Black Friday Sales arrive early this year

Cyber week sales 2018

I can’t believe it is that time of year again. BLACK FRIDAY IS HERE. Perhaps we should rename it to grey Wednesday or black week. The shops have had a difficult season this year and are trying to compete with each other for our custom. This means excellent bargains for us.

There are some amazing deals to be had. Whether you are buying for friends and family or treating yourself.

A few tips to stay calm, buy wisely and not suffer from buyers regret:

Planning is everything
1. Do you need to replace your staples or add a touch of colour and excitement to your wardrobe?
2. Have you been eyeing that covetable piece that was too expensive but is now within your reach?
3. What about a couple of stunning accessories to brighten up your classics?
4. Statement jewellery and scarves always come in useful at this time of year?

If you are buying for friends and family

Make a list of the people you want to buy gifts for and what category of gift you think they would appreciate. It saves time if you can click straight through to the relevant section.

When it comes to shopping for myself I tend to stick to the classics, replacing worn out pieces and filling gaps in my wardrobe. I might have saved up for a special item that I have been coveting since the beginning of the season but could not necessarily afford at full price and which is now been reduced to within my price range.

The sales this year are bigger and better than ever. There are some generous discounts in nearly all departments.

Below is a list of stores that are offering great Black Friday/Week deals.

NORDSTROM Beauty gifts with purchase (good value)

JOHN LEWIS & PARTNERS – Black Friday hundreds of prices lowered even further.

BODEN USA 30% with code N4N9 off Good for reasonably priced cashmere.

BODEN UK 30% off with code N3N1

FINERY – 40% off CODE: BLACK FRIDAY – I like their tops and sweaters.

LANDS’END  (US link) – 40% off all full price styles Code BLKFRI40.

HOBBS –  20% off everything with CODE CAT20. I really like their jewelleryshoes and bags.

MINT VELVET – Grey is the new black. 20% off everything CODE BLACK20

THE WHITE COMPANY – WHITE WEEKEND 20% WITH CODE WHITE20. Good for gifts and for lovely Christmas table decorations.

MARKSANDSPENCER – has special offers on selected items + decorations and wine.

Some of my favourite picks from Nordstrom for my American readers.

Parkas – I have featured several of these styles this season – So useful

Shoes and Boots

Wool/Cashmere sweaters


As the sales progress I shall be updating me list with week.

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