I love Black Friday. And Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. So, this is my favorite weekend of the year coming up. Ah, bliss!
Mom is a shopaholic and passed it down to me: I could remember her bringing in a stroller that I didn't need anymore and fill it up with all the bags of stuff we bought while my sister and I held on to the sides of it. I can remember discussing the battle plan the night before, carefully choosing which mall to go to (I live in North Jersey, come on!).... ahhh!
For the past 10 years or so, I've altered the tradition... I wake up whatever time I feel like, still blissed out on tryptophans and marshmallowed sweet potatoes and hop on the train into Manhattan (15 minute trip). I spend the day in the city, shopping, lunching, meeting a special friend. AHHHHH! It's great; no parking woes, no lines that you can't just go to another store to avoid.
Another thing I've done, once or twice in the past decade is go to the outlet center upstate. A large plot of land with all the outlet stores spread out... park once and head into the fray: Saks Off 5th, Carter's, Burberry, Bass, Calvin Klein, BCBG, that place with all the crystal, an electronics store, Harry & David, J Crew, etc. etc. etc. Plus, it has a few places to either grab something portable to eat; or sit down and eat. Nice!!!!
I love it, and can't wait!!!!! Good luck everyone!!!! I hope to see everyone posting their favorite bargains/other purchases!