10 Nov 2022 7 Tips for Shopping Black Friday at the V&A What to do when the greenest shopping destination goes black As the moment approaches, we thought you might appreciate a few tips to help you navigate the chaos and excitement. After all, with over 450 retail outlets at the V&A Waterfront, you might just need an action plan if you want to make the most of it – and come out with the best deals! Start looking for deals now While the official date for Black Friday 2022 is 25 November, most shops will offer exclusive deals throughout November. You can take advantage of awesome deals without having to fit it all into one big shop, which means you have more time to enjoy the shopping experience while avoiding running out of time. Find your favourite stores and discover new favourites here :Black Friday Deals. Plus, know ahead of time what the V&A has to offer with the best promotions on any given day. Do your homework Blinded by the glitz and glamour of sale signs and posters, you might miss the fact that what appears to be a fantastic deal is not really much of a discount. Google the items you want to buy beforehand to determine whether the offer you get on the day is a genuine deal. Make a Wishlist With so many offers being advertised from various news sources to social media, it can be hard to keep track of them all. Create a list of all the deals you’re interested in, so when the time comes to act, you know exactly where to find what. Plan your route If you’re planning on going all out on a Black Friday shopping bonanza, it’s best you have your route planned. For your convenience, we’ve gathered all the maps and floor plans you might need to navigate your great shopping trip. Talk about a modern day treasure hunt! The early bird gets the deal Be that bird. Make sure you don’t miss out on any unbelievable offers by arriving nice and early to avoid stocks running out. And be sure to check the opening and closing times for the stores you’re planning to visit. Stick to your budget It’s easy to get carried away with the endless sales laid out before you. In order to know when to call it quits, it’s best to decide on a predetermined budget. The hardest part, of course, is sticking to it! Know the return policy Black Friday has a way of justifying all kinds of impulse buys that you don’t really need, or you may end up with items that don’t look or feel as good once home. Either way, to put your mind at ease knowing you can return it later, make sure you ask about the return policy on an item before you buy it. Shop safely and enjoy! The V&A Waterfront is jampacked with amazing deals this Black Friday for you to take advantage of, but we also want you to be safe and enjoy your day out. The welcoming atmosphere and the beauty of the surroundings provide you with the best backdrop for a leisurely day out, so arrive well-rested, comfortable and stay hydrated throughout your shopping experience.