How to find the best designer bargains online
Black Friday 2018 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 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.
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.
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 in the UK, Black Friday 2017 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.
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 designer 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 designer 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 designer 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.