The Shopaholic’s Guide to Shopping Black Friday

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Remember that episode of Friends when Monica goes wedding dress shopping and Rachel gets trampled over the other shoppers? Yep, that’s how Black Friday’s got us feeling too. BUT, it doesn’t need to be this way. Devoted shopaholics, we’re going to provide you with the ultimate survival guide in navigating Black Friday and Cyber Monday, getting the best deals and big discounts. The only stipulation? You can’t take all the good stuff without leaving some for us…

Take a targeted approach

Black Friday and Cyber Monday brings about the impulse buyer in all of us-  which, if you’re not careful can lead to a LOT of clothes you’ll never wear and an empty bank balance. Instead, start by going through your wardrobe and deciding what’s missing, what could do with replacing and what events you’ve got coming up – you’ll need an outfit for Christmas, obv. We’ve also written a handy guide on clearing out your closet, so you’ve got no excuse…

Make a wishlist

Once you’ve identified the items you want (and by want, we mean need), make a good old-fashioned list. Sounds restrictive, but if you go in knowing what you’re looking for, you’re less likely to go rogue and more likely to end up with great new wardrobe additions. Whether you’re using our mobile app or computer to shop the site, you can click the little heart on products to automatically add these to your digital wishlist– handy huh?

Utilise the search bar & filter by size

If you are a shopper that gets sucked in by all the great deals, it’s time to stay savvy and utilise your tools. The search bar is your new best friend; wishlist in hand, go forth and search for the key items you’re after and secure the best offers without the scrolling. Similar to using the search bar, filtering by size will save you time and disappoint if items aren’t available to you. ‘Cos you’ve got better things to do, like plan events to wear your new clothes…

Experiment with new styles

If you’re attending Black Friday as more of a casual spectator, now is the perfect time to experiment with your style. Since everything is discounted, *squeals*, you can try out new looks and trends at a fraction of the cost. If you’re a party dress only kinda gal, mix it up with a suit. Only ever wear flats? Treat yourself to a heel. Strictly a denim jean wearer? Try out some faux leather trousers.

Think of others

There’s a reason Black Friday and Cyber Monday are right before Christmas; what better time to pick up the perfect prezzies for your loved ones (and maybe a little something for you too). Suss out what your fave ladies in your life will be asking Santa for and seek them out. Told ya, lists are handy! We’ve also rounded up the best Christmas presents here to take out the hard work; less thinking = more shopping.


So there you have it, the new rules for Black Friday and Cyber Monday. You’re well equipped to shop the sales like a pro and scoop up all the best buys. You can thank us later…