Retailers Brace For Black Friday Shoppers

By Sheila Ash

People will be flocking to malls and stores Friday, hoping to cash in on Black Friday shopping deals.

Brian Noe is manager at Playthings Toy Shoppe in St. Matthews. He says there are a variety of hot items this year.

“It could be anything from, in our particular case, play mobile to a game called Perplexus which is for children and for adults to play. Corolle Dolls—Calico Critters has been a very popular item—specific Lego sets,” he said.

He says people have been shopping early because the store is offering a continuous sale through the end of December on certain items.

Many malls and stores are opening their doors as early as midnight, with a few even offering Thanksgiving night sales.