A titanic crowd of shoppers, with dreams of discounted handbags and headphones dancing in their heads, surged into Macy’s Herald Square on Thursday night, in what is believed to be the biggest shopping night ever for the flagship store in New York City.
The retail company’s CEO estimated that a record-breaking 15,000 shoppers visited the iconic store for its holiday deals on Thursday evening, just hours after Santa Claus brought the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade to a close outside the retail giant, USA Today reports.
Macy’s store at 34th street opened at 6:00 p.m. on Thanksgiving with “doorbuster deals,” well preceding the official start of “Black Friday.” The company had earlier posted a picture to Instagram of a Christmas shopping list and a tidy spread of festive purchases.
“Ready to roll once the doors open!” read the caption, with the hashtags #blackfriday and #thingsorganizedneatly.
Shoppers made quick work of the latter, with bundled-up customers tearing through heaps of designer handbags while others carried shoeboxes over their heads.
USA Today reports that “not a single floor tile was wasted” in the 11-floor store, which takes up a full city block.