POLLY’S ‘BLACK FRIDAY’ PICKS.

It’s Black Friday!! Yes, Black Friday! Never heard of it??! No, neither had I, until this year…here’s my quick overview.

As you may have seen in the press, yesterday was Thanksgiving in America. Traditionally, the day after Thanksgiving (Black Friday) marks the unofficial start of Christmas shopping. Retailers slash prices for a short period, anything from 24hours to 3 days, where they heavily discount their regular stock. Historically, this has been retailers most profitable weekend of the year. Hence the term ‘Black Friday’, meaning ‘in the black’ as opposed to ‘in the red’…still with me??! This tradition has now moved over to the UK in a big way with retailers such as Asda, Amazon & John Lewis participating in this marketing frenzy. Luckily, some of the smaller ones are too so here is my rundown of their discounts and my pick of what to buy.

I think this is a great time to get some staple items at a great price. So although I’ve included some gift ideas I’ve also tried to hunt down some great wardrobe staples that you can get at a great price.

COGGLES 25% OFF (use code: BLACKFRIDAY)

(excludes Sale, Gomme de Garcons, Canada Goose & Alexander Wang). Valid from midnight 28th of November – midnight 3rd December.

FOR YOU Victoria Beckham boyfriend jeans.

Victoria Beckham boyfriend jeans

Frye Melissa Leather boots.

Frye Melissa boots

FOR HIM Barbour Men’s Wax Flat-Cap.

Barbour Wax cap

Although there is something very wrong about Ugg boots, there is definitely a time and a place for them (do not tell my husband I said that!) and when you can get them at 25% off then why not?! Ugg offer ends midnight on December 1st.

UGG BOOTS

BAUKJEN 31% NOW 36% OFF TOPS (Use code: SAVE31)

Valid from 3am, 29th November – 02:39, 30th November.

Rivington cropped cardi

Baukjen cropped cardi
Coco shirt

Baukjen coco shirt

BODEN

30% OFF EVERYTHING (plus free delivery). Valid from 29th November – 1st December

FOR YOU Italian lace jacquard skirt. See Laura Fantacci on her WIT blog giving her take on the lace skirt.

Boden italian lace jacquard skirtBoden Italian lace jacquard skirt

FOR HIM The British Scarf,

Boden The British Scarf

JIGSAW

20% OFF everything from Midnight 29th November – 1st December.

FOR YOU the Wool Pocket Mini Skirt, similar to the Carven one seen here on Emily Schuman from Cupcakes & Cashmere

GIFTS – Jigsaw Large Spot Sock. I think bright, coloured socks are really fun gifts and making pairing up sooo much easier.

I love this Green Contrast Stitch Card Holder for a splash of colour in an otherwise brown world of men’s leather goods.

ATTERLEY ROAD
25% OFF all full price orders (excluding Whistles and Sale). Use code FRIENDS25. Valid until midnight 1st December.

This Little Leo scarf by BeckSondergaard, the Scandinavian designers who specialise in quirky but wearable accessories is a great gift.

I love this navy parker too by Des Petites Hauts. Definite wardrobe staple.

When I wrote this, John Lewis hadn’t published their discounts so I’m unsure of the deal although I do know that it’s only for one day, Friday. What better time to buy a Nespresso coffee machine like this one?!

Nespresso Pixie Automatic Coffee Machine by Magimix, John Lewis, £122.24 (original price).

NESPRESSO

What will you buy this Black Friday?
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