Black Friday shoppers brave big crowds
Stores were crowded and lines were long as shoppers hit the doors of the Mall of Louisiana on Black Friday.
Some department stores opened at 4 a.m. Even though the mall itself didn't open until 6 a.m., shoppers were itching at the doors to get in.
"I couldn't sleep at all last night because I was so excited to come," said Tanya Fehr.
This year, businesses slashed prices by up to 70 percent. While electronics were a big item for shoppers, many also took advantage of the clothing deals.
Black Friday has signficant meaning for businesses this year. The slow economy has caused sales to drag throughout the year. That is why many stores banking on big bucks as the holiday season kicks off.
"We look forward to this day because it's just a little bump and push," said Steve Tolley, manager of Board Lords.
The mall will start extending its hours in about two weeks to accommodate shoppers for the holiday season.