Black Friday 2011 Sales Expected to draw larger crowds

The much awaited Black Friday 2011 is coming to town. A lot of shoppers and active fashion trend setters are waiting for this special day so much. Despite backlash against early Thanksgiving Day store openings, Black Friday bargains are still expected to attract hordes of shoppers this year.

This is where you can avail a lot of discounts and sales promos. An estimated 152 million people are expected to shop over Black Friday weekend, up 10% from last year, according to a report from the National Retail Federation released on Thursday.

The annual estimate of Black Friday shoppers, which is based on a survey of 8,502 consumers, usually falls short of the actual number of shoppers on Black Friday. Last year, NRF estimated there would be 138 million people at the stores, when 212 million actually showed up.

So what are you waiting for, the higher numbers this year may have something to do with the fact that retailers, anxious to get a jumpstart on the key shopping day, are opening earlier than ever before.