American Hype – Black Friday
Online sales saw a 16 percent spike yesterday, and the amount people spent on a single online order increased 12 percent. But all those people who stayed home and shopped in their underwear missed Joe Jonas, Gwen Stefani and the Hilton sisters, who all hit the streets to bargain hunt. Even people with multi-million record deals and hotel chains can’t resist a bargain at Barney’s.As of now, we haven’t heard of any of the usual Black Friday horror stories. Maybe because this year, more people than ever stayed home and shopped online, instead of braving the predicted 4 a.m. crowds.