Black Friday is coming! The global retail event means there’ll be bargains galore all over the internet, but the good news is, you can still shop local and support Gold Coast brands and boutiques.
Play it smart and you can have your festive season fashion and all your Christmas shopping sorted by the end of November. Read on and have your credit card ready to get tap happy!
When we say Lahana Swim and Lahana Active are sister brands we mean it quite literally – the female founders of this Gold Coast-based brand are all siblings. Lahana Swim makes a statement with luxurious fabrics, exotic tones and minimalistic designs featuring cheeky cuts (again, we mean that literally!). Lahana Active confidently steps outside the perimeters of “normal” activewear, elevating the game with bold prints, unique designs and exceptional quality. Selected styles from the Lahana range will be discounted for Black Friday – get ready to add to cart.
Unleash your inner flower child with this 70’s inspired label that embodies fun, freedom and dreamy bohemian style. Retro prints in the softest rayon are their signature style – think feminine skirts with the perfect swish, cute mini and maxi dresses, playsuits and some of the cutest pyjama sets you ever did see. Shop the showroom and meet founder, Tara Fletcher, at Miami Marketta on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday nights or online.
Give your skin some love with luxurious James Cosmetics. This Gold Coast based beauty brand has a global reputation for products that deliver on their promise. Whether you want to refresh, repair, rejuvenate or de-puff, there’s a remedy in their range of best-selling eye masks and face masks, enhanced with ingredients like Retinol, Hyaluronic Acid and Vitamin E. Their Black Friday Sale starts November 8, but you can sign up to their newsletter for early access.
Paris & I, will be having their biggest sale ever on Black Friday with up to 50% off store wide from November 12. Their activewear comes in bright block colours and supremely comfortable fabrics that are squat-proof, sweat-proof and supportive. This GC athleisure label values high quality over mass quantity, and produces Australian-made garments designed to fit and flatter every figure.
This Australian lifestyle brand was born right here on the Gold Coast, owned and operated by founder, Brie Shinn, since 2009. Inspired by travels to exotic locations, the Lakoa range includes gorgeous leather boho bags and wallets, footwear and apparel featuring vibrant colours, bold patterns, lush textures and flowing lines. Slip dresses in lightweight rayon crepe feel amazing to wear, and their linen shirt and top sets are a best seller – the kind of set you live in all summer. Be ready to shop some bargains when Black Friday hits – and you can become a VIP for an extra 10% off your first order.
Shop it like it’s hot on Black Friday at the Gold Coast eyewear brand that took the world by storm. Founded in 2011 by Michael and Tenielle Crawley, Valley Eyewear has built a reputation for high-quality fashion forward sunnies and glasses worn by many celebrities and high-profile creatives like Johnny Depp, Margot Robbie and Chris Hemsworth. The best bit is, they come with a price tag that won’t break the bank – even if you’re not earning millions for your movies. Add a Black Friday discount and you’ll be rocking your own bag of swag from Valley.
This Gold Coast label embodies the laidback, breezy vibe of our home town with comfortable, quality garments in breathable materials and designs made for the coastal lifestyle. Made for travel, adventures and fun, they’ve got threads for ladies, men and minis. The dudes will look dapper in button up shirts, tanks, tees and hoodies, while ladies styles include wrap skirts, cute crops, playsuits and tees and you can match your mini with equally adorable styles in kids sizes. Check them out at The Village Markets or shop online.
This beloved local brand is all about cruising through life… Preferably on one of their stylish hardwood longboards, which feature distinctive minimalist designs and wheels in signature pastel shades. Cleverly, they use offcuts from the skateboards to create a range of sustainable sunglasses. Just like their range of skateboards, the sunnies are infused with a sense of fun, style and quality design. Each pair has a completely unique grain pattern and no two pairs are identical. During their Black Friday sale, you can score up to 30% off selected boards and up to 50% off other products.
This local boutique in Nobby Beach is a favourite among GC fashionistas. Mixing beautiful basics with feminine prints and easy to wear pieces, About A Girl stocks leading street fashion labels such as Wrangler, One Teaspoon, Minkpink, All About Eve, Jorge and Res Denim. They’re also avid supporters of local and Australian designers. Pick up some summer staples that blend style and simplicity for the perfect look.
UGG Since 1974 is a third-generation family owned and operated business, and the crew there will handcraft your boots right here in their Miami warehouse using only the finest sustainable sourced Australian merino sheepskin and leather products. Sure, the start of summer might seem like a strange time to invest in some uggs, but when winter rolls around you can smug and snug knowing you bagged a bargain that will keep your toes toasty for many years to come. You can custom design your own pair with your choice of colour, style and embellishments. Shop online at https://www.uggsince1974.com.au and sign up to their mailing list for early access to Black Friday bargains.