How to find the best high-street and designer clothing deals
Black Friday 2017 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 three days to navigate those jaw-dropping Black Friday clothing 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.
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.
Meet your new go-with-everything jacket.
Pair this velvet dress with glitter heels for party season.
These aren’t for everyone, but paired with wide set culottes and a well cut t-shirt, these can be super stylish. And comfortable.
This soft knit will see you through the colder months.
White ankle boots were everywhere at fashion week, but this pair is a bit easier to wear.
Wear this stylish wrap dress with suede boots around the office.
For the Cluless vibe, team this with a sharp blazer.
This minimalist design is under £100, bargain!
You can’t have too many black ankle boots. Fact.
Vinyl is everywhere at the moment, and this skirt is the way to do the trend.
Soften this black biker jacket with a floral dress.
We love the powder pink colour of this coat, which is now 40% off at House of Fraser. It was originally priced at £169 and is now going for £101.4.
A black biker jacket is a wardrobe essential.
This unusual clutch bag is a great addition to any party dress.
Keep your head warm with this cute hat.
This carry-all black bag is great for the office as it’ll fit your laptop.
If you’re only going to buy one jumper this season, make it this on-trend checked knit.
Originally priced at £389, this gorgeous patterned coat from EAST is now 30% off in their Black Friday sale.
A pair of metallic boots is the way forward.
This bag will never go out of style.
Team with a metallic pleated skirt.
We know you can’t wear wedges in winter, but you’ll be grateful for these come spring.
Stylish and timeless.
If dresses aren’t for you, this jumpsuit will turn heads during party season.
If you can’t wait til summer to wear this, layer it over a roll neck jumper.
The minimalist dream.
Black Friday Clothing Sale 2017: Radley Weekender Tote Now Only £45
This lightweight and spacious nylon bag is the perfect carry-on travel companion
Black Friday Clothing Sale 2017: 52% off Lovelyy Sock Boots
Okay, you know how we feel about sock boots. (Spoiler: we love them.) These sleek black sock boots are given a playful touch with a love and heart cuff, so roll up your jeans and let the details speak for themselves. They’re now over half off and available for £54.98.
This season, florals have taken a darker turn with this elegant day-to-night dress. In an of-the-moment midi length with long sleeves, the dress features seam detailing that beautifully defines the waist.
Was £159 Now £127.20
It may surprise you where this glam jumper is from – it’s actually from Dorothy Perkins. With a high neck pearl collar and plushy texture, it’s now available 42% off for just £17.
You can’t go wrong with a leopard print coat, especially if it’s designer, and even more especially if it’s 50% off. This Biba coat has been reduced by over 50% off at House of Fraser, down to £90 from £190. Wear it with cropped jeans and biker boots.
This deal is only available today, so be quick.
We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again, Black Friday is perfect if you’re after those big ticket items (like a coat for example) but don’t want to stretch to the full price tag. This fabulous Karen Millen coat is reduced to just over £299 from £399, that’s £100 off! The discount of 25% is applied at checkout, and you can take advantage of it on the whole site.
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.
Want to beat the Black Friday rush? Urban Outfitters is actually going to be having a pre-Black Friday sale on Wednesday, 22 November for just 24 hours where you’ll be able to score 40% off selected products. If you’re a UO Rewards member, you’ll also be eligible for free shipping.
UO’s also getting involved with the main shopping holiday and will be back with deals in full force from 23-26 November, with up to 50% off specific lines. The offer runs until midnight on the Sunday and shipping costs are going to drop to just £1, so now’s the time to buy that massive coat you’ve been dreaming of. On Cyber Monday, 27 November, they’ll also be offering 20% off select lines.
Exclusive lambswool scarf as Gift With Purchase when customers spend over £150. Scarf RRP at £34.95. Available 12.01am Friday 24th November. Including deals across the site to be revealed on the day.
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 the UK, Black Friday 2016 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.
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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 fashion 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 fashion bargains 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 Sale
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 hullabaloo kicked 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 sale 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.