If it’s not already obvious, I love to shop. No matter who it’s for, what it is, or where it’s at, I love to shop. And Black Friday is no exception, in fact, it is one of my favorite parts of Thanksgiving break!
out, waiting to get the hottest new computer, tablet, video games or big screen TV, I’m checking the ads and scouring the Web looking to see what stores have the best deals on the greatest and latest designer fashions.
For the past eight years, I have headed out to the Aurora Farms Premium Outlets. This outdoor mall is home to a ton of great outlet stores including: the Gap, Banana Republic, Nike, Adidas, Coach, Michael Kors, Saks Fifth Avenue, Calvin Klein and many more. The stores open at midnight with all new merchandise and all of the
latest trends for this winter season.
In my years of experience, here is what I have learned about shopping for fashion deals on Black Friday.
1. It’s not important to be there right at midnight.
So many people think it’s so important to get there right at midnight or the stores may run out what they are looking for. This is simply not true. All of the stores have a HUGE amount of inventory for the Black Friday crowds. The first big rush comes through at midnight and is gone by 3 a.m., making 4 a.m. – 5 a.m. the best time to head out. All of the stores are restocking the shelves and the crowd is limited.
2. Have a plan of attack
With large crowds and great deals, the whole day can get pretty hectic. To relieve the stress, have a game plan. I map out the main stores that I want to go to and the order that I want to go to them. This way you don’t forget about any stores and you have a set plan of attack so you can get to your favorite stores and head home.
3.Go with a group.
I usually like to go with no less than four people. Since there are more people, sometimes you have to go in stores you don’t necessarily want to go in to, but it cuts the “standing in line time” in half. While two in your group are shopping, the others can hold your place in line. Then you switch. This way, everyone has a shopping buddy and no one is left alone.
4. Bring a cup or two of coffee
You’re going to be tired, especially if you are heading out at 4 a.m. and we live in Ohio, it’s cold! Coffee will help keep you warm and awake. I usually put a little splash of Baileys in mine too!
These are my best Black Friday fashion shopping tips. Where do you like to shop on Black Friday? Do you have anymore tips