While Black Friday originated in the United States, this shopping bonanza that occurs annually after Thanksgiving has become a widely popular global event that sees retailers slash prices and offer jaw-dropping discounts. Best of all, with plenty of online stores available and brick-and-mortar shops offering their products online as well, we no longer have to brave the crowds — this year, on 23 November — to snatch up our favourite pieces.
Here are some fashion e-tailers where you can get the best Black Friday bargains online.
An international e-retailer that’s based in Montreal, we love Ssense as it offers both the classic brands (Balenciaga, Gucci, Yohji Yamamoto, you name it) as well as the cult and up-and-coming labels — they were one of the very first e-stores to stock Vetements before the brand even got on the radar of some fashion insiders. This year, expect good deals of up to 50 per cent off on a wide selection of items, from apparel to accessories — just like the year before. Streetwear lovers are going to love the deals here, as you might even get Balenciaga Triple S sneakers on a discount, for example. Shipping to Singapore is free for orders above US$300 (S$415), otherwise you’ll be charged US$25 (S$35) for delivery.
Promotion: Up to 50 percent off selected items.
American chain Nordstrom has been offering an extra 20 percent off selected sale items on previous Black Fridays — and we’re positive they will be back again this year. Besides fashion, Nordstrom also has a wide range of beauty products. Think Chanel Beauty, Nars and Charlotte Tilbury. Need to replenish your Look no further than Nordstrom. Grab them before they go OOS.
Promotion: Although details of their Black Friday sale are not available yet, shoppers can save up to 40 per cent off through November as part of their Fall sale.
Last year (and the year before that too), Barney’s New York offered up to 40 percent off on selected items, so we’re hoping this year wouldn’t be all that different. Brands such as Gucci, Valentino and Saint Laurent are a few of our favourites to splurge on. Bonus? They’re offering a pre-Thanksgiving sale right now (click here), and some of their items are up to 75 percent off. Shipping is free (including duties as well) for orders above US$450 (S$622).
Promotion: Specific discount details have yet to be released. However, you can enjoy up to 40 percent off right now with their sale promotion.
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Last year, Farfetch offered 30 percent to 50 percent off on Black Friday so we reckon it might be similar this year. Here’s where you can get your hands on coveted items from brands such as Gucci and Givenchy. What we like about this store is that the prices indicated on the website are in Singapore Dollars, so you’ll know exactly how much you’re paying. Just make sure you select the Singapore flag for delivery country (located on the top left of the page). Shipping is only calculated at check-out. However, if your orders are above S$215, they offer a flat delivery fee (shown only at checkout) regardless of the number of items you’ve ordered.
Promotion: Specific discount details have yet to be released. However, you can get ready by bookmarking its countdown page.
Shopbop’s Black Friday deals work differently from the rest. Instead of providing straight-up sales, they offer discounts when you hit a certain amount. Just key in the promo code they have provided and you’ll get to enjoy savings. To give you an indication of what it might be like this year, here’s their promotion last year:
- 20 percent off — US$200 (S$276) to US$499 (S$690)
- 25 percent off — US$500 (S$691) to US$799 (S$1,104)
- 30 percent off — US$800 (S$1,105) and above
Shopbop carries contemporary brands such as Blank Denim, A.P.C. and Tibi, so you can take the opportunity to stock up on casual basics or great jeans. Their code only works once, so it’s best to gather a few friends’ orders before making a purchase to enjoy the 30 percent deal. Also, you’ll get to enjoy free shipping for orders above US$100 (S$138). In a nutshell: the more you shop, the more you save.
Promotion: Specific discount details have yet to be released.