Oh my word. I think I’m still exhausted from Black Friday. It was that magical.
I set my alarm to go off at 4:30AM but my body was ready to go at 4:00- so I got up, showered threw on my Nike’s and was out the door by 4:20.
Obviously I was heading straight to Macy’s which is always my first stop on this beautiful holiday. The weather at 4:30 actually wasn’t too bad, it felt nice and crisp and woke me right up which is important considering the long day I had ahead of me.
I did my research (like a good girl) the night before to map out my route. I fully believe that in order to not murder anyone on Black Friday and to have an enjoyable/successful trip you need to have a plan of attack.
My plan was to head South on State Street, cover the stores on one side, loop back around to buy-out the stores heading North on State Street, drop off my bags at home, head North on Michigan Ave and end my day covering the stores leading back home.
And that’s exactly what I did. Here’s how it went down:
- Macy’s #1 (I live between two 10 story Macy’s….)
- Tj Maxx (I just couldn’t walk by without going in…)
- Foot Locker
- Barnes and Noble (WHICH WASN’T OPEN YET! What kind of store doesn’t open till 9AM on BF?!)
- Nordstrom Rack (Again couldn’t resist.)
- Steve Madden
- Old Navy
BAG DROP OFF AT HOME!
- The Limited
- Macy’s #2
- Finish Line
- HOME FINALLY
4:30 really is the best time to go out. Stores open at midnight which means they are crazy right when they open and then they get busy again around 9:00/10:00 because people decide to go out once they wake-up. 4:30 AM however the stores are DEAD because no one is stupid enough to set their alarm to go shopping that early. It’s amazing. I actually had one lady at Macy’s beg for me to let her help me pick out a sweater so she had something to do. Clearly I said yes- my own personal shopper on BF? Yes please.
Another succesful Black Friday in the books. Already planning for next year!
That’s all the nonsense I have for now!
Did you score any great deals??