Sunday , June 23 2024

Thousands Flock to Fashion Fair for Black Friday Steals and Deals

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<font size="2"><span lang="EN"><p>Black Friday is almost over, but some holiday deals are expected to last throughout the weekend.</p>Shoppers from all around the Valley flocked to Fashion Fair in Fresno on Friday. The mall closed at 10pm on Friday, but had been open for more than 24 hours. It opened at 6pm on Thanksgiving Day, while JC Penny welcomed shoppers at 5pm on Thursday.<br /><br />&quot;She got the J’Adore Dior Perfume, so, it’s my favorite scent on her,&quot; described Johnny Moore, a first-time Black Friday shopper.<br /><br />Moore and wife Nichole Martinez drove from Merced on Friday to experience one of the busiest shopping days of the year. It was the couple’s first time tackling the Black Friday crowds.<br /><br />Moore and Martinez joked, &quot;Eh, I don’t know if i’d do it again!&quot;<br /><br />But whether shoppers liked the crowd or not, many continued to flock to the mall and stores. All with the same goal in mind- to save a buck.<br /><br />Fashion Fair Senior Marketing Manager Kelly Tallant-Martin said excitedly, &quot;They had about 800 people here waiting in line, so they had a really strong start to the holiday season.&quot;<br /><br />&quot;Keep comin’ on down because there are some great deals still to be had,&quot; said Jill Crecelius, the general manager at Sports Station.<br /><br />Crecelius said Sports Station opened at 8pm on Thursday night and said shoppers had their eye out for heavily discounted merchandise.<br /><br />She said, &quot;We put some really hot items on sale. So, that encouraged people to keep buying that normally wouldn’t be in here buying.&quot;<br /><br />Crecelius said Black Friday is one of their best selling days of the year.<br /><br />&quot;Black Friday’s usually a pretty good sale day. But, it doesn’t compare to the last four days before Christmas. But, it’s a pretty good day,&quot; described Crecelius.<br /><br />Lush store manager Yvonne Vallejo said they didn’t know what to expect this year with it’s first Black Friday at Fashion Fair.<br /><br />Vallejo said, &quot;There was really no way to prepare. It was just kinda like up and at ’em!&quot;<br /><br />Vallejo said thousands of shoppers came in and sales surpassed any other day of the year.<br /><br />However for Moore and Martinez, they said next year they plan on trading in their feet for a mouse.<br /><br />Moore said, &quot;You can shop online, avoid all the crowds and the long lines.&quot;<br /><br />Fashion Fair said Black Friday has sort of turned into a Black Friday weekend. The mall opens on Saturday morning at nine.</span></font></div>

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