Black Friday

20th November 2017

Originating in America, Black Friday is the day after Thanksgiving and marks the start of holiday shopping season. This year Black Friday is celebrated on 24th November. In recent years, Black Friday has come across the pond and is now celebrated in the UK.

Originally celebrated on one day, this bargain bagging day now extends before and after the designated Friday. In the last few years, Black Friday sales have started on Monday of the same week and run until the following Monday – a week long opportunity to get cut-price goodies!

Why it is called Black Friday?

Many high street and online retailers report some of their highest profits on Black Friday. The black element of the name, ‘Black Friday’, relates to businesses recording their losses in red ink and gains in black. This tradition continues in modern accounting software, hence the name.

Black Friday Shopping Tips

  • Black Friday deals are often available before Black Friday itself. Check in-store for information and look at websites and social media sites this week to keep abreast. You can follow The Pantiles’ on Facebook and Twitter to keep up to date of offers in our stores.
  • Deciding what you want in advance is another top tip. You may NOT be able to cover all the stores and may not be able to get ALL the early bird bargains. So, decide before the day what is the most important item that you want.
  • Give preference to the high value items, as those are the items you’ll save most on.
  • If possible, get together a group of friends and family members to visit to each shop! Each person can go with a list and buy an item for everyone else in the group.

Black Friday at The Pantiles

Many of our retailers are offering customers Black Friday deals this week. Here is a selection:

And So To Bed
Get 75% off selected items.

The Futon Company
Save hundreds on futons, furniture and accessories. See the full range of offers here.

Jack Wills
Epic deals planned on Friday 24th, Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th November. For more details.

Pantiles Cameras
Head in-store to snap up a bargain with great discounts in the Pantiles Cameras’ sale. See a selection of offers here.

Trevor Mottram

  • Zwilling knife skills demo on Saturday 25th November with special offers and 20% off Zwilling products on the day.
  • 75% off Jacquard Francais table cloths and runners.
  • More discounts in-store.

Duke of York
Friday Fun: 2-4-1 cocktails from 6pm to 9pm. The perfect way to relax and rejuvenate after a hard day’s Good Friday shopping!

For more details about our stores and their Black Friday promotions, visit their individual store pages on our website or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.