Agence France-PresseNovember 29, 2013 13:16
New York shoppers braved chilly temperatures after Thursday's Thanksgiving feast as the "Black Friday" holiday shopping weekend kicked off the most important stretch of the year for retailers.
Foot traffic in downtown Manhattan Friday morning was busy, but not at peak saturation levels. Still, there was a buzz of excitement in the air.
"At three or four o'clock in the morning, it was very crazy. We went with the flow," said Jason Flores, who was carrying bags from Macy's and Zara, among others. "It's best not to have a plan. It makes it more fun."