Black Friday

Physical distancing is "encouraged" at the Desert Hills Premium Outlets in Cabazon.

Travelers drove for hours and for miles to secure first dibs on potential deals at the Desert Hills Premium Outlets and the Cabazon Outlets on the Black Friday of 2020, the year of the pandemic.

Hua Dong drove out from West Covina with her mother, and her boyfriend, to take advantage of Black Friday discounts at MaxMara and Calvin Klein.

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Shoppers wait to discover deals on Black Friday at Desert Hills Premium Outlets.

"Everyone's wearing masks and using hand sanitizer. I think it's fine," Dong said, addressing any concerns over safety.

She had already spent over $1,000 before noon on personal items.

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Quarantines have not discouraged shoppers from descending on Cabazon on Black Friday.

They were not out looking for Christmas presents.

"No, we're just looking for good deals for things for us," Dong said.

Desert Hills Premium Outlets are open on Friday and Saturday until 8 p.m., and Cabazon Outlets are open on Black Friday until 9 p.m.

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Shoppers on Black Friday during the 2020 pandemic.

Look for the full story in the Dec. 4 issue of the Record Gazette.

Staff Writer David James Heiss may be reached at , or by calling (951) 849-4586 x114.


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