Best Black Friday clothing deals: Sales from Pandora, Calvin Klein and Lululemon

This Black Friday event is set to be bigger than ever, as big-name brands are already slashing their prices in early bird sales.

While originally Black Friday was a flash sale that took place on the day after Thanksgiving in America, it quickly evolved to run through to the following Monday, also known as Cyber Monday, which was the online only day.

It’s since grown even more recently too,  as many brands now hold pre-sales during the week leading up to 27 November (and some even before that), with early bird discounts.

As coronavirus continues, this year’s sale will move online, so you’ll only have virtual queues to contend with, rather than standing in the cold outside a physical store.

Whether you’re on the hunt for new loungewear, a warm winter coat or chunky black boots that will last you years, fashion often sees some of the biggest discounts, with retailers including Asos, Missoma, and Oliver Bonas expected to participate again this year. Below we’ve listed the early-bird deals to shop now and beat the rush. 

Throughout the long weekend of sales and during the weeks leading up to the event, we’ll be bringing you the best deals to help you bag a bargain on everything from outerwear to underwear and everything in between, so ticking off your shopping list will be a breeze.

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The best early Black Friday fashion deals

Missoma Lucy Williams gold chunky entwine hoop earrings: Was £110, now £82.50, Missoma

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It’s unlikely that you’ve seen anyone in the fashion pack unadorned with an item from Missoma’s expansive jewellery collection. As a brand it rules the roost when it comes to affordable and wearable pieces, and it’s a firm favourite here at IndyBest, so we’re glad its annual sale is here. 

Go big and bold with this pair of gold plated hoops that have the power to transform any outfit. Upgrade your ear stack further and pair with the gold mini tunnel hoop earrings (was £85, now £63.75) or the gold pave huggies (was £70, now £52.50). With a whopping 25 per cent off sitewide, now’s the chance to invest in your favourite pieces.  

Dalby leather biker jacket: Was £298, now £208.60, All Saints

(All Saints)

All Saints’ Black Friday deals have just launched, with 30 per cent off everything. We’d recommend investing in one of its coveted leather jackets while they are discounted, and this one topped our review of the best leather jackets for autumn.

Our reviewer found it to be super soft. It’s fully lined, which kept them warm during a downpour, and has deep enough pockets to fit an iPhone 11, AirPods and a face covering, so you can forgo a handbag.

Barbour International lineout long quilted coat: Was £239, now £191.20, John

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Strategic Muscle Building For A Calvin Klein Model – Workout Routine

It comes to no surprise that there is a growing movement away from the bodybuilding mentality. Many people would much rather have slim and fit bodies that resemble famous movie actors and models over massive bodybuilders. The desire to have a “GQ” look will not only help them look good in a suit, but on the beach as well. Over sized gym rats simply can’t do that. So what is it about the models of Calvin Klein that seem to personify the “Hollywood Look?” What does a Calvin Klein models workout routine consist of that most programs don’t?

Strategic Muscle Building To Create The Desired Look

Take a moment and evaluate the features of a Calvin Klein model. They have a decent amount of muscle mass but with very low body fat levels. Their muscles also look like they are constantly in a flexed state which is commonly known as muscle density. I guarantee that 95% of gym goers work out and harder and longer than they do, but don’t even come close to a visually stunning physique. Is it from good genetics? Do they have an exceptional trainer? What if they actually have a strategic muscle building program that will sculpt the proper physique? They need to look chiseled at any moment for a photo shoot, so what do they do different than everyone else?

It Is Not A Crime To Skip Out On The “Big 3”

The “Big 3” comes from the foundational exercises that are pumped out of the big bodybuilder magazines and forums. They consist of squats, dead lifts, and bench press. They do a great job of adding mass but will ruin the look of a model. Calvin Klein models have a very slim and toned physique. Having excess mass in the hips, thighs, midsection, and butt will not allow them to model fashionable clothes. Their legs are ripped but they also carry a slim waist. This can be done by skipping squats and dead lift. Tough cardio will sculpt a much leaner lower body without the bulk. Don’t worry you are not committing a “bodybuilding” crime by skipping out on your legs.

Upper Body Muscle Mass To Polish Off The Look

Most of their muscle mass is in the upper body but with a few exceptions. Calvin Klein models focus on the upper and inner chest muscles because it will sculpt a square and angular chest. This is why I would suggest dropping the traditional bench press and incorporate inclines only. The reasoning behind this is that the lower pecs tend to grow larger and faster than the upper portion. Paying too much attention on lower chest workouts can cause the muscles to sag which can resemble that of women’s breasts. Calvin Klein models also have arms that have a decent amount of size with wide, ripped shoulders. Wide shoulders with a tapered waist, creates a “V” in the upper body that every model needs. It is also important to notice that these models …

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