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The best early Black Friday deals according to Marie Claire’s Editors (FYI: they’re seriously good)

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  • Black Friday is here early and these are the best deals of 2020, handpicked by Marie Claire editors

    With Black Friday just around the corner and Christmas sneaking up on us, it’s time to prepare for the biggest deals and discounts on the internet. Whether you’re looking for something special to give to your loved ones on December 25th, or fancy treating yourself after a pretty shocking 2020, there are so many brands and retailers out there offering top products for a fraction of the price.

    There are savings to be had if you’re after designer discounts – hello Gucci Black Friday and the best Outnet deals – as well as bargains to be found for the beauty buffs (think Glossier goodies if you want to update your skincare or makeup bag, and Dyson Black Friday deals if you’re after excellent beauty tech).

    And that’s not all. From the John Lewis Black Friday offers to slashed prices at Liberty, there really is something for everyone when it comes to one of the biggest shopping dates in the diary.

    But how can you find the best of the best without spending hours searching online? Are there any early deals? And what’s the best way of curating a list beforehand so that you’re ready to go when Black Friday rolls around?

    Well, that’s where we come in to help. We’ve rounded up some of the best bits out there – from tech to makeup, boots to Balenciaga, kitchenware to kids toys – so that it saves you the arduous job of trawling.

    Thank us later.

    Best Black Friday Deals

    KitchenAid Artisan 5KSM125BMH Stand Mixer, now £399, was £499 (save £100/20% off)
    It’s not used on GBBO for no reason, right? This chic and classic mixer is the perfect addition to any kitchen, whether you’re a baking beginner or consider yourself a pro.

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    BY FAR Ball croc-effect leather and resin tote, now £247, was £495 (50% off)
    Currently at half price, it’s a fashion editor favourite and investing in this cult bag is a no-brainer.

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    Benefit Magnificent Brow Show (worth £112+) – was £52.50, now £36.75+ (up to 30% off)
    It includes 5 of Benefit’s best brow products including their Precisely, My Brow Pencil, Goof Proof Brow Pencil, Gimme Brow+, Ka-BROW and 24-HR Brow Setter.

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    How to find Black Friday deals

    That’s where we come in. We’ve already rounded up a bunch of bargains for you to save you time and money, and we’ll also be bringing you some of the best buys right here. So take a look below and see what tickles your fancy.

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    What should I buy on Black Friday?

    With so many offers, it would be a painstaking task to find exactly what you want. So save your energy and take a look at some of our top picks, chosen by the Marie Claire Editors. Not only are there some early deals to be had, but there are a number of things we’re hoping will crop up in the sales, too.

    Happy shopping!

    Our Beauty Editor’s Top Picks:

    Charlotte Tilbury Luxury Palette Eyeshadow Trio, now £84, was £120 (saving £36)
    Each shade can be used individually, but for the best effect, follow her instructions of using the Prime shade first, then Enhance, followed by Smoke, finishing with Pop.

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    ghd Hot Glide Brush, now £111, was £139 (saving £28)
    The hot brush that broke the internet, the ghd Glide is a seriously fuss-free way of creating frizz-free, sleek styles.

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    Foreo UFO2, now £174.40, was £249, (saving £74.60)
    This first-of-its-kind device combines Korean-style sheet masks with cold and warm temperatures to lift slack skin; LED light for an out-of-this-world glow plus sonic pulsations to improve the absorption of active ingredients.

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    Our Fashion Editor’s Top Picks:

    Reiss Corey Puffer Jacket, now £236, was £295 (saving £59)
    Designed with for cold weather and chilly days in mind the Corey puffer jacket combines fashion with function.

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    Bernadette off-shoulder dress, £650, £208
    A 70’s inspired prairie dress, this silk maxi is an instant classic and with the huge discount you don’t need to ask us twice.

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    ALPHA Black Crocodile Chunky Leather Chelsea Boots, now £67.19 was £95.99 (saving £29.80)
    These are the must-have boots of the season – so what are you waiting for? Go, go, go!

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    Our Lifestyle Editor’s Top Picks:

    Lululemon Align High Rise Pant 25” Scallop, now £64, was £108 (saving £44)
    The original best selling Align pants will become your go-to, whether you’re on the mat, in the gym or simply working from home.

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    Instax mini 70, now £89.99, was £109.99 (saving £20)
    The Instax mini 70 is Instax’s cute retro offering, with the sweet compact camera’s features including selfie mode, self-timer and comes in lots of cute colours.

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    Pandora Harry Potter Spinning Time Turner Pendant, now £64, was £80 (saving £16)
    This 18k gold-plated pendant is perfect for anyone who wants to release their inner Hermione

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    When is Black Friday?

    In the US, Black Friday usually takes place after Thanksgiving. This year in the UK it officially starts on Friday 27th November 2020, but some brands have already started the party early and released their deals this week – and it’s set to be bigger and better than ever.

    You can expect to find thousands of discounts on everything – whether you’re interested in the Lululemon Black Friday sale or the Lovehoney Black Friday deals.

    Perfect timing, too, as for a lot of people it’s payday week. Woohoo.


    What are you looking for this Black Friday 2020?

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