Stores at Tucson Mall see bigger Black Friday turnout this year - Tucson News Now

Stores at Tucson Mall see bigger Black Friday turnout this year

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

The Tucson Mall closed its doors at 10 p.m. on Friday night after a busy Black Friday.

"We've been pretty busy, doing a lot better than we did last year. But, that's because we opened at midnight on Thanksgiving night where we didn't do that last year," said Sariah Schroader, an assistant manager at Sketchers.

Opening earlier and Black Friday deals is what Schroader believes that's what lured shoppers in to the Sketcher's store inside Tucson Mall during the middle of the night.

"I was told we had lines at least from the counter to the door," said Schroader.

A few stores away at Victoria's Secret, workers there say Black Friday was a big success this year.

"We always hand out door prizes and we ran out in the first 10-12 hours. So, we were out by noon last year we ran out in the afternoon like 3 or 4 o'clock," said a Victoria's Secret worker.

The National Retail Federation predicted sales were up by four percent this year. Shoppers we spoke to say it was pretty hectic but worth it.

"The deals - it's just a given. It's something we must do. All the deals are minimum 50 percent," said Fernando Cubillas, a Black Friday shopper.

Jenny Oehlerking, a Black Friday shopper said, "We went to JC Penny's, I have a 19-month-old and we got him some shirts for $4 which was awesome... and some pants for him. These kids grow so fast."

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