Ok. That’s not entirely true. I bought a few items.
Black Friday shopping seems to be more about the social experience than it is about deals. Most of the places that I usually visit offer similar deals all year. So, as I walked around, I kept wondering what amazing deals did the folks with the enormous shopping bags find?
I made a morning stop at my local mall to visit Macy’s, The Limited, Gap, and Banana Republic. I also visited Marshalls and TJ Maxx.
Here’s what I bought.
The Limited. I really enjoyed shopping in the The Limited. The workers were seriously promoting the available discounts of the day–an extra 40% off the entire store and another 15% off if you are a student, educator, or Limited card holder. I left with a boucle jacket, a black sequined scarf, and the satisfaction from being able to compound discounts.
Banana Republic. I have not been drawn to much in BR this fall, but 40% off everything in store was worth a look. I left with a silk scarf that was on clearance. FYI: I tried to use my educator discount in addition to the 40% off and was denied!
Macy’s. I like browsing INC clothing in Macy’s because they are reasonably priced and go on sale quite frequently. I left empty handed though.
Gap. An extra 50% off the entire store (before 8 am) caught my attention. I have gotten used to stores extending their discounts to the entire day, though, so I strolled into the Gap at about 11am. That discount was so over. Once I realized, I made a u-turn out the door.
TJ Maxx. While I did not find a $399 iPad, my local store hosted a designer bag shopping event. After about an hour in the store, I think I had about 5 bags (Michael Kors, Cynthia Rowley, Badgley Mischka, B Mankowsky, and Dooney & Bourke) hanging on me. I realized that I did not really want any of the bags after some serious deliberations. I did buy a Michael Kors brown leather strap watch though.
Marshalls. If Marshalls did anything special for Black Friday, I did not notice. I imagine Marshalls saying, “look here people, it is Black Friday here everyday.” My store was packed with MK crossbody bags and I left with a green (apple), Braided Grommet style by MICHAEL Michael Kors.
That was it!