Leicester’s Highcross set for Black Friday spending spree
By Luke Hawker
The biggest discounted shopping day of the year Black Friday is upon us, with shoppers set to flock to Highcross.
The annual event which falls on Friday November 25, sees the biggest retailers battle it out on the high street and slash their prices in the run up to Christmas.
Highcross shopping centre will o
nce again be the main attraction for those in Leicester seeking a bargain, with the centre extending their opening hours from 9:30 am right up until 9:00 pm for those late night spenders.
Jack Purdae, Highcross Information Advisor, said: “We have got a lot more shops that were not here last year, Highcross has improved since then so we are expecting it to be very busy.
“I think the Black Friday idea is a good one, it is good for shoppers and the shops as well, especially in the run up to Christmas.”
Black Friday is proving to be very popular with people because of the timing of the event, for many this is their last pay cheque before Christmas Day, so finding a bargain helps that stretch a little further.
Martin Scales, Store Manager at Menkind, sees this year’s event being as big or even bigger than last year, he said: “Friday is expected to be our busiest day by far but we’re spreading the offers across the whole week too.”
Last year proved to be a record breaking year, with over £2 billion spent by brits across the UK in just the one day.
This discounted spending spree is a fairly new phenomenon in the UK but appears to be getting bigger each year, with the idea originating from our cousins across the pond – the United States – who hold the event the day after Thanksgiving celebrations.
Many of the biggest outlets are getting involved in the shopping bonanza in Highcross, ranging from John Lewis, to River Island to The Perfume Shop to name but a few -there is something for everyone.
Plus if you don’t feel like scuffling with someone for the best deals, Black Friday is not just limited to the high street, you can enjoy Black Friday from your own sofa with great offers online with internet shopping set to rake in billions.