Singles Day is upon us, shoppers! Originally a Chinese celebration for singletons, it's now a full-scale shop-a-thon, and one that Australians can take full advantage of.
Sales run for the duration of Monday 11th November, so get moving!
Singles Day Alibaba
In China, the Alibaba Group completely dominates Singles Day, and the beauty of this retail giant is that Australians can cash in on cracking deals from Aliexpress (the retail arm of Alibaba), with shipping to our doors.
Aliexpress ships orders all around the world.
Singles Day eBay Australia
With so many Chinese sellers on eBay, it makes perfect sense that eBay would get involved in Singles Day festivities, and this year shoppers can wipe 11% off a massive range of goods from top local stores like Shaver Shop, Cosmetics Now, Canningvale Australia and Boutique Cellar. You will need to use the code PINCH11 at checkout to score your discount.
Many Australian stores have jumped on the Singles Day bandwagon, and with the sale coinciding with the start of many 'Frenzy' sales, there are some serious bargains to be scooped up.
These are some of the top Australian stores offering Singles Day sales:
- Showpo - Further 20% off sale items with code EXTRA20
- Myer - 25% off select womenswear
- ASICS Australia - Buy 2, get 20% off with code SD20
- Lorna Jane - 20% off full-priced items
- Deals Direct - Up to 85% off top-brand fashion
- Kikki-K - 25% off storewide & free monogramming online
What is Singles Day?
Singles Day originated at Nanjing University, China in 1993 as an "anti-Valentines Day" event for singles. Naturally retailers saw an opportunity and ran with it, and now Singles Day is better known as a global festival, one where singles celebrate their status and shop up a storm!
When is Singles Day Australia?
Singles Day falls on the 11th of November every year, and the retail sales event will run for the duration of the day.
Singles Day Vs Black Friday?
Only two weeks apart, Singles Day and Black Friday are both HUGE shopping events. In fact, in China Singles Day is the biggest shopping event of the year.
With Singles Day originating in China, and being something of a retail extravaganza there, Australians can expect to see a lot of incredible offers from Chinese stores (particularly from retailers like Aliexpress), in addition to those participating stores here in Australia,
Black Friday falls on Friday 29th November in 2019, and in Australia we are seeing more and more retailers jump on board each year. As opposed to Singles Day, Black Friday sales can run for one day, or several, even merging with Cyber Monday on Monday 2nd December.