Black Friday Is Coming…

Before you know it, autumn has settled in. Along with its rain showers and cosy feel, autumn comes with massive sales. You have probably heard of the term “Black Friday”. But what is this fuss all about? Allow me to enlighten you.

What Is Black Friday?

Black Friday originates from the United States. It’s that special day right after Thanksgiving when retailers roll out some of the year’s biggest discounts . Dreaming of a posh gadget or a fancy clothing item that’s just been out of your budget? Black Friday might be your moment!

When Is Black Friday?

Thanksgiving is celebrated on the fourth Thursday of November, which means Black Friday falls on the subsequent Friday. So, while the exact date of Black Friday changes annually, it always occurs in late November. In 2023, Black Friday will be on the 24th of November. Some brands cheekily roll out their sale ahead of the big day, turning the event into more of a Black Week. And the Monday following Black Friday? That’s Cyber Monday, the online shopping frenzy.

How To Nail Black Friday?

With the dizzying array of Black Friday deals, things can become overwhelming. Here’s your strategy: begin with a list. Prioritize items you genuinely need and those you’ve been contemplating for some time. Having a clear shopping list can save you from impulse purchases. And, of course, be on the lookout for “doorbusters” – these mega-discounted items, often in limited quantities, are designed to lure you into the store.

Who Are The Biggest Black Friday Players?

Giants like Amazon and Zalando are the ones to keep an eye on. But here’s a selection of other brands with impressive deals in 2022:

eBay: The popular Dyson Airwrap for example, was discounted from £349.99 to £244.99 last year…
Net-A-Porter: Profit from high discounts on many luxury brands.
Boots: UK’s largest pharmacy chain offered outrageous deals on many products.
Selfridges: Up to 40% off designer bits like Chanel and Versace, but also on household supplies.

Let’s hope this year’s deals will be as brilliant as the past editions!
Mark your calendars, set your alarms, and may the discounts be ever in your favour.

Florence Stroink