Black Friday sales kick off the holiday shopping season when retailers provide a host of deals and discounts for shoppers. During this time, some of the deals are the best you’ll ever find throughout the year! This year Black Friday falls on November 24, which is the day after Thanksgiving Thursday in the US. However, many stores are starting their sales earlier.
Why do we even bother checking out what happens on Black Friday around the world? Actually, for several reasons. Today, Black Friday has become the biggest shopping event in every corner of the world, not just the United States. All major retailers regardless of the country offer Black Friday bargains and Black Friday online specials. Many European stores will run a Black Friday Cyber Monday week of holiday sales, so you shouldn’t limit yourself with just nearby stores.
What’s really interesting about international shopping is that a lot of times shopping foreign brands in their countries of origin gets you far greater savings than buying those same brands locally, even with the higher delivery cost. Another interesting fact: selection of goods at international online stores varies greatly, which means shopping the same store brand in the UK gets you different deals that what you’d get at the brand’s US stores.
We have searched different countries and found a wide variety of online stores offering awesome Black Friday deals, so you can truly enjoy global shopping. You can even use this list for your Christmas shopping too!
Black Friday in the United Kingdom
|Argos is one of the UK’s leading retailers that sells everything from clothing to toys, home goods, electronics and much more. Last year they offered "sizable discounts" across all departments, so this year everyone expects it to be just as good.|
|John Lewis is a chain of high-end department stores operating throughout the United Kingdom. This year they have already announced a sale on Instax instant cameras, as well as designer fashion and accessories, toys and electric appliances.|
|ASOS is a British online fashion and beauty store selling cutting-edge fashion for men and women. Last year Asos’ Black Friday clothing sale let online shoppers save 20%, so do check them out.|
|boohoo is another UK-based online fashion retailer that sells clothing, shoes and accessories for both men and women. They also offer a range of boohooKIDS and maternity items. Their special deals have already started, just take a peek.|
Black Friday in the United States
|Walmart already has its Black Friday ad and sales out: from hoverboard for $148, HP Touch Laptop or 5th Gen iPad for $249 to a whole array of Black Friday specials on toys, kids clothes, home goods and so much more!|
|Best Buy specializes in consumer electronics and this year promises thousands of deals. You’ll find specials on laptops, iPads, wireless speakers, smartwatches, headphones, Canon, Nikon and Sony cameras and even robot vacuums.|
|Iconic Macy’s is one of the United States’ premier retailers offering the latest fashion brands on women's and men's clothing, accessories, jewelry, shoes and home goods. Check Macy’s Black Friday Sneak Peek for upcoming deals.|
|Kohl’s is a department store specializing in great savings on clothing, shoes, toys, home decor, appliances and electronics for the whole family. This year, Kohl’s will start their Black Friday sales on November 20th for online shoppers.|
Black Friday in Canada
The Hudson's Bay Company, commonly referred to as The Bay, is a Canadian retailer offering women's and men's clothing & shoes, handbags, housewares and so much more. Their Black Friday sales will start on November 17th, look for the ad here.
|Roots is a Canadian brand that sells women’s, men’s, children’s, and babies’ apparel; leather bags; footwear; active athletic wear; small leather goods; and home furnishings. Last year, Roots Canada offered 30% off the entire store during their Black Friday sale and everyone expects the same to happen this year as well.|
|Joe Fresh is a Canadian fashion label offering trendy styles at affordable prices. It is a popular destination for Canadian shoppers looking for clothing, footwear and accessories for the whole family. Expect their Black Friday ad in the week leading up to the big day.|
|Chapters Indigo is Canada's line of stores that sell books, toys, fashion, home decor, stationery, electronics & so much more! Whatch for their sales since previous years' deals included 50% off home decor and fashion as well as huge discounts on books and electronics.|
Black Friday in Australia
|Big W is an Australian chain of discount department stores where you can find products for women, men, kids and babies as well as toys, home, electronics, gaming and more at everyday low prices. So far the hot deals are being kept under wraps, keep a close eye on upcoming ads.|
Myer is Australia's biggest department store. Last year Myer offered its shoppers up to 50% off select items in one massive cyber sale, and this year we hope to see this exceeded!
|Kogan is the largest online department store in Australia selling thousands of products. Browse their selection and watch for the ads.|
The European Countries
Before we start going through the lists of European websites, which are in German, French, Italian, etc., here is how you can translate an entire website into your language using Google Translate. Just go to translate.google.com, in the left box type in the website’s URL (including the http://); on the right choose your desired language and, once the translated URL appears in the box, hit it. You can now browse the entire site in the language of your choice and shop as much as you like!
Black Friday in Germany
|When we talk about shopping in Germany, we instantly think of German made shoes, known around the world for their quality and comfort. This site offers multiple brands for men, women and kids. This year they will run Black Friday Cyber Monday week from the 17th through the 27th of November with savings of up to 70%. So go ahead, check them out and get German shoes online straight from Deutschland.|
|OTTO is one of the most successful e-commerce companies in Europe and Germany's largest online retailer for fashion and lifestyle. It is one of the German sites that will participate in Black Friday 2017, so if you wonder what to shop in Germany, head to OTTO where you can buy all kinds of German products online!|
|BonPrix offers fashion for women, men and children in a wide range of styles and sizes as well as accessories and home textiles. BonPrix motto is "Feel your Wow!" Check them out and see if they can wow you. Also, if the German site seems too complicated, you can browse their UK site – www.bonprix.co.uk.|
|Naketano is a relatively new German fashion line founded by two gifted designers who know what people want! They offer cool street fashion styles for men and women. The website itself has a selection of languages for you to choose from so you can truly enjoy the experience.|
Black Friday in France
|Galeries Lafayette is a fashion retailer and the European market leader in department stores. Its flagship store on Boulevard Haussmann has been a Paris icon since its creation in 1894. For Black Friday 2017, the discounts will focus on men’s, women’s and children’s fashion, shoes, handbags, toys, home equipment and decor, which will mainly happen online.|
|Auchan is a French international retail group selling everything you could ask for. Auchan participates in Black Friday every year including offering some online deals, and gives you a good chance to start your Christmas shopping!|
|Fnac is a large French retail chain selling cultural and electronic products. Apart from smartphones, hoverboards and all other gadgets, above all, you will find French books, albums of French trend artists, comics, etc. If you’re looking for French cultural items or Black Friday electronic sales in Europe, head to Fnac’s site.|
Black Friday in Italy
|KIKO is one of the most successful Italian cosmetics brands in the world and offers a wide range of beauty products. This year, the brand is sure to continue offering special discounts on different products.|
|Moncler is an Italian apparel manufacturer that offers a fine collection of clothing, down jackets and accessories for men, women and kids. They provide an array of global websites for your shopping convenience, however, the selection differs from site to site and some items that are out of stock in the US, may still be available in Europe.|
|Although La Redoute is a French retailer specializing in ready to wear apparel and home decor, it is their Italian website that has already announced its participation in Black Fridays sales. So check out both sites and see which has better offers.|
Black Friday in Spain
|Zara is a Spanish retailer specializing in clothing for women, men & kids. They also have stores in the US, UK and all over Europe, so check out their selection and get your wardrobe holiday-ready. Discounts of up to 50% or even 70% on select models are expected throughout this Black Friday sales event!|
|Bershka is a Spanish fashion brand targeting the young and young at heart. Shop online for shirts, dresses, jeans, shoes and much more.|
|Sarenza is yet another French company specializing in the online sale of shoes and accessories with its presence in different countries throughout Europe. However, it is their Spanish site that has already announced its participation in the Black Friday sale extravaganza.|
It doesn’t matter what you plan on shopping for this holiday season, you can get great deals on thousands of brands and products just by shopping at the right time and very often in the right country. Make the whole world your shopping destination and take advantage of all Black Friday sales in each and every country!