Mango, Office and Liberty have dropped early Black Friday deals and we’ve got the lowdown on the best clothing offers we can expect from Zara, H&M and more
With just two days to go, the countdown to Black Friday is nearing its end and there’s no better time to save across tech, fashion, toys, home appliances, beauty and plenty more. The biggest shopping event of the year sees all our favourite retailers slashing prices, from Amazon, Argos and Very to Currys PC World and John Lewis & Partners.
Boots and Superdrug were some of the first to launch their early Black Friday beauty sales, while AO has already dropped its home appliance offers. Very soon followed suit and now, Amazon, La Redoute, Asos, Calvin Klein, John Lewis, Liberty, Mango and plenty more have dropped their early deals – so we’ve found the best fashion and clothing discounts to snap up right now.
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While Black Friday often seems to be dominated by impressive savings on big-ticket tech products – from Apple AirPods to TVs – the event also sees stellar discounts across fashion and jewellery. Last year, participating labels and retailers included Asos, Zalando, Veja, H&M, Missoma, Rixo and many more.
As such, we’re expecting big things from the 2021 sale and IndyBest will be on hand throughout the event to curate a selection of the best savings and deals across the weekend – from accessories and shoes to outerwear and underwear.
The best early Black Friday fashion and clothing deals
The North Face black down hydrenalite hooded puffer jacket: Was £265, now £199, Ssense.com
Once attributed to outdoorsy folk, The North Face is now a firm fashion favourite among celebs including Emily Ratajkowski, Ariana Grande and Kanye West. But the label’s signature puffer jackets don’t come cheap. Luckily for you, Ssense is offering 25 per cent of a classic design from The North Face as part of the retailer’s Black Friday sale. The black down coat is as practical as it is cool, with a down-filled water-repellent quilted nylon taffeta composition, as well as fold-away hood, zip closure and zippered pockets. The green (was £265, now £186, Ssense.com), pink (was £265, now £164, Ssense.com) and coveted nuptse (was £325, now £267, Ssense.com) puffer jackets are all on sale, too.
Pandora moments heart clasp snake chain bracelet: Was £55, now £44, Pandora.net
Before it launches its all-access Black Friday sale on 25 November, Pandora is offering 20 per cent off for members. Whether it’s a new necklace or a set of charms for a bracelet you’re after, there’s plenty to shop. This hand-finished sterling silver snake chain, which is one of Pandora’s bestselling bracelets, boasts a heart-shaped clasp and you can customise it with any number of the brand’s charms and clips. Or team it with other charm bracelets for a layered look.
Missoma Axiom Chain Necklace: Was £179, now £134.25, Missoma.com
Gold chains are no longer just a Nineties throwback – they’re a mainstream fashion essential. And Missoma, one of our favourite jewellery brands, has stepped up to the plate this Black Friday with 25 per cent off everything – even the coveted Lucy Williams and Harris Reed collections. Just sign up to the newsletter and use code “VIP25” at the checkout.
Calvin Klein cotton stretch pack of three low-rise trunks: Was £40, now £32, Selfridges.com
There’s a reason why the Calvin Klein brand is so enduring, with its underwear designed in classic styles for everyday use and comfort. Its men’s trunks are one of its most popular products and you can save 20 per cent right now on a pack of three low-rise pairs thanks to Selfridges; simply enter the code “SELFCCE” at checkout. Made from 95 per cent cotton and five per cent elastane, the trunks bear the signature logo waistband, have a supportive centre-front pouch and are machine washable.
Sleeper party feather-trim pyjama set: Was £245, now £196, Libertylondon.com
If Sleeper’s coveted feather-trim pyjama set has been on your wish list for a while, now’s the time to take the plunge, as Liberty has slashed its price on the loungewear set by 20 per cent for Black Friday. Our reviewer crowned Sleeper’s design the winner in our round-up of the best loungewear pieces, saying that this “ensemble is anything but dowdy, it feels decadent, chic and sparks so much joy”. They added that while the two-piece is a real investment, “not only can this set be worn at home, it’s also the perfect outfit for a day-to-night switch-up, when that’s back on the cards”.
Chuck 70 hi vintage white/green/amarillo: Was £85, now £49.99, Converse.com
Another one for you retro lovers, this 1970s-inspired take on the famous Chuck Taylor all star is one of our favourite finds. They may be better than half price, but they’re certain to score you serious style points for many years to come. In a crisp white with a pop of green, they’ll also work with any outfit, so you really will get your money’s worth.
Vivienne Westwood Mayfair crystal orb necklace: Was £85, now £68, Selfridges.com
Adorn yourself in Vivienne Westwood’s signature orb logo with this Mayfair necklace and save 20 per cent on it by entering the code “SELFCCE” at checkout. Crafted from brass with a polished gold tone, it’s encrusted with shimmering cubic zirconia crystals for that extra touch of glam. The pendant has a lobster-clasp fastening and a chain length of 47cm.
All Saints Billie leather boots: Was £249, now £174.30, Allsaints.com
You can save 30 per cent right now on this pair of All Saints leather boots, thanks to the fashion label’s site-wide Black Friday sale. Taking a place in our round-up of the best women’s boots, our reviewer lauded the pair as great everyday boots. “Part chelsea boot, part biker boot, these leather shoes have a flattering calf length and subtly give you some extra height with a chunky sole,” they said. “Surprisingly comfortable during their first outing as well as sturdy and structured, they’re a sure investment for year-on-year wear.”
Rixo lucile, clover blue: Was £265, now £198.75, Rixo.co.uk
Take a look inside any fashion lovers wardrobe and we’re sure a Rixo dress will be somewhere in the mix. Known for its floral designs and bright colours, the much-loved brand pieces aren’t hard to spot. But a saving of 25 per cent off is more of a rare occasion.
Whistles knitted tank co ord top: Was £89, now £66.75, Whistles.com
While a knit tank top is great for layering all year round, it really comes into its own during winter. This one from Whistles is currently reduced by 25 per cent as part of the label’s Black Friday sale. Endlessly wearable, wear the crew neck over a white shirt for a sophisticated look, solo with jeans, or with a black dress and boots. The oatmeal colourway screams autumn, while the wool composition is sure to keep you toasty. It gets extra points from us for using certified responsibly sourced wool.
Bluebella catori bra in black: Was £38, now £22, Bluebella.com
Synonymous with delicate, lacey lingerie, Bluebella is an expert brand in affordable luxury with it featuring in our round-up of the best plus-size lingerie shops. Now, the label is offering up to 50 per cent off everything until 30 November, meaning you can pick up this flattering black bra for half price. It boasts a deep, plunging neckline that drops into a U-shaped band of underwire, and the cups are embellished with stitched diagonals of embroidery. Complete the set with the catori thong (was £16, now £9.60, Bluebella.com).
Mango reversible faux shearling-lined coat: Was £139.99, now £89.99, Mango.com
Mango’s Black Friday sale has arrived and it’s safe to say we’re not disappointed with up to 50 per cent off across clothing, accessories and shoes. This shearling coat that’s ideal for winter has caught our eye, and it’s also reversible, meaning you can mix up your look day to day. The contrasting faux leather outer and faux sheepskin lining add warmth and detailing, while the long-line design is perfect for cocooning yourself up in.
Reformation Hugh dress: Was £218, now £163.50,Thereformation.com
Reformation has somewhat of a cult following thanks to its flattering dresses, feminine silhouettes and sustainable practices. For Black Friday, the label is offering 25 per cent off all its styles, meaning you can pick up its bestselling Nikita dress for £180. The fitted bodice and cinched-in waist create a figure-hugging shape, while the midi length is ideal for balmier days. The dress is designed with comfort in mind, with adjustable straps, while the ruffled hem and trumpet skirt lines give it extra shape.
Vans black sheep backpack: Was £28, now £19.60, Vans.co.uk
Calling all skater heads and indie kids, the Vans Black Friday sale is now live. And with 30 per cent off, this sherpa backpack takes the brand’s famous checkerboard design to a whole new level. As always, Vans has brought together the cute and the kitsch, resulting in a true stand-out piece.
Dr Martens 1461 Bex leather Derby shoes: Was £190, now £142.50, Matchesfashion.com
A chunky on-trend update on the classic 1461 shoes, this pair of men’s Bex Dr Martens are crafted with the brand’s signature smooth black leather upper and joined together with its classic yellow stitching and lace-up front. Pair them with trousers and an oversized shirt for an effortlessly cool look. And as they’re Dr Martens, you know they’ll see you through year-on-year wear. Save 25 per cent on the sunglasses right now by entering the code “25MF” at checkout.
All Saints tarren biker skirt: Was £99, now £69.30, Allsaints.com
Kicking off its Black Friday sale, All Saints are offering 30 per cent of everything site-wide meaning you can pick up this effortlessly cool leather skirt for under £70. Earning a spot in our round-up of the best mini skirts, our tester said it “ boasts a classic biker style in a flattering A-line silhouette,” adding that the “two small zips and a longer one down the middle give the skirt just the right amount of edge.” Whether worn fully grunged up with a cropped leather jacket or toned down with a white open shirt and vest, it’s a wardrobe mainstay.
Ugg scuffette II metal logo slippers: Was £80, now £64, Office.co.uk
Office has joined in on the Black Friday fun with 20 per cent off selected lines by entering the code “TAKE20” at checkout. Shoes don’t get much more comfier than Uggs, especially in slipper form and you can save nearly £20 on the scuffette design right now. A similar pair earned a spot in our round-up of the best women’s slippers so we can attest to the brand’s comfort. This pair boast a subtle beige colourway and Ugg’s signature shearling lining and metal logo.
Dr Martens 1460 bex patent leather ankle boots: Was £170, now £136, Laredoute.co.uk
An instantly recognisable boot for very good reason, this pair of Dr Martens in a patent finish are emblematic of the brand’s style with their ankle-grazing fit, black upper, eight-eyelet lace-up design and yellow stitching. In our round-up of the best women’s boots, we reviewed the leather finish Bex boots, with our tester saying: “The slightly chunkier sole of the Bex model gives them a contemporary feel that still retains the durability, comfort and looks of the classic pairs.” Thanks to La Redoute, you can save 25 per cent on the patent boots right now by inputting the code “NOVEMBER” at check out. Make sure to bookmark our Dr Martens Black Friday guide for all the latest deals and discounts.
Adidas ozweego trainers, white: Was £89.99, now £71.90, Office.co.uk
Looking to elevate your sneaker game? This unisex Adidas pair make for the perfect statement white trainers. The chunky track sole is bang on trend while the beige and grey panelling adds character to the 1990s-inspired design. Crafted with comfort in mind, the upper lining is breathable while the oversized silhouette boasts plush cushioning that hugs the foot. Save 20 per cent on the trainers right now by entering the code “TAKE20” at checkout.
Mango leather boots with tall leg: Was £139.99, now £99.99, Mango.com
Since Princess Diana took riding boots out of equestrian circles and into the fashion crowd, these high-rise shoes have come in and out of vogue. We reviewed the black colourway of this pair from Mango in our round-up of the best women’s boots with our writer calling them a “perfect example” of the style boasting a “rounded toe, flat heel and wide fit around the calves”. They added that the boots “are a sure investment that will see you through this winter and beyond”. And now, you can save £40 for Black Friday.
Ray-Ban rectangle 1969 metal sunglasses: Was £130, now £97.50, Matchesfashion.com
The right pair of sunglasses can be an all-year-round accessory and this Ray-Ban pair fits the bill. The rectangular shape is a contemporary twist on an archival Ray-Ban design while the gold frames and grey photochromic lenses are in keeping with the brand’s classic style. The pair offer 100 per cent UV protection and are finished with adjustable nose pads and arms. Save 25 per cent right now by entering the code “25MF” at checkout.
Calvin Klein leather biker jacket: Was £330, now £264, Calvinklein.com
Channel your inner T-bird thanks to 20 per cent off this Calvin Klein black leather jacket. Crafted from 100 per cent sheep leather with branded matte silver hardware, a discount on a piece like this is giving us chills… and they’re multiplying.
French Connection bilaz camo sequin dress: Was £180, now £144, Frenchconnection.com
There is a cracking selection of festive wear at French Connection, but it’s this super-sparkly number that instantly caught our eye. Adorned with sequins, this mini dress is sure to make you feel instantly party ready. And now it has 20 per cent off, so beat the crowds and get your fit sorted.
Radley Baylis road medium multiway grab bag: Was £219, now £109, Radley.co.uk
Black handbags are a wardrobe staple, and this Radley one is currently half price. Also available in ink blue, the grained leather finish has a mock-croc trim. There are three compartments: a zipped centre and two magnetic-fastening side sections. Twin grab handles and a removable cross-body strap promise to add fashionable functionality. Complete with a detachable Radley London dog, it comes in a branded dust bag, too.
Na-kd double breasted oversized blazer: Was £58.95, now £38.31, Na-kd.com
A blazer is a sartorial failsafe that can see you through every season. This design from Na-kd took the crown in our round-up of the best oversized blazers with our reviewer saying it “boasts everything you could want in an oversized jacket with its longline fit, statement padded shoulders, long arms and boxy feel.” With its slit at the back, dark khaki colour and four front buttons, they added that the blazer’s an “easy-to-wear piece that makes for an effortlessly cool cover-up.” You can save 30 per cent right now by entering the code “BLACKWEEK” at checkout.
Lemon Jelly city tall rainboots, canyon: Was £120, now £96, Office.co.uk
Comfy, cool and sustainable, what more could you want in a pair of boots? These Lemon Jelly stompers earned a well-deserved spot in our round-up of the best women’s boots with our reviewer saying that “the weight of the boots blew us away – they felt like feathers on the feet.” They added that “the rich autumnal shade of brown elevates the look, and the chunky sole is very on-trend” while “the fact that they are sustainable, vegan and waterproof is just the cherry on top.” Now, you can save 20 per cent on the pair by entering the code “TAKE20” at checkout.
Gap cable knit mockneck sweater: Was £59.95, now £29.97, Gap.co.uk
A firm favourite for basics, Gap is offering 50 per cent off everything for Black Friday. If your knitwear collection is in need of a refresh for winter, then this cable knit should do the trick. With its high-neck cut, it looks as though it’ll keep you warm when the temperatures really drop. We’re partial to an oversized, borrowed-from-the-boys look; if you are too, we’d recommend sizing up.
Nike NSW hooded jacket, curve, olive: Was £90, now £60, Very.co.uk
The trend for puffer jackets shows no signs of waning so make sure you pick up this Nike hooded jacket from Very and save £30 on the piece right now. The relaxed fit is perfect for casual wear while the water-resistant fabric, insulation and fleece cuffs ensure you’re kept warm during winter. And with the addition of Nike Therma trapping your body heat, you’ll keep cool and dry. A full zip fastening secures the fit while there are also two handy side zip pockets and a fixed hood with drawstring ties. The olive colourway is also bang on trend.
Edge of Ember kismet charm necklace: Was £125, now £94, Edgeofember.com
Edge of Ember, the sustainable jewellery brand that’s one of Meghan Markle’s favourites, is offering 25 per cent off its entire collection for Black Friday – and it’s the label’s only sale of the year. If you’re really looking to tap into Markle’s style, why not pick up this kismet charm necklace that she’s often been spotted in. The square pendant is decorated with the lucky number seven and a four-leaf clover, while its minimalist design is perfect for everyday wear.
Astrid & Miyu rose charm hoops in gold: Was £59, now £44.25, Astridandmiyu.com
A classic gold hoop earring with a difference, this Astrid & Miyu set comes with rope charms for extra detailing. It’s removable, too, so you can customise your bling day-to-day, and as the hoops are made from gold-plated brass, you can enjoy the shine for longer. The best news? There’s currently 25 per cent off site-wide at Astrid & Miyu, meaning you can snap up these earrings for under £50.
Pour Moi rewind underwired bra, black cobalt: Was £26, now £18.20, Pourmoi.co.uk
Stocking a vast selection of different underwear styles for all shapes, sizes and curves, Pour Moi earned a spot in our guide to the best plus-size lingerie shops. The brand launched its early Black Friday sale on 9 November with up 40 per cent off nightwear, clothing and underwear lines, meaning you can now save 30 per cent on its rewind underwired bra which our reviewer praised as “comfortable and flattering.” “The bra cups your boobs and provides support around your back without the bulge,” they added. With its layered look and black cobalt colourway, as well as blue ribbons on each strap, we love its aesthetic too.
Monica Vinader signature thin bangle: Was £250, now £175, Monicavinader.com
Monica Vinader is offering a discount of 25 per cent site-wide, or 30 per cent for products over £150. Stack up your arm candy with this slimline bangle, available in sterling silver, 18ct gold vermeil or 18ct rose-plated gold vermeil. Complimentary engraving can also be added for a personalised touch. Made from 100 per cent recycled metals, shop small, medium or large, depending on your preference.
Crocs unisex baya clog: Was £35.99, now £18.33, Amazon.co.uk
These shoes have nostalgia written all over them. If you thought Crocs had peaked during the Noughties, you’re wrong: they’ve been making a steady comeback and, while it’s a love or hate scenario, it seems like they’re here to stay. In our Crocs shopping guide our reviewer said Crocs are “comfortable, lightweight and breathable” and that “thanks to the material, they’ll mould to your feet”. For those of us who are still unsure about the trend, this discounted pair offers the perfect opportunity to try and get on board.
What is Black Friday?
Originating in the US, Black Friday was traditionally a one-day in-store event taking place the day after Thanksgiving Day, with the sales marking the start of the Christmas shopping season.
Amazon first brought Black Friday to Britain in 2010, but it wasn’t until 2013 that the event gained momentum in the UK, when Asda introduced the first in-store sale, which had people flocking to their nearest branch to take advantage of the discounts. The huge success of Asda’s event led to many other retailers introducing both in-store and online deals.
What’s the history of Black Friday?
Black Friday shopping dates back to 1952 in the US, when retailers in Philadelphia discounted products to mark the beginning of the festive season. Later uses of the term in the 1960s saw the police referring to “Black Friday” when describing the chaotic traffic congestion the day after Thanksgiving.
When is Black Friday 2021?
The 2021 event falls on 26 November, with deals dropping throughout the whole weekend. It concludes on 29 November, which is also known as Cyber Monday.
But, as you can see from the great selection of early deals above, many retailers have already kicked off the bargain bonanza.
What is Cyber Monday?
The Monday following Black Friday has come to be known as Cyber Monday and it is the last day of the sales. It’s named as such because pre-Christmas online shopping normally peaks on this day.
Some retailers continue to slash prices throughout the Monday, so it’s the perfect opportunity to bag a bargain if you missed out on anything over the weekend. It’s also the last mass sale event until January.
What’s the best way to get a Black Friday 2021 deal?
Unlike last year, deals should be available in-store as well as online, so it’s worth keeping an eye on your local shops too.
Tips for Black Friday shopping online
The best way to ensure you’re prepared is to set up accounts with all the big-name retailers, from Amazon, John Lewis & Partners and Currys PC World to Very, Next and Argos. This makes shopping on the day easier and quicker. If you’re after next-day delivery, sign up for Amazon Prime or start a free 30-day trial.
You can also sign up for newsletters to receive all the latest updates from retailers, meaning you’ll be the first to know when the sales start and have access to any discount codes. It’s always good to download the apps of your favourite shops and follow them on socials, too.
As with any sales event, we’d suggest refining your shopping list beforehand, as well as always checking the RRP, so you know it’s a real deal.
We’d also recommend reading the retailer’s returns policy if you’ve not shopped there before. And if you’re buying online, ensure your anti-malware software is up to date. Read our review of the best solutions here.
If you’re buying large appliances or items of furniture, don’t forget to measure up your space, and the dimensions of the entrance and doorways, too.
Tips for shopping Black Friday 2021 fashion deals
Fashion is one of the most saturated areas during Black Friday, with a huge number of retailers and labels participating, from Asos, & Other Stories, Nike and Reformation to jewellery brands including Missoma, Monica Vinader and Astrid & Miyu.
To help you navigate the myriad deals, IndyBest will be handpicking the very best offers throughout the weekend to bring you curated guides. One of the best preparations you can do in the lead up to the event is to refine your shopping list to ensure you only snap up deals you actually want.
We’d also recommend signing up for accounts with your favourite brands so you can check out with items quicker during Black Friday and not miss out. With an account, you can also register for email notifications so you’re in the know about upcoming deals.
Most retailers also allow you to create wish lists of items so when the discounts drop, you can add them to your basket and check out even faster. Lastly, it’s always good to check the RRP prices of items, so you know if it’s a worthwhile discount or not.
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