Black Friday Rundown

I’ve been absent (again) from the blogosphere for a bit but I am making up for it today with a rundown of the best Black Friday Fashion deals out there… I’ll be updating the list as the week goes on so remember to keep checking back.

You all know by now how much I like a bargain… but I find Black Friday is best when experienced online, away from the madness of the high street so here are my top tips:

Adidas – Up to 50% off in the sale + an extra 20% off on Black Friday + Free Delivery
Amalli Talli – Various discounts until 9pm. Use code ‘BLKFRIDAY’ for 15% off sale items.

And Other Stories – 50% off selected items

Anthropologie – 20% off with code ‘GIFT’

ASOS – 20% off everything with code ‘GOGOGO’

Avenue32 – 30% off selected items

Banana Republic – 50% off 5 regular priced items site-wide

Boden – 30% off and Free Delivey with code F6P8

Boohoo – up to 70% off + Free Delivery

Chicwish – An extra 25% off with code BLK25

Chinti & Parker – discounts on selected knitwear

Coach – 30% off selected styles with code ‘THANKS2016’ / 20% off wih ‘BLACK20’

Debenhams – Up to 50% off

Dorothy Perkins – Up to 50% off

Dune – Up to 30% off selected bags and shoes

Finery – Offering 30% off everything from Thursday 24th – Monday 28th November

French Connection – Up to 50% Off

GAP – Deals running from Friday 25th – Monday 28th November (details TBC)

Hbe Jewellery – 20% off with code ‘BlackFriday’

Hobbs – 20% off everything

Hollister Co. – 50% off selected styles + Free Delivery

House of Fraser – Up to 50% off

Jaeger – A range of discounts

J.Crew – 40% off with the code ‘HOLIDAY’ (thanks to for the tip!)

Karen Millen – 25% off everything from Wednesday

Kate Spade – 20% off with code SKYLINE

La Redoute – 40% off absolutely everything
Long Tall Sally – 15% off everything + free delivery (UK, Thursday – Monday)

Matalan – up to half price sale

Matthew Williamson – Up to 50% off + gift with purchase with code ‘LONDONER’ (thanks again to for the tip!)

New Look – up to 50% off all ranges (including Tall) in the Black Friday warm up

Net-A-Porter – sale items up to 50% off

Nike – Up to 40% off plus an extra 30% off Sale items with the code ‘XMAS16’ + Free delivery

Oliver Bonas – Up to 30% off selected lines

Prism – 70% off EVERYTHING (Friday only)

River Island – 50% off selected lines

Roland Mouret (a favourite of the lovely Duchess of Cambridge) – 20% off selected pieces

Selfridges – 20% off with code ‘SELFCCE’ – 20% off selected designers – awaiting details
Tall Order Clothing – 40% off

Temperley London – 25% off with code ‘BLACKFRIDAY’

Topshop – up to 50% off everything from Thursday 24th – Monday 28th November

Urban Outfitters – Buy One get One 50% Off on all apparel with code ‘CYBER40’ – variety of deals (not just clothing) – a different one launched each day at 8am this week

Whistles  – 25% off selected lines for a limited time

Young British Designers – 30% off everything

Long Tall Sally’s New Manchester Store

If you’ve been following Long Tall Sally’s Instagram lately you’ll know they recently launched a new store in Manchester (my hometown) with a brand new design. What you probably don’t know is that they sent customers in the area a 10% off voucher to celebrate the opening. A new store and a new summer wardrobe at 10% off? How could a girl refuse?!

I took ‘Mum in the Pretty Dress’ along to explore with me and we were both impressed. The space did feel a little smaller than in the previous store but the layout made everything much more accessible. The most noticeable improvement though has to be the changing rooms – they are so much more secluded and private than they previously were with a lovely plush carpet under foot. Finally there was a very thoughtful inclusion of in-store seating. Initially I thought this was for trying on shoes but there were a fair few men folk using them during our visit while their other halves took advantage of those lovely changing rooms.

If you’ve been itching to see more of the redesign here’s a sneak peek. (Complete with racks of the latest TTYA4LTS collaboration which snuck into the store here early!)

Sneak Preview: F&F SS16

A few weeks ago I was lucky enough to be invited to preview the F&F Spring/Summer collection in London. If you’re a fairly frequent visitor to this blog you’ll know that I’m a big fan of the F&F brand and have featured a fair few of their pieces in the past – so I was naturally curious about their latest collection.

On a chilly, rainy November day in London, the collection was a breath of fresh air and has already got me thinking about my summer hols next year.

The collection as a whole was heavily influenced by the idea of travel. The lookbook collection underpinned this by featuring linens and a nautical theme, interspersed with some corals, while the other collections all took inspiration from a different part of the globe (my favourite of which was ‘Latin Rose’). Delicate fabrics with intricate florals and watercolour inspired designs were interspersed with slightly heavier fabrics which leant themselves to the ongoing trend for 70s nostalgia.

The prices were all very reasonable – the suede jacket pictured below is priced at just £45 – but the quality hasn’t been compromised as a result. Perhaps the biggest surprise was the lingerie collection – which was exquisite in design.

The collection is scheduled to hit stores from March onwards.

LV Series 3

I was walking down The Strand in London recently when something caught my eye… It had the words ‘Louis Vuitton’ and ‘free’ on it so I had to investigate further! What followed was a wonderful walk through the Louis Vuitton A/W 15 collection and the opportunity to see how it intertwines with the history of the brand.

In their own words: “Series 3 is a stand alone exhibition showcasing a designer and his creative process and influences. Far more than a simple collection it is a stream of consciousness, dreams and self-reflexive journeys. Inside a designers mind, muses intertwine with cherished memories and visions of new shapes, cuts and meticulous craftmanship. He sits between the past he embraced and the future. The designer’s careful thoughts pair with a delicate artisanal touch: a new moment of excellence born in this union. “Series 3” retraces Nicolas Ghesquiere Autumn/Winter 2015/2016 collection for Louis Vuitton. “Series 3″ is a sensorial journey, venturing deep into the designer’s soul and an artisan’s heart. An adventure along the emotional corridors of Louis Vuitton.”

There are regular tours through the exhibition (led by charmingly handsome tour guides in perfectly tailored suits) and along the way there’s the opportunity to meet one of the artisans who painstakingly manufactures each bag by hand.

This Louis Vuitton Series 3 exhibition has free admission (online reservation is recommended but not strictly necessary) and runs until the 18th October at 180 The Strand.

If fashion exhibitions are your thing, then you might also want to check out Chanel’s Mademoiselle Privé exhibition which will run at the Saatchi Gallery from 13th October-1st November.