Friday, November 25, 2011

NYC Black Friday Madness!


Hey Guys! Today was Black Friday and like many of you I took advantage of some amazing deals. I set my alarm clock for 4:00 am so I could start shopping ASAP (that's the earliest I'm willing to shop), and let's just say I am not a morning person so It wasn't easy waking up in the middle of the night but worth it in the end. My BFF Joanna and I met up at 34th St. Herald Square. The first place we went to was Macy's, no deals caught our attention so we moved on to 24th St. (5th Ave) I think this is the perfect spot to go shopping because the crowds are almost none existent (since everyone seems to go to the more popular shopping areas,) but it still has all the stores we were interested in which was perfect! We went to Gap, Express, H&M, Banana Republic, Zara, and Ann Taylor. Soon we found ourselves at 14th St. Union Square were we checked out American Eagle, and Sephora. I adore SoHo so it was the perfect area to end our Black Friday shopping extravaganza! We went to Urban Outfitters, TopShop, Forever21, Rite Aid, Bloomingdale's, Sabon, DKNY, and Pandora. My goal for Black Friday this year was to show restraint and not to go overboard! I set a budget and resisted buying things just because they were marked down. If I didn't love it, I didn't buy it, and I stuck by it!

Deals I took advantage of:

-GAP! Everything in the store was either 20%, 40%, or 60% off! It wasn't as amazing like last year's everything 50% off, but it was a great sale nonetheless.

-BANANA REPUBLIC! Everything in the store was 40% off! Amazing! I shopped the sale section and ended up with some amazing deals and finds!

-SEPHORA! The makeup emporium had a limited Black Friday sale. Only 10 selected products were marked down to $10 each. Even with the small variety I ended up with a fun purchase.

-AMERICAN EAGLE! I love AE, I have been shopping there for years so I was excited that everything was 40% off! A huge improvement to last year's 15% off! I was able to pick up a few great pieces and lots of basics.

-RITE AID! Now this was not a Black Friday promotion but I had to mention this rare but incredible sale. The Rite Aid in SoHo is closing out so everything left was 90% off, 90%!!! Even though 3/4ths of the store was sold out I managed to get $150 worth of products for $15!! I was stoked!

It's funny because I have been saving for Black Friday for a the longest time and I was expecting to end up with so many more things. I didn't get carried away this year but I walked away with things that I loved and needed.

Watch my Black Friday Haul:


Share your Black Friday finds with me! What was your store and purchase?

Thanks for Reading, Watching & Following!
XOXO-Angelika

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