Is it already that time of year again? Yep! The day when bargain shoppers hustle their way through crowds and wait on endless lines to snatch those incredible deals they’ve been waiting for all year is finally here. In fact, in many states, it’s even considered an official public holiday. What are we talking about? Black Friday, of course!
Over the last few years, the Black Friday trend has spread like wildfire — not only here in the U.S., but all over the globe, making it the largest shopping holiday in the world! That’s right. This year if you happen to be doing any international travel over the Thanksgiving holidays, here are a few places around the world where you can add a bargain-shopping spree to your travel agenda and don’t have miss out on those Black Friday steals!
Millenials – we’re looking at you for this one. In recent years, the average number of shoppers on Black Friday in Denmark has gone up exponentially, 49% of which are aged between 18 to 25 years old. Smashing spending records for three years in a row now, we’re hoping you make it out to nab some discounts while you’re chomping down on delicious Danishes if you’re here for Black Friday!
Ahhh, Tokyo, who doesn’t want to shop ’til they drop when they’re here?! Already highly sought after as a top international shopping destination, here’s something to sweeten the pot: they celebrate Black Friday too! Anywhere from shopping malls to supermarkets Black Friday is a popular event in Tokyo, Japan. So much so — that people fly in from neighboring countries just to be a part of the action!
No stranger to big shopping holidays, in the U.K. Boxing Day (the day after Christmas) was known to be the largest online shopping day for its citizens. But in 2010, Amazon first introduced Black Friday to the U.K. and in just a few years time, Black Friday sales skyrocketed and quickly took the crown for most popular day to shop ’til you drop! Interestingly, the sales on Black Friday did so well that retailers decided to extend the concept extending the sale to five days and have cleverly termed it Black “Fiveday.”
Head to Sao Paulo, Brazil for an out of this world bargain shopping experience on Black Friday. Brazil was one of the first South American countries to take part in the booming Black Friday American event and keeps the English name for the holiday, rather than translated into Portuguese. Over the last five years, this shopping day has grown significantly and shoppers can expect discounts on everything from flat screen TV’s to those famous Brazilian coffee beans from local shops and cafes.
Hey, shopaholic! Let us know your favorite Black Friday shopping destination in the comments below!