Black Friday 2015 is here once again and the shopping deals are in full swing. Topshop have one of the best sales around
British manners have finally prevailed and successfully fended off the awful American tradition of Black Friday carnage. While
Retail analysts predict £1billion pounds will be spent on Black Friday this year. What angers me is that of the estimated one billion spent, hardly any of it gets back to the producers and they rarely benefit.
Don't fall into the trap of buying something just because it's heavily discounted, the clock is ticking and the flash sale is about to end - this is what shops want you to do! It's easy to be tempted, but if something's not on your list, walk away.
This may all sound very dismal, so used are we to the ease and pleasure of shopping. But the good news is that we need not see the prospect of reducing our material expectations as one of hair-shirted sacrifice, but rather a prompt to a different and much more promising perspective on life.
Black Friday marks the beginning of the Christmas shopping season. It also often marks the beginning of pre-Christmas panic. All of a sudden Christmas is less than 4 weeks away and there is a lot to do. The urgency and chaos that Black Friday creates doesn't help you to feel confident about the situation - in fact it makes you panic even more.
Once a year, a neglected species comes out of hiding to stock up for the winter months. Taking advantage of cheap televisions
Black Friday 2015 is one more evidence point. Asda, the Walmart subsidiary who brought the phenomenon to our shores, are this year among those opting out.
A hilarious collection of fake Black Friday ads was recently planted in a Target store, and its deals are likely way better
The risk of losing out on sales, no matter if they are heavily discounted means that the lure of one-off sales days is an itch that must be scratched. However, that one day of sales is bad for both businesses and consumers and is a model that is unsustainable.
Campaigns by parent-groups like Let Toys Be Toys have gathered momentum and the tide is beginning to turn with a few brands launching products that buck stereotypes. A huge franchise for Xmas 2015 will be the newly-launched Lego Star Wars range that prominently features the new female heroine Rey and her vehicles.
Black Friday is almost here, sparking within us the sort of visceral desire to compete with fellow shoppers that can't be
Black Friday is now just around the corner. Launching on the 27 November through to Cyber Monday on the 30 November this
You've probably noticed that Christmas marketing campaigns started at least a month ago and at this point it's all systems go. We've had John Lewis' 'Man on the Moon', the Coca Cola truck tour has been announced and the vast majority of retail outlets are covered in tinsel and fairy lights already. This can only mean one thing, Black Friday is looming large.
We love online shopping. As well as the thrill of being able to shop for anything, anywhere, anytime, now we can receive
I will be wearing secondhand kimono jacket upcycled from a dressing gown, staying at home in the warm, away from the craziness and queues of Black Friday and well away from any online stores, except perhaps some of my favourite online second hand clothes stores.
Maybe it's just me, but I'm not really all that interested in Black Friday. I know the retailers get stock especially for the event and I don't want to be climbing over bodies to grasp at a TV bargain. Shops look like combat zones during Black Friday.
Black Fridayis finally upon us and on the 27 November the public will have the chance to experience the biggest shopping
Black Friday will be upon us once more come 27 November - but at ADSA, it'll be business as usual, after the chain revealed
Asda will not take part in this year's shopping bonanza known as Black Friday, saying "shopper fatigue" has set in. The supermarket