Life: Black Friday arrives in the UK

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The Black Friday bonanza is a new experience for us Brits. We had a minor sample of it last year but to be quite honest, I didn’t really take much notice. This year however, it seems we’ve become bigger and better and taken up the opportunity to seize all of America’s ideas and strike the shops with tons of deals. Okay, so it might not be as crazy and dramatised as the U S of A (update: with manic videos going viral around the internet I may be wrong here) but when there’s a sale, us shopaholics will go out of our way to grab up the best bargains, especially when it makes us look relatively normal for one weekend of the year.


I can see both sides of the ‘why is the cyber weekend now publicised in Britain’ debate. We don’t celebrate Thanksgiving, so it doesn’t make much sense and as days go on it appears we’re Americanizing society in small but sturdy steps (see what I did with the ‘z’ there). BUT on the other hand, a huge bargain is a positive one, right? When Christmas is just around the corner, it’s the perfect chance for us to purchase the last bits and bobs (or the first presents for some) as well as a sneaky treat for ourselves. However, as much as I’m going to take advantage of the discounts I won’t be going to the extremes and preparing as though I’m going to war (to be fair most purchases will be done from my home comforts with the magic they call online shopping). I just can’t see the joy people get out of waking up at the crack of dawn, queuing in the freezing cold and trampling on each others feet to dive for the first bargain in reach, but I am all for the games to begin.


I have done my best to list the majority of deals available in the UK starting from Friday and lasting a good few days (and I’ve categorised them to make it easier) just so you lovely lot have a place to look down the list and for myself to check back if I’ve missed any stores out, of course.



Adidas: 25% off
All Saints: 20% off selected styles using code ‘CYBER’ (ends Monday)
All Sole: 30% off with code ‘BLACKFRIDAY’ (ends Monday)
American Apparel: biggest sale ever, starts midnight Friday
Anthrpologie: 20% off each and every item you wish (ends Monday)
Ark: save up to 50% off
Armani Exchange: 30% off
Asos: 20% off everything, enter code ‘CYBRWKND20’ at checkout (ends 8am Tuesday)
Banana Republic: Black Friday special plus 30% off on December 1st + free shipping with code ‘CYBERTREAT’
Bershka: 20% off for one day only
Boden: 30% off sitewide and free shipping (ends Sunday)
Boohoo: 30% off selected products and free next day delivery (ends Monday)
Brooks Brothers: 15% off plus free shipping (ends Saturday)
Calvin Klein: 50% off sitewide
Chiara Fashion: Black Friday deals added every hour
Club Monaco: 30% off cashmere styles and many more massive product discounts
Coast: 30% off everything online and in store with code ‘JUST FOR YOU’
Coggles: 30% off with code ‘BLACKFRIDAY’ (ends Monday)
Cruise Fashion: 30% off selected lines
Daisy Street: 40% off everything with code ‘BLACKF40’
DKNY: up to 50% off
Dorothy Perkins: up to 30% off + an extra 10% off using code ‘EXTRA10’ at checkout (ends midnight Monday)
dvf: 15% off sitewide with code ‘FRIDAY15’
F&F: 25% off everything and free delivery (ends Sunday)
Flannels: 30% off brand event for one day only
Forever 21: receive £15 off when you spend £60+ with code ‘SAVE15’ and receive £20 off when you spend £80+ with code ‘SAVE20’
French Connection: 20% off selected lines
GAP: 15% off full priced styles
Get The Label: get an extra 20% off over 1100 lines with code ‘BLACK’
Harvey Nichols: enjoy 25% off Autumn/Winter 2014 fashion and accessories (ends Monday)
Hollister: 30% off entire purchase with code ‘35406’ (excludes fragrance, body care, underwear and clearance)
House of SHB: 20% off everything and 6 hidden items with 50% off
H&M: 20% off purchases over £75 with code ‘2607’, 15% off purchases over £50 with code ‘2618’, 10% off purchases over £25 with code ‘2629’
In Love With Fashion: 30% off code with ‘ILOVEBLACKFRIDAY’ (ends Sunday)
In The Style: 25% off with code ‘BLACKFRIDAY’
J Brand: 30% off sitewide (ends Sunday)
Jack & Jones: 25% off everything
JD Sports: 20% off selected offers (ends midnight Sunday)
Juicy Couture: 50% off sitewide with code ‘JCBLACK’ (ends Sunday)
Kate Spade: 30% off sitewide with code ‘DEALME’ (ends Sunday)
Kurt Geiger: 20% off everything with code ‘F&FKG20’
L.K Bennett: 30% off sitewide with code ‘LKBBF’ (ends Sunday)
La Redoute: 30% off your order
Lavish Alice: 25% off all items all weekend with code ‘BLACKFRIDAY25’
Lily Lulu Fashion: 30% off everything with code ‘BLKFRI’
M&M Direct: 3 new deals all day up to 5pm
Mary Jane Fashion: 20% off everything online with code ‘BLACKFRIDAY’ (ends midnight Sunday)
Matalan: up to 50% off
Miss Selfridge: up to 50% off everything (ends Monday)
Missguided: 20% off (ends Monday)
Monsoon: 30% off all knitwear and up to £40 partywear
Motel: 25% off everything using code ‘CYBER25’ (ends Monday)
New Look: up to 50% off and 25% off party (limited time only)
Nike: 20% off plus free delivery on clearance items for Friday only
Office: 20% off online and in store plus free standard delivery with code ‘SNOW’
Oh My Love: 30% off everything with code ‘BACKTOBLACK’
Pretty Dame: 30% off with coupon code ‘BLACKFRIDAY’ (ends midnight Monday)
Quiz: up t0 70% off (ends midnight Sunday)
River Island: 20% off everything from 11am-3pm on Friday using code ‘TREAT28’
Schuh: up to 40% off selected styles (Saturday and Sunday only)
Sugarhill Boutique: 25% off everything with code ‘WOWZA’
Sunglasses Shop: 25% off with code ‘BFD25’
Superga: 20% off
Tommy Hilfiger: 40% off sitewide with code ‘BFREWARD’ (ends Sunday)
TOMS: 25% off excluding core classics and sale items with code ‘CHEER’ (ends Monday)
Topman: 2 for 1 on all clearance and 30% off coats and jackets (ends midnight Sunday)
Topshop: up to 50% off on selected lines instore and online (ends midnight Monday)
Urban Outfitters: up to 50% off online and in store 27 Nov-1 Dec (one day only) #UOBLACKOUT
USC: up to 50% off in mega sale
Very: amazing deals starts 7am sharp
Warehouse: 25% everything with code ‘CYBER25’
We Run This: 40% off everything (ends midnight)
Whistles: 30% off sitewide for one day only
Zara: 20% off outerwear, sweaters, t-shirts, cardigans and boots #zarablackfriday
Zatchels: 20% off with code ‘FESTIVE20’

All Beauty: daily deals for one day only
Beauty Bay: up to 50% off selected items
Bombs Away Cosmetics: save £5 on orders over £15 with code ‘SAVE5’ and save £10 on orders over £25 with code ‘SAVE10’
Boots: 50% off luxury beauty
Ciate: 30% off all products for today only
Cult Beauty: £10 off £60 with code ‘SHIMMER10’, £20 off £100 with code ‘SHIMMER20’, £45 off £200 with code ‘SHIMMER45’, £75 off £300 with code ‘SHIMMER70’
Debenhams: up to 30% off and 10% off all beauty and fragrance
Feel Unique: 15% off everything with code ‘CYBER15’ plus 50% off selected products
Fragrance Direct: free delivery on orders over £20 with code ‘FDTREAT’ (ends Sunday)
Fragrance Expert: free gifts for Black Friday
Heyland and Whittle: 15% off everything on orders over £30
House of Fraser: brand event up to 40% off
Liz Earle: 20% off 20 customer favourites plus free UK delivery on every order (ends midnight)
Look Fantastic: 20% off your order with code ‘BF20’
Love Aroma: up to 25% off selected fragrances
Makeup Revolution: get a free gift worth £25 when you spend £25
mypure: 20% off Christmas gifts
Nuxe: 20% off on all orders (ends Sunday)
Selfridges: 20% off Christmas shopping & 10% off other items for 4 days online and in store with code ‘SELF14’
Superdrug: multiple deals all weekend
The Body Shop: save £25 when you spend £50, £10 when you spend £25, £5 when you spend £15 with code ‘TREAT’
The Fragrance Shop: 15% off all gift sets with code ‘CYBER15’ and over 50% off selected items
The Perfume Shop: over 50% off on some items

Yankee Direct: 10% off your entire purchase when you spend £50 or more with code ‘xmas10’ and save 25%




Asda Direct
B&M Bargains
Cath Kidston
Co-Operative Electrical
Game Stop
John Lewis
Laura Ashley
Marks & Spencer
Monarch Airlines
My Protein
Papa Johns
PC World
Rakuten UK
Simply Games
Sky Digital
Smyths Toys
Sports Direct
Tesco Direct
The Book People
The Disney Store
The Game Collection
The White Company
The Works
Thomas Cook
Thomson Holidays
Toys R Us

I’m sure there’s a fair few I’ve missed so be sure to comment if you know of anymore so we can all make the most of it! It’s gone past midnight which means everything I’ve listed are officially active. Happy shopping!


Bridie x