Foyleside Shopping Centre is extending its opening hours this Friday to accommodate crowds of bargain-hunting Black Friday shoppers.

With more retailer deals than ever before, shoppers can expect to avail not only of incredible selection, but truly the best bargains of 2017.

Kick-starting the Christmas shopping season, Black Friday is one of the retail calendar’s hotly anticipated events of the year. The American tradition has inspired retailers across the globe to launch huge flash sales, where shoppers can snatch up offers on fashion, electronics and everything in-between.

Many of Foyleside’s retailers will be revealing deals throughout the day and while some of these special discounts are top secret, the likes of Debenhams and The Perfume Shop have decided to extend their deals and hold a “Black Friday Week”! Don’t be shocked to see as much as half price discounts on selected stock.

Other retailers like Next, Monsoon and Schuh are also planning to accommodate the high demand of eager shoppers and host a “Black Friday Weekend”.

Fergal Rafferty, Foyleside Centre Manager, said: “Over the last few years, Black Friday has migrated from the US to become a worldwide phenomenon. Shoppers see the day as the true start of the Christmas buying period, and actively wait to see what great deals they can bag.

“Last year, we saw huge crowds flock to Foyleside. This year, there are increased numbers of retailers noticing the importance of Black Friday, who wish to match their competitors. The event is now very much part of the retail calendar and as such, we have extended our opening hours to open from 8.00am – 10.00pm to cater for  stores who want to give shoppers even more of a chance to take part.

“Foyleside has something for everyone, and with new stores like Smiggle, Inglot and Bobbi Brown on board, we expect to see a great turnout this Friday.”

Other Christmas activity taking place throughout the season at Foyleside includes the upcoming school choir performances, and Shopmobility Shopping Evening on December 4th, marking the beginning of late night shopping until 10 pm through until 22nd December.

Foyleside Shopping Centre is the North West’s premier shopping destination and is home to over 50 top retailers, including M&S, Topshop, Pandora, Clarks and many more.

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