Whether you’re new to Black Friday or a seasoned shopper on the search for this year’s best bargains, it’s always useful to have all of the deals in one handy place.
To help you out, we’ve compiled everything you need to know about the biggest shopping day of the year, plus the best fashion and beauty discounts we’ve spotted so far.
What is Black Friday?
Black Friday originated in America, and always takes place on the Friday after Thanksgiving, marking the beginning of the festive shopping season.
It’s typically the biggest day of the year for retailers, with stores across the states (and now, the UK too) putting on extended opening hours, special offers and limited edition discounts that beat those offered at any other time.
Why is it called Black Friday?
The tradition of Black Friday goes back as far as the 1950s. It’s often said that brands at the time spent much of the year in ‘the red’, but a spike in sales after the Thanksgiving holiday would put them back in ‘the black’ – hence the name Black Friday.
Since 2005, shops also now celebrate Cyber Monday, a similar event to cater for the surge in online shopping.
When is Black Friday 2019?
Black Friday 2019 falls on Friday 29th November, which means Cyber Monday will be on Monday 2nd December.
However, many companies extend their offers either side of the weekend, and have deals both online and in stores throughout that period.
Black Friday beauty deals 2019
From 25th November to 30rd December, you can get 30 per cent off all full-sized skincare and body care when you shop at on the brand’s own website. 2019BF is the code you need.
Fans of the cult CC cream and concealer will be pleased to hear that IT Cosmetics is giving customers 30 per cent off between 25th November and 2nd December when they buy two or more products. Enter the code BLACKFRIDAY30 at the checkout.
Isle of Paradise will be offering 50 per cent off everything site-wide to celebrate Black Friday and Cyber Monday. The deal will begin on Wednesday 27th November and end Monday 2nd November.
The whole of Deciem (The Ordinary, Hyalamide, NIOD etc) is boycotting Black Friday due to concerns of hyper-consumerism, and is instead offering a discount of 23 per cent off their entire site for the whole month of November in the hope consumers will make more considered purchases.
Marc Jacobs Beauty
The brand is releasing a limited edition set, the Marc Jacobs Beauty Glow Maintenance Black Friday Special, which is worth £76 but only costs £35. It will be available from 29th November – 2nd December 2019 exclusively at Harvey Nichols nationwide and online.
The tanning brand has 50 per cent off everything site-wide and 70 per cent off the Gradual Self-Tan Water and Gradual Self Tan Mousse. The deal runs from Wednesday 27th November to 2nd December.
This Black Friday you can save 1/3 on all things La Roche Posay at lookfantastic, making must-have buys like the Effaclar Duo+ and Edwina Ings-Chambers approved Vitamin C10 serum much more purse-friendly.
Know someone who’d love to find an S&G gift set under the tree? On Black Friday you can get the ‘A Beauty-full House’ box, worth £58, for just £25.
Black Friday starts early at The Fragrance Shop, which will be offering 20 per cent off when you spend £60 or more (which is easy to do on scent). There’s also 15 per cent off various gift sets and reductions on big name fragrances like Marc Jacobs’ Dot, which will go down to £30 from an RRP of £52. Offers run 22nd November to 3rd December.
In need of a spot of pre-Christmas pampering? Beauty appointment booking service Treatwell is offering up to 50 per cent off everything from manicures and massages to spa days and breaks, and even treatments like hair removal.
In love with the cult hair mask? Or want to get your hands on the sellout tan? Either way, Coco & Eve is offering you 35 per cent off between 28th and 30th November – stock up now.
QVC will cut the price of products from brands including Illamasqua, Elemis, It Cosmetics and Tan Luxe on Black Friday. Highlights include 41 per cent off an Elemis Rehydrating Toner Trio (£29.50 down from £50) and 50 per cent off the Illamasqua’s The Elemental Palette (£15 down from £31).
Boots kicked off Black Friday early on 20th November, including some pretty stellar discounts on a big selection of No7 sets. In fact, there’s currently 364 offers across hundreds of its brands – head to the website for the full breakdown.
Although the exact deals are not yet known, La Mer will be participating in Black Friday and Cyber Monday, and already has a sign up page here.
‘It’ brand of the moment Glossier is offering an impressive 20 per cent off everything, both online and in-store at the London pop up, between 29th November and Monday, December 2nd. But even more excitingly, Glossier has just launched 15 limited edition sets online, all of which save customers up to 35 per cent when they shop the sale over the weekend.
High end skincare brand Skinceuticals is offering a number of complimentary 15ml bottles of their bestselling serums when you spend a certain amount at skinceuticals.co.uk:
- 15ml Hydrating B5 worth £32.50 when you spend £50
- 15ml HA Intensifier worth £42.50 when you spend £100
- 15ml C E Ferulic worth £67.50 when you spend £150
Goop is taking part in Black Friday for the first time ever this year, and is offering 20 per cent off selected fashion and beauty goods on Black Friday. These include discounts on the Scented Candle: Edition 01 – Church, and their G.Tox Himalayan Salt Scalp Scrub.
Space NK is offering complimentary gifts for customers who hit certain spend thresholds. Tier one is £50, tier two is £100, tier three is £150. Complimentary gifts include brands such as Sunday Riley, Dr Dennis Gross, and 111Skin. The deal runs from Black Friday through to Cyber Monday (Monday 2nd December), and is available online and in store.
St.Tropez is offering a number of discounts across its hero products on online retailers such as Amazon and ASOS.
A great place to shop for Christmas presents, Sanctuary are offering a selection of discounts, including an amazing 50 per cent off Sanctuary Spa’s Supreme Selection Box and Signature Showstopper gift sets.
Benefit’s Black Friday offerings are taking place exclusively in Boots this year, and consist of complete discounts (such as 20 per cent off everything, then 30 per cent off when you spend over £100), as well as gift sets at heavily discounted prices. The deals start appearing from Wednesday 27th December.
Give the gift of experience this Black Friday at YoungLDN, the Notting Hill based skincare studio. Offering their signature facial treatment to brighten and tighten skin from as little as £10 for 20 minutes or £20 for 40 minutes, this is not a deal to miss.
As expected, Cult Beauty are going in hard on Black Friday, offering all sorts of discounts and deals in the coming week (starting Monday 25th November). The first wave includes 25 per cent off at brands such as Dr Barbara Sturm and Cover FX, and specific discounts such as 35 per cent off Huda Beauty’s Desert Dusk palette. Keep checking the website daily for more updates.
This Black Friday, Cloud Nine are offering a not-to-be-sniffed-at £20 discount on award-winning styling products. Couple that with their limited edition monogramming service – yes personalized irons are a thing – this is the perfect opportunity to bag a bespoke gift.
Percy & Reed
Percy & Reed are spoiling us this Black Friday with two exclusive offers. The first: 20 per cent off all online purchases (no discount code required) between 29th November – 2nd December. The second: pay a visit to M&S for their Big, Bold and Bloomin’ Collection, worth £65, at the reduced price of £29.50.
From Thursday at 6pm right through to Cyber Monday on the 2nd December, Dermalogica are offering 20 per cent off their bestsellers. What’s more, spend £80 and get 3 free trial sizes, spend £130 and get 6 free trial sizes or spend £200 and get 10 free trials sizes. Happy Black Friday indeed!
The Body Shop
For the whole of ‘Black Friday week’, The Body Shop are offering 30 per cent off hundreds of their bestsellers and 20 per cent off gift sets using the discount code 14664.
What’s more, The Body Shop is also selling an extra special Black Friday Beauty Bundle worth £80 for just £35. The bundle includes Vitamin E Gentle Face Wash, Vitamin E Moisture Cream, Vitamin E Night Cream and Vitamin E Quench Sheet Mask.
Shop 30 per cent off Charlotte Tilbury’s iconic lipstick trios, eyeshadow palettes and blush sets this Black Friday.
Plus, spend £70 and get a free Instant Magic Facial Dry Sheet Mask, spend £90 and get a free Instant Magic Facial Dry Sheet Mask and a Hollywood Lips Duo or spend £120 and get all this plus a Hot Lips Make Up Bag.
Black Friday fashion deals 2019
Chic jewellery brand Astrid & Miyu is making adding to your collection even more affordable with 25 per cent off everything from 26th November to 4th December. If you want to jump on the piercing trend bandwagon, you can get 10 per cent off your new addition in store.
The White Company
Forget Black Friday, it’s all about The White Weekend at The White Company where you can get 20 per cent off everything using the code GIFT20.
Lingerie brand Boux Avenue will be offering 30 per cent off site-wide this year, alongside 50 per cent off web specials. In addition to this, it will be giving away free gifts with purchase if you spend over £60 or £120 (a free pair of socks or Starlet body, and a Logo dressing gown, respectively).
The Outnet offers discounts on big designer names all year round, but for Black Friday it’ll up the ante to up to 80 per cent off on labels including Zimmerman, Chloé, JW Anderson and Ganni, starting from 19 November.
From 28th November to 1st December, Accessorize will have 20 per cent off all products, but it doesn’t end there. On 2nd December, there’ll still be 20 per cent off everything online.
Simply Be is staggering its Black Friday deals, starting with up to 60 per cent off from 12th-17th November, and rising to 70 per cent on hundreds of lines on the big day itself. Along the way there’s also offers on brands like Maybelline, Garner, and L’Oreal – and on Cyber Monday you can snap up 25 per cent off everything with free delivery too.
Game-changing shapewear and hosiery brand Heist will give you 25 per cent off everything, from shorts to bodies to high waisted underwear. The offers start on 25th November and run until 2nd December.
Every year, Arket does something a little different by assigning a different colour to every day of the week leading up to Black Friday. On any given day, there is 20 per cent off selected items from that colour. For example, this year there’s Blue Monday, where a range of men’s and womenswear are discounted.
Missoma is offering an impressive 25 per cent off everything this Black Friday week, starting Tuesday 26th November. VIPs who have signed up will receive early access 24 hours prior as well.
Monica Vinader is offering 30 per cent discount off a selection of its bestsellers, including Kate Middleton’s beloved green earrings. The sale has already started online.
From Monday 25th November to Monday 2nd December, super chic and super sustainable Baukjen are offering a generous 30 per cent off selected lines.
Cefinn by Samantha Cameron
This Black Friday, Cefinn are offering 20 per cent off selected, effortless and elegant styles from using the code BF20 at the checkout.
Christmas has come early at Selfridges where you save up to 20 per cent in their exclusive shopping event using the code SELFCCE at checkout on luxury brands such as Rixo, Ganni and Estee Lauder.
Helix & Conch
Obsessed with 2019’s curated ear just as much as we are? Head to Helix & Conch this Black Friday to make the most of their 3 for 2 deal on all pairs of studs, huggies and hoops.
Hot foot it to Mango this weekend for 30 per cent off everything online and in-store. Use the code BLACK30 online at checkout but be quick, sale ends Sunday.
You heard that right, TU Clothing are offering 25 per cent off everything until Monday 2nd December – the perfect opportunity to pick up a style steal whilst doing the supermarket shopping.