Black Friday bargains from brands that don’t ship here – and how to get your mitts on them!

Black Friday bargains

‘Black Friday bargains from brands that don’t ship here’ is a sponsored post, in association with An Post and AddressPal. addresspal.anpost.ie

Just when you thought America had given all it had to give – Reese’s, the cronut, Jeffrey Dean Morgan – along come the Black Friday bargains as the icing on the consumerist cake. It’s truly a day for online shopping (and giving thanks for all the internet has brought into our lives).

If you’re not lucky enough to be in the US of A this Thanksgiving weekend (I’ll be thinking of you all while I stuff myself full of turkey and pumpkin pie), it may feel as if you’re missing out. Not only are you turkey-less – at least for another month or so – you’re also being denied the sheer joy of the full online shopping spectrum, thanks to the fact that we live on a tiny island.

Not only are we left off a whole loads of websites’ shipping destinations – they’re missing a trick, because who could possibly love Black Friday bargains more than the people whose country produced Penneys, Heatons and Dunnes? – we also often pay massively for the privilege of converting sterling or dollars into euro. In the blink of an eye, you can watch your basket go from €200-odd when you exchange the currency yourself, to €300-odd when they realise you’re in the ROI.

Last year’s Black Friday post focused on aaaaaaall of the discount codes, and while I’ve still got those covered (scroll down!), this year I wanted to give some Black Friday love to the brands that are worth shopping with AddressPal. It’s a service I’ve been using for a couple of months now, and not only does it allow you to get your before-now verboten Black Friday bargains delivered to your home, from €5.99 per item, or to an An Post office of your choice, from €3.75, you can also avail of local shipping rates and advantageous currency exchanges by shipping to your UK AddressPal address. (Use your US AddressPal address to get items sent to your door.)

It’s really simple (and I’m not just saying that): you register online for your AddressPal account, they give you a proxy address, either in the US or the UK, to enter where the site in question asks for a delivery address and, roughly three business days from when AddressPal receives your parcel, it’ll arrive at your chosen destination (if you’re using a US address, it’ll go to your home address or, if UK, you can choose from your home or your local post office). And, just in case you needed an excuse, here are a few websites worth checking out for your 2017 Black Friday bargains.

Aerie

Aerie is American Eagle’s younger, cooler sister – with a serious body-positive message that’s tough not to get on board with. Models aren’t photoshopped, nor are they size zero as standard, and their underwear looks sexy and comfortable, which is a tough pairing. GET 40% OFF EVERYTHING ON SITE, AS WELL AS 10 PAIRS OF KNICKERS FOR $35. (US delivery only, so use AddressPal + PayPal – all the pals! – to get your goodies.)

Fabletics

Give Kate Hudson’s online sportswear brand Fabletics (above) the runaround by circumventing its “no shipping to Ireland” rule. That’s how I’ve purchased, oh, about eight new workout outfits (workoutfits?) in the past two months. #noregrets THEY’VE GOT DIFFERENT DISCOUNTS / SPECIAL OFFERS ON EACH DAY THIS WEEK SO CHECK OUT THE SITE FOR DEETS.

Glossier

I’ve talked about this cult (yes, already) US brand before – when I ordered some bits to my sister’s address – but now that Glossier ships to the UK, as well as the US, it’s easier than ever to get your beauty hit. Products I recommend include Boy Brow and the unfortunately named Milky Jelly Cleanser. THERE’S 20% OFF EVERYTHING ON THE SITE FROM NOVEMBER 24TH TO 27TH. GO, GO, GO!

Lucky Brand

Here’s another one you don’t hear too much about at home – Lucky Brand has 50% off everything for Black Friday, with free shipping to the US (hello, AddressPal) on orders over $50. NO CODE REQUIRED.

Luisaviaroma

Free US express shipping, import taxes (to the US – no guarantees past that point!) and a 20% discount? There’s no better site to search for your designer bargains. TAKE 20% OFF ON BLACK FRIDAY WITH THE CODE BF20.

Madewell

Here’s another gorgeous US brand that’s tough to get at home – and you can get 25% off your purchase at Madewell this Black Friday, get it delivered via AddressPal and Bob’s your uncle (what does that even mean?!), the goods are yours. ENTER THE CODE DONTSTRESS AT CHECKOUT FOR YOUR 25% DISCOUNT.

Net-a-Porter

While Net-a-Porter UK does ship to Ireland, it charges €12 for the privilege – while shipping to the UK is free. You’ll save even more if you use PayPal, and pay for your items in sterling – avoiding the whole “Irish credit card = euro” fiasco (I enter my AddressPal address when asked for a billing address cos I’m sneaky like that). Cha-ching! RIGHT NOW, ONLY THE US SITE IS IN SALE – WITH UP TO 50% OFF DESIGNER DUDS. SHOP HERE.

Prima Coffee

It’s a random one but a goodie: Prima Coffee sells all sorts of coffee equipment that you can’t get in Ireland (or, if you can, it’s about 10,000 times more expensive here). It’s also the perfect place to hunt for Christmas presents for the coffee brewing addict in your life. (On which note, a few years ago myself and my friend Ciara did a coffee brewing course with 3FE, which was so much fun and would also make a great Christmas gift.) VARIOUS DEALS ARE ACTIVE ON-SITE UNTIL MIDNIGHT ON NOVEMBER 26TH.

Black Friday bargains Rag & bone

Rag & Bone

Rag & bone (above) sells, let’s face it, pretty expensive jeans – as well as jackets, tops, amazing shoes and a Star Wars collection for nerds and non-nerds alike. But you’ll get some serious Black Friday bargains if you take advantage of (a) the exchange rate and (b) free shipping in the US with AddressPal. USE THE CODE TAKE30 FOR 30% OFF SITE-WIDE UNTIL NOV 28TH.

River Island

Here’s another UK high-street retailer of which I am a massive fan – but what I don’t love? That’s River Island‘s habit of inflating its exchange rate. Another one worth shopping in sterling, delivering via AddressPal and spending your savings on, well, another nice going-out top. THERE’S 20% OFF WHEN YOU SPEND €75 OR MORE FROM TODAY (THURSDAY).

Sephora

Aka the beauty mothership, it’s downright sinful that Sephora doesn’t ship to Ireland yet. But it doesn’t matter – because now we can use AddressPal to get all of the beauty bits that have, until now, been denied to us. I’m a particular fan of the “gifts” tab, where you’ll find all of those incredible palettes that you never knew you really (really) needed. THERE’S NO CODE REQUIRED BUT SEPHORA HAS A WHOLE HOST OF $10 ITEMS ON SALE FOR BLACK FRIDAY. Point to note: a reader said that when she contacted AddressPal they told her that they won’t officially ship liquids from the US. So you could take your chances, but you’d be safer opting for palettes and powders.

Topshop

Watch your “on-trend” (is there a worse adjective, really?) items go from minted to skinted – well, kind of – when you switch your country from Ireland to the United Kingdom, and shop Topshop at relatively reasonable prices by using AddressPal. You’re welcome. THERE’S UP TO 50% OFF SELECTED ITEMS ON TOPSHOP.COM RIGHT NOW.

Black Friday bargains: the A-Z of discount codes you need to know

Aldo

There’s 20% off full-price merch and sale items are at 50% of their original prices on Aldo right now, but the site is very slow, which means lots of people are on it, trying to buy the shoes you want. Don’t wait around.

All Saints

There’s 30% off everything on the All Saints site for a limited time only – which means there’s never been a better chance to buy the leather jacket of your dreams.

Amazon

Bargains abound on Amazon – check out their Black Friday edit for details on what’s discounted and when.

Asos

There’s 20% off everything items on Asos for a limited time – so, if you have your eye on anything, now’s the time to take the plunge. Use the code WIN20 for discount.

AURate

AURate sells fine (read: real) jewellery without the fine jewellery price point – and there’s 25% off with the code FRIDAY25.

Blank Canvas Cosmetics

Get 30% off everything on Blank Canvas right now (automatically applied at checkout, so no code required). I used Black Friday two years ago to stock up on makeup brushes from Blank Canvas and they’ve lasted so well – I particularly rate their F20 foundation brush, and if you buy it in a duo you’ll basically be sorted for YEARS.

Boden

Get 30% off everything, as well as free delivery, on Boden with the code N6D5.

Boohoo.com

Get up to 50% off everything (and free delivery) on the site right now – no code required.

Buff Makeup

Get 20% off all products from BUFF (I really rate their lipsticks) with the code BLACKFRIDAY, until midnight on Friday, November 24th.

Catwalk HQ

There’s 30% off Catwalk HQ tan and accessories with the code CATWALK30 until midnight on Saturday, November 25th.

Black Friday bargains Chupi

Chupi

Spend €150 or more at the Irish online jewellery emporium and receive a free gift worth €149; use the code GREYFRIDAY at checkout. And for those spending €1,000 or more, the code PINKFRIDAY will net you a solid gold necklace worth €299.

Dune London

There’s up to 20% off everything on Dune right now for Black Friday WEEK (I honestly think these sites are taking the proverbial tbqh but here you go).

Dusty Boy Designs

There’s 25% off everything on site at Dusty Boy Designs, a gorgeous Irish stationery and print site – think inspirational wall prints, gorgeous thank-you cards and notebooks and more – with the code BLACKDUSTY.

Fabletics

Give Kate Hudson’s online sportswear brand Fabletics (above) the runaround by circumventing its “no shipping to Ireland” rule. That’s how I’ve purchased, oh, about eight new workout outfits (workoutfits?) in the past two months. #noregrets THEY’VE GOT DIFFERENT DISCOUNTS / SPECIAL OFFERS ON EACH DAY THIS WEEK SO CHECK OUT THE SITE FOR DEETS.

Farfetch

There’s up to 50% off designer bits on Farfetch, plus an extra 10% off with the code X1017. (Despite all of my pure blogger begrudgery, I really want a pair of Chiara Ferragni shoes.)

Glossier

I’ve talked about this cult (yes, already) US brand before – when I ordered some bits to my sister’s address – but now that Glossier ships to the UK, as well as the US, it’s easier than ever to get your beauty hit. Products I recommend include Boy Brow and the unfortunately named Milky Jelly Cleanser. THERE’S 20% OFF EVERYTHING ON THE SITE FROM NOVEMBER 24TH TO 27TH. GO, GO, GO!

Glossybox

If you’ve never tried out Glossybox, the online delivery service that sends you a selection of cult beauty brands each month at a fraction of their cost, now’s the time to try it out – there’s 50% off Glossybox orders for first-timers right now.

Harvey Nichols

There’s 25% off a HUGE variety of fashion and accessories on Harvey Nichols’ site right now – with discounts landing in store for Black Friday. (If you were thinking of buying a classic Givenchy, for example, now would be the time to do it – and in sterling, using AddressPal, for an even bigger saving.)

Human + Kind

Get 30% off Irish-made skincare at Human + Kind with the code BLACKFRIDAY2017 – until Monday, November 27th.

Little Hollow Boutique

Get 20% off everything from Little Hollow – accessories, jewellery and more accessories – with the code BF20 until Tuesday, November 28th.

Lucky Brand

Here’s another one you don’t hear too much about at home – Lucky Brand has 50% off everything for Black Friday, with free shipping to the US (hello, AddressPal) on orders over $50. NO CODE REQUIRED.

Luisaviaroma

There’s 30% off everything on Luisaviaroma (bar starred – aka brand new – items) with the code BF30. Designer ahoy!

L’Occitane en Provence

There’s 20% off all full-price L’Occitane products online with the code BF20.

Madewell

Here’s another gorgeous US brand that’s tough to get at home – and you can get 25% off your purchase at Madewell this Black Friday, get it delivered via AddressPal and Bob’s your uncle (what does that even mean?!), the goods are yours. ENTER THE CODE DONTSTRESS AT CHECKOUT FOR YOUR 25% DISCOUNT.

Manley

Get 30% off Irish designer Emma Manley’s AW17 collection with the code BEMOREMANLEY – and 40% off if you spend €500 or more on autumn/winter stock with the code IMSPLASHINGOUT.

Matches Fashion

There’s up to 70% off sale on Matches Fashion right now, no code required.

Missguided

Get 50% off everything on Missguided with the code CYBER50.

Black Friday bargains Lucy Williams Missoma

Missoma

The online jewellery site is offering 25% off sitewide for the week of Black Friday – I’m a particular fan of their Lucy Williams collection (above), which is a delight.

Monica Vinader

The Black Friday sale is on at Monica Vinader already – with 30% off select products, no code required.

NA-KD.com

Get 30% off full-price items on NA-KD.com right now with the code BLACKWEEK.

Nasty Gal

There’s 30% off everything on Nasty Gal right now – I, personally, have never bought anything from Nasty Gal because the ads terrify me, but you do you, boo.

Net-a-Porter

While Net-a-Porter UK does ship to Ireland, it charges €12 for the privilege – while shipping to the UK is free. You’ll save even more if you use PayPal, and pay for your items in sterling – avoiding the whole “Irish credit card = euro” fiasco (I enter my AddressPal address when asked for a billing address cos I’m sneaky like that). Cha-ching! RIGHT NOW, ONLY THE US SITE IS IN SALE – WITH UP TO 50% OFF DESIGNER DUDS. SHOP HERE.

Pretty Little Thing

Get 30% off everything on Pretty Little Thing with the code ITSON. (Please, if you care about me at all, do not buy any body-con co-ords. I do not want to be blamed for this.)

Rag & Bone

Rag & bone sells, let’s face it, pretty expensive jeans – as well as jackets, tops, amazing shoes and a Star Wars collection for nerds and non-nerds alike. But you’ll get some serious Black Friday bargains if you take advantage of (a) the exchange rate and (b) free shipping in the US with AddressPal. USE THE CODE TAKE30 FOR 30% OFF SITE-WIDE UNTIL NOV 28TH.

River Island

Here’s another UK high-street retailer of which I am a massive fan – but what I don’t love? That’s River Island‘s habit of inflating its exchange rate. Another one worth shopping in sterling, delivering via AddressPal and spending your savings on, well, another nice going-out top. THERE’S 20% OFF WHEN YOU SPEND £75 OR MORE FROM TODAY (THURSDAY).

Sass & Boho

Get 25% off all products at Sass & Boho (Irish brand alert!) until Monday with the code BLACKFRIDAY – their candles are so delish and burn for AGES (officially 60 hours and I’d well believe it!).

Sephora

Aka the beauty mothership, it’s downright sinful that Sephora doesn’t ship to Ireland yet. But it doesn’t matter – because now we can use AddressPal to get all of the beauty bits that have, until now, been denied to us. I’m a particular fan of the “gifts” tab, where you’ll find all of those incredible palettes that you never knew you really (really) needed. THERE’S NO CODE REQUIRED BUT SEPHORA HAS A WHOLE HOST OF $10 ITEMS ON SALE FOR BLACK FRIDAY.

Shopbop

Use the code MORE17 on the US site to get 20% off purchases of $200-plus, 25% off $500-plus and 30% off $800-plus.

Black Friday bargains Sweaty Betty

Sweaty Betty

Get 20% off all full-price items – yes, all full-price items (I love their leggings) – from Sweaty Betty (above) with the code BLACK20.

Topshop

Watch your “on-trend” (is there a worse adjective, really?) items go from minted to skinted – well, kind of – when you switch your country from Ireland to the United Kingdom, and shop Topshop at relatively reasonable prices by using AddressPal. You’re welcome. THERE’S UP TO 50% OFF SELECTED ITEMS ON TOPSHOP.COM RIGHT NOW.

TRND Beauty

Get your mitts on some gorgeous beauty bits from TRND Beauty, with 20% off everything on the site right now using the code BLACKFRIDAY. They stock brands like Girlactik, Morphe and Prae Beauty (LOVE their brushes), as well as cult budget beauty brand The Ordinary.

Ulta Beauty

This is another US-only site that’s well worth a look – and for Thanksgiving week there are a load of deals (a lot of which would make great Christmas pressies).

Whistles

Get 25% off all full-price items on Whistles – no code required – for a limited time only.

Zara

Get 50% off selected items at Zara on Black Friday only – no code required and you can browse all items included here.

*A lot of these links are affiliate links, meaning I’ll make a teeny % on your purchase if you do avail of any Black Friday bargains. If you hate the idea of me making money from my referral, clear your cache before you buy (different browsers will have different ways of doing this, but Google will help you out!)

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    • Ruth McKeever
    • November 27, 2017

    Hi Rosemary,
    Any tips on how to get around these sites (Glossier!) requiring a credit card with a billing address for the same country as the shipping address?

  1. Ruth, I usually use PayPal and then put my AddressPal address as my “billing” AND shipping addresses! I haven’t done that with Glossier, mind you, but it works on Fabletics!

    • Ashley C.
    • January 5, 2018

    Hate to be pedantic, but Ryan Gosling is Canadian!

  2. omg Ashley, you probably won’t believe me but I actually knew that! I’m going to edit it now, I’m severely mortified.

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