Black Friday 2019: will shoppers come out and will they buy fashion?

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Gen Z and Millennial consumers are the most eager to buy fashion during this Black Friday period with 40% of 16-24 year-olds and 31% of Millennials saying they intend to do so.

With sales getting underway already across the UK and set to crescendo on “Cyber Monday” on 2 December, TheIndustry.fashion releases its latest in-depth consumer study outlining the intended fashion spending of 2,000 British consumers this week.

Overall 23% of consumers say they intend to buy fashion this week with Christmas Gifts & Toys and Personal Technology proving more popular choices, with 35% and 24% intending to buy from those categories respectively. The 23% figure for this year contrasts with 27% of shoppers who say they they typically shop for fashion during the Black Friday sales, suggesting fashion has slipped down the priority list.

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In addition, customers are expecting big discounts. Some 46% of consumers say it would take a discount of 50% or more to convince them to buy an item they otherwise would not have purchased with only 7% saying they could be swayed by a 20% saving.

Our study also shows that consumers say they are no more likely to return items bought during Black Friday thanĀ at any other point during the year with 57% saying that it makes no difference to their return habits and 13% saying it makes them more likely to keep an item.

Download our exclusive report below with more exclusive insights, charts and data.

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