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The Black Friday Parade

Winter always comes around so fast and seems to stick around forever it seems thanks to dreary days that stretch on endlessly. But with the dank and drear comes Christmas: the season of sales, shopping and seeing loved ones, and one of those is rolling towards us like the avalanche it is.

Brace yourself for Black Friday & Cyber Monday. The killer discount driven combo that although so anti-punk it’s painful, counts towards one of the biggest shopping weekends of the year. Relentless sales spam will flood your inbox this week (if it hasn’t already) as it appears everyone from your chosen grocer, hairdresser, fashion brands and, yes, even bands, get in on the act. Fear not, tiresome as this weekend is appears we’ve compiled a shortlist of the sales worth a scrummage through so go out and get the things you want for a chunk of change less than normal.

MUSIC
No Sleep Records
What’s the saving? Up to 60% off
When? 28.11 – 01.12
Where? nosleeprecords.com/store

The West Coast caffeine addicts knock it out of the park and hit up every day over the sales weekend. Between Black Friday, Slacker Saturday, Dark Sunday and Cyber Monday no stone is left unturned and expect varying discounts across apparel, accessories, and CDs & vinyl ranging up to 60%. Sales this intense are sure to leave a dent in your wallet.

Bridge 9 Records
What’s the saving? 25% off with code BLACKFRIDAY25
When? 28.11 – 30.11
Where? bridge9.com

If it’s fit for Candy Hearts, Crime In Stereo and Cruel Hand then you can bet your arse that Bridge 9 Records is fit for you too. There is 25% off site wide with code BLACKFRIDAY25 and from 12.01am Friday a series of 9 rare vinyl will be online. A sure fire case of miss it, miss out.

Saint November Records â€
What’s the saving? Free worldwide shipping with code SHIPME
When? 28.11 – 01.12
Where? www.saintnovember.com

Shop from artists such as Nathan Detroit, Kids In Glass Houses and Cheap Thrills from Saint November Records and by spending £40 on your new favourite art and records, the indie label will grant you free shipping. Just pop in code SHIPME in at the checkout and voila, your items will be sent you as if by magic.

Tiny Engines
What’s the saving? It’s a mystery
When? Who knows
Where? tinyengines.limitedrun.com/store

This is bit of a wild card entry as there’s only been a wee hint on the label’s twitter. We know they’re not excited but if that Beach Slang tee goes on sale we will be.

Great Offer Store
What’s the saving? Up to 70% off music and merch
When? Indefinitely
Where? greatofferstore.com

New to the arena, Great Offers does what it says on the tin: offering great discounts on music, merchandise and electronics. You may have to dig a little deeper but as many of the lines are limited edition or signed you could stumble across something special.

Fiction Records
What’s the saving? 10% off with code FICTION10
When? Now – 30.11
Where? shop.fictionrecords.co.uk

For the last decade Fiction has been home to some of rock and indie’s finest, including The Maccabees, Japanese Voyeurs and Death From Above 1979 to name but a few. Celebrate 10 years of Fiction Records with a blanket 10% off across the store using code FICTION10.

Topshelf Records
What’s the saving? 20% off with code DEEPDARKNESS
When? Now – 1.12
Where? silverbulletmerch.com/collections/topshelf

Get in there quick with Topshelf Records because there is 20% off everything in their UK store with the code DEEPDARKNESS.

CLOTHING
Drop Dead
What’s the saving? 30% off selected lines
When? 1.12 only
Where? dropdead.co

As if they need any introduction…for today only shop with 30% off absolutely everything online from Drop Dead, excluding the new range (which by the way, is rad!).

Man Overboard
What’s the saving? 25% off with code MOBFSALE14
When? 28.11 – 1.12
Where? manoverboard.limitedrun.com

One of the primo pop punk defenders, Man Overboard also have eyes on your purse strings. Save yourself 25% all weekend by chucking in code MOBFSALE14 at the checkout.

Cheer Up Clothing
What’s the saving? Up to 50% off selected lines
When? 28.11
Where? cheerupclothing.com

Their bi-lingual autumn winter collection has cosy written all over it and for this weekend Cheer Up will wipe a smile on your face with a stack of beasty discounts. After the You Me At Six alumni heavily hinted at some hefty savings you can start to enjoy the up to 50% off selected lines including 20% off across the board of new arrivals.

Become Antique
What’s the saving? 50% Off with code BlackFriday14
When? 28.11 only
Where? becomeantique.com

Another member of the You Me At Six family reached out into Antique, whose fashion ranges are informed by ancient history. For today only take half off your shop with code BlackFriday14.

Rude Records
What’s the saving? 50% off
When? 28.11 – 01.12
Where? ruderecords.limitedrun.com

Get rude in the quest to defend pop punk and save 50% on everything until Monday. And with some of the genre’s tip top talent on the books you won’t be hard pressed to pick yourself or your pal something truly lovely.

Route One 1989
What’s the saving? New day, new deal
When? These sales are up and running right now
Where? routeone.co.uk

Route One 1989 are running a new flash sale everyday so you need to move fast to pick up on the latest greatest discounts. As a flavour, this week they’ve offered 30% off Menswear and today sees shoes cut by 20% so get a move on. Miss out on these great offers? Fret not for Christmas delivery is free on orders over £50.

PacSun
What’s the saving? BOGOF jeans and other rad deals
When? Early access to newsletter signees has already begun. GA, you wait until Friday
Where? pacsun.com

The California skate ‘n surf pros gained even more global traction recently with the introduction of international shipping and got the Jenner treatment collaborating with Kylie and Kendall for a low key collection – by low key we mean not so much, there are wolves. Sink your teeth into wild discounts the alpha deal being BOGOF denim. Outrageous savings continue site wide with buy on get one half price on selected clothing lines.

Glamour Kills
What’s the saving? 20% off, free shipping AND FGWP
When? 1.12 only
Where? glamourkills.co.uk

These Manhattan trailblazers regular team up with pop punk’s finest, see collabs with Alex Gaskarth and Tay Jardine, and special New Found Glory ‘Resurrection’ bundles, to bring music and fashion fans a little taste of their world. Jump in and enjoy a variety of discounts across these collaborations on top of the full collections for today only.

Urban Outfitters
What’s the saving? Up to 50% off
When? 28.11
Where? urbanoutfitters.com

Sure it’s run by a bunch of greying capitalist multi-millionaires who go out of their way to irk sane humans, the likes of Sophia Bush is a proud member, with their complete lack of any real ethics – human, commercial, we won’t go on. Let’s be honest though, that doesn’t stop that many from shopping with them, and no one in their right mind would shop UO full price. On Friday 28th only UO UK staples: “vintage” rock tees, turntables and vinyl could all fall to up to 50% off so weigh it up and don’t feel bad if you succumb to corporate America. And if anyone judges you, they’re probably a “PSL” from a “red cup” drinking jerk anyway so give a shit.

Hot Topic
What’s the saving? Free shipping and tees for ten bucks
When? 28.11 – 01.12
Where? hottopic.com

The epitome of all our teenage angst bundled up into a chain of merch stores so dark and stripey it’s painful. In a good, healthy, emo kinda way. Online, Hot Topic has $10 t-shirts and 25% off the whole site (FYI you can’t combine the offers), and free shipping. Hell yeah! But if you’re actually stuck in the 90’s with a shitty dial up connection and have a local bricks and mortar store, pay them a visit because BOGOF deals on full price and sale will greet you. Unhappy shopping!

All Time Low
What’s the saving? 20% off everything
When? Now through to 01.12
Where? alltimelowstore.com

Feel like you’re at an All Time Low? Impossible! Because pop punkers All Time Low have taken 20% off everything in store and they’ve got watches, phone cases and baseball tees amongst the hoard of impeccably pop-punky merch.

RAD ALTERNATIVE STUFF
Telegramme Paper Co.
What’s the saving? 20%
When? 28.11 – 30.11
Where? Online at telegramme.co.uk

Proud purveyors of premium paper products, Telegramme Paper Co. has packaging all tied up, so when you’re ready to wrap it up check out their inimitable retro paper crafts. Everything in store will be 20% off from 28.11 until 30.11 which means all your festive stationary and quirky gifts will be the belle of the ball. Did we mention their handmade wrapping paper is made from 100% recycled paper? Totes amazing.

Eastpak
What’s the saving? 10% off outlet
When? 28.11 – 30.11
Where? eastpak.co.uk

Luscious luggage and bodacious backpacks are Eastpak’s bread and butter, we all know this to be true. This weekend bag a sweet deal from Eastpak’s outlet where an extra 10% has been chopped off the already excellent prices.

There’s plenty going on but don’t get frantic in the online sales meleé, grab a brew and enjoy your shopping. As the weekend rolls on, keep your eyes on the prize as more deals get added to our shortlist.