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Last year, a woman pepper-sprayed her competition. Today, one man threatened to pull out a gun while waiting in a line outside of K-Mart, hundreds of young girls stampeded a Victoria’s Secret, and crazed shoppers rampaged their way through a Wal-Mart.
As much as we love getting a deal, we just can’t stand waiting out in inclement weather on Black Friday. That’s why we normally sit tight until Cyber Monday but thankfully, retailers like Mackage, Dannijo, and Gap are discounting their online goods even before Monday.
This week there was a lot to love — Tavi singing Joni Mitchell, Lea T snagging another magazine cover, a brave girl giving an awesome makeup tutorial. But there was also a whole lot to hate. Justin Bieber ruined Christmas! Terry Richardson remained really creepy! Little girls got bikini waxes!
By now you’ve probably heard of the California woman who police say pepper sprayed her way to all sorts of deals at a WalMart on Black Friday. But what you may not have heard is the theory that she only used the spray to keep herself from getting hurt.
Black Friday isn’t something we totally comprehend. We love a good deal, but surely there is a less painful way to go about getting one, right? We thought the Wal-Mart pepper spray video was pretty nuts — little did we know there was plenty more where that came from.
If you shopped, cooked and ate all day Thursday, and then shopped all day on Black Friday, chances are you’re taking a holiday retail break today. But if that’s the case, the retail world would like to know why you’re not out there on Main Street buying things from small businesses.
There is no shortage of sites out there willing to tell you how to get the most bang for your Black Friday buck, but if you’re not averse to a little violence, one shopper in Los Angeles may have had the best plan of all: pepper spray.
We know, we know — it’s barely mid-afternoon and instead of focusing on the Thanksgiving turkey roasting its heart away in your aunt’s oven, you’re planning your line of attack for the more important holiday happening tomorrow: Black Friday.
Black Friday is synonymous with lots of things: deep discounts, presents, pushing people out of the way to get a pair of shoes you’ve wanted for months. And this year, shoppers pulled out all the stops to make sure they’d get exactly what they wanted. Herein, a roundup of all the horror, hilarity, discounts and guns. Yes, guns. Read on.
Nobody on the Styleite staff has ever taken part in Black Friday. It scares us. It scares us more than Lanvin for H&M scared us. And we really love shopping. About 1 in 5 Americans are braver than we are, and will indeed be shopping the day after Thanksgiving. One woman is so excited that she’s been camping out since yesterday. Yesterday! Yesterday was Monday. We try not to be judgmental here, but clearly this lady is a crazy person.