Thanksgiving is right around the corner. At this time of year, we all tend to sit around the dinner table and say what we’re thankful for – like discounted purses. Okay, we’re mostly kidding here. Most of us use this time to reflect on our gratitude for our friends and family, our children, our careers, our health, and other things that are hopefully going well in our life and try to focus less on the material things.
PurseOnality’s Black Friday Deal
What’s better than one new BamBag? How about two? When you complete a purchase between November 24th and 26th, you will get a Mini Change Purse for free when you buy any one of our continuous zipper purses.
The History Of Black Friday
Black Friday refers to the day after Thanksgiving, and what is generally regarded as the start of the Christmas shopping season. Most businesses, other than retailers, have the day off, allowing their employees to have a what is more or less a 4-day weekend to get started on shopping. Retail stores often capitalize on this and open early on Friday morning and offer huge sales and deals on their products.
There are as many origin stories surrounding Black Friday as there are deals, and each is as interesting as the next. Some say that the term began in the 1950s when employees would call in sick to work on the day after Thanksgiving, often to the extent that businesses would have to close for the day, or in other words, go “black.”
Later it was speculated to have originated as more of an accounting term, rather than a retail shopping holiday. When failing businesses spent all year “in the red” in terms of being unprofitable, the influx of shoppers on Black Friday would finally push them into a profit margin, or “in the black.” This origin story is possibly true, though the term “Black Friday” did not catch on until decades later.
The most believed explanation of the phrase “Black Friday” dates the term back to Philadelphia in the 1960s. The term was used to describe the heavy influx of shoppers, traffic, and pedestrians that clogged up the city streets. The phrase was used primarily by police officers who had to work long hours over the holiday weekend to help control the crowds.
Opening Earlier And Earlier
Originally, retailers would open around 6:00 or 7:00 a.m. on the Friday following Thanksgiving. By the early 2000s, stores began to open around 4:00 a.m., and by 2011, many major retailers (such as Target, Kohl’s, and Macy’s) began to open at midnight. In 2014, many stores received backlash by taking Black Friday to one more extreme: opening during dinner time on Thanksgiving Day.
Most shoppers report finishing about half of their holiday shopping on Black Friday. This creates some major competition and forces retailers to continue to open earlier and earlier. If Target opens an hour before Walmart, more shoppers will head to Target and forget about Walmart.
But competition isn’t only between the stores. Shoppers competing for toys, presents, and electronics have had their fair share of injuries. In the last ten years, there have been seven deaths and ninety-eight injuries reported in conjunction with Black Friday shopping. Surprisingly, many of these injuries occur when shoppers are trampled in a stampede when the doors open or when violence breaks out between shoppers trying to get in on a limited deal.
However, there is another way to get awesome Black Friday deals without having to drop your morals and elbow a fellow shopper out of the way to get the latest gadget. Many big retailers honor their Black Friday deals for online shoppers as well as in-store shoppers. Additionally, internet “holidays” like Cyber Monday respond to Black Friday by offering huge savings on the Monday after Thanksgiving.
At PurseOnalityBags.Com, you can experience huge online Black Friday deals without ever setting foot into a store – no waking up at 4:00 a.m. required!
Starting the Friday after Thanksgiving, you can receive a free mini change purse with the purchase of any PurseOnality continuous zipper purse or unique backpack/messenger bag crossovers. These mini change purses make the perfect accessory to carry around, or throw it into your larger purse to help stay organized. When it comes to unique purses, PurseOnality Bags has exactly what you need. Whether you are purchasing your PurseOnality handbag for yourself or as a Christmas present, you are sure to find the unique purse you are looking for.