Before I go into the best deals for this year’s Black Friday, I thought to share a little history lesson on Black Friday’s origin. After all, knowledge is power. If that's not what you are after, then just keep the knowledge and share it with your friends and family during Thanksgiving as a conversation starter!
“Did you know that the term “Black Friday” was used first in September 1869 as opposed to November, when 2 merchants drove the price of gold up and caused the stock markets to crash? Originally they tried to use the term “Big Friday” but the term never caught on so Black Friday remained". - source unknown
Enough of the history lesson! Let's take a look at some of the best Black Friday offers you’re going to want to hit. This year, more and more brands have kick-started Black Friday sales earlier than usual with sales, offers and discounts running all week long. That being said, Black Friday officially falls on the 25th of November.
Fantastic Black Friday Steals
Wanting to smell good this festive season? You’ll want to check out the Fragrance Shop which is currently offering 20% off everything if you are a member or become a member plus free delivery. If you don't have The Fragrance Shop where you live, we recommend the following stores as alternatives: BOOTS, Superdrug or Douglas all have discounts for Black Friday which are currently live.
If you love beauty and are after that makeup palette that you have been dying to get your hands on (or just simply looking for makeup brushes at a cheaper price) then beauty omni-retailers such as Sephora (offering 33% off) are just for you! If you have a specific brand in mind that is not available at Sephora, we recommend visiting these specific sites. Some of my favourites are:
Pat McGrath Black Friday Fantasy currently has different discounts depending on how much you spend.
Mac cosmetics has a wide range of discounts across different products, including eyeliners, eyeshadows and beauty kits. Plus, did I mention they have a 20% site-wide offer currently live? You’re welcome.
One of my favourite stores to check out for Black Friday deals is Farfetch. It never fails me, be it on the array of boutiques (with over 750 under one roof) or the quick delivery and prompt customer service, it's a site you would want to visit this Black Friday so you can get a budget-friendly designer item, a worthwhile gift.
If you’re after something more intimate, sexy, and sensual, we highly recommend checking out some of the following lingerie picks (as well as nightwear brands). After all, it’s important to look as good on the inside just as it is on the outside, even if it’s just for you! One of my favourite brands is Agent Provocateur. They are currently offering Up to 20% off + extra 30% off with code AP30
I love department stores for many reasons, but one very important one is the versatility of product offerings that you can shop for under one roof. Though, in this case, it’s technically a website roof. One of our favourite department stores is John Lewis, with Black Friday deals from your favourite beauty brands, fashion picks and more, right down to home wear!
If beauty, fashion or lingerie is not your thing, but you’re looking to invest in a piece of discounted tech, whether that be our favourite ALEXA or simply some new ear-pods, then definitely visit the AMAZON Black Friday page. You're bound to find something you love.