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We’ve all heard the horror stories, shoppers bruised, battered, even trampled—all in the name of snagging a good deal. Black Friday is a great opportunity to jump-start your holiday shopping, but is it worth the risk of life and limb? On the grounds that one should never have to choose between blow-out sales and personal safety, we’ve compiled a list of stylish, yet strategic pieces, designed to help you fight back on the roughest day in retail.
This coordinating cuff/ring combo packs a powerful punch. The ring—meant to resemble a thistle—is littered with tiny metal spikes. The decorative bumps bordering the bracelet are equally effective when used as a defense against aggressive fellow-shoppers.
Silver Cuff, Yaya Store
Silver Thistle Ring, Blin Public
The wedge-sneaker, one of the season’s hottest trends, is ideal Black Friday footwear. Hours spent waiting in line are made bearable by tennis shoe-like comfort, while the extra inches garnered from the shoe’s high-heel allow you to stand head and shoulders above the crowd, enabling you to scout out the best deals ahead of the masses.
Wedge Sneakers, Baci
Stepping Up Your Game
It is hard to argue with a classic biker boot when it comes to combining style, comfort and protection. When the unavoidable happens and your tootsies get trampled, this thick leather shoes ensure you won’t feel a thing. A rubber sole allows you to leave a dent in your fellow-shoppers’ footwear…strictly by accident of course.
Double Buckle Bootie, Baci
Orange You Glad You Wore this Jacket?
Chip on Your Shoulder
These standout, tribal print pants are so stylish, you don’t realize they’re sweats until you slip them on. Despite their neat, cuffed hem and trim, tailored silhouette, they offer the freedom and flexibility you need to dodge the hordes and sprint to the finish line…we mean checkout.
Cave Paint Lounge Pants, Number A