By Jess Beech
Some people, ones with far more restraint than me, have given up shopping this year. Lockdown has seen most of us rotate the same three pairs of leggings for months on end, putting our so-called ‘outdoor clothes’ on furlough. And while I’m firmly in that camp, I just can’t seem to stop shopping.
Of course, the Black Friday discounts are doing nothing to help me kick the habit. But, it does mean I'm expertly equipped to tell you where the very best deals are lurking, and today, it’s the Rixo Black Friday sale at Net-a-Porter.
The brainchild of designers Henrietta Rix and Orla McCloskey, Rixo are best known for their vibrant prints and retro shapes. Having garnered a dedicated celebrity fan base since their launch in 2015, it’s fair to say they’ve been catapulted to cult status.
In terms of designer pieces, Rixo is relatively affordable, with a midi dress ringing in at around £300. But compared to high-street prices, this still feels pretty eye watering. Hence why their Black Friday sale is such a big deal.
My top picks from the Rixo Black Friday sale at Net-a-Porter
Rixo Iris Crochet-Knit Midi Dress
Complete with contrast black trim, this crochet knit dress has a real 70s feel to it.
Rixo Steph Tie-Back Gingham Crepe de Chine Midi Dress
The Wizard of Oz but make it fashion, this adorable gingham midi offers a grown-up take on Dorothy's cult dress. Just add a pair of red pumps. View Deal
Rixo Dani Open-Back Ruffle Floral-Print Silk Midi Dress
The ultimate party dress, we can't think of anything better to sashay into Saturday night in. View Deal
Rixo Venus Sequinned Chiffon Midi Dress
We're not sure we've ever seen a dress quite so gorgeous as this sequinned, mermaid-inspired number. View Deal
Rixo Moss Pussy-Bow Printed Silk-Crepe Blouse
Taking the style staple of 'jeans and a nice top' to a whole new level, this disco-worthy blouse will make even your oldest denim feel brand new. View Deal
Rixo Nancy Pleated Zebra-Print Silk Crepe de Chine Midi Skirt
Move aside leopard print, there's a new pattern in town. Treat this monochrome skirt as a neutral and wear yours with bold brights. View Deal
As part of the Net-a-Porter Black Friday sale, they've have slashed prices of selected Rixo pieces by up to 50%, helping me to blink away some of the guilt that can come with a high-ticket purchase.
Plonked at the top of my Black Friday wishlist is Rixo’s Iris Crochet-Knit Midi Dress. The could-be-vintage shape would suggest I’ve spent hours scouring Portobello Market to find such a gem, when in fact I’ve just clicked ‘add to basket’. I love the gold thread in the weave too, providing just enough sparkle to justify it as a Christmas gift to myself.
Coming in at a close second, is the Dani Open-Back Ruffled Floral-Print Silk Midi Dress. Try saying that three time’s fast. What it lacks in snappy name, it quickly makes up for in style. The demure high-neck and midi-length is perfectly balanced by an open-back and swishy, thigh-skimming ruffle at the front. I’m dreaming of wearing it to a summer wedding, but would be just as happy wearing it for Zoom drinks in my living room.
I could wax lyrical about the Rixo Black Friday deals all day long, but in short, this is a seriously good sale, so shop quick to avoid disappointment.
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