The term Black Friday was created in the 1960s by the Philadelphia Police Department. It was coined to describe the chaos created by overcrowded sidewalks and massive traffic jams due to downtown shoppers taking advantage of the first holiday sales. In the 1980s, it took on a more positive association.
The idea was that stores were “in the red” or making a loss from January to November and that they transitioned to being “in the black” or making a profit during the holiday season.
This time round, Robinsons too is getting in on the Black Friday fever, with sales up to 80% off in stores. So, if you’re planning on getting gifts for your friend who’s a house proud domestic diva or a fashionable friend who always looks like a street-style star in the making this Christmas, perhaps Black Friday is the best time to do so.