How to get the best buys and deals this Black Friday...
Black Friday 2016 is almost here, 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 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.
What is Black Friday?
Black Friday is a day when shoppers can take advantage of *huge* discounts from various retailers. We’re talking hundreds of pounds off high-end TV sets, half price beauty products, designer clothing, the works.
When does Black Friday start?
Black Friday falls on the day following Thanksgiving Day in the United States (which is the fourth Thursday of November). Here the UK, Black Friday 2016 will fall on November 25 (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.
Where can I find the best Black Friday deals?
When it comes to Black Friday, you’re pretty spoilt for choice for retailers offering hefty discounts. Amazon, House of Fraser, ASOS and Very.co.uk are all known for having amazing Black Friday discounts – While elsewhere, The Body Shop, Ted Baker and our Fabled store are providing all things fashion and beauty-related. So far, so good.
And if it’s a spot of last minute shopping you need, why not check out Boots for cool kids toys, fragrances and a few must-have electricals. And finally, beauty lovers are spoilt for choice when it comes to discounted gorgeous goodies…
Most importantly, you can nab yourself a Marie Claire subscription for just £12 for 12 issues, saving a *massive* 72%. This amazing offer is running from Friday to Sunday for Black Friday weekend, so you’d better get in there quick!
Gadgets, beauty buys, decadent delights – whatever it is you’re looking for this Black Friday, there is guaranteed to be something to suit. Below, we round up the best deals as they come in, so keep your eyes peeled for the very best offers to get your hands on.
The best Black Friday beauty deals
Our amazing beauty store is offering 15% off absolutely everything on site for a week running from Monday 21st until Monday 28th November. So, whether you’re a fan of Bobbi Brown, Clinique or Estée Lauder, you’ll be able to nab yourself a sweet discount on your favourite beauty items. Score!
Fancy yourself a new pair of hair straighteners or a hairdryer from ghd? You’re in luck: Shop now and you’ll enjoy £20 off right up until Cyber Monday. Score!
From Black Friday to Cyber Monday (25th-28th November), YSL beauty will be offering customers an exclusive online discount of 15% off select ranges. Customers will be able to take advantage of the discount on liquid foundations, mascaras, skincare, and the Black Opium Wild fragrance.
A great deal for skincare lovers comes from Pestle and Mortar Cosmetics. The Irish brand will be offering 20% off to mailing list subscribers, and 15% off to all other customers (so you really may as well subscribe).
SkinCeuticals have some seriously good discounts going in honour of Black Friday from the 21st-25th November on my-dermacenter.com. The Double Defence Eye Kit will be £46.90 (usually £70), the Blemish Control Skin System will be £83.72 (usually £124.95) and the Age Defying Eye Care System will be down to £98.49 from £147. We told you they were seriously good.
Origins have a couple of *amazing* box sets that you just have to get your hands on in time for Christmas. The Superstars gift set, containing some of the brand’s best-selling skincare products and worth £102, is just £40 and available exclusively at Origins UK’s website, now. And the Origins Box Set will see an even bigger saving on counters from Monday 21st November, down from £109 to £45.
From 21st to 28th November inclusive, shoppers can get a sweet 20% off all Elemental Herbology products. Team Marie Claire are huge fans of their Bio-Cellular Matrix face serum, which will be down from £44 to £35.20, an anti-ageing hero that’s a must-shop for Black Friday.
Elemental Herbology Bio-Cellular Matrix face serum
When you spend over £40 online, you can take your pick from one of Bobbi’s full size Art Sticks worth £21 at the checkout. Enter ‘HARLOW’ for Harlow Red, ‘BROWN’ for Brown Berry, or ‘ELECTRIC’ for Electric Pink. Now that is a deal worth shouting about. The offer is until midnight on the 27th November while stocks last, so you’d better get in there quick!
Glo-Minerals will be offering online customers 30% off *everything* from the 25th to the 27th November. Your new beauty haul will feel even better knowing that it cost you a third less than the original price. We recommend the new Cream Stay Shadow Sticks, which are usually £14.99 – the perfect Christmas party eye make-up look.
The best Black Friday fashion deals
If you’re looking to make some thrifty savings for Black Friday, Miss Selfridge will be offering 50% off selected items from Thursday 24th to Sunday 27th November. Shopping is always more enjoyable when it’s half price, no?
ASOS are currently offering 20% off absolutely *everything* with code ‘GOGOGO’ at the checkout. Combined with your ASOS A-list points that we’re sure you’ve been saving up, you’ll no doubt make some massive Black Friday savings.
There’s 20% off absolutely everything for Cyber Monday over at Mango online. Simply enter ‘CYBER’ at the checkout and you’re away.
On Black Friday, French Connection will be offering up to 50% off selected lines, launching online Wednesday 23rd November at 4pm and in stores on Thursday 24th. And on Cyber Monday (28th) there will be 30% off all full price items online. A great deal.
For the whole of Cyber Week, All Saints are offering a pretty sweet 30% off everything on site with the code ‘CYBER’, meaning you can save a bundle on your next wardrobe update.
Selfridges are offering 20% off selected fashion pieces, and we’ve got our eye on this amazing Versace timepiece. Full price is £510 but with 20% off, the price is £408! #winning
One of our fave British knitwear labels, Old Harry, have made our jumper dreams come true with their Black Friday deal… 20% off from 25th – 28th November, which means prices after discount start from just £52! Visit the Old Harry site to get the best deal on your new winter wardrobe essential.
Find the perfect Christmas gift from him (or for you, hey, we won’t judge) with a watch from the effortlessly cool British brand, Shore Projects – featuring multiple colourways and clever interchangeable straps, this brand is a true fashion editor fave. With 20% off from 25th – 28th November, prices after discount start at £92. Shop the collection here.
Karen Millen have got a whopping 25% discount off everything online for Black Friday, running from midnight on Wednesday 23rd for five days. As well as this, there’s 30%-40% off selected items, and on Thursday 24th, the brand will be offering 30% off the season’s most-loved styles. Selected customers will be offered an exclusive preview of the discounts on the Tuesday before – so be sure to keep your eye out to see if you’re one of the chosen ones!
Black Friday is a week long event as far as La Redoute are concerned. They’ll be offering a huge 40% off everything on site, so whether you need a new handbag or want to treat yourself to a nice cashmere jumper, you’ll be able to bag it for an amazing price. Simply enter ‘BLACKFRIDAY’ at the checkout and you’re away.
Made in Chelsea fans, rejoice: This Black Friday you’ll be able to get 35% off all new and current season styles from Millie Mackintosh’s range, with further reductions on site too.
The brand will be offering 50% off selected styles from Black Friday to Sunday, with a bonus 20% off everything on Black Friday and Cyber Monday respectively. What better excuse to get some new accessories?
In the Carnaby Street store, Cheap Monday will be offering 20% off in store on Black Friday. Then, from the 24th-27th November, they’ll be offering free delivery and returns, and on Cyber Monday (28th) 20% off everything. What better excuse to go shopping?
Until midnight on Monday, Kurt Geiger have 20% off absolutely everything online. What better time to treat yourself to a new pair of shoes?
Jaeger are offering fixed prices on select ranges, meaning you can pick up gorgeous pieces from their collections for a lot less. Coats will be £149, bags will be £99 and knitwear will be £75. See you at the checkout.
New Look have promised great offers both online and in store for their Black Friday weekend, with up to 50% off and free delivery with *no minimum spend*. And on Cyber Monday, they’re offering 25% off absolutely everything online.
Dorothy Perkins have a range of different deals for you to sink your teeth into this Black Friday. In store, there’ll be up to 50% off and a range of daily deals from Monday 21st November until Monday 28th. As for online, from the 21st-22nd November there will be up to 30% off, then from Wednesday 23rd-Monday 28th there will be 50% off, plus a range of daily deals to choose from. You’re spoilt for choice here.
All of Rockins silk scarves will be 35% off on Black Friday, meaning you can bag yourself a beautiful new scarf for just a fraction of the price. Winning!
Forever 21 will be offering a whopping 50% off e-v-e-r-y-t-h-i-n-g online, so you’ll be able to buy yourself a brand new wardrobe for half the price. Not too shabby, eh?
Finery will be offering a massive 30% off everything on their website from Thursday 24th November through until Cyber Monday on the 28th, meaning you’ll make some serious savings when you shop online. Need we say any more?
The brand are offering 25% off new season, with an additional 25% off sale items up until midnight on Cyber Monday.
ASOS are offering an exclusive 20% discount off Matt & Nat’s AW16 collection, so what better excuse to get yourself a gorgeous new leather bag?
Little Mistress and Girls on Film
Little Mistress and Girls on Film will be offering 50% off everything excluding outlet from Thursday 24th-Monday 28th November. Simply pop the code ‘XMAS50’ in at the checkout and watch your basket subtotal plummet.
From Wednesday 23rd November up until midnight on Cyber Monday, you’ll be able to get 20% off everything online. In addition, from Thursday to Monday, there will also be daily deals in store to keep your eye out for.
There’s 30% off selected knitwear, accessories and outerwear so make sure you head to sunspel.com to check what’s available. Need we say more?
The best Black Friday tech deals
For more of the best Black Friday deals in the world of tech, be sure to check out Trusted Reviews round up.
The Frends annual Black Friday sale will begin on November 25th, with a 40% discount on the entire collection at wearefrends.com. The sale will be on for 48 hours and with discount applied automatically at the checkout. These gorgeous white & rose gold Taylor Headphones are down from £199.99 to just £120. Why not treat yourself?
Argos have some amazing tech deals out there if you’re looking for a new gadget this Black Friday.
Nutribullet Deluxe Series, was £89.99 now £69.99
If you’re planning a health kick come 2017, what better investment to make than a discounted NutriBullet? Be sure to check out our NutriBullet recipes when it arrives, too.
Tom Tom Start 50-5 Inch with Lifetime Map Updates of Europe, was £159.99 now £99.99
Never get lost again with a new TomTom, which you can take anywhere in Europe and still stay on track. Plus, it’s boasting £60 off for Black Friday, so what better time to invest?
The best Black Friday deals on Amazon
Amazon are well known for having a huge Black Friday event – but the best bit? It’s already started over a week ahead of the actual day.
B&O PLAY H3 ANC In-Ear Headphones, was £199, now £109
If in-ear rather than over-ear headphones are your preferred option, this pair is almost half price. Amazing!
LG 55UH605V 55 Inch Ultra HD TV, was £999, now £599
If you’re in need of a new TV, Amazon have got some incredible deals going for Black Friday. This LG Ultra High Definition TV has a huge saving of £400, so what better time to upgrade your box?
Tassimo Coffee – up to 43% off
If you’re a coffee lover, this deal’s got your name written all over it. The range of Tassimo pods are being discounted by up to 43%, meaning you can get a serious saving on your caffeine cravings.
Ted Baker London Rockall Over Ear High-Performance Headphones, was £179.95, now £42.99
Fed up of your current headphones? Why not make the most of the super-sale at Amazon and go for this standout pair from Ted Baker.
Got yourself a sweet Black Friday deal we haven’t heard about? Let us know by tweeting us at @marieclaireuk.