Will Monki Take Part in Black Friday This Year?

'Black Fri-nay'.

Love Monki? Then I’m sure you already keep an eye out for the brand’s sales — including Black Friday.

While its prices are already pretty low, they offer generous discounts from time to time.

READ MORE: Everything You Need To Know About Monki’s Sizing

However, it opted out of Black Friday in 2019, 2020 and 2021 in a bold move that left many impressed (albeit disappointed).

Monki black friday sale

So will the brand take part in Black Friday this year? Read on for everything you need to know.

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When is Black Friday?

Black Friday happens on the last Friday in November, which lands on 25th in 2022.

Cyber Monday then takes place the following week. In 2022, that’s November 28th.

Will Monki take part?

Monki have unfortunately opted out of Black Friday again this year.

Last year, they posted on Instagram, saying, ‘Dear Monki friends. In 2019, we said bye-bye to Black Friday. To continue being relevant to you – our amazing community – this year won’t be any different. This means that for the third year in a row, Monki will not have any Black Friday deals. You will be able to visit our stores and monki.com as usual. Love, Monki 💘.’

The brand opted out of the shopping event in 2020 too, sharing a similar ‘Black Fri-Nay’ announcement, saying: ‘Our stores and monki.com will be open as usual, but there will be no Black Friday deals. Instead, we will as always offer amazing fashion at great prices.’

However, instead of promoting Black Friday, Monki does have a sale. In fact, their Outlet is often packed full of gorgeous garments at very low prices – so it’s basically Black Friday all the time.

Many brands are opting for a similar move, claiming they’re side-stepping the discount event but continuing to slash their prices. This sends a confusing message to consumers.

The decision to do so is an obvious optic move towards sustainability. However it’s important to mention that Monki is owned by the H&M group, which has long been accused of greenwashing.

If brands are serious about ditching Black Friday, they should also look at the ethics behind their practises and the sustainability of the materials they use.

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.

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.

Shop the Monki sale

For the past few years, Monki has made the bold decision to opt out of Black Friday. However, they still offer generous discounts throughout the sale period.

Here are some of our favourite items that are on sale right now.

Off-white big collar quilted vest

Off-white big collar quilted vest, now £22 – buy now

Holiday Fine knit sweater

Holiday Fine knit sweater, now £10 – buy now

Single-breasted classic coat

Single-breasted classic coat, now £40 – buy now

Check short sleeve seersucker jumpsuit

Check short sleeve seersucker jumpsuit, now £25 – buy now

Colour block belted jacket

Colour block belted jacket, now £40 – buy now

Black and white heeled mules

Black and white heeled mules, now £10 – buy now

Chunky cropped cardigan

Chunky cropped cardigan, now £18 – buy now

Pink crochet style baguette bag

Pink crochet style baguette bag, now £9 – buy now

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