While crowds were not as big as usual at King of Prussia Mall, plenty of people still decided to head out for their traditional holiday pilgrimage to the shopping mecca, writes Katie Park for The Philadelphia Inquirer.
Fewer customers could be found in apparel stores, but the usual Black Friday heavy-hitters such as Lululemon, Aerie, and American Eagle Outfitters still managed to attract sizable crowds even amid the pandemic.
Among the mall visitors were Kathleen Zogby, accompanied by her granddaughters Gillian Carney and Samantha Tinglof.
The trio started Black Friday early with coffee and breakfast from Starbucks before heading out on their trek through the 2.9 million-square-foot mall. But there was no need to rush as they planned to return on Saturday and Sunday.
“It’s our bonding time and we didn’t want to give that up,” said 75-year-old Zogby.
However they did notice that the crowd was nowhere near its usual size.
“This is way less,” said Carney. “Normally, the line is sort of wrapped outside the door.”
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