Arket's Black Friday sale is usually one to bookmark. The brand may sit on the high street, but it's in a league of its own. Which is why, when there's a rare sale on, you should take full advantage – because this isn't flash-in-the-pan fast fashion, this is the stuff staple wardrobes are made of.
We're always willing to shell out on Arket clothes, because every piece feels like an investment. Made with quality cottons, wools, cashmeres or recycled fibres, the brand's tailoring looks expensive, its jersey basics drape to perfection and the knitwear won't pill after two wears.
So even though, sadly, the brand decided to opt out of Black Friday last year for sustainability reasons, that doesn't mean you should leave its pieces off your Christmas wish list. The retailer could still come through with a November event (details TBC) and usually partakes in Boxing Day sales.
If you do decide to do a spot of sale shopping, we recommend sticking to online. Arket's minimalist stores are dreamy, but even the most serene concept environments can get hectic during major shopping events. Save yourself the hassle and shop from the comfort of your own home.
What should I buy in Arket's Black Friday sale?
What were the previous Arket Black Friday discounts?
The brand isn't a fan of blanket discounts (although, if you donate unwanted items in-store, you can get a voucher for 10% off), so Black Friday is usually a big deal. Naturally, the retailer does things a little differently, opting for themed discounts or daily deals with a twist. Just to keep you all on your toes.
For Black Friday 2019, Arket launched 'colour week': discounts were arranged by colour and different daily deals were released right up until the big day.
The deals? Up to 20% off selected lines. There were blue items discounted on Monday, green on Tuesday, white on Wednesday, red on Thursday and then, you guessed it, black on Friday.
The brand didn't discounting anything over the Cyber Weekend in 2020, but still partook in the traditional end of season/Boxing Day sales.
When is Black Friday 2022?
Black Friday usually falls on the fourth weekend of November which, this year, is on November 25.
What even is Black Friday?
Black Friday was originally an American holiday, thought to be kick-started by department store Macy’s in the 1930s. The annual event didn't get its name until later on, when it grew in popularity during the 1980s.
It wasn't until decades later, in 2010, that the UK started cashing in on the shopping event. The first? Amazon, of course: the e-tailer began offering customers online discounts and deals on the same day as the sales in the US. Fast forward to 2022, and Black Friday is basically bigger than Boxing Day sales, with most high street and even some luxury stores taking part.
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