Black Friday weekend is finally here, whether you love or loathe sales shopping, it's undeniably one of the best times of the year to nab a designer bargain.
Whether you've been waiting to invest in a particular piece from your favourite luxe label, would like to pick up a designer handbag for a less or simply want to treat your loved ones to something they'll really treasure for Christmas, it's definitely time to strike and we've got the lowdown on where to shop this year.
Here's everything you need to know to find the best designer Black Friday deals for 2021...
What is Black Friday?
The US shopping event began as the big post-Thanksgiving sales extravaganza and didn't make it to the UK until 2010. Since then, it has grown into one of the biggest sale shopping events on the calendar, alongside Prime Day and the Boxing Day sales.
Most UK retailers now take part in Black Friday, usually reducing prices on a wide range of products in flash sales that last for anywhere between 24 hours to several weeks.
The Black Friday sales are starting earlier and earlier every year, with discounts running in the week leading up to the big day. Deals remain low throughout Cyber Weekend after Black Friday and through to Cyber Monday, which falls on Monday, 29 November this year.
When is Black Friday 2021?
Black Friday traditionally falls on the day after Thanksgiving, which is always celebrated on the fourth Thursday in November. This means Black Friday 2021 is taking place on Friday, 26 November, although sales began early and will last through to Cyber Monday on 29 November.
How to find the best designer Black Friday deals 2021
Whether you are looking for clothing, accessories or shoes, when it comes to Black Friday shopping, your best bet for nabbing a designer bargain is to head to one of the major luxury retailers, including Net-a-Porter and Selfridges, where you'll see most of your favourite brands discounted in one place.
To give you an example, Mulberry doesn't tend to run its own Black Friday sale but its designer bags were discounted at Farfetch in 2020.
Best designer Black Friday deals 2021
Aspinal – up to 50% OFF SHOP NOW
Coggles – 30% OFF selected lines with code 'CG25' SHOP NOW
Demellier – 20% OFF with code BF20 SHOP NOW
Farfetch – up to 50% OFF SHOP NOW
Harvey Nichols – up to 20% OFF Fashion SHOP NOW
Liberty – up to 30% OFF Fashion and Accessories SHOP NOW
Luisaviaroma – up to 40% OFF with code 'BF40' SHOP NOW
Matches Fashion – 25% OFF selected lines with code 25MF SHOP NOW
Net-a-Porter – 30% OFF with code BLACK FRIDAY SHOP NOW
Reformation – 25% OFF everything SHOP NOW
Selfridges – Up to 20% OFF SHOP NOW
The Outnet – extra 25% OFF SHOP NOW
Looking for more Black Friday inspo? Check out our round-up of all the best deals, from beauty to home.
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