when shoppers can take advantage of *huge* discounts from various retailers. We’re talking loads of £££ off designer and high-street clothing. Perfect if you want to buy gifts or update your wardrobe for party season. Why it’s called Black Friday varies a bit, some believe it dates back to the 60s, when the shopping phenomenon began, where so many people turned up to shop that it caused gridlock.
Another explanation is that thanks to their profits, stores go from being in the red to being in the black.
The Outnet Black Friday deals
You’ll be happy to hear The Outnet usually goes big for Black Friday, offering a massive sale across the site, which already has hefty discounts on brands like Victoria Beckham, Balenciaga, Dolce & Gabbana, Gucci and more. Needless to say, if you’re after a designer treat but don’t have a massive budget, you’re in the right place.
The weekend sale, which goes from the Friday to the Monday, usually offers up to 80% off across hundreds and hundreds of designer clothing and accessories. It’s hard to pick, but we’ve narrowed it down to the best deals below.
Luisaviaroma Black Friday deals
Last Black Friday, Luisiaviaroma treated us all to an extra 20% off sale items, which was applied at the checkout. So that’s an extra 20% off already reduced items by designers like Helmut Lang, House of Holland, Fenty x Puma, Adidas Originals, Rick Owens and the list goes on.
Shop our edit of the best Luisaviaroma Black Friday deals below.
NET-A-PORTER Black Friday deals
NET-A-PORTER also goes big for Black Friday, so big that the site often crashes when the sale starts, so you’ll have to be quick, or patient, but we promise it’ll be worth it. The past couple of years, NAP offered up to 50% off hundreds of designer items, many of which had been reduced already. This spanned all categories, from clothing to shoes and bags, sunglasses and jewellery.
As for designers, well you’re talking about Saint Laurent, Tom Ford, Stella McCartney, Givenchy and Burberry amongst others. In other words, it’s best best place to find the latest designer drops everyone is dying to own. Shop our edit of the best NET-A-PORTER Black Friday deals below (we apologise to your bank manager).
Matches Black Friday deals
Matches is expected to also introduce a sale online across brands like Prada, Victoria Beckham and Louis Vuitton, so if you’re wanting to invest in a designer bag or shoes, then it’s worth holding off until Black Friday, just in case you can get it for a little bit cheaper.
Shop our edit of the best Matches Black Friday deals below.
Is it best to shop Black Friday online or in-store?
To be honest, the deals tend to be the same both online and in-store, but if you’d like to save yourself the aggro of waiting in line for stores to open and battling it out with other customers on the shop floor, then online is the way forward. Plus, some deals will start at midnight, so you’ll actually be able to do some shopping earlier.