The wait is almost over! We know you’ve been holding out for Black Friday 2020 and it’ll be here on Friday 27th November, so make sure you save the date. Get your shopping priorities in order and bag all the best deals and discounts right here at Simply Be this Black Friday and Cyber Monday – it’s only going to be the biggest shopping event of the year. We’re pretty excited over here at Simply Be HQ, and we hope you are too! With Black Friday deals across everything from our new season clothing and shoes to lingerie, accessories and beauty, you can land yourself the latest looks for a lot less.
Scroll down for a bit of Black Friday history, as well as some shopping numbers to see just how much people love this annual shopping event.
The term “Black Friday” first coined, used to describe a financial crisis.
Retailers in the US began offering large discounts the day after Thanksgiving.
‘Black Friday’ started being used to describe heavy and disruptive traffic and crowds.
It was later used to refers to the busiest shopping and traffic day of the year.
‘Black Friday’ named the busiest shopping day of the year in the US.
Amazon launches Black Friday in the UK.
Asos and Toys R Us start to offer Black Friday deals.
UK shoppers spent £200 million on Black Friday deals.
Black Friday weekend becomes the biggest shopping event in UK history.
Asda did not take part in Black Friday, just two years after it originally joined.
It was predicted that £1.1bn was spent online in just 24 hours.
Spending on Black Friday alone was predicted at £2.5 billion.
The average person’s spend on Black Friday was £234.
Approx £2.5 billion spent by UK shoppers on Black Friday.