Black Friday fashion: where to find the best deals

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You probably associate Black Friday with deals on TVs, games consoles and gadgets.

But fashion brands, too, are getting in on the act with big discounts top-to-bottom on everything from hats to shoes.

New Look has already kicked off with discounts of up to 40%, although these are currently only available online. Offers include a white faux fur hooded biker jacket down from £49.99 to £29.99 and several styles of this year's over-the-knee boots with prices as low as £26.99.

Tobi, too, is already giving customer 50% off site-wide with the code ALL50.

Topshop hasn't yet released its deals, but is promising free delivery on all orders on from 24th-28th November. River Island is also keeping quiet so far about its Black Friday deals, but says it will have plenty of offers on fashion, accessories, beauty and more.

Meanwhile, Lola Rose will have a set page dedicated to Black Friday deals, offering 50% off most of its jewellery; and bridal and occasion shoe brand, Elegant Steps, will be offering 20% off everything across the site.

Karen Millen is starting a day early, on Thursday, with offers running until next Monday; there's 25% off everything, with bigger discounts on selected items.

Debenhams has already started offering Black Friday discounts on many of its clothing lines, including half-price women's tops and up to 30% off women's dresses, handbags and men's knitwear.

Online retailer ASOS is already offering discounts of up to 70%, and Matalan has 50% off items across its range for the next eight days.

Miss Selfridge is promising 50% off jeans, trousers and skirts, with free delivery.

And Very has already started its Black Friday sale, which will last until next Tuesday. It has big discounts across the range, including half price offers on both fashion and footwear.

But not every fashion store is taking part. Fat Face, for example, has said it plans to give over £100,000 to charity, instead of cutting prices. Next, too, says it won't be having a special Black Friday sale.

Top ten facts about Black Friday
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Top ten facts about Black Friday
Black Friday originated in the USA in 1950s/1960s and takes place on the Friday after Thanksgiving. 
Black Friday was brought over to the UK by Asda in 2010, part of the Walmart group.
However in 2015 the supermarket didn't take part in the event and it hasn't been confirmed if they will be launching any Black Friday sales in 2016. 
In 2015 the average spend instore was £41 while the average amount spent my customers online was £92. 
On Black Friday in 2015 £1.1 billion was spent and there was £3.3 billion spent over the weekend as a whole, including Cyber Monday.  
A staggering 1.4 million people went into debt as a result of their spending on Black Friday in 2015. 
When surveyed, 22% of Brits admitted to having bought something on Black Friday through the years. 
Is Black Friday on it's way out in the USA? Controversially Walmart opened their doors on Thanksgiving evening in 2011 and have done since then. Other stores have started to follow suit, potentially marking the end of the popular discount day.

There is some suggestion the day got its name to represent the first day shops went 'into the black' and made a profit, but there's not hard and fast evidence to support this.

This year Black Friday will take place on 25 November. Find out everything you need to know about deals, discounts and which shops are taking part here.

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