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A crowd of shoppers converges on the front doors of the Abercrombe & Fitch store in South Coast Plaza, where they were offering discounts and gift cards for purchases over $100.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times

Dressed for the cold, Nathan Vera, 2, from Los Angeles, rides on his father Miguel Vera's shoulders while the two waited in line at the BabyGap store in South Coast Plaza, where shoppers were treated to 50% off everything in the store until 10 a.m.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times

The shoppers showed up in force for Black Friday bargains at South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times

Santa Claus waves to the children at South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times

The Glendale Galleria is filled with holiday shoppers seeking deals on Black Friday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Francine Orr / Los Angeles Times

Martha Perez relaxes for a moment at the Glendale Galleria, where she has been shopping since 4 a.m.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Francine Orr / Los Angeles Times

Corey Isaacs has the company of his dog, Ruby, as he waits for his girlfriend shopping at South Coast Plaza on Friday morning.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times

Shoppers assemble around Abercrombie & Fitch, waiting for the morning door-busters.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times

Parents come armed with their children's "wish lists" looking for deals at Toys R Us in Torrance.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Liz O. Baylen / Los Angeles Times

Customers file into the Toys R Us store in Torrance at 10 on Thursday night.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Liz O. Baylen / Los Angeles Times

Shoppers rush in at 4 a.m. to Target and head to the electronics department in the Burbank Empire Center for Black Friday deals.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Francine Orr / Los Angeles Times

Ulysis Corondo, 16, of Los Angeles rests as he waits for his girlfriend at the Americana in Glendale.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Francine Orr / Los Angeles Times

Shoppers rush in at 4 a.m. at the Target store in the Burbank Empire Center for Black Friday deals the day after Thanksgiving.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Francine Orr / Los Angeles Times

Best Buy employees get pumped up for the early shoppers at the Burbank Empire Center.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Francine Orr / Los Angeles Times

Ilene Agan, 27, tries to get in touch with her fiancee, who is securing a shopping cart at the other side of the store for their loot at the Toys R Us in Torrance.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Liz O. Baylen / Los Angeles Times

Shoppers swarm the electronics department in Target at the Burbank Empire Center for Black Friday deals.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Francine Orr / Los Angeles Times

Jessica Hernandez, 24, left, of Lomita and Shana Hicks, 24, of Carson search for deals on toys for their sons at Toys R Us in Torrance.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Liz O. Baylen / Los Angeles Times

Carolyn Smith, who set up camp outside Target at the Lakewood Center Mall around 8 on Thursday morning, stays warm under blankets and other layers. She has been a Back Friday shopper for 11 years and says that Target has the best deals.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Liz O. Baylen / Los Angeles Times

Catherine Batista, left, and Jeff Cruz try to keep warm along with other shoppers lined up at 3 a.m. at the Target in the Burbank Empire Center for Black Friday deals.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Francine Orr / Los Angeles Times

Tyler Ferguson, 6, of Gardena sits in the shopping cart his mom, Cindy, secured while waiting in the line outside Toys R Us in Torrance.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Liz O. Baylen / Los Angeles Times

People wait in a line that wraps around the store, through the parking lot and out toward the street in order to get inside the Toys R Us in Torrance. Toys R Us opened its doors to eager shoppers at 10 Thursday night.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Liz O. Baylen / Los Angeles Times

Shoppers stand in a long line for the 4 a.m. opening of Best Buy in the Burbank Empire Center.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Francine Orr / Los Angeles Times

Shoppers are lined up at 3 a.m. at Target in the Burbank Empire Center for Black Friday deals the day ofter Thanksgiving.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Francine Orr / Los Angeles Times

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Black Friday shoppers hit the stores

Black Friday, the deal-hunting shopping day after Thanksgiving, got off to a rousing start around Southern California, with some stores opening as early as 10 p.m. Thursday evening. Take a look at those who scrambled for the best deals stores have to offer.

1 Comment

  1. November 26, 2010, 2:43 pm

    this was my 14th yr doing black fridays it seemed for the most part much calmer then in the past store employees were more understanding this year and not to many line jumpers wich was nice cant wait till next year we will do it all again lol

    By: jcygan@ca.rr.com

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