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And so the chaos begins…

black friday

Mayhem ensues as Black Friday begins but it was nothing but decadence and DJ’s at Vogue’s Gold Night Out at Westfield London last night. The Village played host to an evening of discounts at the majority of the stores with free events such as palm readers, make up lessons and style tips from Vogue’s experts.  However with stark contrast to last night’s festivities, Black Friday or more accurately Black Weekend has begun leaving stores in chaos and websites crashing with the influx of bargain hunters. Although I preferred sipping Prosecco while browsing at Vogue’s Shopping Event, it is hard to resist the tempting offers of a discount.

With the days after Thanksgiving marking the official start of the Christmas shopping period, we can’t help ourselves but indulge in this American tradition. With only the weekend to navigate through this discount madness, here at CVUK we thought we would give you the low down on how utilise all the great discounts. We are just thankful that it has fallen on pay day!

However, if you do not fancy haggling and pushing your way through the crowds the discounts are also being offered online, so you are able to browse and buy all from the comfort of your sofa.

Here is a breakdown of the high street retailers and how they are taking on Black Friday.

John Lewis

Opens at 8am on Friday with its flagship store in Oxford Street open until 10pm

PC World 

Black Friday deals will be offered online and in store “until stock is gone” which will be opening at 8am

All Saints

Get 20% off by using code CYBER at the checkout, Lasts Friday till Monday


This retailer will kick off its Black Friday event midnight on Thursday 27th November, promising discounts on toys, tech and TVs

Harvey Nichols

25% off Autumn/Winter 2014 from Thursday 27th November through to Monday 1st December in-store and online. Get your must have party outfits


There are hundreds of amazing offers across luxury beauty, perfume, toys and tech accessories from Friday 28th November through to Monday 1st December in-store and online

Urban Outfitters

The sale starts on the 27th and will run for the whole weekend


There will be thousands of deals from top brands ALL WEEK with new deals every 10 minutes from 8am to 9pm daily. Amazing


There will be 20% off everything. Keep your eyes peeled for last minute deals


Will be offering 50% off on selected lines which ends Monday

Black Friday is offering; gadgets, beauty, fashion and everything needed to start the Christmas shopping period. With many retailers continuing these discounts all weekend, even if you are busy you will not miss out.

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