How to beat the Black Friday lines


Pack those Thanksgiving leftovers to go — you’re already late for Black Friday shopping!

New York City stores are throwing their doors open early for America’s biggest shopping holiday, and the best bargains won’t wait around for seconds.

Many of the emporiums actually began their sales on Thursday, with bargain-hungry shoppers skipping the stuffing and braving frigid temperatures to get the jump on the hottest deals.

But if you’re looking to do Black Friday on the actual Friday, make sure you’re in line by these times:

  • Macy’s opens its stores at 6 a.m. with thousands of doorbuster specials, including an Anne Klein double-breasted peacoat discounted from $225 to $89.99 and the perennial favorite KitchenAid stand mixer for $189.99 — down from $324.99.
  • Saks Fifth Avenue’s flagship store opens at 8 a.m. with deals on designer clothing, handbags and shoes. The store is also offering a $75 gift card with a purchase of $150.
  • Bloomingdale’s in Midtown throws its doors open at 7 a.m. with savings that grow with the amount of money you’re willing to spend. A purchase of $100 nets a 15 percent discount, while splashing $400 or more will earn you 25 percent off.

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