Hope everyone had a lovely Thanksgiving Day, and were able to walk, not waddle, away from the table like I!!! As usual, I over ate my aunt's delicious dinner and got sent home with dinners for at least 3 nights. Good thing I plan to work off this meal........ Today in the states is what is called Black Friday. And if your in retail like yours truly, most can attest to the crazies and the mayhem that ensue. Luckily for me, I'm in visual display, and won't have to deal with the crowds, or the mess of anything like the picture above. whew. Besides, you so wouldn't want me waiting on you...it would be like Karen Walker waiting on you. Although, I am fond of taking a very good inseam measurement!!! No, we will be the catty bitches laughing at all the crowds fighting and clawing at each other for the "deal of the day", and picking out all the hot hunky men. I could frankly give a crap otherwise. Our store was fortunate enough to have a very good year already, and since were a luxury retailor, we won't offer all the deals the big box stores do. Another plus, we will go in at 7 like regular, and work till 1, and then were done for our day, where we will have had offered our services to help keep the store straightened. We also only have minimal Christmas décor up at this time, at least for another two weeks. Got me to thinking of vintage black Friday ads and some of the days of old.
A early bird shopper to the old Bonwit Teller in Wynnewood, right outside of Philly. Used to be a Grande Dame of a store.
Nothing like window shopping !!!!
Another now defunct gem......I. Magnin!!!!
I can remember fondly, my grandmother, mother and I taking Christmas shopping trips to Philadelphia to the opulent, and grand John Wanamaker. Of course the monorail train ride for kids had been long stopped running when we went. It was up for decoration only, all around the toy department. Otherwise... I would have wanted a ride, next to a cute boy in it for sure!!! We would get all our shopping down there, and then have lunch on one of the balcony restaurants. What a store that was. More like a museum really. Have a wonderful black Friday to all!!! Will any of you be brave enough to go out and shop? Or go to people watch? Which ever you decide, enjoy!