Coinciding perfectly (or perilously) with most peoples pay days today, many UK retailers have decided to offer discounts to kick start the holiday shopping season. Black Friday is traditionally the preserve of electrical goods so retailers like Amazon, Apple and Dell have gone big on their offerings. Apple have a special one day shopping event today with discounts on iPads, laptops and even a huge iTunes sale, whilst Amazon have trawled their web to bring choice discounts to shoppers.
But there are plenty of fashion bargains to go round too. Selfridges are marking the day with an early Christmas celebration all weekend, where shoppers can score a healthy 20% discount in-store until Sunday with special discount vouchers. And online, retailers like River Island are offering free delivery on all orders this weekend. Its the perfect reason to shift gears into festive mode, and if youre lacking in inspiration, browse through our festive gift guide for a cherry-picked collection of treats for your loved ones.
We're hoping this may start a yearly trend for jawdropping discounts and consumer events in advance of the Christmas rush. Topshop, are you listening?More