Deal alert: Everything you need to know about Zara’s 2021 Black Friday sale

Deal alert: Everything you need to know about Zara’s 2021 Black Friday sale
Do Zara do Black Friday deals? Find out everything you need to know in our guide for 2021

Summer might only just be over, but we are already looking forward to the biggest sales event of the year at the end of November.

Black Friday has boomed from an American post-Thanksgiving holiday to a worldwide period of discounts on everything from iPhones and Apple products to new mattresses.

Clothing brands are increasingly getting in on the act ahead of the usual post-Christmas January sales too, with brands like Asos and Topshop throwing huge sales in 2020.

So if you’re looking to stock up on presents or just refreshing your winter wardrobe, it might be a good time to check out those items waiting in your basket.

Zara is a firm favourite on the British high street thanks to its trendy yet timeless designs. The retailer has seen a number of new launches this year, including its first fully fledged beauty range, a yoga-themed offering and even a pet collection that launched in the autumn.

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Unlike other fashion retailers, Zara rarely hosts sales and never offers discount codes, so when it does announce deals, our ears perk up. If you’re eager shoppers like us and want to know what the brand has in store for Black Friday 2021, you’re in luck, as we’ve done some digging to find out everything you need to know for this year.

Does Zara have a Black Friday sale?

The retailer traditionally does take part in the Black Friday event. In 2020, Zara hosted a Black Friday sale that lasted less than 48 hours, ending at 9pm on Black Friday itself.

Zara usually gives app users early access to its Black Friday sale. Last year, its event launched at 6pm the night before Black Friday, while landing on the website at 7pm. For shopping in-store, Zara’s sale won’t start until the morning of Black Friday, when shops open their doors.

The retailer doesn’t usually host a Cyber Monday-specific sale, as its Black Friday offering is the main event. But it does often still have some discounts on Cyber Monday in its special prices section.

This year Black Friday falls on Friday 26 November and Cyber Monday comes a few days later on 29 November.

Given the success of last year’s sale and the increasing trends for fashion brands to have huge Black Friday sales, we anticipate Zara offering discounts in 2021 as well.

What Black Friday discounts did Zara have last year?

Zara offered up to 40 per cent off selected items for a limited period.

Considering the brand only hosts sales a couple of times a year – in July and January – a near-half price discount in the lead up to Christmas is an exciting offer.

This meant some items with high price points were slashed: a houndstooth winter coat that was originally £95.99 got reduced to £57.99, for example, while a pair of leather winter boots with an RRP of £89.99 were on sale for just £53.99.

In 2019, Zara offered 30 per cent off and in 2018 Zara only offered 20 per cent discounts, so we’re hoping for a similar number to last year across all the collections.

When does the Zara Black Friday sale start?

Zara hasn’t confirmed any details about its Black Friday sale just yet, but given it sticks to a similar schedule each year, we’re expecting its sale to drop online on Thursday 25 November, and its in-store sale to start on Black Friday itself.

Unlike retailers like Amazon and Currys PC World who started their Black Friday sale weeks before the main event, Zara’s is usually a blink-and-you’ll-miss-it type affair, so it’s best to get prepared.

But don’t worry, bookmark this guide and keep coming back in the lead up to Black Friday for the latest news as the IndyBest team will be constantly updating it to keep you in the know. We’ve also got guides across tech, beauty, fashion, home appliances, toys, TVs to help you find the best discounts throughout the event.

We also recommend signing up for the Zara newsletter so you are first to receive all the latest updates from the retailer, and to download the app for early access.

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