Black Friday & Cyber Monday…Retail Festivals to be Celebrated

Black Friday & Cyber Monday…Retail Festivals to be Celebrated


In the world of fashion and retail, the festival equivalent are the likes of Black Friday and Cyber Monday. The fashionista or bargain hunters equivalent of Christmas or a popular music festival, Black Friday and Cyber Monday offer a great opportunity to pick up some truly outstanding bargains. Not just for tech and gadgets, these discount days are also fantastic to pick up some gems when it comes to fashion and accessories.


Black Friday & Cyber Monday Explained…


Black Friday actually originates from the USA, but is big across various counties around the globe, including the UK. It takes place the Friday after Thanksgiving, which is the fourth Thursday in November. The day represents the beginning of Christmas shopping, and sees brands slashing their prices for one day only.


Much like Black Friday, Cyber Monday follows Thanksgiving also, on the Monday after Black Friday. Cyber Monday is a little different to Black Friday, in that it involves deals online only, with online retailers offering amazing discounts. While Black Friday is focused on the high street, you can also get great deals online too, making the Friday-Monday after Thanksgiving the biggest shopping event of the year, giving you the opportunity to pick up some gems at mind blowing price.


Take note of of Black Friday, but if you’re after great fashion pieces at a low price, focus your bargain hunting efforts on Cyber Monday, which focuses more on fashion and accessories than Black Friday.


Shop Smart…


Black Friday and Cyber Monday are well worth putting in your diary, but you will probably be well aware of the problems that shoppers face during this somewhat manic event. The sales can be manic, and even dangerous, so if you’re not one for pushing and shoving just to get your hands on the latest channel perfume at a great price, it may be worth waiting until Cyber Monday and shopping from the comfort of your own home.


The trick is weighing up just how much you want something, and how much you’d be willing to pay for it. If there is something you’re desperate for that goes on sale on Friday, you probably wouldn’t want to wait to see if you can get it on Monday instead, just in case it sells out. On the other hand, prices can be dropped further on Monday, so if you feel like you wouldn’t be too disappointed if you missed out, it might be worth waiting until Monday to see if you can order the item online at an even lower price.


Make some plans prior to the event, think about who you are shopping for. While Black Friday and Cyber Monday can be great to get hold of that designer bag you’ve wanted for ages for yourself, the events are also a great opportunity to pick up gorgeous gifts for friends and family, the days were after all designed to kick start the Christmas shopping period.


Black Friday and Cyber Monday are well worth adding to your diary, and with a little planning, research and strategic shopping, you can pick up some fantastic pieces at amazing prices. Stay tuned to my twitter feed @madamehighst & don’t miss a trick whilst grabbing your treats.