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Black Friday & Cyber Monday: The Savvy Shopper’s Guide To The Best Black Friday Deals

How to get the best buys and deals this Black Friday...

Black Friday 2018 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 3 days to navigate those jaw-dropping 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.

What is Black Friday?

Black Friday is a day when shoppers can take advantage of *huge* discounts from various retailers. We’re talking hundreds of pounds off high-end TV sets, half price beauty products, designer clothing, the works.

When does Black Friday start?

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 the 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.

When is Cyber Monday?

This is always the Monday after Black Friday, so this year it will fall on the 26th November.

What is the difference between Black Friday and Cyber Monday?

Honestly, there’s not much of a difference, as discounts usually last from the Friday through to the Monday, though some stores introduce new ‘flash’ deals on Cyber Monday.

Where can I find the best Black Friday deals?

When it comes to Black Friday, you’re pretty spoilt for choice for retailers offering hefty discounts. Amazon, House of Fraser, ASOS and Very.co.uk are all known for having amazing Black Friday discounts – While elsewhere, The Body Shop, Ted Baker and our Fabled store are providing all things fashion and beauty-related. So far, so good.

And if it’s a spot of last minute shopping you need, why not check out Boots for cool kids toys, fragrances and a few must-have electricals. And finally, beauty lovers are spoilt for choice when it comes to discounted gorgeous goodies…

Gadgets, beauty buys, decadent delights – whatever it is you’re looking for this Black Friday, there is guaranteed to be something to suit. Below, we round up the best deals as they come in, so keep your eyes peeled for the very best offers to get your hands on.

The best Black Friday beauty deals

There are plenty of great deals to be had, so check out our Black Friday beauty deals page as we’ll be updating it with all the best discounts and flash sales. These include our amazing beauty store Fabled by Marie Claire offering deals across the site, from make-up to skincare, and other favourite brands like Origins, SkinCeuticals and Clarins have reduced gift sets perfect for Christmas.

Plus, don’t miss out on the best Mac makeup deals.

If you’re looking to stock up on foundation, mascara and beauty gifts, this is the place to go.

The best Black Friday fashion deals

Looking for the perfect party dress for Christmas and New Year’s? Or want to invest in a great winter coat or boots? We’ll be sharing all the best Black Friday clothing sale deals with you, so keep your eyes peeled. There will be across-site discounts by the likes of ASOS, Topshop, Miss Selfridge, Jigsaw, Aldo, Amazon and more, as well as flash sales and discount codes.

We’ll also give you the lowdown on all the Black Friday dresses and Black Friday trainer deals too, plus the best Topshop Black Friday deals, the best M&S Black Friday sales and Black Friday designer deals so you’ve got all bases covered.

In terms of jewellery, we’ll be covering the Black Friday watches as well as the the Black Friday engagement ring sales (perfect for a Christmas proposal).

The best Black Friday tech deals

We will also be sharing all the best tech deals with you, whether you’re after a fitness tracker, TV, laptop or beauty gadget. In the past, reduced items have included LG TVs, Nutribullets, Polar fitness trackers and Beats headphones, so keep an eye out. The experts at Trusted Reviews will also be offering advice with their tech roundup of Black Friday deals as well.

The best Black Friday holiday deals

If you’re looking to book your next trip, then do read our best Black Friday holiday deals. Whether you’re travelling in the UK, to Europe or further afield, loads of travel agencies will be slashing their prices, from the likes of Thomson, Thomas Cook to Eurocamp, BA, Lastminute and Travelodge. For those who are finally committing to that big cycling trip you’ve always dreamed of, our friends over at Cycling Weekly Black Friday bike deals will have you sorted with all the best .

Got yourself a sweet Black Friday deal we haven’t heard about? Let us know by tweeting us at @marieclaireuk.

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