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

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  • Black Friday is here and these are the best deals of 2021, handpicked by Marie Claire editors…

    With the Black Friday long weekend in full swing 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 two years, there are so many brands and retailers out there offering top products for a fraction of the price.

    If you’re after designer discounts there are saving to be had, from Gucci Black Friday deals and the best Selfridges deals to the top savings at The Outnet – as well as mega 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 for lovers of luxury candles, we’re highlighting all the best deals from Jo Malone and Diptyque (and Diptyque dupes) to Neom and Yankee.

    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 deals without spending hours searching online? That’s where we come in.

    We’ve rounded up some of the best bits out there – from fashion and tech to beauty and kitchenware.

    Thank us later.

    Best Black Friday Deals

    JIMMY CHOO Biker II buckled leather boots – was £750, now £565.50, MATCHESFASHION
    Jimmy Choo’s black Biker II leather boots are crafted in Spain with gunmetal buckles to a chunky-sole shape that draws inspiration from classic motorcycle gear. Use code 25MF for 25% off.

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    Feelunique 2021 Beauty Advent Calendar – was £119, now £89.25
    This is mega – especially at this discounted price. It includes products from brands like Aromatherapy Associates and Huda Beauty, which are not cheap brands in their own right.

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    Alpha leather backpack – was £329, now £230.30, ALLSAINTS
    Crafted from leather with interchangeable straps and gold-tone hardware this versatile style will safely stow all your essentials.

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    Revlon One-Step Hair Dryer and Volumizer – was £59.99, now £29.99, Argos
    The Revlon One-Step Hair Dryer and Volumizer is the styler of the moment, promising to give you Adele curls for under £30.

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    The Expandable Bigger Carry-On – was £215, now £182, AWAY
    Meet the softside Expandable Bigger Carry-On suitcase, thoughtfully built with a durable, water-resistant nylon exterior designed to expand by 1.75″ so you can pack even more in. With 360° spinner wheels that ensure a smooth ride, the interior compression system for more efficient packing, and an easy-access front pocket for ultimate accessibility.

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    Amazon Beauty Advent Calendar 2021 – was £70, now £52
    Houses inside this rather cool looking calendar are products from hero brands, like Elemis, Foreo and Max Factor. It has a little something for every mood.

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    Barney’s Originals real leather mini dress with pockets – was £345.00 now £94.40 (-72%), ASOS
    This mini dress is real leather, therefore an absolute bargain for that price.

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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!

    Black Friday Fashion Deals

    MAX MARA Tedgirl double-breasted alpaca-blend coat, was £1975, now £1,580 at Selfridges
    Use code SELFCCE for 20% off. This faux fur coat will keep you warm for many winters to come.

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    GUCCI Fringed appliquéd silk and cashmere-blend felt scarf, now £242, was £440 (45% off)
    Stand out from the crowd with this gorgeous Gucci scarf (yes, it’s meant to be spelled like that), or make someone really happy this Christmas, as it’s the perfect gift.

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    BOTTEGA VENETA WOMEN’S BLACK LEATHER ANKLE BOOTS, was £950.89, now £475.45, Atterley
    These gorgeous Bottega Veneta boots are 50% off, which is very rare, so do be quick if you want them, as there’s only one size left.

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    Rixo Seville floral appliqué 70mm sandals, were £264, now £132 (50% off), Farfetch
    These cute sandals by cult London label RIXO are perfect for your next summer holiday. Snapped them up at 50% off before they sell out.

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     Black Friday Beauty Deals

    Charlotte Tilbury Charlotte’s Magic Cream Refillable – (15% off) now from £41.65 for 30ml, John Lewis
    One of Charlotte’s first and most beloved products, this is the cream your skin craves!

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    Glossier A Full Face of Glossier – was £64, now £55, Glossier
    The skin enhancer + cream blush + liquid-to-powder eyeshadow + defining mascara, for when you want a polished makeup look. 

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    Vera Wang Princess Eau de Toilette – was £60, now £29.50, LookFantastic
    Perfect for fans of sweet, fruity and feminine fragrances, Vera Wang Princess is now over half off at LookFantastic.

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    Black Friday Tech Deals

    Shark Style IQ Hair Dryer & Styler – was £229, now £179, John Lewis
    This hairdryer suits all hair types and comes with smart intelligent technology and rapid airflow. It has two attachments – the diffuser and the concentrator – as well as iQ technology that helps to reduce damage (but not time). It also has three temperature settings and three air-flow settings with a cool shot button also there.

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    Instax SQUARE SQ1 Camera – £119.99 £99, John Lewis
    The Instax Square is chic and retro combined, producing square shaped polaroid snaps. Its features include selfie mode (and bigger selfies), automatic exposure, textured grips, simple operation and its main selling point – square film. The Instax Square comes in Terracotta Orange, Chalk White and Glacier Blue.

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    LELO Ida – was £139, now £69.50 (Save 50%), LELO
    Enjoy eight patterns, near-silent vibrations and up to two hours of use from a single charge thanks to this couples vibrator. Ideal for partner play and a bargain at 50% off, too.

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    Black Friday Home Deals

    The White Company Scallop Edge Bed Linen Collection, was from £20, now from £16 | The White Company
    All-white bed linen with a bit of an edge (quite literally!) to make your bed even more of a statement piece.

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    Mela Breathable Weighted Blanket, 5.5kg, was £150, now £105 | Mela
    Mela does a whole range of weighted blankets, and they’re currently offering up to 40% off on their Black Friday sale. So what better time to snap one up? We like this one best: a breathable weighted blanket with a 100% Eucalyptus thread cover, designed for hot sleepers. Available in 5.5kg, 7kg and 9kg depending on your body weight.

    NEOM Christmas Wish 1 Wick Candle – was £32, now £25.60, LookFantastic
    Another lovely Christmas option if you can’t quite face forking out for Diptyque’s, Neom’s festive candle has notes of mandarin, cinnamon and tonka bean.

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    When is Black Friday?

    Black Friday is set to take place this year on Friday 26 November, and runs through the weekend to Monday 29 November. However, a lot of brands have started early this year.

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

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

    If you spot a good Black Friday bargain, let us know on social @marieclaireuk

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