The festive shopping madness is over for another year: Black Friday has been and gone, bringing with it heavy discounts, deals and rolling news footage of shoppers getting their elbows out to get their hands on bargain electrical goods.
Of course, this fiesta of pre-Christmas consumerism seems largely at odds with the ongoing struggle to ameliorate the world's current climate crisis. If, however, you shop wisely, you could actually make some savvy decisions that will save you money and prevent you from needing to buy more in future.
Many brands launched their Black Friday deals in the days leading up to the Cyber Weekend. In fact, November was pretty much a shopping extravaganza - we hope you managed to tick a few things off your wishlists.
When is Black Friday 2022?
Black Friday will fall on 25 November 2022. Cyber Monday will follow on 28 November, but we’d recommend that you start looking at your favourite luxury retailers any time from November onwards.
Here are some of the top brands we'll be looking out for next year - some of which still have some great deals running.
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Flannels is still offering a £100 voucher for every £500 you spend (max voucher amount £200). Ends 1st December at midnight.
JOSEPH doesn't currently have a sale on, but you can sign up to the newsletter to find out about future sales.
Save across clothing, shoes, bags and more with &Other Stories' current promotions.
You can get up to 60% off in Reiss's outlet.
The discounts keep on coming - you can still get 50% off in Agent Provocateur's Black Friday sale.
Farfetch currently has a sitewide sale running now, so you can save hundreds on designer brands. Plus, there's an extra 20% off right now.
Missoma doesn't currently have a sale running, but that won't stop us from browsing the stunning collections...
River Island's Black Friday sale has ended, but there's up to 30% off winter essentials and 30% off party wear.
There's up to 75% off Karen Millen goodies right now, including lots of autumn/winter essentials.
You can get up to 50% off ASOS's best bits right now.
There aren't any current deals available at Ernest Leoty, but it's the perfect time to stock up on neutral basics for winter.
Buy shoes, get £10 off more shoes Schuh currently. There's also a great sale section to shop.
Needle & Thread's Cyber Sale is still happening' it's the perfect chance to add a few stunning dresses to your basket, with up to 50% off.
There aren't any discounts at Phase Eight right now, but you can get free standard delivery when you spend over £150.
LK Bennett currently has some fab discounts in its sale.
Free People's sale section is the ideal chance to pick up everything from midi dresses, to jeans and accessories.
Creating luxury sleepwear since 1926, British born Bonsoir of London produces classic nightwear made from the finest materials. Check out its Last Chance section for a fab saving.
Wolf & Badger's Black Friday sale has ended, but you can still shop the discounts in its sale section.
Luggage brand Horizn Studios' Black Friday sale is over, but you can get 20% off when you sign up for its newsletter.
Shop 50% off women's favourites in Monsoon's current sale. From winter essentials including warming knitwear and cocooning coats, to gifts for your loved ones.
GAP's sale has finished, but you can shop brilliant discounted items in its sale and outlet sections.
Linea Azzurro currently has a 50% Black Friday sale across selected lines.
You can still get 20% off Cudoni with the code FESTIVE20.
Forever New currently has a mid-season sale sitewide with some big discounts.
What's better than a basket full of RIXO? A basket full of RIXO with money off. There aren't currently any discounts running, but you can get free UK delivery.
There's 70% off everything right now to celebrate Black Friday.
Armani Exchange's Black Friday sale has now ended, but we're loving the holiday gift guide.
Kurt Geiger is offering up to 30% off selected styles in the run-up to Christmas.
Maje is offering up to 50% off selected lines in its current sale.
Issy London's Black Friday deals are over for another year, but you can still shop its stunning eco-friendly faux fur range with free UK delivery.
You can still save on mahabis' 30% off deal right now. Choose from the signature yellow and grey slippers, and four iconic black styles, too.
Le Chameau didn't offer any discounts this year, but for every order placed on its website, it donated £5 to Dogs Trust.
GUESS's Black Friday sale has now ended, but it's definitely worth shopping its new arrivals.
Cefinn's Black Friday event has finished, but you can get free delivery on orders over £300.
STAXX's 2021 Black Friday sale has ended, but you can still get free UK delivery on all orders.
For the charity conscious: Russell & Bromley continued its Black Friday charity pledge, donating £5 from every sale online and in-store to four charities close to its heart.
You can still get 20% off a huge selection of premium, authenticated vintage products, including Chanel, Prada, Louis Vuitton and Dior. Consume style more consciously and support the circular fashion economy by extending the lifetime of goods.
ANINE BING's sale has now finished but you can sign up to its newsletters to find out all about the latest deals and releases.
House of Sunny is currently offering up to 60% off as part of its Cyber Week promotion.
Get up to 30% off KITRI with the code BF2130.
What actually is Black Friday?
A relatively recent phenomenon for shoppers in the UK, Black Friday has its roots across the pond as part of the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. Held on the Friday after Thanksgiving it sees a selection of high profile retailers offering major discounts on everything from winter fashions to high-value electricals and even holidays.
Naturally, a handful of retailers are so keen to get us spending that they've staggered the start date, with many Black Friday sales kicking off early in the month and new deals being added throughout. Discounts can be found both in-store and online (if you don't fancy braving the queues and the potentially disgruntled shoppers).
And what about Cyber Monday?
A counterpart to Black Friday, Cyber Monday has only been 'a thing' in the US for just over a decade, coinciding with the steady rise of internet shopping. It refers to a day of new deals and discounts that are only available online, with retailers such as Amazon getting on board in a big way year after year.
What are the best Black Friday deals this year?
We'll be scouting out some of the best Black Friday deals around. Shop sensibly...
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