What’s happening this Black Friday in Swindon?

Shoppers, get ready, because Black Friday is coming to Swindon with a huge range of shops offering massive discounts.

Swindon town centre
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Black Friday is traditionally an American event, in which shops slash prices massively on the day after Thanksgiving. The initiative then became popular in many shops in the UK and can see up to weeks of discounts!

McArthur Glen Designer Outlet’s Black Friday event will take place across the whole weekend, from Friday, 25 to Monday, 28 November. Discounts found there include up to 70% off at Antler and Osprey London, as well as names like Build-A-Bear, Gap, and Vans offering up to 50% off. For more information on Black Friday deals at the Outlet, visit the website.

Similarly, many shops in the town centre will be joining the event, including Debenhams, Ann Summers, and Miss Selfridge.

Carphone Warehouse have held a ’10-day black tag sale’ which sees prices of both phones and contracts slashed massively.

Fruit Archer of Bella Jojo’s pet boutique, said: “I think it’s a good opportunity to promote your business in the run-up to Christmas. It encourages more customers to buy your items and helps contribute to our local economy. I think it will go down well in Swindon because people can buy cheaper items for Christmas, which can be so expensive.”

Even David Lloyd Gym in Blunsdon are joining in the hype, offering a work out for shoppers preparing to test their strength and stamina so they can be in the best shape to battle for bargains on the day. They are also offering a free day pass for those who want to avoid the rush of the sales.