America's largest shopping event, Black Friday, has crept into the UK steadily in the past few years. This year it is estimated that Britons will spend more than £1bn, making it the biggest shopping event of the year.
While last year's sales caused mayhem with the likes of Asda and Amazon slashing prices on electrical goods, Black Friday is not just the day to pick up cut-price TVs and speaker systems, but is also an opportune time to seize those luxury fashion, home and beauty items that will see a healthy price reduction.
If you are looking out for luxury accessories and high-end beauty, we will be updating you from now until Cyber Monday on 30 November on the best places to pick up the best discounts.
This is everything we know so far:
Harrods - Rewards members can enjoy 10% off* at Harrods.com. Simply register as a Harrods Rewards member, or sign in to an existing account to receive the discount from Nov 27th - Nov 29th.
Farfetch - The multi-retailer online store is offering 10% off selected full price brands from Nov 27th - Nov 30th, Enter Code: bf2015 at checkout (Moncler is the exclusion)
Harvey Nichols: Avoid causing 'gift face' by heading to Harvey Nics during Black Friday and Cyber Monday. The store is giving 25% off Fashion & Accessories and if you download their loyalty app Rewards by Harvey Nichols they will give you a fantastic 35% discount. Brands that will be featured include Alexander McQueen, Peter Pilotto, Roland Mouret, Mary Katrantzou, Jenny Packham and Kenzo, among many others.
SSENSE - The Canadian concept store is offering a wealth of discounts including the following:
Up to 50% Off Womenswear
Up to 50% Off Menswear
Up to 50% Off Thom Browne, Stella McCartney, Maison Margiela, Erdem and Givenchy specifically.
Net a Porter: the luxury online retailer is keeping very tight lipped about its festive sales, but the fact that its website crashed just hours into launching last year's Black Friday sale makes it seem highly likely that there will be bargains. Head to the site before 27 November to create your wishlist in time. With everything from Lanvin to Christian Louboutin potentially going on sale, it will be worth it.
House of Fraser: Currently teasing shoppers with its dedicated Black Friday page, House of Fraser is definitely participating in the enormous shopping event. Head to the site early for current offers in menswear, womenswear and beauty to whet your appetite. Be ready for great discounts in beauty and luxury labels, although in-store concessions such as Anya Hindmarch and Mulberry rarely participate.
For more Black Friday deals and discounts, visit the IBTimes UK Black Friday Hub
Topshop: Last year the British store had discounts of up to 50% on everything from ready-to-wear to boots after Black Friday, which lasted from 28 November to 1 December. Nothing is confirmed for the UK, although up to 50% discounts have been confirmed once again for the US so we are expecting the same to happen elsewhere.
John Lewis: The staple British department store has built a dedicated microsite for its Black Friday content, which will launch on 27 November. Current deals on the site bode well for what may be to come with up to 15% off Aspinal of London until 20 November, great reductions across bedding and linens and half price Reiss menswear.
ASOS: Continuing the cloak and dagger mystery surrounding Cyber weekend discounts, ASOS is giving nothing away. There is a fun decorative homepage for the event that is directing shoppers to the outlet, which boasts up to 70% off discounts so be ready for similar price cuts on the 27th.
Forever 21: Not confirmed in the UK yet, but the US customers will get 21% off every purchase that isn't part of a holiday deal or exclusive. We will have the loose midi dresses and men's suiting in our baskets ready to check out.
Gap: US deals are running from 25 November through to 28 November with 50% discounts on everything. We'll keep you updated on any confirmations for the UK, but let's hope it is as good. If you can't wait until then , Gap also has a 20% off code valid on full price items until 19 November – just enter GOGAP at the checkout.
Nasty Gal: Never ones to leave a good marketing idea, Nasty gal will be discounting black clothing by 30% for the Black Friday sales. Sales begin in the US on 25 November at midnight PST, but we will update on any additional news for UK customers. The store is also running $5 jewellery sections and an "under $25'"microsite on itsweb store.
Macy's: Macy's knows how to do Black Friday and will be starting its sale at 6pm on 26 November to run until 1pm on 27 November, then again from 9am 28 November to 1pm for any last-minute shoppers. Head to its site now to make the most of early discounts on Michael Kors handbags and men's suits at very appealing prices.
New Balance: Run, don't walk, to New Balance's Black Friday sale. From 26 November until 29 November you can save on all your sporty necessities. The site will be offering 15% off your order plus free shipping, as well as 20% off selected items.
Nordstrom: Those shoes you've been eyeing that have been on sale for forever? It'll be harder to resist 'em with an additional 20% off on Black Friday, both in Nordstrom stores and online. Go ahead, add it to the cart.
Amazon: The online giant has been attributed with bringing Black Friday to the UK and it continues to do so given that last year it reportedly sold 5.5 million items. Rather than waiting until after Thanksgiving, Amazon will be kickstarting its reductions at midnight on 23 November, which will also include a plethora of UK-based Amazon Marketplace merchants. In the meantime, it has a great selection of discounted beauty, clothing and watches among many other items in its daily lightning deals section.
- Monday 23 November: 20% off Accessories & Fragrance
- Tuesday 24 November: 20% off Footwear (+ Accessories & Fragrance)
- Wednesday 25 November: £15 off Shirts (+ Accessories & Fragrance / Footwear)
- Thursday 26 November: £15 off Polo Shirts (+ Accessories & Fragrance / Footwear / Polo Shirts)
- Friday 27 November until Monday 30 November: 25% off Outerwear + all of the above
Nike: The sports and fashion store currently has 20% off sale products which runs until 21 November – just enter the code: CLNOV15 at the checkout. You can also get free delivery with every order. No definite details on Black Friday have been announced but we will keep you updated.
Ebay: The auction-based site is putting on an whole week of discounts from 23 November to 30 November with new sellers being announced daily so look out for a host of designer sales with everything from Vintage Chanel to new Anya Hindmarch available on the site. Check the Daily Deals page for constantly updated deals.
We will be posting updates on Black Friday daily so keep checking the site for new information on deals, dates and discount codes.