Black Friday in the North East


Hundreds of stores are following in the footsteps of our friends across the pond and making the US Black Friday, a British thing.

Explosive, un-missable discounts are set to hit the shops for one day only on November 28. These won’t be your average up-to 70% off summer and winter sales, with the only things discounted being the things no-one wants. Rather than the end-of-season left-over stock, there will be across-the-board savings on all the current season must-haves.

Sam Czwordan-Wright, marketing executive of The Bridges shopping centre in Sunderland, said: “We’re expecting it (Black Friday) to be very successful and should have a few good offers on.”

The day is set to be so huge that the intu MetroCentre is going to have live entertainment, freebies, choir singers and has even issued a Black Friday survival guide. Expect 40% off women’s fashion and an even better, 60% off jewellery and accessories.

Trevor Pereira, commercial and digital director at intu which runs the MetroCentre and Eldon Square, said: “The date is now mainstream in the UK retail calendar and, along with Cyber Monday for on-line purchases, these four days are amongst the busiest shopping times of the year.”

He adds: “intu has some of the UK’s best shopping centres in the strongest locations, which means we’re anticipating a busy weekend. We’re focused on attracting footfall for our retailers so their businesses can flourish while providing every customer with a great Black Friday shopping experience.”

intu’s website, will be discounting items throughout to enthuse its 1.5 million monthly visitors across the Black Friday/ Cyber Monday weekend.

If you’re a little unsure on what Black Friday is read our explanation, or if you’d rather see who has the bargains we have a handy guide below:

John Lewis

John Lewis have more than 100 deals online and in store for Black Friday, which will begin at 8am on Friday 28 November.


ASOS are offering unto 70% off certain products and further reductions on sale items for Black Friday (November 28) and Cyber Monday (December 1). They will be dropping new items into the Black Friday/Cyber Monday sale throughout the day, so you’ll need to keep a look out for any new items that go into the sale.

New Look

New Look have started their Black Friday sale early and already have up to 50% off lots of products in both womenswear and menswear.


Debenhams are currently offering up to 30% off womenswear, menswear, home, shoes and kids and up to half price on fragrances. However the discount may increase on Black Friday, as it did last year.


Amazon are offering many offers for Black Friday, however their sale starts Monday 24 November. Amazon have up to70% off fragrances, watches, Carissima Gold Jewellery and Kindle books. They also have up to 60% off Ariel Diamonds Jewellery and up to 50% off toys and games.


This year Superdrug have created their own version of Black Friday called Pink Wednesday. It start on Wednesday November 26 and will last till Tuesday December 2. Superdrug are offering up to 70% off on certain brands and products.


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