As Thanksgiving passes us by, it can only mean one thing… Black Friday deals have arrived! Here in the UK we don’t celebrate Thanksgiving however we have adopted the US phenomenon which is Black Friday where endless retailers drop their prices by up to 50%. I’m not one of these crazed people who will camp out just to buy five huge TVs (surely that’s just greed and unnecessary!?!). I prefer to stick to online shopping. Less hassle, same discounts and delivered to your door…I would definitely say the sensible option.
I managed to pick up quite a few deals for myself, finished my Christmas shopping (yippee!!) and saved a lot of money in the process! Here’s a selection of the items that I managed to purchase:
Selfridges, the UK’s most famous and luxurious department store was offering 20% off all brands and 10% off beauty. I purchased this gorgeous business card/credit card holder from Aspinal of London. It’s real leather, has a stud closure and has the Aspinal logo embossed on the front and written in silver on the back. This was reduced from £50 to £44.
I also continued with my Diptyque candle obsession by purchasing the Baies candle which was £42 reduced to £33.60
Debenhams, another department store, was giving 10% off their fragrance. I have been eyeing up the Chanel No.5 L’Eau for ages! I bought the smaller version which was £68 down to £61. However I managed to get it for £40 as I redeemed the points on my beauty card. Bonus!
I was slightly disappointed with the offers in Victoria’s Secret and VS Pink. I thought that the pyjama’s would have been discounted however I believe they will in the Winter sale. They were offering 50% on bra’s, sports bra’s, selected lounge wear, leggings and only one VS Pink hoodie. I picked up a sports bra that was reduced from £32 to £16 and yoga leggings that were £42 to £21.
Kurt Geiger now stocks Michael Kors shoes online!! Who knew! I found these stunning metallic gold heels reduced from £125 to £100. They’re a really faint gold but the perfect shoe to take you into the party season. I wore them to a fashion event on Saturday and got endless compliments on them. Love them!
Dune had 20% off so I managed to get the last pair of boots in my size. I’ve been eyeing these up since September. They are knee high riding boots with the elastic stretch on the back. Reduced from £125 to £100.
Marks and Spencer have definitely upped their game in the beauty stakes as they now stock brands such as Emma Hardie, Ren, Rodial, Philip Kingsley and Neal’s Yard. They marked down their beauty range by 50%!! I picked up this gorgeous set of hand creams which were reduced from £26 to £12 (I know, more than 50%!), and a coco butter hand wash and hand cream duo reduced from £6.50 to £3.25.
Finally, I think with this offer if you blinked you may have missed it. Boots marked down their Real Techniques Bold Metal gift sets by 50%!! I of course picked up both the eye and face sets, which were £20 each rather than £40. I think this was most definitely the best bargain as one brush retails for £15. Each set comes with a bag to roll your brushes into to keep them intact however these will definitely be on display on my dressing table as they are so pretty!
What bargains did you all pick up during this weekend’s sales? Did you encounter any madness in the stores or did you opt for online shopping? I would love to hear what you purchased so please leave a comment below.
I hope you enjoyed reading this post,
Have a great week!
Love to all