I’m not going to do a massive Black Friday post. Mainly because I think people are more likely to be shopping than reading blogs about shopping, and hopefully everyone knows the rule that you buy something you have had your eye on anyway, so don’t feel swayed by what I want. Also be aware that discounts are often meaningless in these days of dynamic pricing, so don’t feel pressured (for example, mahabis slippers are offering a 10% discount on Black Friday with the code BLACKFRIDAY, but they email me a 10% discount at least once a fortnight throughout the year. In fact, of you have been on the mahabis website, you’ll probably get a 10% discount come up in targeted advertising… could do better, mahabis).
So, things I really have had my eye on includes most of Uterqüe, and they have up to 40% off selected items from 22:00 tonight (GMT). I don’t know which selected items but given I do want a lot of the shop, there is bound to be something I covet. Bear in mind that Uterqüe recently did 40% off their lovely trainers, so if I don’t get that discount again, I’ll feel short-changed.
Also on my wishlist have been these amazing burgundy (slightly too high but don’t ruin the moment with facts) velvet boots from Office, which is doing a 20% discount with the code SHINE:
However, Black Friday is most useful for things that are usually out of your price range that rarely go into the sale, but are kind of essentials. Last year I bought a Protected Species waterproof coat (regular readers will know I spend a good junk of my time walking the dog in Britain’s crappy weather), and not being wet is of utmost importance. Not looking like a tit is also pretty high up there, so when I found a coat in which I could walk the dog and follow that immediately with a pub lunch without looking like I had been up Snowdon, I was over the moon. I had to pay dearly, however, for such coats do not come cheap. However, Protected Species are doing a 20% Black Friday discount with the code CYBER20 across all their coats:
The parka is great, the fabric is soft and not at all ‘rustly’, and it keeps the rain out. It’s a great coat and I’ve no qualms about wearing it into town when it’s chucking it down.