Black Friday has long been revered as the most sacred shopping day of the year for US consumers.
And in recent years, the consumer extravaganza has extended its reach across the water to Australia and New Zealand, with a growing number of major retailers vying for business by offering major discounts on big name brands.
This year Black Friday will take place on November 23, with sales extending through the weekend until November 26.
To help you score the best bargains, FEMAIL tracked down the best deals already on offer and identified the hottest reductions slated for November 23 to bookmark to your browser right now.
FEMAIL tracked down the best Black Friday deals retailers have to offer, including the sought-after Dyson Small Ball Allergy Vacuum which is currently available on Ebay for a bargain $339 and a Breville espresso machine marked down from $899 AUD to $649 AUD at David Jones
ELECTRONICS AND APPLIANCES
Amazon is set to take part in Australian Black Friday sales for the first time this year, offering tens of thousands of incredible deals on products including fashion, beauty, books and electronics.
The global e-commerce site is running slew of price slashes on home appliances including the Starfish Airfryer from Philips which is reduced from $347 to just $138 for today only.
Eagle eyed Amazon shoppers can bag a 49-inch LG Smart TV for a bargain $827, with savings of more than $400.
Ebay got ahead of the curve by kicking off their Black Friday offers on November 19, with one of their best deals on sought-after Dyson vacuum cleaners.
The Dyson Small Ball Allergy Vacuum is currently $339 with savings of $260, while the Dyson Air Fan is now just $299 while stocks last.
Department store king David Jones is running up to 60 per cent off electrical appliances with Breville espresso machines down from $899 AUD to $649 AUD and stylish SMEG kettle’s now just $194 AUD.
Optus are now offering 15 per cent off iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max plans for a limited time only, with long term savings of up to $450 over two years.
THE BEST DEALS AVAILABLE NOW
This LG Super High Definition TV features artificial intelligence and built-in Google assistance so you can control smart home devices using your voice through the LG Magic Remote. The a7 Intelligent Processor makes for a truly cinematic viewing experience, with lifelike picture quality, superior depth and sharpness as well as remarkably accurate colour.
Featuring Rapid Air Technology, the Philips Airfryer circulates hot air with speed and precision for perfect results while using less oil. The result? Delicious, crispy chips with 75 per cent less fat.
Curved and compact products, star characters of the kitchen, developed for people who want to dabble at being a chef, but not only. SMEG small domestic appliances are tools that ensure excellent performance in all stages of food preparation, and have powerful personalities to match.
Portmans Australia are now running a 30 per cent discount on all dresses, denim and ladies tops on their official site.
US-based clothing giant Nasty Gal is running a massive 50 per cent off sale with shipping to Australia and New Zealand, including on-trend perspex heels for $39 and chic sneakers for just $28.
Fast-fashion favourite Pretty Little Thing now has 50 per cent off site wide when you use code HURRY50 at the checkout.
Australian fashion label Meshki is running major discounts from midday on November 21, while Showpo and Nimble Activewear are also offering lucrative deals on their respective sites.
The nation’s leading swimwear brand TJ Swim, beloved by celebrities including Chrissy Teigen, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and Tammy Hembrow, is set to offer 25 per cent off items site wide from November 23.
High-end designer site Farfetch is gearing up to launch their Black Friday reductions on November 23, with massive 50 per cent discounts on the likes of Alexander McQueen and Stella McCartney footwear.
David Jones has marked down lambskin handbags by Alexander Wang from $815 to $499, as well as ladies wallets by Alexander McQueen from $630 to $499.
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These on-trend ‘Let’s Be Clear’ lucite stilettos feature a block heels, transparent straps and buckle closures – perfect for showing off your festive pedicure at the Christmas party.
The utility trend is taking over for the festive period. Featuring a camel shaded fabric, plunging neckline and on-trend full length sleeves, this chic number from Pretty Little Thing would be perfect teamed with Perspex heels of an ankle boot to have you winning in the sartorial stakes all Christmas long.
Bring modern luxury to your everyday wardrobe with Alexander Wang’s signature Rocco bag. Made from delicate, shrunken lambskin and trimmed with rose golden studs along the base, the Rocco features a detachable long strap and zip top closure.
HOW AUSTRALIAN SHOPPERS CAN GET FIRST PICK ON EXCLUSIVE US DEALS
In the US, the day after Thanksgiving is the best time of year to capitalise on holiday markdowns.
High-end luxury brands including Coach, Massimo Dutti, Michael Kors, Kate Space, Banana Republic and Ralph Lauren are all set to run significant promotions, as well as big name favourites Adidas, Zara and Sephora.
Thanks to incredible discounts in honour of Black Friday, savvy shoppers can save thousands through exclusive sales – but international consumers without a US credit card or stateside shipping address often miss out.
Australian consumers will need to shop smart in order to access these once off deals, and here to help is New York-based concierge service Big Apple Buddy.
Australian CEO Phillis Chan and her team have been helping shoppers across Australia nab sought-after fashion and beauty items exclusively available in the US since 2014.
Shoppers across Oceania simply contact Big Apple Buddy, tell them what they wish to buy and Ms Chan’s team set out to personally source the items and arrange for international delivery.
COSMETICS AND BEAUTY
Hair care giant GHD is currently offering up to $50 off straighteners and $30 off curling tongs and wands.
Sephora Australia is slated to offer 15 per cent off a range of major beauty names from November 23, including Fenty by Rihanna, Huda Beauty, Benefit and Anastasia Beverly Hills.
The perfect gift for a stocking filler, sought after eye palettes by Fenty will cost as little as $63 from November 23 until November 26.
Kylie Cosmetics by billionaire business mogul Kylie Jenner will offer free worldwide shipping from Black Friday through Cyber Monday.
Australia’s premium beauty retailer Look Fantastic will run 50 per cent off selected brands from November 23 through November 26.
The ideal gift for the Instagrammers in your life, Amazon is selling portable tripod ring lights for $95 perfect for self-portrait shooting on your camera smartphone.
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Take the hard work out of hair with the GHD max styler, formally known as the GHD V Gold max styler. The device features broad two inch plates for easy, quick styling on long, curly or thick hair types. The max styler comes complete with advanced ceramic heat technology, ensuring a consistent and even temperature throughout. Packed with essential features such as universal voltage, a 30 second heat-up time, protective plate guard and sleep mode after 30 minutes of non-use, the GHD max styler is perfect for quick and easy salon-worthy style, on the go.
A limited edition palette of seven new hyper-metallic highlights in a range of frost-inspired shades, designed to make all skin tones pop. Get frosted in stone cold lavenders and icy blues, or heat up in fiery coppers and tangerines. Designer Rihanna said: ‘I’ve never been afraid of a little colour, and I love highlighting with these. I like to layer the colours and blend from my cheeks to my eyes and temples.’
Embrace your inner ‘beach’ with bronze, smoother-than-smooth skin, super-curled lashes and a warm, sun-kissed radiance courtesy of beauty giant Benefit. The set comes with cult favourite Hoola matte bronzer, award-winning Roller Lash mascara, Sun Beam liquid highlighter and Porefessional primer, all in an adorable, beach-friendly makeup bag.
HOUSEHOLD AND FURNITURE
Pottery Barn Australia is running a 25 per cent site wide sale including clearance from Black Friday until November 26.
In addition to these scheduled reductions, Pottery Barn is currently hosting a massive 40 per cent flash sale with premium upholstered sofas marked down to as little as $1,919.
David Jones has 50 per cent off select bedding and kitchenware, including Jamie Oliver and Circulon cookware.
Three pack skillets from Circulon are significantly reduced from $430 to $119 for Black Friday weekend only.
Lifestyle designer Robert Welch is now offering 30 per cent off select kitchenware and dining, including 30 per cent off Avon Cutlery, Campden Frying Pans and Signature Knife Sets.
Boutique stationery and gift ware retailer kikki.K is running a 30 per cent off sale on journals, advent calendars and leather notebook covers until November 26.
THE BEST DEALS AVAILABLE NOW
A stylish 203 cm by 230 cm sofa in pebble shaded upholstery, this offering from the Carlisle Collection at Pottery Barn is stylish, easy to care for and built to last. Designed with a deep seat and low back for unparalleled comfort, the adjustable levelers provide stability even on uneven floors.
Capture moments on your travelling adventures you never want to forget with this stylish journal. The diary includes lined pages, travel tips and unique listing spaces – the ideal stocking filler for the wanderlust enthusiast in your life.
Enjoy perfect results every time with this trio of Symmetry Skillets from Circulon, which are made with triple-layer non-stick surfaces that resist damage and spread heat rapidly and evenly around the cooking surface.
WHAT ARE THE DISCOUNTS, OFFERS AND CODES TO KNOW FOR BLACK FRIDAY?
Showpo: 25 per cent off with code CYBER25
Pretty Little Thing: 50 per cent off everything with code HURRY50
Meshki: 50 per cent off site wide
Farfetch: 50 per cent off men, women and kids wear
Nasty Gal: 50 per cent off site wide
Nimble Activewear: 20 per cent off site wide
Portmans Australia: 30 per cent off dresses, denim and tops
Andie Swimwear: 20 per cent off $200 orders, 25 per cent off $250 orders and 30 per cent off $300
Reliquia Jewellery: 30 per cent off with code CYBER30
TJ Swim: 25 per cent off site wide
BEAUTY AND HEALTH
Sephora: Up to 15 per cent off site wide from Friday
Kylie Cosmetics: Free worldwide shipping
Look Fantastic: Up to 50 per cent off selected brands
Healthy Life: Up to 50 per cent off
HelloFresh: 25 per cent off your first two boxes
TECH AND ELECTRONICS
Optus: 15 per cent off a range of iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max plans (equal to savings of up to $450 over two years)
Pottery Barn Australia: 25 per cent off including clearance with code 25OFF (with 40 per cent flash sale on now)
kikki.K: 30 per cent off store wide
Robert Welch: 30 per cent off select dining and kitchenware
Intrepid Travel: Discounts of up to 30 per cent on more than 1,000 trips and a special ‘buy one get one free’ offer on select Asia Adventure Cruising itineraries