I've never shopped on Black Friday before. There has never been anything I wanted that badly. The parking, the people, and the lines are a panic attack waiting to happen. Then, this year, Anthropologie had to go and participate in Black Friday for the first time ever, and they had to offer an unheard of 50% off discount. I couldn't resist. I decided to go to battle for some Anthropologie spoils.
I contemplated actually getting up at 2am so I could get ready and be at the Anthro in Durham before 6am. My alarm went off at 2am, and I slapped that sucker off as fast as it came on and went back to sleep. I guess I do have my limitations. Good to know. I woke up on my own around 5:45am and jumped out of bed onto my computer. I had 3 items in my cart from the night before: the Arced Ripples Pullover, the Silesia Maxi Skirt, and the Vaterland Parka. I had purchased the Vaterland Parka last weekend, but was hoping to get another one so I could return the first one and save $100. All 3 items were showing available with the 50% discount in my cart, so I pulled the trigger.
After my purchase, I hopped in the shower, made myself presentable, and was Anthro-bound. On the way there, I received the dreaded cancellation email for the Vaterland Parka and the Arced Ripples Pullover. Bummer! Well, at least I got the coat already. It's an awesome coat. Congrats to those of you who scored it for $100! As far as the Arced Ripples Pullover goes, I had tried it on at the store last weekend, so I was hoping there would be one left when I got there.
So, all in all, not a bad experience. I really wish I could have gotten the Arced Ruffles Pullover. It is one of the rare wool sweaters I could tolerate. Oh well, maybe it will pop back up in the next few weeks. It sure would have been nice to get it for $30, though.
After my Anthro excursion, I decided to stop in Pottery Barn to see if they had my coveted Owl Christmas Tree Topper that's sold out online. They did not, but the SA printed out a list of stores that might have one. It was a short list of stores with most of them showing only 1 available, which the SA said usually meant 0 available. There was one store that was showing 2 available. I called and at first the lady on the phone told me that they didn't have it, but then she told me to hold on a minute. She came back and said that they did have one, but it was the one on display. I told her that I didn't care. I just wanted the owl. So, my beloved owl is on it's way to me from Texas. Yippee! I would definitely call my first Black Friday experience a victory!