NEW YORK—Perjorham Perssom, 41, who hails from Sweden and works for Sony Mobile, had been wandering around Macy’s historic flagship store at Herald Square for two hours.
It is the first time Perssom’s gone shopping for Black Friday, which he coincidentally was in town for with his three friends.
“I expected more deals,” Perssom said.
By noon on Friday, the store was far less crowded and stocked than when they opened their doors Thursday evening at 6 p.m. The store estimated 15,000 visitors yesterday.
Perssom said he was looking for a pair of Asics running shoes, a new model, but they don’t have size 11.5.
Online and in-store, items are discounted 30-75 percent for Thanksgiving weekend, and there are ongoing sales running until Tuesday, Dec. 2.
Zhao Qin, 48, is visiting from Qilin, China for a week with her two friends.
She couldn’t find a particular Canadian brand, but was happy with her purchases of clothes, jeans, and purses from other brands.
“We’re saving big time, guaranteed,” she said in Mandarin.
Allen Zagara, 21, an architecture student, came up from downtown Brooklyn to browse Polo, Tommy Hilfiger, and Lacoste for a sweater and jacket.
“Wow, I should have woken earlier for this,” Zagara said. The crowds weren’t bad at all by noon, he said, and the deals were just alright.