Black Friday draws crowds of deal seekers

Black Friday deals are still bringing in the crowds. (WLFI photo)
Black Friday deals are still bringing in the crowds. (WLFI photo)

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — Black Friday shoppers flocked to the Tippecanoe Mall to fill their carts with door busters and deals on the day after Thanksgiving.

Many stores have been opening sooner, and online retailers have become more popular in the past years – which has cut down on much of the craziness that has previously become a Black Friday normalcy.

However, this hasn’t killed brick-and-mortar business on Black Friday. Many people still prefer to go out on one of the busiest shopping days of the year.

One local shopper says people watching on Black Friday is a fun tradition shared with her family.

“It’s just fun. A lot of people have really wild things on. They have bows in their hair and things, so they can set each other apart in the crowd,” said Anne Hughes. “It just gets you in the spirit and ready to go.”

Hughes wasn’t the only one who still prefers going to stores on Black Friday. Mall management says the anchor stores like JC Penney and Macy’s have been busy all Thursday night into Friday morning with people trying to grab a good deal.