Are you running around like crazy doing your Black Friday shopping today?
I don’t think I’ve ever done Black Friday. I don’t enjoy shopping in crowds. If I can shop at off hours, I do. When I worked at the Wall Street Journal — which was in the World Financial Center, across from the World Trade Center and very close to the Century 21 discount store — I was ecstatic to get a 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. shift. That meant I could go to Century 21 at 9 a.m., when other people had to be in the office, and have the place to myself. I used to lurk in the European Designer section. There was a pair of Galliano pants that I fondled for weeks. I’m not sure I ever tried them on. I had to be practical and save my money for Ann Taylor suits. I used to visit the Ann Taylor store in the World Financial Center practically every day to monitor the sale rack. I was a clothes stalker. The sales associates must have been thinking, “Here’s that girl again, stroking the sleeves of the suits.”
If you’re like me and want to avoid crowds, you can shop the Cyber Monday sale on my website on November 30. (I might start the sale a little early, so you’re going to want to follow me on Twitter in order to be tipped off!) The biggest discounts will be on the high-end pieces, and the prices will be amazing. Bookmark this link now.