"The smartphone is improving the shopping experience -- from keeping track of your car, to finding deals, to getting insider tips on great stores and gift ideas -- so that consumers who might otherwise opt to shop online can enjoy going to the mall again," said Allison Kaplan, senior editor for shopping and style at Mpls.St. Paul Magazine and owner of the website alishops.com.
Singing sensation Phillip Phillips is spending Black Friday at the Mall of America. He’ll perform on the Patio at Nickelodeon Universe at 1 p.m. and sign copies of his new CD, The World for the Side of the Moon, featuring the hit single “Home.” (Get official event details on the Ali Shops mobile guide)
That won’t leave a lot of time for shopping, but even an American Idol winner can dream.
Phillips shared with us his holiday wish list:
1) A new iPod
2) Nike tennis shoes
3) Shaving Kit
4) New luggage set
5) A vacation