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Thursday, April 18, 2024

Do you know what my favorite part about Thanksgiving is? It's not the food or the good company or even the days off of school. It's Black Friday. For the fashion unaware, Black Friday is the Friday after Thanksgiving when almost everything goes on sale. Electronics, clothing, you name it. Chances are, there is something seriously discounted. Black Friday is a vicious battle, and it is every man, woman and child for himself or herself.

For my fellow fashion addicts who decide to join me at malls across the country on this day, I have some advice for you.

Most importantly, plan ahead. Do not go into Black Friday without an idea of what you want. Pick one to five items you want to buy and stick to your choices. Black Friday is not a day to peruse; you get in and grab what you want before someone else does. That being said, take a few minutes and do some research. Find out what's going to be on sale at which stores, and plan accordingly. A general knowledge of the geography of the stores you intend on attacking is quite useful too. That way you can get in, beeline for the item you want, get it and go, go, go.

I'd take a partner on Black Friday as well, and by partner I do not mean your boyfriend or girlfriend. No, I mean the friend who has already seen you as vicious as you can be. The friend who will love you no matter what you do or say. So when you tell that girl that she looks fat in the dress you want, you've got someone to back you up. And if you're about to get in a catfight over a pair of skinny jeans, at least someone has your back. There is strength in numbers, but limit yourself to two other independent people, and make a plan. Meet somewhere if you split up, and remember that cell phone reception is iffy in a lot of shops.

Between planning and your people, you should have the basic necessities for a successful Black Friday. So that morning, eat a hearty breakfast, wear comfortable clothes, stretch a little, and get ready to get some of the best deals you can on clothes and more! Remember, it's vicious out there. Take no prisoners - just get what you want and move onto the next thing. Good luck.

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