The best places to shop till you drop this Black Friday
Following Thanksgiving Day in the US, Black Friday ushers the beginning of the holiday shopping season. Here’s a list of famous places where you will find Black Friday most celebrated for your year-end shopping spree with whopping discounts and promotions from major retailers.
Black Friday in the US is a haven for shoppers as it’s common to expect discounts of up to 80 percent. You will find amazing discounts from top brand names and stores such as Apple, Macy’s, Toys’R’Us & Abercrombie & Fitch. You can also check websites and local newspapers beforehand for coupons and Black Friday ads to navigate your way around the city for deal hunting. Even though shops and stores operate under extended hours, it is highly advisable to set your alarm clocks to be among the first to take advantage of the deals and stay clear as best as you can from the busiest shopping frenzy of the year.
Being an American Thanksgiving tradition, Black Friday has since crossed the Atlantic a couple of years ago to emerge as a new holiday trend in the UK. The veritable American invasion brings London promotions and discounts from over 250 branded retailers such as Tesco, Sainsbury, Duchamp London and online retailer Amazon. Oxford Street, London’s busiest shopping street with over 300 branded stores, will brace against thousands of bargain hunters with extended trade hours.
Irish shoppers aren’t giving up on the Black Friday fun as major retailers such as Easons, The Bodyshop, HMV, Argos, Smyths Toys, Debenhams and Feel Unique have started mobilising their promotion and discount campaigns. To the Irish, Black Friday is akin to Stephen’s Day Sale multiplied by ten, and it’s common to see shoppers queuing outside stores even before they open.
All the way in South East Asia, Singapore’s retail prowess is not to be trifled with as popular gadget and technology retailers have kickstarted their Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals. Renowned brands such as Samsung, Microsoft, Nikon and Google have slashed considerable amounts off original prices and even video games will be a steal in the shopping season for the geeks.
Black Friday has evolved into a recognised shopping opportunity in Canada and many deals available are translated from their American neighbour. Walmart, IKEA, Best Buy, Hudson’s Bay and Sears Canada are some of the well-known participating outlets promising the “lowest prices of the year”. Canadians need not cross the border to snare whopping deals as the growing numbers of Canadian retailers are mimicking the US shopping event.