Originating in America, Black Friday is the day after Thanksgiving and marks the start of holiday shopping season.
In recent years, Black Friday has come across to the UK (and other countries) and is now a highly anticipated bargain-bagging occasion. This year Black Friday is celebrated on 23rd November.
Originally celebrated on one day, this day now extends before and after the designated Friday. In the last few years, Black Friday sales have started on Monday of the same week and run until the following Monday – a week long opportunity to get cut-price goodies!
Why ‘Black Friday’?
Many high street and online retailers report some of their highest profits on Black Friday. The black element of the name, ‘Black Friday’, relates to businesses recording their losses in red ink and gains in black. This tradition continues in modern accounting software, hence the name.
Top Shopping Tips for Black Friday
- Black Friday deals are often available before Black Friday itself. Check in-store for information and look at websites and social media sites this week to keep abreast. You can follow Lion Yard on Facebook and Twitter to keep up to date of offers in our stores.
- Deciding what you want in advance is another top tip. You may NOT be able to cover all the stores and may not be able to get ALL the early bird bargains. So, decide before the day what is the most important item that you want.
- Give preference to the high value items, as those are the items you’ll save most on.
- If possible, get together a group of friends and family members to visit to each shop! Each person can go with a list and buy an item for everyone else in the group.
Black Friday at Lion Yard
Many of our retailers are offering customers Black Friday deals this week. Here is a selection:
From 22nd to 26th November, get 25% off all adult styles at Clarks.
Get 15% off everything in-store. Offers ends on 27th November.
Get up to 30% off selected lines at JD Sports in Lion Yard. Promotion valid from Friday 23rd November to Monday 26th November.
Smiggle’s colour festival is here and it’s guaranteed to brighten up your Black Friday! Get 30% off selected Christmas gifts. Available while stocks last and ends 25th November.
Get a £10 voucher with every £50 you spend this Black Friday at Sports Direct! So, whether you are treating yourself or thinking ahead for Christmas, you’re sure to find something for everyone.
Get 20% off everything in-store at Superdry from 20th to 26th November.
For a limited time only, Thomas Sabo are offering up to 15% off all jewellery and watches! Discover a dazzling deal this Black Friday Weekend with 15% off everything and a special 30% off selected pieces*. This promotion runs from 23rd to 26th November.
* Discount offer cannot be combined with any other promotional offer. Not valid for Charm Club Christmas bracelet and limited edition articles.