Dear Babe,

I went to Union Square on Friday, Black Friday, but hardly anything was on sale. I went to Neiman Marcus, Saks, Barney’s, YSL and other high end retailers but the only things that were on sale were the same things that have been on sale for months. What’s going on?

Black Friday Blew

Dear BFB,

I had the same experience so I asked a couple of sales people and they said the real sales start around Dec 3rd. So don’t fear, just try again toward the end of the week.


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