I'm a fashion editor and these are the fashion Black Friday deals I think are worth investing in

When it comes to the Black Friday deals 2023, as the woman&home fashion editor, this is what I recommend investing in

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On the hunt for fashion Black Friday deals? There are some brilliant offers to be had, but the key is to not get sidetracked by just great discounts and ensure what you're purchasing are also great investment pieces. A brilliant opportunity to top up your wardrobe with timeless staples.

Don't get me wrong, I'm all for a style steal, but there is a big difference between securing a sale item that will become a lynch pin in your capsule wardrobe, to snapping up something that was a 'great price' that you barely ever wear. Use the fashion Black Friday deals to assess what you have and bolster those wardrobe essentials, ensuring your sale purchase becomes something you want to shout about. 

While you should use the Black Friday sales to buy items you've had your eye on all season; as Black Friday happens towards the end of November, it's also the true start of the winter, making it a great opportunity to shop for high-quality winter basics, such as the best winter coats and lush cashmere jumpers, with a lower price tag.

Black Friday deals 2023: As a fashion editor, this is what you should be snapping up

1. Cashmere

The jumpers are integral to building winter outfits and cashmere is by far the smartest fabric for regulating your body temperature. A natural fibre, cashmere jumpers are smart as they keep you just the right level of cosy and thanks to the fabric instantly look and feel expensive. Add them to work or weekend outfits, half-tucking them into waistbands for a more figure-loving finish. There are no rules when it comes on styles and colours to buy here. Of course neutrals are the most timeless but a bright, colourful jumper or a stripey design will never go amiss either.

2. Coats

There are a number of types of coats every woman should have in their outerwear arsenal and if you've got a winter coat missing, the Black Friday fashion deals are a great time to stock up. From the best wool coats that have office appeal to weekend wonders, like a puffer jacket, use Black Friday deals to snap up items with down filling and high-quality wool and cashmere blends for ultimate cosy vibes. If you're looking for something with excellent weatherproofing, try the best Barbour Black Friday deals to help get a forever bargain. 

3. Handbags

A great handbag will always make your outfit feel more complete and as with outerwear, there are several styles worth owning that will always solve those accessory dilemmas. From crossbody bags for everyday essentials to a chic bag for work - for added polish, I am a fan of a designer handbag - but, I always keep my eyes peeled for great offers. Whether you're after Gucci Black Friday deals or are seeking a style steal in the Mulberry Black Friday deals, or simply want the best designer bag - at a cut price, my advice is to opt for neutral colours and silhouettes, particularly if this is your first designer bag purchase. Having an edit of quality handbags that can work throughout the year will also up their cost per wear, making them even better value for money. Here are three of the best I have spotted. 

4. Trainers

The best white trainers are a key piece in a shoe capsule wardrobe and a style that will never go out of date. Giving all outfits a cool smart-casual vibe, white trainers are a great piece to snap up in Black Friday fashion deals, as unless you learn how to clean white trainers to expert levels, you might find they need replacing semi-regularly to keep them as pristine as possible - so stock up on your favourite fits. Look for classic, plimsoll silhouettes that are unfussy and timeless as these will work with dresses, jeans and suiting. If the price is right, you may even want to grab more than one. 

Rivkie Baum
Fashion channel editor

Rivkie is a fashion editor, writer and stylist with twenty years' experience in the industry. Rivkie studied design and pattern cutting at the London College of Fashion, and fell in love with styling and journalism, and has covered fashion weeks in London, Paris and New York, as well as shooting editorial all over the world.

Specialising in plus size fashion, Rivkie has long championed that style is for everyBODY and has appeared on a host of radio stations and television shows, pushing for greater representation for plus size women and fashion throughout her career.