SHOPPING ON BOXING Day in the UK is heading in the direction of Black Friday (the day after Thanksgiving) in the US.
Frenzied crowds queuing overnight for deals are now common sights across London city.
And wiith the influx of British retailers to Ireland, opening on St. Stephen’s Day is becoming a popular option with stores here. After three successful years of experimenting with the early opening hours, even more shopping centres and retailers are welcoming customers on 26 December, enticing them with slashed prices and once-off deals.
Here’s a roundup of who’s opening when. Note: there’s some early birds in there:
Arnotts – 26 December at 9am
Brown Thomas (all locations) – 26 December at 9am
Clery’s – 26 December at 9am
Debenhams – 26 December at 8am
Blanchardstown Shopping Centre – 26 December 11am – 6pm
Penney’s Mary Street - 26 December at noon
Jervis Street Shopping Centre - 26 December at 9am
Dundrum Shopping Centre – 26 December at 10am (although Next will open its doors at 6am and River Island from 7am)
Liffey Valley Shopping Centre - 26 December at 11am
Next Grafton Street – 26 December at 6am
Marks & Spencer Grafton Street - 27 December at 8am
DID Electrical - 27 December at 9am
Currys - 26 December at 9am
IKEA – 27 December at 10am
Merchants Quay Shopping Centre – 27 December at 9am
Galway Shopping Centre - 26 December at 9am
Queues are not uncommon outside Next on Grafton Street or large electrical retailers on the morning of 26 December so be prepared!