Black Friday is the new Boxing Day. Credit cards at the ready. Elbows out. Start your Christmas shopping now, and save big with w&h's pick of the best deals.
Imported from America, Black Friday takes place the Friday after Thanksgiving every year in which retailers offer massive discounts across all their departments to kick off the Christmas shopping season. Then retailers take their deals online the following Monday, nicknamed Cyber Monday, to create the biggest online shopping day of the year.
With sales of up to 70% off at John Lewis, Asda, Amazon and more, Black Friday is set to explode in popularity this year with researchers predicting Britons will spend £6000 a second on their credit cards.
Though some retailers wait to announce their best deals until closer to the day, we’ve done our research to bring you a preview of the best deals to expect on this day of a million deals.
House of Fraser will launch their sale on Thursday, with up to 40% off selected lines across its fashion, beauty and home departments including this Biba Star jumper which is priced at more than 50% off. Further exclusive deals will be unveiled in store and online on Black Friday with up to 70% off. Starting at 8am online on 1st December, Cyber Monday, will include 'get them before they're gone' limited time offers on over 12,000 products, from luxury beauty brands to winter fashion and Hotel Collection bedlinen.
Our favourite deal is £120 off a Dyson handheld vacuum cleaner followed by the extensive selection of winter warmers with over 50% off women's merino jumpers and men's jackets.
John Lewis has a selection of deals on their site such as redeeming £30 back on this Canon EOS 100D Digital SLR Camera. But perhaps the most exciting deal of all is they will be price-matching their competitors' deals as part of their "Never Undersold" motto. Doors will open at 8am on Friday and its flagship store on Oxford Street will stay open until 10pm.
The tech giant has remained tight-lipped about its Black Friday deals as of now, but last year their discounts kicked off at 00:01 am on Black Friday and ended 11:59 that day online and in the high street shops. Don't expect the same massive savings you'd find in other high street stores, but there are still deals to be had.
Discounts last year included:
- £31 off the iPad Air
- £15 off the iPad mini
- £81 off the MacBook Pro, iMac and MacBook Air
- £25 off the iPod touch
- £11 off the iPod nano
For one day only on Friday 28 November for 24 hours, everything will be on sale at Tresor Paris from luxury diamond designs, to chronograph watches and all the jewellery including this Allure Stainless Steel Rose Polished Bangle which is 24% off. Visit www.tresorparis.co.uk for all the collections.
Treat yourself to a new dress for party season with this year's Black Friday deals from LittleBlackDress.co.uk, including
25% off selected party dresses, 25% off Spanx, and an amazing 50% off
the Victoria Dress from the Little Black Dress Collection and get free next day delivery on all orders. Offers run from 9 a.m. Friday 28 November to 1 December while stocks last.
Amazon lead the pack by starting their Black Friday deals on Monday and will add new deals from every ten minutes from 8am to 9pm daily through 30 November.
Our picks include their fragrances at up to 70% off including this Paul Smith Rose Eau de Parfum Spray for Women which was £55 and is now £19.63. They also have up to 70% off watches, 75% off Kindle books and 38% off a Sony 48-inch Widescreen 1080p Full HD Smart LED TV with Freeview HD.
Perfect your Christmas party updo or fake a salon blowdry with the Bosch ProSalon series which is up to 50% off. The collection includes the ProSalon and KeratinAdvance range.
Look out for great deals at Debenhams this week, including half-price Designers at Debenhams dresses. We love this No.1 by Jenny Packham red sequin dress, was £225, down to £112.50.
The offer will continue through to Saturday, but get there early to avoid missing out on any bargains.
Get smooth in time for your winter sun holiday with the new Veet Infini Silk PRO, the latest salon-inspired IPL device for at-home hair removal from Veet. It will be exclusively available on Amazon UK for 224.99.
iON cameras are offering a discount on the iON Air Pro Lite for Black Friday. With a usual RRP of £99.99, Staples stores nationwide are offering the camera for just £69.99. The kit also includes Wi-Fi Podz and a Bike Mount
Perfect for evening events, Virgos Lounge's gorgeous embellished dresses will always get you noticed. Pick yours up from Friday until midnight on Sunday to get 30% off.
For that must-have present for the younger members of your family, head to Halfords this Friday. With fantastic deals on bikes, tech, audio and sat navs, it's the best time to bag a bargain.
Offers include Apollo Digby Boys Bike, was £119.99, down to £44.10, Voodoo Horde BMX, was £319, down to £108 and 20% off the full range of Nextbase and Mio in-car cameras.
Online retailer ASOS won't be revealing any of its offers until the day, but you can be sure that there will be some bargains to be had. It's continuously one of the biggest online discounters on the day and discounts last year included up to 70% off items. You'll have to be up early to get exactly what you want, though, as their styles can sell-out quickly.
Get your gadget and electricals fix from Sainsbury's this year. From a Dyson vacuum with £160 off to a Blaupunkt LED TV reduced by £150, it's the perfect place to get a present your loved ones will really appreciate.
Thinking about updating your winter accessories? This beautiful tan leather Fiorelli tote is going to be slashed from £69 to £29 to celebrate Black Friday on 28th November.
If that's not quite to your taste, you can save 25% on everything else and enjoy free delivery until Monday 1st December.
Nothing beats snuggling up in front of the fire with a good book on cold winter nights. Save some pennies on your next novel by taking advantage of Amazon's '40 Kindle Books for £1' Black Friday deal. From crime thrillers to romantic fiction there is something for everyone.
Found the perfect party sandals? Get your toes ship shape in time for Christmas with this Micro Pedi Gift Set which is being slashed from £79.99 to £49.99 for Black Friday.
The electronic foot file gently sloughs away hard skin to reveal silky soft feet you won't be able to resist showing off. If that wasn't enough, you get three best-selling Nails Inc polishes - Oxford Gardens, Uptown and High Street Kensington - worth £34 to add the finishing touch.
A haven of designer boutiques and smart coffee shops, luxury discount shopping centre Bicester Village, is always exceptionally busy in the run up to Christmas.
To celebrate Black Friday, prices of everything from Mulberry handbags to Jimmy Choo shoes will be cut by a further 20%. Plus, shops will stay open until 12am for one night only to ensure everyone can pick up a bargain. If you ask us that's definitely worth the drive to leafy Oxfordshire.
Gray & Osbourn kick off party season the best way - with 30% off! The offer runs from Friday until 9th December, so you've got plenty of time to get yourself looking fabulous and festive.
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