Bargain hunters kick off festive season at Bexleyheath shopping centre
PUBLISHED: 13:44 02 December 2016 | UPDATED: 13:44 02 December 2016
Last week shoppers took advantage of Black Friday deals
Shops were forced to open their doors early last week for the busiest of the year so far.
As Black Friday reared its head for another year, shoppers were keen to get hold of some bargains.
At the Perfume Shop in Bexleyheath’s Broadway Shopping Centre, staff opened the shop doors 20 minutes ahead of schedule.
Supervisor Georgie Newey said: “We were really busy over the weekend, especially on Black Friday itself, it was jam packed.
“We actually opened up at about 8.40am as there were people waiting outside.
“We had the Jimmy Choo scent Flash on offer, and we had solt out of that by midday, it was the busiest shopping day of the year so far and sales continued to be high over the weekend.”
The Black Friday effect attracted even more shoppers at the weekend.
Game assistant manager Toby Brooks said: “We did a late night opening on Thursday and it was even busier on Friday, but Saturday was the busiest day by far.
“The Playstation 4 has been really popular, we did a deal for the console with two games, Uncharted and FIFA, so we think a lot of people will be getting those for Christmas.”
Broadway Shopping Centre general manager Peter Sedge said he was delighted with how the weekend of sales had gone.
He said: “There were a lot of offers from retailers this year and I think more stores participated than ever before.
“There’s no doubt Black Friday offers shoppers some fantastic opportunities to purchase products at very competitive prices.
“There are certainly a lot of happy shoppers at Broadway Shopping Centre, and that has to be a good thing.”
He added: “There were also a lot of families coming to have an elf make-over and see Santa in our Christmas grotto, and that is lovely to see.”
The grotto at Broadway Shopping Centre runs until Christmas Eve, December 24. The entry fee is 5 per child and this includes queue entertainment, an elf makeover, elf passport, and a present from Santa.