Black Friday - the manic, post-Thanksgiving day of discounts - may be a relatively new arrival to British shores, but who can argue with deals as good as these? We've rounded up the best price cuts and offers available at some of our favourite London shops and e-tailers. If you fancy something a little more alternative when it comes to gift hunting, try our guide to London's best Christmas markets or check out our bumper Christmas gift guide. Happy shopping!
Topshop is the high street's premier fast fashion force, so we're not surprised that they're going all out for Black Friday. You'll find discounts of up to 50 percent on selected styles in store and online. If you're going to brave the Oxford Street flagship, we'd suggest sharpening your elbows and heading down early.
Best buy: Leopard print dress. Was £60, now £40. Buy it here.
Best of British label Aspinal is offering a 20 percent discount off everything in stores and online, available from Friday to Monday. It's the perfect time to invest in some luxe leather goods that'll last you for decades.
Best buy: Etre Cecile Letterbox rucksack. Was £695, now £556. Buy it here.
On-demand taxi app Gett is slashing the price of its very swanky Gett Clicquot on-demand champagne service from £50 to £39. With the tap of a smartphone screen, you'll summon a courier wielding a bottle of chilled bubbly and two champagne flutes. Swanky.
Our favourite colourful and kitsch accessories brand is offering discounts of up to 80 percent, available online and in its Carnaby store. You'll grab a free pack of stickers with every purchase, too.
Best buy: Shell bag. Was £30, now £20. Buy it here.
High street beauty pitstop Boots is pulling out all the stops for Black Friday. It's offering 10 percent off luxury beauty best sellers like YSL's Touche Eclat and Benefit's They're Real mascara, as well as up to 60 percent off electricals and up to 50 percent off fragrance.
Best deal: WAH London Nail Art Digi Sticker Kit. Was £15, now £10. Buy it here.
Time Out Card
We hate to blow our own trumpet, but Time Out's Black Friday offering is too damn good to miss. Over the weekend, you'll be able to snap up the Time Out card, which gives you a year's discounted access to top restaurants, bars and attractions in the capital, for just £15. Bargain.
Best buy: Time Out Card. Was £49, now £15. Buy it here.
Urban Outfitters is offering reductions of up to 50 percent off selected womenswear and menswear styles, available from Thursday to Monday evening. There will also be a handful of special one-off products available exclusively over the weekend, including this swish UO x Dansette record player.
Best buy: Dansette record player, £250. Buy it here.
Online style juggernaut ASOS is chopping 20 percent across absolutely everything on the site, from posh beauty products to its own-brand essentials to pricier pieces by higher-end designers. Open up your laptop as early as possible, because we predict a sellout. Available until Monday.
Best buy: Lulu Guinness Ella glitter bag. Was £125, now £100. Buy it here.
Botanical beauty brand Liz Earle is a favourite with industry insiders for good reason. Thanks to discounts of up to 30 percent online and in-store, you'll be able to snap up some skincare essentials on the cheap this weekend.
Best buy: Limited Edition Cleanse and Polish cleanser. Was £20.75, now £16.60. Buy it here.
Natural History Museum
Black Friday at the Natural History Museum shop means 25 percent off everything online (apart from personalised products and wall prints). We'll be using this opportunity to snap up an entirely dino-print wardrobe.
Best buy: Ladies' T-Rex grey sweatshirt. Was £50, now £37.50. Buy it here.
Check out London's best shops
We've managed to whittle the list of thousands down to the 100 best shops in London. There's something to please every taste and budget, including a selection of the best department stores, quaint little boutiques, cavernous thrift stores, chic homeware outlets and designer fashion shops.
Tales On Moon Lane Children's Bookshop
Just a stone's throw from Herne Hill station, Tales On Moon Lane is easy to find and even easier to spot given its delightful exterior, which is beautifully painted to resemble a circus tent. This lovely local bookshop was founded by Tamara Macfarlane in 2003 and has since provided the tots, toddlers and young adults of southeast London with practical picture books and rad reads. Regular events are held instore, too, including storytelling sessions, reading and writing classes, literary festivals and half-term activities. Check their website to see what they have coming up.