Friday, November 23, 2012
Shoppers and owners look forward to Small Business Saturday.
As Black Friday shoppers mob the malls, local businesses are seeing one seriously slow day. Shoppers are enthusiastic while business owners remain hopeful that Small Business Saturday will make up for Black Friday. “Everyone is going to the malls which hurts the town a little bit,” said Carl Nozdrovicky, owner of Caldwell Jewelers on Bloomfield Ave. “There aren't as many retail shops as there used to be in Caldwell but now people are more aware of Small Business Saturday.” Some loyal shoppers remained on Bloomfield Avenue Friday morning to get a head start on their holiday shopping. Gabriella Stiefbold of Verona was picking up some items at Learning Express Toys on Bloomfield Ave. By Friday afternoon she had been shopping for nearly 12 …
Willowbrook frenzy fades early Friday morning.
Willowbrook Mall at 6 a.m. was almost quiet. Many of the overnight bargain hunters had gone home or to the next site. Black Friday shoppers had waited for hours late Thanksgiving night for the mall's opening at midnight.
Essex County malls busy, but not overcrowded most of the day.
Essex County's two malls—Short Hills and Livingston—had a steady stream of shoppers throughout Black Friday. However, staggered store openings helped to keep the lines to a minimum Friday morning in Short Hills. By the early afternoon, Livingston was busy, but not overcrowded.
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Friday, November 23, 2012
On Thanksgiving, timing is everything — proper coordination between bird, beans and stuffing can be the difference between the perfect stress-free meal with loved ones or a complete kitchen catastrophe. On Black Friday, getting on the right line at just the right time might save you hours and help you snag that perfect gift at a once-in-a-lifetime price. Patch is here to turn that dream into a reality and make smart shopping on Black Friday ridiculously easy. Find us on Instagram and Twitter and connect with us and local readers via our Black Friday New Jersey hashtag #bfnj. We'll be sharing up-to-the-minute deals, 140-character anecdotes, and photos and video from the front lines of consumerism. Show us those long lines, share your …
Thursday, November 22, 2012
Poll: How much money do you plan to spend locally on your holiday shopping?
Black Friday deals aren’t just for big box stores. Small businesses in the Caldwells are offering incentives to kick-off your holiday shopping locally. Pink Bungalow, 347 Bloomfield Ave., in Caldwell, has a special gift for customers who spend $100 or more on Vera Bradley—a free holiday tote in the new Dogwood pattern. The shop also has a door-buster deal. The first 25 customers to spend $25 or more will receive a free market tote. Runway, 3 Smull Ave., in Caldwell, is taking 25% off items throughout the store. The boutique sells women and children’s clothing, accessories and gifts. My Daughter's Closet, a girls consignment shop at 3 Brookside Ave., in Caldwell, is offering 25% off all merchandise on Black Friday. Flair Jewelry & …
We have a complete list of all the Black Friday deals at Walmart, Target, Amazon.com, Sears and much more. Both digital downloads and physical copies for this Black Friday.
Thursday, November 22, 2012
The following is a complete list of all the video game deals for this Black Friday. Please note that some of the games are digital downloads or online only deals, which will be marked below. These are all confirmed deals for this Black Friday 2012. Monday 11/19/12 12:10 p.m. - 4:10 p.m. NBA 2K12 (PS3) $15.99 LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes (Wii) $15.00 Game Party: In Motion (360) $10.00 Lego Batman (360/PS3) $10.00 4:10 pm - 8:10 pm Silent Hill: Downpour (PS3) $19.99 Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City (360) $14.99 The King of Fighters XIII (PS3) $19.99 Dragon's Dogma (360) $39.99 Tuesday 11/20/12 12:10 p.m. - 4:10 p.m. Madden NFL 13 (360/PS3) $25.00 Spider-man: The Edge of Time (360) $14.99 The Sly Collection (PS3) $10.00 LEGO Harry …
Friday, November 25, 2011
Holiday deals to be had at local shops.
Black Friday is the first offical shopping day of the holiday season. But with hundreds of great shops on and near Bloomfield Avenue and other "Main Streets", the day after Thanksgiving doesn't have to mean a trip to the mall or a big box store. Have a more charming and traditional experience by taking your dollars to local downtowns. Since Christmas truly is a child’s holiday, it’s only right to put toys at the top of this guide to what local shops are offering: Learning Express stores in Montclair, Verona, and the new location in West Caldwell are offering 20% to 50% off select items and free gifts with the purchase of certain toys. The stores also boast a number of toys that are Learning Express exclusives, like the ever-popular All …
Unlike other area shopping centers, shoppers were sparse at the mall this morning; but filled up in the afternoon.
There were no signs of Black Friday's deal-busting madness at The Mall at Short Hills Friday morning. Shoppers at the upscale mall in northern New Jersey walked casually from store to store and carried few bags during the hours that were crowded and hectic at other malls and big box stores. The only difference from a regular shopping day? It was 8 a.m., two hours before the mall usually opens. At some stores, Black Friday offered shoppers unprecedented deals if they made their purchases before 9 a.m. or, in some cases, noon. At the Macy's in Short Hills, employee Kathy Graul, of Union, said, "It's definitely not Target and Kohl's, but I think for the people who shop in the Short Hills Mall, the sales are good." She said some customers …