The Ultimate Guide to Black Friday deals

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Thanks to our friends at MyDiscountDeals, we’ve got the inside scoop on the best bargains from top Australian retailers. For the fashion obsessed and the keen gym goers, there are some amazing deals that will have you rushing to splash your cash. We can also answer all your burning buying questions, like whether it’s cheaper to shop online or in store and whether it’s cheaper to buy Australian.

Despite starting out in the US, Black Friday and Cyber Monday have recently swept the world with their incredible retail discounts. Australia has embraced the shopping phenomenon with most major retailers now jumping on the sales bandwagon. This year, Black Friday falls on November 25th, with Cyber Monday following closely afterwards on November 28th.

With Christmas just around the corner and all the New Years parties following soon after, this is your opportunity to buy big and spend little. So get ready to take note of the retailers with the biggest deals and our tips for making the most of the bargains.


Fabulously Fashionable

With all the parties and occasions that the holiday brings, we’ve focused on the savings available for party wear, including boots/shoes, the little black dress, a glitzy clutch and a watch. David Jones and Myer are both offering generous discounts on all the aforementioned, and if you’re willing to spend big, you can even find Stuart Weitzman boots at 50% off. Other impressive deals include Marc Jacobs watches (down to $227 from $379.00), 25% off the Country Road Tess Soft Clutch and 30% off the classic Tigerlily Tapati Dress.

As you would expect, plenty of online retailers are getting involved in the action too and online is where you’ll find the massive deals. ASOS is slashing almost 70% off certain items, like the Forever Unique Silvia Bandage Dress (was $766, now $245), and is taking 30% off all of their stock for the whole Black Friday holiday. That’s only a little of what’s on offer!

The detailed findings confirm that online is cheaper than in store, and that, even with postage, Australian retailers have the best discounts.

Verdicts: David Jones, Myer, ASOS and Boohoo the places to go for a bargain on Black Friday. Also, online is cheaper and Australia has the best deals.


Gym Junkies

As a nation, we’re very fitness oriented so it’s no surprise that retailers are discounting our favourite gym wear to get us spending that cash. From an in-store perspective, David Jones and Myer are again leading the way, with modest discounts on virtually all sporting goods. Arguably the best deals are in the footwear department, where Sketchers Flex Appeal shoes have been discounted from $119.95 to $69.00 at Myer, while David Jones are also offering discounts on Sketchers Sketch-Air Infinity Sneakers (down to $89.00 from $129.95).

Online, you can grab Vans Old School Suede trainers from Surfstitch for 40% off and 40% off FRENDS Taylor Gunmetal headphones. You can also feel like a Queen in a pair Beyoncé’s Ivy Park shorts for 50% off at The Iconic, which is the ultimate motivation. The US store Urban Outfitters, meanwhile, are offering 54% off Adidas Original 70s inspired shorts, now retailing at $27.12. They’re not going to give you a Beyoncé booty but they’re cheap and cool.

The detailed findings again confirm that it’s cheaper to shop online, and Australian retailers still have the best deals. For latecomers to the Black Friday party, we’ve sure gotten right into the spirit!

Verdicts: Once again, Myer and David Jones are leading the pack in discounts, but Surfstich, The Iconic and US owned Urban Outfitters are all offering hefty discounts on gym gear. Online is your best bet to save money while spending, and Australian deals are the cheapest.


So that’s your rundown of the best places to shop this Black Friday and Cyber Monday to get the best deals and look your best for the holidays. If you want this kind of information for all of your shopping, head over to to make sure you always get the best bargains. Happy shopping!


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