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New York City Black Friday Guide

November 20th, 2018 Local Tips

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We’re down to the final countdown… Black Friday is happening this week! As New York City is a shopaholic’s dream come true, we’ve compiled our best tips on how to shop in the city. Make the most of your shopping spree with these recommendations.

Top Stores to Visit

Black Friday is widely popular, therefore, you can expect some sort of deal at almost any store in the country. However, those of you looking for heart-stopping discounts should go straight to department stores, outlets and major retail chains.

Department Stores

Macy’s
Lord & Taylor
Saks Fifth Avenue
Bergdorf Goodman
Barneys
Bloomingdale’s

Outlets and Retail Chains

Bloomingdale’s Outlet
Nordstrom Rack
Saks OFF 5TH
JCPenney
Century 21
Marshalls
Target

crowd-outside-store-on-black-fridayPlan Before You Go

The first thing you need is a checklist of everything you want to buy. Never go into a store on Black Friday without having previously decided on what to buy. Why? Because the stores will be crowded and you won’t be able to peruse at your leisure.

Second, pick the stores you want to visit. Although Macy’s Herald Square is the quintessential Black Friday destination, not everyone can handle the queues. Consider choosing stores in less popular locations.

Third, always check opening hours. Almost every major store will open early and close later than normal. Keep in mind that it might not be necessary to stand in line at 6am trying to beat everyone to the door. Follow the stores on social media or visit their websites to see if the items you want are actually on sale. This might save you a trip to a few stores!

store-ad-of-black-friday-sneak-previewsShop Before and After Black Friday

Given the popularity of Black Friday, the shopping phenomenon has evolved into Cyber Monday.  As mentioned earlier, checking prices online is a good option… But shopping online and avoiding packed stores is also a great option. Nowadays, sales continue after Black Friday while many stores offer “sneak previews” or “sneak peeks” a few days before Thanksgiving, both in-store and online.

Look for Deals Beyond Clothing, Electronics and Home Decor

We’re ready to bet that anyone reading this post loves to travel. What about spending your hard-earned money on seeing the world? Hotels and airlines also prepare sweet deals during this time and the New Yorker Hotel is one of them! If you’re planning a trip to New York, book your stay with us to save up to 40% and receive 3 free rewards of your choosing upon confirmation. This deal is only available when booking directly on our website between November 21‒27, 2018.

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