Black Friday is an enormous event for retailers in America. It’s that day of the year where people go cray cray over materialistic things because of the huge discounts or promotions that stores all over United States offer.
I honestly didn’t understand what Black Friday meant. I just know that it’s when Americans go shopping aggressively in stores the day after Thanksgiving. Through my data mining, I found out that there’s no specific origin for this so called Black Friday. Some say it’s the employees that work in retail who started it. It is, after all, that time of the year where they work extra hard coupled with long hours.
I don’t blame them. I’ve worked for a big Department Store as a Junior Buyer before and the busiest time is always the last quarter of the year. People have so much money during the holidays and retailers take advantage of that. As someone who’s brought up by business-minded parents, I have to say that Black Friday is one of the most successful marketing strategy that was invented. LOL
Being a self-confessed shopaholic, of course I did some shopping last Friday. I couldn’t resist myself. It’s the least that I could do to help the economy. Haha! I guess it’s a good thing I wasn’t in the States or else I might have emptied my savings again. LOL
Here are some of the items I bought during Black Friday:
From left to right: Body Language Wrap Around, Day Dream Halter Top, Mixed Emotions Ribbed Top, Sweet Nothings Bardot Top
From left to right: Cotton Trousers, Oversize T-shirt
I bought them online in one seating. Huhu. I know, I know. I need to practice a little bit of self-control. But it’s just that I know that I deserve them from working “hard” for the past few months. And my Dad always reminds me that I have to reward myself every now and then. 😛
Speaking of online shopping, I’ve heard that there’s this annual online shopping event where most, if not all, e-commerce websites come together to bring the best deals and promos they can offer. Netizens call it the Online Fever, which is happening on December 12 (12/12, awesome right?!). Now the good news is, Online Fever is coming at Zalora Philippines! To all my fashion lover friends out there who loves to shop online, there’s definitely something to look forward to this month!
To more shopping this holiday season!
–the girl who’s lost in Desire’s lair–