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Black Friday is right around the corner, and for many of you seeking great deals on amazing holiday gifts for your loved ones, gearing up for the mayhem has already begun. Maybe you’ve started planning your preferred route to each shopping center, penciling lunch and breaks into your itinerary and generally trying to prepare yourself for the mental exhaustion and possible disappointment of not reaching that amazing deal in time.

If you’re preparing for Black Friday shopping near Long Island, we would like to help you plan your day from beginning to end. Perhaps you aren’t sure which shopping centers are right for you; perhaps you aren’t sure how to get from place to place without suffering huge delays in traffic and possibly getting lost. We’ve answered these questions and more below.


It’s no secret that finding the right shopping center, the one that features the stores most relevant to your shopping list, is important on Black Friday. Because you have no time to lose, choosing your stores beforehand can help you prepare for the most careful execution on your shopping schedule.

Here are some notable shopping centers in the Long Island area:

  • Roosevelt Field Mall– Located in Garden City, the Roosevelt Field Mall is among the largest and most expansive shopping centers in the Long Island area. Why make a strip over to Roosevelt for Black Friday this year? Well, in addition to their impressive 225+ stores, restaurants and kiosks, Roosevelt Field Mall offers an impressive range in high-end and department store mainstays. From designer stores like Cole Haan and Coach to affordable favorites like American Eagle, Victoria’s Secret, H & M and Charlotte Russe, your apparel needs are covered. There’s also tons of jewelry, makeup and skincare offerings to help you check off even more points on your Christmas list. The mall opens at 4 a.m. on Black Friday.
  • Great Neck Plaza– If you’re looking for more specialty shops and artisan crafts and gifts, the Great Neck Plaza in Nassau County is the place to go. With over 250 shops and dining destinations, you can find all of your gifts and eat some amazing food while you’re at it. With shops for men’s, women’s and children’s apparel, computer accessories, beauty accessories, candy and confectioner’s shops, camera and photo supplies, spa services, florists, jewelry stores, miscellaneous gift shops, home furnishing shops, fine liquor stores, pet supplies and more, you won’t need to go far in Great Neck Plaza to find something for each person on your list.
  • Tangers Outlets– If you’re closer to Riverhead, New York, Tangers Outlets is an outstanding option for your Black Friday shopping needs. With Coach, DKNY, Tommy Bahama, Kenneth Cole, Kate Spade, Michael Kors and more, your demand for luxury clothing and accessories will be met with ease. They also have tons of department store mainstays like Clarks, J.Crew, H & M, Victoria’s Secret, and more. Fragrance outlets, jewelry stores, home furnishing stores and specialty shops also help fill out this outlet lover’s paradise.
  • Americana Manhasset– For those of you looking for luxury brands galore, Americana Manhasset in (you guessed it) Manhasset, New York is the place to go. Burberry, Brooks Brothers, Cartier, Chanel, Christian Louboutin, Giorgio Armani, Dior, Hermes, Gucci, Fendi, Louis Vuitton, Jimmy Choo, Tiffany and Co., Tom Ford, Salvatore Ferragamo and Vine Camuto are just a handful of the luxury fashion houses and designers you can find in this delightful shopping destination. If luxury is on your mind this holiday season, take your Black Friday business to Americana Manhasset.


Now that we’ve gotten you excited about all the great shopping centers in the Long Island area, let us warn about one unpleasant element of Black Friday shopping in the area: horrendous traffic.

We know you’ll already be stressed out by the sheer volume of competing customers and the stress of wading through tons of people just to grab a single item from a ransacked shelf. But when you add the stress of navigation and parking to your plate, the efforts of going out on Black Friday hardly seem worth it.

So we advise booking Long Island car service for your experience, not only because a professional chauffeur will ensure that only the most efficient and time-sensitive routes are utilized during your commute to each shopping center, but also because on Long Island in late November, temperatures are blustery, and parking half a mile away from the shopping center can equal a miserable walk to and from the stores. Your chauffeur will ensure that you’re dropped off mere feet from the door, and will see to it that you’re picked up from the location of your choosing when it’s time to go home.

So there you have it: a few tips for making the most of your Black Friday experience on Long Island. Happy shopping, and we hope you find everything on your list!

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