I love Black Friday!! I remember shopping with my mom at the age of nine and the excitement of scoring those awesome deals. If you are making a trip to the mall tonight or tomorrow you will want to have a plan to scope out the best deals. Here are a few of my favorite DFW locations for Black Friday along with some awesome tips.
Where: Grapevine Mills Outlet Mall
Why: Live Music, Free Coffee & Great Sales
Details: During the Black Friday Super Sale Weekend, gift seekers will enjoy even deeper discounts on everything on their list at Grapevine Mills’ impressive line-up of stores such as Last Call by Neiman Marcus, American Eagle Outfitters, Ann Taylor Factory Store, Banana Republic Factory Store, Forever 21, G by Guess, J.Crew, H&M, Nike Factory Store, Sak Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH,Tommy Hilfiger Company Store and more. Shoppers are encouraged to visit www.grapevinemills.com to see retailer offers in advance of their visit to the property.
Visitors will enjoy great entertainment and giveaways, including a special Black Friday Survival Kit with a Grapevine Mills coupon book valued at $500 in savings, a bottle of water and other shopping essentials for the first 200 shoppers to visit Guest Services.
My Picks: Ann Taylor 50% off entire store, Forever 21 -15% off until 2 p.m., Sears Outlet, Sak Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH & Neiman Marcus Last Call
Military Inspired Wrap Dress $89.99 plus 30% off
Where: Southlake Town Square
Why: Opening Early, Small Crowds, Great Discounts on Your Favorite Stores
Details: Southlake Town Square is the heart and soul of Southlake and the place I have been shopping for many years. It’s the perfect place to eat, shop, and stroll. The square is stroller friendly with plenty of places to sit and take in the luscious green scenery if you need a break. Although the square will be busy tomorrow it will be less crowded compared to North Park Mall in Dallas , or Northeast Mall in Ft. Worth.
My Picks: Eddie Bauer opening at midnight with 40%, Banana Republic opening at 6 a.m. offering 40% off , Cache, Malouf’s, Origins- 6 favorites for $60 & New York & Company opening at 6 a.m. with door buster deals!!
Where: Paragon Outlets
Why: Beat the Holiday Rush- Stores Opening at 10 p.m. on Thanksgiving and handing out 500 Black Friday Survival Kits
Details: This charming new outlet mall has partner with the “who’s who” of designer and brand names including Bloomingdales, Brooks Brothers, Columbia Sportswear, Calvin Klein, Coach, Cole Haan, Dooney & Bourke, Gap, Guess, J.Crew, Michael Kors, Neiman Marcus Last Call, Nike, Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH, Tommy Hilfiger, DKNY, True Religion Brand Jeans and many more. This place has tons of parking and will have great deals.
My picks- 100 LINDOR truffles of your choice for $25! Midnight- 9am -100 Lindor truffles for $25, Bloomingdales 30-40% off entire store, DKNY 50% off entire store all weekend, & Love Culture B1G1 free on clearance items
Here are my top tips for a successful shopping day
Strategize your shopping day
Scope out your favorite stores online ahead of your mall visit and have a clear course to save time and energy. If traveling with others, identify one landmark area to meet up and make sure to take note of where you parked your car
Take a step in the right direction
Choose the right shoes to walk the mall so you are comfortable and protected from the elements.
Put your social media savvy to good use
If you are not on Facebook, Twitter or a member of the Mobile Shopper Club, maybe now is the time to join, as there will be many social media driven offers and exclusive promotion
Shop outside the box
A gift list is great, but be sure to check out the back of your favorite stores for more amazing bargains too good to pass up for that special someone. And for $10, purchase Grapevine Mills’ exclusive coupon book worth more than $500 in savings.
Calculate your savings
Take note of all in-store signage and read the tags to note any special stickers or markings with additional discounts. Why not use a pocket calculator or your phone so you can add up the great savings before you get in line to check-out?
Just buy it
If you think you want it, then buy it now. Popular merchandise might not be there when you go back as stores are less likely to keep huge inventories of one item, but be sure to ask about the store’s return policy in advance.