The History of Black Friday and Cyber Monday
If you research the history of Black Friday, you will get two different answers. Whilst many of the articles I have read completely gloss over Black Friday's dark origin, I am here to explain. Black Friday was named in 1869 when two investors aimed to rig the gold market which ultimately crashed the stock market, the US economy did not financially recover for years. The more hectic shopping day that we have all come to love was introduced almost a decade later. Black Friday as we know it started in Philadelphia in the 1950s when stores promoted an Army vs. Navy football game by having sales in shops the day before the match. This caused complete disruption to the town, which was flooded with excited shoppers and tourists, all hoping to save as much money as they could. Fast forward to 2022 and Black Friday has been labelled as the biggest shopping day of the year.
Following on from Black Friday is its online counterpart: Cyber Monday. Cyber Monday is a much newer term that was penned in 2005 as researchers found that the Monday after thanksgiving was one of the busiest days for online retailers. The online retailers also felt they were missing out on the revenue stream that brick-and-mortar stores came to enjoy. Cyber Monday has slowly become a global event much like Black Friday in which online companies' have their sales. In recent years, Black Friday and Cyber Monday have become synonymous with each other with many retailers that have both physical and online stores spread their sales across the entire weekend.
Black Friday at Revival Vintage
"This year for the first time we have succumbed to the Black Friday Frenzy with some amazing deals to help our customers look fabulous for less." – Helene, CEO of Revival Vintage
****** OUR BLACK FRIDAY SALE ENDED @ midnight on 28th NOV 22 *****
Set your alarms for 8 am GMT on the 25th of November as Revival Vintage are doing Black Friday! This is something that we have never done before as we typically reduce the price of our products throughout the year however, we have noticed that Black Friday has become the new norm in the UK and with everyone feeling the pinch at the moment, we decided that now is the time. Whether you are shopping for a loved one or simply want to treat yourself to something, our sale provides a great opportunity to spread the cost of Christmas if you have friends and family who love unique vintage pieces. Not only are there great savings for you, but it also gives us the opportunity to free up some space for our exciting new spring and summer lines.
We have discounted some of our most popular products for men and women this Black Friday. The reduced products include but aren’t limited to:
40 % off the Amity Suit in Brown and Pink
30% off the Palais Dress in Blue and Red
30% off the Lumber Jill Dress in Blue and Flax
30% off the Nostalgia Bag in Black, Blue, Brown and Red
15% off the Starlet Dress in Green and Red
15% off the Victory Suit in Brown and Grey
15% off the Beau Belle Dress in Blue, Green and Red
40% off the Check Flannel Shirt in Grey, Green and Red
30% off the Edwin Trousers in Caramac
30% off the Hugo Fishtail Back Trousers in Mocha
30% off the Leaf Hawaiian Shirt in Blue, Red and Ochre
30% off the Granville Waistcoat
20% off the Chuck Peg Trousers in Blue and Olive
20% off the Contrast Collar Leaf Print Shirt in Green
If you are unfamiliar with any of these products, explore our website or click the links attached to this blog post to see if you want to add any of these products to your Black Friday wish list. It’s better to be prepared than to miss out.
How our Black Friday Will Work
Alongside our discounted products, we are also offering 3 for 2 on a large selection of our menswear and womenswear* just make sure you keep your eyes peeled for the 3 for 2 badges on our website.
Our Black Friday sale will go live at 8 am GMT on Friday the 25th of November and will be live until 11:59 pm GMT on Monday the 28th of November - meaning that you have a whole weekend to shop your favourite products at a huge discount. Items with a percentage reduction will be stated on the website before checkout and all additional deals will be applied at checkout.
If you are worried about shopping for Christmas this early, we have extended our exchanges policy to take the stress out of returns and exchanges. If you ordered after 15th November, you have until 31st January 2023 to exchange or return your items.
We hope you manage to get everything you want this Black Friday and Happy Shopping!
*Ts and Cs:
- 3 for 2 offer applies only to items marked with the Black Friday Symbol
- Womens and Mens Black Friday deals are separate offers and so cannot be combined
- 3 for 2 offers will be applied at checkout.
- The offer cannot be applied after purchase.