Black Friday is upon us and style fans are in for a treat as research from deals website HotUKDeals has revealed there are actually bigger price slashes on on fashion and beauty products than tech items.
The annual event, which this year falls on Friday 25 November, is rapidly becoming the biggest online shopping day of the year for many countries (and online shopping is definitely what we’d recommend... a half-price dress isn’t worth dealing with THIS).
For those looking for the best online deals, along with the brave sale-seekers venturing to the high street, we’ve compiled a list of websites and shops you’ll want to visit.
If you’re after advice on how to nab some serious bargains, scroll down to read our top tips for making the most of all the offers.
Savings of up to 50% on selected items both in-store and online from Thursday 24 to Monday 28 November.
Shoppers can view the latest deals on the Boots Black Friday page, or sign up to the retailer’s newsletter to receive the latest information. Offers are available from Friday 25 to Monday 28 November.
Use code GOGOGO to get 50% off everything.
Use the promo code ‘CYBER’ to get 30% off everything online and in store.
American Eagle Outfitters
Use the code ‘Christmas’ to get free shipping and 40% of menswear, womenswear and Aerie lingerie.
Up to 50% off hundreds of styles.
Up to 50% off.
House Of Fraser
There will be up to 50% off women’s fashion, men’s fashion and homewear, as well as beauty and grooming products.
Up to 50% off women’s and men’s fashion.
The department store is offering VAT-free prices on perfumes and up to 50% off selected clothing, including jeans, knitwear and men’s shirts.
There will be 20% off everything from Friday 25 to Monday 28 November.
Get £20 off selected products from the whole ghd electricals range on ghdhair.com and participating salons nationwide from Monday 21 to Monday 28 November.
The website has promised deals to beat last year’s, including many half price offers. Check out the Very Black Friday page, or sign up to the brand’s newsletter for info straight to your inbox.
The lingerie store is stripping off up to 50% off selected items and 20% off everything from Wednesday 23 to Tuesday 29 November.
ASOS is offering 20% discounts on womenswear, menswear and accessories from Black Friday through the entire weekend.
The vintage store’s website are selling over 14,000 items for £15 and under from Tuesday 22 to Tuesday 29 November.
The Body Shop
The beauty brand is selling hundreds of items with a 50% discount and offering shoppers 40% off items already included in the sale.
The beauty website will be offering 15% off everything with the voucher code BLACKFRIDAY, valid from Friday 25 to Monday 28 November.
Offering an eco-friendly alternative, the outdoor clothing store has pledged to give 100% of global sales from its retail stores and patagonia.com on Friday 25 November to support grassroots environmental organisations.
The online French retailer is offering 40% off everything.
There will be 20% off everything online and in store until Monday 28.
Use the code ‘blackfriday’ to get 30% off Dagmar’s AW16 collection and 50% off pre-fall 2016’ until midnight Sunday 27.
Up to 50% off selected styles.
Links Of London
Offering 20% off everything from Friday 25 to Monday 28 November.
Can’t wait to get your shop on? Get prepared with these top tips for getting the best Black Friday deals, by Voucher Codes
Do Your Research
Many of the best deals tend to only be available for a very limited time so do your research beforehand – if you have a particular item in mind check which stores stock it and make sure they all deliver to your area or have a local pick-up facility so you don’t get any dead ends on the day.
Plan ahead and sign up to newsletters from your favourite retailers to stay clued up on all the best deals that are set to be available.
Check product reviews beforehand so you can add items to your basket and click buy as soon as the discounts go live.
Try Things On
If there are particular items you can only justify buying with a discount, make sure you’ve been to the store and tried them on beforehand wherever possible.
If you’re deciding between a couple of different styles, take a selfie of the outfit in the changing rooms so you can refer back to it before you commit to the purchase.
Stick To A List
Whether you’re planning to buy all your Christmas presents or just fancy treating yourself, the temptation to add things to your basket because they’re oh-so-cheap can soon add up.
Make a list of things that you know you definitely want to buy to help stay on track.
Set A Budget
If you’re the type who gets easily swayed into buying things you don’t really need, make sure you review your available budget ahead of the day and stick to it.
However, it is worth also having a ‘contingency budget’ in case you see something that you can’t be without.