Among the retailers cutting prices on beauty products, clothing and tech at the St James Quarter in Edinburgh this weekend are & Other Stories, Boots, EE, John Lewis & Partners and Peloton.
Without further ado, here's what you need to know about Black Friday deals and shopping at St James Quarter this weekend – and a full list of the St James Quarter Edinburgh shops with Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals for 2021.
When is Black Friday 2021?
Black Friday, held historically the day after Thanksgiving festivities in the US, will fall on Friday 26 November this year – with plenty of bargain hunters searching online and in store for savings and deals on pricey products ahead of the Christmas rush.
In the UK, Amazon, Curry’s PC World, Very and more are widely known for offering huge discounts on Black Friday on everything from video game consoles to smart tech like Ring Doorbells, Amazon Echo Dots and, of course, TVs.
But many other retailers, particularly clothing stores and phone and broadband suppliers, have intensified their own deals on selected items in store and online.
Black Friday deals to expect at St James Quarter Edinburgh shops
While large department store John Lewis & Partners has announced a range of deals on home products, white goods and technology devices that will apply in its St James Quarter location, there are plenty of other St James Quarter shops offering discounts on the Black Friday 2021 weekend through to Cyber Monday.
Black Friday beauty deals at the St James Quarter are available at Boots, with 20% off premium beauty and fragrance running from 19 to 29 November.
The Body Shop is also offering Special Black Friday collections at 50% off until Tuesday 30 November, while Superdrug will cut gift prices by up to 66% in store from Friday to Monday.
As for Black Friday clothing deals, high street clothing brands at the St James Quarter, like Zara, Pull & Bear and Stradivarius, are cutting prices on selected items by up to 40% and 30% respectively – but only on Black Friday (26 November).
Premium clothing and accessories at Tommy Hilfiger, The Kooples and Kate Spade will also see discounts offered in store at the St James Quarter this weekend.
Tommy Hilfiger and The Kooples will be offering 20% off items through to Cyber Monday (29 November).
Meanwhile, tech and broadband Black Friday deals can be found at O2 with savings of up to £400 on new phones, at EE with offers of a free Xbox when you buy certain handsets and more in store discounts to be found at Samsung and Sky.
Scroll down to see the full list of Edinburgh’s St James Quarter Black Friday discounts and offers up for grabs this weekend.
How can I see how busy St James Quarter is this Black Friday weekend?
With the First Minister Nicola Sturgeon urging Scots to exercise caution and get lateral flow tests done as much as possible before going into busy, indoor social settings, coronavirus will no doubt be a concern for many hoping to shop Black Friday deals in store this weekend.
Nick Peel, Managing Director at St James Quarter, said: “This weekend is a big one for our retailers as many of them are gearing up for our very first Black Friday."With brands able to offer great deals for customers shows clear signs of recovery for the retail industry, particularly here in Edinburgh.
"We're looking forward to welcoming visitors for the occasion and expect this to be a successful trading event for St James Quarter."Naturally, we are sympathetic to the current Covid-19 situation and have ensured the necessary safety measures are in place to provide a safe and enjoyable experience for everyone."
You can see how busy the St James Quarter is at certain hours of the day by checking crowd status on its website – where a status bar located at the top of its webpage letting you know whether the shopping centre is quiet, busy or very busy.
Retail hours for the Black Friday weekend are 9am - 9pm on Friday 26 and Saturday 27 November, 10am – 6am on Sunday 28 November and 9am to 8pm from Monday 29 November to Saturday 4 December
Black Friday deals at St James Quarter Edinburgh in full
& Other Stores – 20% off bath and body gift sets – Friday 26 November to Monday 29 November
Beaverbrooks – Up to 50% off – Friday 19 November to Tuesday 30 November
Bershka – 30-50% off selected items – Friday 26 November
Boots – 20% off selected premium beauty and fragrance – Friday 19 November to Monday 29 November
Calvin Klein – 20% off selected items – Monday 22 November to Monday 29 November
Carvela – 30% off selected items (50% off for NHS) – Friday 19 November to Monday 29 November
Castore – various offers available – Friday 19 November to Monday 29 November
Crew Company Clothing – 25% off – Friday 19 November to Monday 29 November
Dune London – Up to 30% off selected items – Friday 19 November to Monday 29 November
EE – Free Xbox when you purchase selected phones (T&C’s apply) – Monday 15 November to Tuesday 30 November
H&M – Member’s pre-access 20% off from Monday (22 November), 20% off store wide – Friday 26 November
Hotel Chocolat – 15% off when you spend £25 – Wednesday 24 November to Wednesday 1 December
John Lewis & Partners – Hundreds of offers across Fashion, Electricals, Home and Gifts
Kate Spade – 25% off full price items Friday to Monday, 50% off selected styles Wednesday to Monday
Kiehls – 20% off – Wednesday 24 November to Tuesday 30 November
Kurt Geiger – 30% off selected items – Friday 19 November to Monday 29 November
L’Occitane – 20% off full price items – Thursday 25 November to Monday 29 November
Mango – up to 50% off – Wednesday 24 November to Monday 29 November
Miele – 20% off selected items and up to £150 off Triflex models – Wednesday 17 November to Tuesday 30 November
O2 – save up to £400 on latest phones
Pandora – 20% off – Thursday 25 November to Monday 29 November
Peloton – £300 off Peloton bikes plus two months free app subscription and more in store – Saturday 13 November to Monday 29 November
Pull & Bear – Up to 40% off selected items – Friday 26 November
Radley – Up to 50% off – Monday 15 November to Sunday 28 November
Rituals – 20% off - Friday 26 November to Sunday 29 November
Russell & Bromley – Charitable donation with every sale/order – Monday 22 November to Monday 29 November
Samsung – many savings in store – Friday 12 November to Sunday 28 November
Sky – 50% off 60GB when you purchase a phone – Monday 15 November to Monday 29 November
Stradivarius – Up to 30% off selected items – Friday 26 November
Sunglass Hut – 20% off and 50% off second pair – Saturday 20 November to Monday 29 November
Superdrug – Up to 66% off gifts – Monday 1 November to Tuesday 30 November
Superdry – Up to 30% off selected items – Friday 26 November to Monday 29 November
The Body Shop – Special Black Friday collections reduced to 50% and 20% off all items for loyalty card holders – Wednesday 24 November to Tuesday 30 November
The Kooples – 20% off – Preview night on Thursday 25 November, Friday 26 November to Monday 29 November
The Perfume Shop – Up to 25% off selected items – Thursday 25 November to Sunday 28 November
Three – Unlimited broadband and unlimited SIM from £24/month – Monday 15 November to Monday 29 November
Tommy Hilfiger – 20% off selected items – Monday 22 November to Monday 29 November
Victoria’s Secret – 30% off everything – Thursday 25 November to Monday 29 November
Zara – 40% off selected items – Friday 26 November
St James Quarter, St James Crescent, Edinburgh, EH1 3AD