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Black Friday (shopping)

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  • From the Boathouse: Make it a safe holiday on the harbor

    Ahoy! My radar is showing that Thanksgiving is closing in fast, and I cannot believe a year has sailed by already. Also, the day after Thanksgiving is the infamous Black Friday, when I batten down the hatches as the crazed holiday shoppers attack the...
  • Black Friday? More like Fab Friday

    Black Friday? More like Fab Friday
    Forget Black Friday, it's "Fabulous Friday" to South Coast Plaza. The high-end shopping center plans extra concierges armed with complimentary bottled water and added valets to ease crowded parking lots. Preferred customers and media can sip...
  • Shoppers make big statement on Small Business Saturday

    Shoppers make big statement on Small Business Saturday
    In the front window of his store on Marine Avenue on Balboa Island, Neil Roberts turned over a batch of candles in to smooth out the bottoms. The store was empty Saturday morning, but reusable bags with a small-business slogan hung on the bench...
  • Apodaca: Black Friday meets Thanksgiving

    This week, we will join together in the spirit of gratitude and hopefulness as we celebrate one of the oldest and most revered American customs. We're going shopping. Yes, folks, it's that time of year again when we descend like crazed hordes on...
  • The Crowd: Giving back in the season of giving

    The Crowd: Giving back in the season of giving
    I suppose it is downright anti-American to voice protest concerning Black Friday. OK, I get it; I am working for a publication that exists based on ad revenue. Further, I fully understand that the American retail economy is uber-dependent on fourth...
  • Spirituality: Prayer can help curb spending

    November is a month most of us express thanks for all that we have — for home, family, friends and faith. But that was "so yesterday!" Now, Thanksgiving seems to be only a speed bump slowing us before our holiday buying frenzy, while the turkey and...
  • On Faith: We've forgotten about Advent

    As I write, my church choir is rehearsing for Christmas. I've literally got the sounds of the season ringing in my ears. Christmas is definitely coming! Of course, the stores started their celebrating before they even cleared out their Halloween...
  • Saving some green on Black Friday

    Newport-Mesa's major shopping centers and independent retailers are hoping the economic winter that set in during the recession will continue its slow thaw on Black Friday. Optimism abounded in pre-Thanksgiving interviews. "It has been a very good...
  • Packing plastic and patience

    Packing plastic and patience
    Kathleen Fletcher of Lake Forest and her daughter went to South Coast Plaza on Black Friday to shop for "the men." "We like quality, but we like it at a good price," Flecher said. Shopping on the biggest retail day of the year is also a tradition...
  • Friday's Calendar

    FRIDAY Black Friday Sears and some other stores will open at 4 a.m. at South Coast Plaza, 3333 Bristol St., Coast Mesa. Urban Outfitters at Fashion Island will open at 4 a.m. Fashion Island is at 401 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach. PacSun and...
  • Local stores benefit from Black Friday

    NEWPORT BEACH — Walking down Marine Avenue on Balboa Island on Friday, it was hard to tell that this was the busiest shopping day of the year across the country. The shops were open on the morning after Thanksgiving, and store owners had posted...
  • Letters From The Editor: Black Friday brings buyer's remorse

    I've never been one to shop the day-after-Thanksgiving sales. Parsimonious as I am, I don't like crowds, especially the kind with "door busters" reflecting in their pupils, pepper spray packing their pockets, and credit card debt hiding in the recesses...