11.11 Single’s Day may have come and gone, but thankfully the sale-lebrations have only just begun! Next on the calendar: November 29, which is the highly-anticipated Black Friday, of course.
While it 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 to snatch up our favourite pieces.
Here are some of the most stylish retailers where you can get the best Black Friday bargains online. Don’t miss it! Even if you do, there’s always Cyber Monday (Dec 2) to fall back on. Get your credit cards at the ready and click away!
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Text: Sean Tham and The Finder / Additional reporting: Cherrie Lim & Elizabeth Liew
Emerging Dutch designer label Mujjo will be hopping on the bandwagon for Black Friday sales this year with a special discount code just for our readers. Simply quote “#SWW25” at checkout to enjoy a 25 per cent discount site-wide from 28 November to 3 December. This means you have five full days to decide on what to get in their luxurious collection of leather tech and travel accessories.
We recommend their Leather Wallet Case for iPhone users, and their bestseller Touchscreen Gloves for those travelling to colder climates this year-end.
For affordable yet chic fashion, Zalora is your best bet. This year, Zalora is offering Early Bird promotions at 30 per cent off with a minimum purchase of two items at $80. And that’s only for Early Bird!
Hang out at this site if you want to get your hands on brands such as River Island (no longer available in Singapore since 2013), Mango and Zalia (a modest fashion label introduced by Zalora) at even better prices between Black Friday and Cyber Monday. You know you can’t resist getting yourself an early Christmas gift.
One of Japan’s top fast fashion labels, here is where you can grab basic but stylish winter wear and its silky smooth Heattech at a steal.
This year, Uniqlo is celebrating their 10th anniversary in Singapore (can you believe it’s been 10 years?) with a sale until December 1, making it just in time for Black Friday! Enjoy a range of limited-time-only offers on selected apparel and accessories both online and in-stores; and every $60 spent gives you a Peel & Win card where you stand a chance to win free items and coupons. From Nov 29 to Dec 1, you’ll also enjoy a free tote bag with a minimum spend of $120.
Amazon is finally in Singapore, after launching in October this year, so they are holding their first ever Black Friday/Cyber Monday sales here, with something for the whole family. From now until December 2, get primed to add everything to cart with thousands of exclusive deals and discounts from every category on their site and Prime Now – from toys to electronics, kitchen products, beauty items, baby items and more. Prices start from $1, which is a total steal if you ask us.
Some of the outstanding deals include: 50 per cent of the X-mini Xoundbar Waterproof Portable Bluetooth Speaker, up to 50 per cent off Hasbro Gaming, Nerf, Play-doh, up to 45 per cent off Tefal cookware and up to 50 per cent off beauty products from Phyto, Rimmel and more.
Plus, enjoy free delivery with no minimum spend on selected products.
Amazon Prime members will also enjoy 24-hour early access to thousands of lightning deals and more (you can sign up for a free 30-day trial to enjoy the benefits too!).
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Beauty junkies, listen up! Sephora will be having a sale on Black Friday, and the details are already out. Members of Sephora will receive an early access to their Black Friday sales on 28 November with a 15 per cent off online, in-app and in stores while non-members can gear up for the grabs on the actual day, 29 November.
Be prepared to nab your faves, such as Fenty Beauty, Marc Jacobs Beauty and Urban Decay before they go OOS. For skincare, stock up on Tatcha, Sunday Riley and Saturday Skin. For luscious locks, we recommend Ouai, Living Proof and Percy & Reed. Christmas gifts for your pals — check.
UPDATE: Early bird specials are starting two hours earlier than previously reported below. They will now start at 10pm on Nov 28 (that’s tonight!), instead of 12am on Nov 29.
The furniture and electronics retailer is offering discounts of up to 90 per cent on their e-store and physical stores until Cyber Monday. Pre-sales started online on Nov 22 with teaser discounts of up to 85 per cent.
You may want to stay up late come Thursday night, as for the first 10 hours of Black Friday (12am to 10am), online shoppers will enjoy exclusive early bird specials on products from furnishings to IT and electrical appliances.
After 10am, you can look forward to limited set deals, online flash sales (offered at six-hour intervals, so get your fingers ready to click!). Visit their website for promo codes during the sale.
Looking to nab a luxury bag for a fraction of the cost? The luxury e-tailer is offering 30 per cent off existing sale items, which means items like Stella McCartney bags and Chloe shoes are going for seriously low prices. All you need to do is apply the code FFX30 at checkout to enjoy additional 30 per cent discount. (However, do note that certain brands aren’t included in the Black Friday promotion, including Prada, Balenciaga and Saint Laurent.)
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.
When it comes to Black Friday sales, Swedish fast fashion brand H&M does it well. And with a wide variety of items in-store, grab this chance to get all that you need for the holiday season. Last year, they offered crazy discounts that ran up to 30 per cent off their entire purchase off regular priced items with an ongoing online sale at 15 per cent for the whole day. Camp in front of your laptops to get the best deals for their apparels, accessories and beauty products. There’ll be an additional cost of S$6.90 for shipping, so make sure you factor that in.
Another website to stalk is ASOS, which is teasing a Cyber Weekend sale – meaning from Black Friday through to Cyber Monday, four glorious days of fashion deals!
But if you’re chomping at the bit to get your shopping started, check out ASOS Outlet, which features clothing and accessories at up to 70 per cent off.
This post was updated on November 27, 2019.
Fancy a new pant-suit or a tailored pencil skirt for work? Zara is the place to go for savvy work outfits. The high-street brand’s e-stores in the United States and United Kingdom have been consistently offering a site wide 30 per cent discount on Black Friday, so we’re keeping our fingers crossed that our Singapore site would be similar.
Otherwise, you can check out their Christmas Special in-store and online at up to 40 per cent off. Picking your purchases up from the stores is free, but you’ll get to enjoy free shipping for orders above $79 (shipping costs $5.90 for orders less than $79). Great news for those who used to wait for the brand’s year-end bonanza!
Travel tours and activities platform Klook is rolling out a host of exciting deals from Black Friday all the way until Cyber Monday. On Black Friday itself, existing users can enjoy 10 per cent off purchases with no minimum spend (discounts capped at $35), while new users can take 15 per cent off with a minimum spend of $50 (discounts capped at $30).
Plus, prebook your tickets for this year’s Gardens By The Bay Christmas Wonderland at 6pm on Black Friday and enjoy a complimentary Haagen-Dazs ice cream!
Visit their Facebook page for promo codes and details.
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. In previous years, Shopbop sales for Black Friday usually work with 25 per cent off your entire purchase — so expect something similar this year, even though they have markdown sales of up to 50 per cent discount and a separate code with up to 25 per cent discount right now. Now’s your chance to stock up on casual basics with plenty of contempoary brands such as Blank Denim, A.P.C. and Tibi to choose from!
An international e-retailer that’s based in Montreal, we love Ssense as it offers niche labels such as Alighieri, SJYP (Steve J. and Yoni P.) and Totême. Last year, they offered up to 50 per cent off on a wide selection of items, from apparel to accessories — and guess what? They’re doing the same this year. Street-wear lovers are going to love the deals here.
It’s here where one can get beloved kicks such as Balenciaga Triple S sneakers at a discount! Shipping to Singapore is free for orders above US$350 (S$478), otherwise you’ll be charged US$25 (S$35) for delivery. So check out a few more items to fully enjoy the freebie.
From fashion to beauty to homeware, Robinsons will be having major markdowns on Black Friday in-stores, but keep your eyes peeled on their e-store as well. Contrary to last year’s promotion dropping in early, this year they are only releasing the deets on Instagram and Facebook as the date draws nearer.
You might want to make some plans because last year’s sales of up to 80 per cent garnered roughly 1,000 shoppers in queue at The Heeren, with people taking home kitchenware, electronics and even beds.
Ahead of the festive celebrations coming your way, look out for attractive discounts from Ted Baker on their line of fabulous party and everyday lines. Last year, they offered 30 per cent off regular priced items and 15 per cent additional for sale items between Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Take this opportunity to snag snazzy dresses for Christmas and tasteful workwear for 2020 — who knows, they might just be as hospitable as they were last year to hand out mini-pies to energise you for the spree.
The lingerie giant often runs huge sales every Black Friday, and this year is no different. Whether you’re looking for new everyday bras or you’re on the hunt for something a little more special, you can find a huge selection of undergarments going at really affordable prices thanks to their hefty discounts. There’s also a line of sportswear, which range from leggings to sports bras. Furthermore, peruse the brand’s line of sleepwear, or check out their signature range of body care products that include scented soaps, moisturisers and fragrances. Go all out, for there is free delivery with US$100 spent!
American chain Nordstrom has been offering an extra 20 per cent off selected sale items on previous Black Fridays — and we’re positive they will be back again this year. Right now, we’re waiting (albeit impatiently) for prices of brands such as Chloé and Loewe to get cut further before carting out.
Besides fashion, Nordstrom also has a wide range of beauty products. Think Chanel Beauty, NARS and Charlotte Tilbury. Need to replenish your Yves Saint Laurent Touche Éclat? Look no further than Nordstrom. Grab them before they go OOS!