Last Updated on October 2, 2023
M&S’ Black Friday sale is just a few weeks away, so I’m sharing everything you need to know about the brand’s sale so you don’t miss out come November 24th. Marks & Spencer offers classic and versatile pieces, so if you’re looking to update your wardrobe this winter, the brand’s Black Friday sale could be a good time to do so.
The British brand has been a staple in so many people’s wardrobes since its launch way back in 1884 because of both its affordability and timeless designs. The brand’s pieces barely date, which means they can stay in your wardrobe for years instead of the throwaway attitude many fast fashion labels have right now.
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Does Marks & Spencer take part in Black Friday?
M&S stopped joining the shopping event in 2017. In a conference speech, the brand’s CEO Steve Rowe said: “We didn’t do it last year either. When we did do it, we found it sucked sales forward. Customers are more interested in different types of technology, like TVs, which we don’t sell.”
The good news is even though the retailer has not officially taken part in the sale event, it does still offer many deals over the weekend across both fashion and homeware. 2022 saw M&S offer 20% off select items and brands throughout the weekend, so you can expect something similar this year – even though they don’t call it a Black Friday sale.
When is Black Friday?
Black Friday is held during the last Friday of November. In 2023, that’s November 24th. Meanwhile, Cyber Monday is the weekend right after Black Friday – November 27.
Wear Next opinion
As consumers are becoming savvier to the impact of overconsumption on our environment and the individuals working to produce garments, many brands have decided to boycott Black Friday this year. We’re expecting this to include brands Monki, Next and Arket, all of which opted out of Black Friday over the past few years.
While we don’t condone overspending, we do want fashion to be accessible to those on a low budget, as well as those who struggle to shop sustainably due to size constraints.
We love fashion and the freedom of self-expression it brings and understand you’re going to want to shop the sales. We encourage you to be mindful of your spending and avoid buying items you’re probably going to discard of in a year’s time.
Shop smarter, not harder this Black Friday. Ensure you’re not overspending by setting yourself a budget beforehand and creating a wish list of items you actually need rather than want – including Christmas gifts for others – if you are going to spend.