WASHINGTON COUNTY - Hagerstown resident Dee Morreale said she did some of her Black Friday shopping in downtown Hagerstown to escape the madness that flooded larger shopping centers on the outskirts of town.
Early Friday afternoon, Morreale and a few dozen other shoppers packed the inside of Carol & Co., a specialty store that sells everything from baby clothes to Vera Bradley products, to take advantage of the holiday sales and free gift wrapping.
"This is the most glorious store," Morreale said. "It's a place to come when you need a unique gift ... It's quality merchandise ..."
Carol & Co. owner Pat Spellar said she had no complaints Friday about the volume of customers in her store.
"We're doing very well," Spellar said. "It's similar to other Black Fridays."
Spellar said customers were lined up in front of the store when she opened at 10 a.m.
Lena's of Hagerstown, a boutique at 59 N. Potomac St., also was busy on Black Friday.