How to find the best high-street and designer clothing deals
Cyber Monday here, and as ever, we predict it to be the biggest online shopping weekend of the year in the UK. And with just three days to navigate those jaw-dropping Black Friday clothing deals (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.
From the Black Friday trainer deals and Black Friday dresses to the Black Friday watches, and Black Friday engagement ring sales (incase you’re thinking of popping the question this Christmas) we’ve got you covered.
30% off Mango all weekend long
Mango is offering 30% off all their stock – yes, including their new season products – and it’s a total bargain. Spanning womenswear, menswear and kidswear, all you have to do is pop the code BLACK18 in at checkout and you’re good to go.
Priced at £98, originally £139.99
30% off Ted Baker
This British brand is currently offering 30% off a number of their products for their Ted Baker Black Friday sale, which is running up until Monday the 26th. You don’t have to faff around with codes or logging in though, as all the discounts have already been applied on site. Here’s a couple of our favourites below…
Priced at £195.30, originally £279
Priced at £139.30, originally £199
Not only is Amazon a great place to sort out all your tech, it’s great for fashion presents too. For the weekend, it’s offering up to 50% off its private labels, which includes find coats and Meraki basics.
The biggest saving is on coats (and very timely with the cold snap!), so we’re investing in this beauty, down to £55 from £110.
Until Monday 26th November (included), Swarovski is having a massive Black Friday sale with 20% off everything, and 50% off selected watches (T&Cs apply). This means you can get all your Christmas presents sorted, with a little leftover for yourself.
This sparkly watch is reduced to £139.50, down from £379, bargain.
This ultra cool bomber jacket is one of our faves, with an American flag patch on the side. It’s also super warm and you can get up to 30% off on Ralph Lauren’s site if you spend over £350, or 20% off even if you don’t hit the threshold.
Originally priced at £349, up to 30% off
We stan camel coloured pieces in the winter and this cableknit scarf is a great shout. (Plus, it’s cashmere so you’ll be extra warm.)
Originally priced at £99, up to 30% off
It doesn’t get more Ralph Lauren than this. This classic cable knit is currently up to 30% off on Ralph Lauren’s site though with one little caveat: you have to spend over £350. If you don’t hit that £350 threshold don’t worry, you’ll still get 20% off.
Originally priced at £129, up to 30% off (£90.3)
Superdry’s official eBay store is doing a massive Black Friday promotion, so you can stock up on your winter gear on the cheap. This gorgeous down jacket is going for 46% off – that’s over £80 which is wild.
Priced at £97.19, originally priced at £179.99
Nothing beats a classic pair of Chucks and you can snag a few of them online at eBay for a fraction of the price. While some of them may not be completely 100% new, it still beats paying full price for it.
Priced at £22.49, originally priced at £29.99
If you’re a fan of Boden’s chic yet simple pieces, you’re in luck. The brand is slashing their prices by 30% over Black Friday and all you have to do is input the code 6T2C at check out. The deal is live now, however it all wraps up on 26th November so you’d better get buying quick…
Fair Isle jumpers are practically a Christmas classic and this white and pastel pink version is absolutely darling.
Priced at £56, originally £80
Jumpsuits are the ultimate lazy day staple: throw this one on and you’ll look chic without even trying.
Priced at £68.6, originally £98
This monochrome jumpsuit is a total classic. Dress it up with heels or down with a fuzzy coat and you’ll be street style snapped in no time.
Priced at £84, originally £120
25% OFF at Hobbs this weekend – CODE: BF25
25% off select items from Arket
Arket’s doing Black Friday a little differently from other brands this year and they’re bringing a little more colour to the shopping holiday. Over five days, they’ll slash prices on items of a certain colour by 25% and add a different colour family to their BF sale. Keep an eye out for Blue Monday, Green Tuesday, White Wednesday, Red Thursday and – of course – Black Friday. It’s not just womenswear either, there’s also homeware and menswear that’s been added in.
You can never go wrong with a classic Breton top and we’re obsessed with this one.
Priced at £59, originally £79
Want to get in on the wide leg trouser trend? These dark denims from Arket come with a high waist and charming white contrast stitching.
This khaki green jacket is total utility chic, with two roomy pockets perfect for slipping your phone and Oyster card into.
Priced at £94, originally £125
Burgundy’s a classic autumnal shade that comes back again and again, so these are going to be in your closet for a pretty long time.
Priced at £41, originally £55
A knitted jumper is quintessential at this time of the year and this powder blue one is speaking our language. It’s available for half off in Land’s End’s Black Friday sale, where you’ll be able to get 50% off full price products and 70% off sale items.
Priced at £32.50, originally £65
Animal print is well and truly back with a vengeance this winter. We’re seeing loads of leopard-print skirts around and this wrap skirt is one we’ve got our eye on this Black Friday, especially since everything on the Hobbs’ site is 20% off. Just chuck in the code CAT20 at checkout.
We’ve talked in the past about how Missoma is one of the coolest new jewellery brands on the block and their Black Friday sale has just landed.
Priced at £104.25 with code BF25, originally priced at £139
When is Black Friday 2018?
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 2018 will fall on 23rd 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.
In the UK, it only really started getting popular when Amazon brought it over in 2010. Asda, who are owned by America’s biggest retailer Walmart, followed suit in 2013.
Is Black Friday good for clothing deals?
In one word: yes. Sure, you can grab yourself some seriously good tech deals, like cheap TVs, Sat Navs, Fitbits and Nutribullets, but there are some amazing black Friday clothing deals to be had as high-street retailers and designers keep up with them. Some will do up to 50% off sales on selected lines, while others will have discount codes to use on everything. So it’s well worth waiting for Black Friday if you were thinking of buying a new coat/bag/[insert relevant fashion item here] anyway.
Black Friday clothing deals
If you’re looking to upgrade your wardrobe, there’s no time better than Black Friday to buy those investment pieces you’ve been dreaming of. Since the Black Friday clothing deals start to kick off, we’ve seen a lot of gorgeous footwear coming from the likes of ALDO and we’ve seen jeans, bags and more out at Topshop (which went live, woohoo!).
While a lot of stuff that’s in the Black Friday pile tends to be from last season, there’s some unexpected on-trend gems in there from sock boots through to cosy check coats perfect for taking on those harsh winters. Keep on checking back in with us as our selection’s all being curated by our beady-eyed fashion team, meaning we’ll be able to track down the coolest styles for you – for way, way less.
Where to get the best Black Friday clothing deals
When it comes to Black Friday, you’re pretty spoilt for choice with fashion retailers offering hefty discounts. Whether you’re after jewellery, clothing or accessories, some big names slash their costs for the weekend, and we mean the likes of The Outnet, Pandora, ASOS, Amazon, M&S, Topshop (check out our guide to the best Topshop Black Friday deals) and Next to name just a few.
To give you a bit of an idea, last year, ASOS had a 20% off discount code off absolutely EVERYTHING, even brands like Nike and Adidas, so it was a great way to stock up. Other brands like Links of London, Kurt Geiger and Mango also offered 20% discounts, while others like New Look, Topshop, House of Fraser and French Connection had up to 50% off sales on selection sections.
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Typically, The Outnet has even bigger mark downs that usual, meaning you can bag yourself a designer bargain or two. In case you need any swaying, The Outnet stocks major designer brands like Saint Laurent, Isabel Marant, Chloé, Alexander McQueen and Prada to name but a few.
Pandora had discounts off its popular charm bracelets (amazing Christmas present, right there), including one bracelet with £50 off.
Last year, Next didn’t do anything major for Black Friday, as they have their big Boxing Day sale, but that’s not to say they won’t do any discounts this year round.
Amazon, who have just launched their own fashion line, Find (which includes clothing, shoes, bags and jewellery), are likely to offer some serious discounts, being the brand that brought Black Friday over. Amazon also stocks brands like Michael Kors, Mango, Dorothy Perkins and more, so it’s well worth a look.
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.