If the date isn’t already in your diaries, you need to know that Friday 27th November is set to be another huge Black Friday; with Monday 30th November not far behind as another big Cyber Monday. With shops and department stores everywhere offering huge discounts, it’s not to be missed if you want to snap up a few bargains. If sale shopping, particularly the Black Friday weekend, puts the fear of God into you–we’ve all seen people sprinting into stores and fighting each other for the last size in a certain must-have piece and it’s never pretty–follow these few tips to be as prepared as possible for when the big sales hit.

Research

A little digging around to find out what will be on offer is super helpful when planning your Black Friday/Cyber Monday shopping. Know what you really want and from where to avoid wasted time and those dreaded FOMO moments when impulse buys take over. Visit the brick and mortar stores on the high street the week before so you can suss things out before committing to buy online; this will ensure you’re 100% clear on what you want to get, plus you are already aware of what sizes will and won’t work for you–also meaning you can avoid that maybe it’ll be alright moment. It never is, and you’re left with a wardrobe full of things you regret purchasing.

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Think Ahead

By this we mean think what you really need, as opposed to are just buying because it’s now really cheap. Still need ski pants and a jacket for a trip in the New Year? Great, that’s something you can make sure you’re looking out for. Not found the perfect sparkly number for this year’s Christmas party season? All the sparkles and more are waiting with big discounts, you just need to plan what you want and stick to it. Like doing your research, this will make sure you stay focussed when the big discounts everywhere get a little distracting.

Have Fun

Sales shopping can be a little daunting and sometimes disappointing, especially when you’re unable to get the one thing you really wanted, so don’t do it alone. This Cyber Monday grab a group of your closest girlfriends and shop online together; all the best parts of a Saturday afternoon combing the shops with your best friends, but in the comfort of your own home with drinks and yummy snacks to hand and no elbows jostling you around in sight. Who said sales shopping was stressful?

Whatever you end up looking for this Black Friday and Cyber Monday, a little bit of prep and some time with friends can make all the difference between a tiring day at the shops and the excitement of saving some money on pieces you had been looking for. So have fun and make sure to check our fashion page and our Black Friday page for all the latest promo codes and big offers before making those all important buys.  We will have tonnes of offers lined up to help you save!