6 Essential Tips for Surviving Black Friday

6 Essential Tips for Surviving Black Friday

November 20132272Views

GLOBAL — Whether your shopping while on vacay, at one of your local fashion haunts, or on the world wide web; you know all too well that you want to be prepared for one of the busiest shopping days of the year, Black Friday. Yes, it’s that time of year once again. So, start gearing up for some serious shopping, because the holiday season is here and this sartorial sleuth is planning ahead. With the help of ShopTrotter's 6 Essential Tips for Surviving Black Friday, I've compiled a few chic items for my holiday shopping arsenal you might want to put on your radar too.

Tip 1

Pack plenty of water and snacks! Let’s be honest – a thirsty, hungry shopper is a crabby and less-efficient shopper. Stay on your A-game by packing water and snacks in your purse.

on my radar: Voss Water (available at local grocery stores)

Tip 2

Map out your route ahead of time with ShopTrotter. If you fail to plan, you plan to fail. Make a plan with ShopTrotter, the navigational shopping website and app that maps out your shopping route from store-to-store, so you can shop with ease.

on my radar: ShopTrotter app for my first trip to Paris


Tip 3

Bring a companion. Why? Mostly for sanity purposes. Shopping alone is great. However, when it comes to Black Friday, you’ll appreciate having a friend by your side to laugh, joke and chat with you while you’re waiting in line for an hour.

Tip 4

Dress smart. Not so fast – this isn’t a free pass to wear sweatpants. But you should wear comfortable shoes, since you’ll be running from store-to-store all day. Keep the stilettos at home!

on my radar: Linge Ballet Flats


Tip 5

Mind the time. Bring a watch or a smart phone along so you can constantly monitor the time. You don’t want to linger too long in one location, or you’ll miss out on the other stores’ deals.

on my radar: Marc by Marc Jacobs 'Henry Skeleton Glitz' Bracelet Watch


Tip 6

When all is found and purchased, get yourself a pedicure. Reward yourself. You deserve it! Trust us – after trying this once on Black Friday, it will forever be engrained into your Thanksgiving traditions.

on my radar: DIY pedicure with Ciaté Velvet Manicure in Mink Cashmere


For more information on ShopTrotter, visit

Chicly Yours,
The Chic Spy

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The Chic Spy

The Chic Spy

Hello Agents of Chic, I'm your source for chic style and entertainment intel on fashion, film, and pop culture. From fashion trends and beauty products to movie reviews and celebrity interviews, I'm on a mission to uncover the chicest. A few faves on my radar include whimsical clutches, embellished flats, and gourmet macarons.

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