With all the hustle and bustle of Black Friday, it's easy to get wrapped up in it all and forget quality in favour of quantity. If you've been scrolling on Instagram and clicking through Instastories, you've more than likely seen an influx of 50% off everything flashing before your eyes.
This year, for Black Friday we are moving towards a more considered approach to our purchasing habits. We're looking for high-quality items that will last, and gifts that will be treasured. The list we have compiled for this year's mad rush, below, supports local and independent stores both online offline. Think long-term investment instead of a short-term steal.
And even better, all your shopping can still be done from the comfort of your own home with a cup of tea in hand.
Amara is a great place for bargains on quality pieces from brands such as Ralph Lauren and Orla Kiely. There is up to 50% off their own brand range including these beautiful Chirk Double Silk Duvet Cover which is reduced from €244 to €122. The deals are currently online at www.amara.com and run until Sunday.
For all the buzz that Black Friday brings it can harm independent businesses. Hen's Teeth, an independent art and lifestyle store on Fade Street, Dublin have come up with a deal that highlights this. heir 'For a Better City' discount will run from 23 November to Christmas Eve. Instead of a set deal or discount code, they are simply asking their customers to show that they have made a purchase of €25 or more in a neighbouring independent store to avail of a 10% discount at Hen’s Teeth. Find this beautiful 'Stay Glad' print by One Strong Arm and more at www.hensteethstore.com
The Citizenry will be donating profits on all purchases to Educate Girls, an NGO advancing education in Rajasthan, India, which means your purchase is also giving back this Black Friday. Find this La Nieve and more at the-citizenry.com
Dublin-based interiors brand Hedgeroe Home will have deals both online and in-store from Friday November 23 to Saturday 24. There will be up to 20% off their furniture and other homewares, such as this Madison Side Table, reduced from €470 to €399. hedgeroe.com
The best fashion deals from Irish retailers:
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For 25% off of all Neostrata products use the discount code 'Neo202' at the checkout on www.neostrata.ie
Cloud 10 Beauty
There is up to 30% off everything on www.cloud10beauty.com this Black Friday and there is no code needed.
For a gleaming smile get 25% off everything on www.spotlightwhitening.com including the Teeth White Strips and Teeth White Pen.
The Skin Nerd
For all your skin needs, you can get a consultation with beauty maestro Jennifer Rock at the Skin Nerd for €35 instead of €50 if you book this weekend.
You can get 30% of all Fuschia products all day on Black Friday.
You can get your hands on a new ghd with deals starting for as little as €4.41 and 20% off the curve range, €149, now €119.20 at www.ghdhair.com. The offer ends Monday 26th November.
For their only sale of the year, Glossier are offering 20% off everything. Run. Now.