November 27, 2007

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This Thanksgiving I had the quintessential crazy Black Friday experience. In the last few years, I always thought it was a bit of a hoax to get people into the shopping spirit, because having been to Saks and Macy's etc during Black Friday previously, I did not find anything on crazy sale. Turns out I just wasn't shopping at the right place.
This year after Thanksgiving dinner, we went online to check the hours of the nearby outlet in San Diego, Carlsbad Premium Outlets, so we can go the next day- only to find that it was already opened in at Midnight Madness sale that went from 12am-10am! Excited, we quickly hopped onto the car and made our way there at 2am. Once there, we were delighted to find that the place was packed with happy holiday shoppers. It really put us in the holiday spirit!
And the beauty was that things were actually cheap! Things were on sales on top of sales- I bought a Puma cap for only $6! But anyway, some of the highlights of the night: The BCBG store: The sale was crazy. There were dresses for $39! I've never even heard of that. But alas, I didn't find any my size. Two that I was especially interested was these two dresses (above). I thought the plaid one would be a fun dress to wear for Christmas. It was only about $120. But alas, I decided I didn't really have an occasion to wear it anyway and it was a bit too long and poofy for casual wear. I almost bought the lacey one for $200. It fit perfectly and it felt really Blair from Gossip Girl like. I was actually standing in line to buy it (a huge line at that), until I decided that $200 was still kind of expensive and that the dress was a very thin line between being old fashion and Blair-like.
Turns out, it was a good thing I didn't spend that $200, because the money was better spent elsewhere. To be more specific, on a suit from Theory. Yes, you read right. This gorgeous black suit with white stripes above was only $200!!! Since a normal suit from Theory usually costs over $600, I was (still am actually) thrilled over this bargain. It fits really well too! My best buy all day! I wish I had more time at Theory.... everything was an additional 30% off!! In additional, I also got a really cute pajama set from Ralph Lauren, sportswear from Adidas and some presents for family. Overall it was a very productive trip! And yes, as you can see from the pictures, we shopped from 2am to sunrise.

Hmm.... though come to think of it Black Friday is still probably a hoax. Since this is the first time I've been to this outlet, I don't know if the prices really are this cheap only for these few hours or if Black Friday just means the start of the sales season. Oh well. I'm happy with my bargains :)

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Anonymous Robin Claire said...

I wish we had these in Canada!!

11/27/2007 9:37 AM  
Blogger Sade said...

there is a mall almost exactly like this in Odaiba in Japan.

11/27/2007 12:49 PM  
Blogger krystle said...

omg! i go to that outlet everytime i go to san diego!

glad you were able to find so many great deals!

11/27/2007 3:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow, that's so crazy. I live right there in Carlsbad! i used to work at Banana Republic and once worked on a blakc friday, from 12 am to 8 am. The deals were amazing. Glad you had a great experience!

11/27/2007 5:57 PM  
Blogger alis said...

who did you shop with? i am the only person i know who is obssessed enough with shopping to go shop at 2 am.

11/28/2007 12:09 AM  
Blogger Juliet said...

i'm so envious, we don't even have outlets at this part of the world .

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11/28/2007 1:07 AM  
Anonymous Suzanna said...

The suit was the better buy for sure.

I went out for the Black Friday madness and ended up with a television that is only chic to some.

Your suit looks far more versatile!

11/28/2007 2:10 AM  
Blogger Molly said...

LUCKY!!! that looks like it was so much fun! I think you made a great decision to go with the suit. I have some outlets about an hour from me..but I find it really hard to shop there because of the massive amounts of people that are in each store. I guess I would get over that if the prices were actually reduced a good amount..I don't know, I think i'm just cheap!! haha

11/28/2007 10:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh my gosh we had the same thing over in the Philadelphia Premium Outlets. I went at 12 am and I got a dress at Michael Kors for THIRTY TWO DOLLARS! I love Black Friday. Oh and I saw the 39 dollar rack at BCBG too! The dresses were too big for me as well. =(

11/29/2007 6:15 AM  
Blogger ♥Lauren♥ said...

I used to live there those stores get so packed!

11/29/2007 11:31 PM  
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That bcbg lacey dress is on ebay right now for like $25.

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