Several luxury brands also traditionally participate in Black Friday, which gives you the opportunity to acquire great pieces by famous fashion designers, luxury cosmetics, top electronics or modern furnishings and accessories, sometimes for as much as 50% of the original price.
Cosmetics: L´Occitane is offering various discounts on gift packages, and Clinique is offering a 25% discount on its products.
Electronics: Apple and HP have prepared several luxury special offers.
Furniture and accessories: Try the online store http://www.luxdeco.com/, which offers up to 80% discounts on luxury home accessories. Also participating in traditional Black Friday sales is the online store http://www.amara.cz/, which has prepared discounts of up to 50 % on selected products ranges for its customers.
Clothing and Jewelry: Victoria’s Secret is offering a 50 % on selected collections. Yves Saint Lauren has prepared a 20% discount and Michael Kors is offering discounts of 25-30% on purchases over certain amounts. Swarovski has 25% discounts on selected products.
If your favorite brand is not participating in this event, try online portals such as http://www.net-a-porter.com/ or www.yoox.com. In these online stores you’ll find lots of clothing, shoes, and even accessories at a special discount.
Net-a-porter is offering discounts between 30 – 50 %, and Yoox 20 %.
Besides the above-mentioned types of goods, discounts may also be available on exotic vacations, perfumes and some luxury cars. You can find a list of brands participating in the discounts on Black Friday for example at: www.blackfriday.com. Black Friday discounts usually last until the close of the weekend, so you still have enough time to purchase your luxury delights.
It’s not entirely certain, but the most probable version says that the term was coined in Philadelphia and was used to describe the traffic chaos that is traditional following Thanksgiving. In the 1970s, this term spread and today it is associated with shopping fever and dramatic discounts.