A man waits outside Gap while shoppers move past him on Powell Street in San Francisco's Union Square Friday, November 24, 2017. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

Black Friday shoppers descend on SF Union Square

Crowds of people flooded stores along Powell Street in San Francisco Friday, November 24, hunting for the best Black Friday deals and getting a head start on their holiday gift shopping. Many stores in Union Square opened at midnight, with crowds thinning toward 6 a.m., then revving back up in the lunchtime hours. The swarms of shoppers were noticeably thinner this year, with many store deals starting earlier in the week allowing shoppers more time to snag their favorite items. Photos by Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner.

A man waits outside Gap while shoppers move past him on Powell Street in San Francisco's Union Square Friday, November 24, 2017. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

Image 1 of 15

A man waits outside Gap while shoppers move past him on Powell Street in San Francisco's Union Square Friday, November 24, 2017. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

If you find our journalism valuable and relevant, please consider joining our Examiner membership program.
Find out more at www.sfexaminer.com/join/

Just Posted

Study: Banning cars on Market had minimal effect on side streets

A traffic nightmare. Congestions madness. Carmageddon. Those were the fears voiced by… Continue reading

Police Commission president calls for probe into allegations of ‘rampant’ anti-black bias in SFPD

A newly surfaced email alleging widespread anti-black bias in San Francisco’s police… Continue reading

Breed declares local emergency to counter threat of coronavirus

City officials warn against discrimination while they prepare for the possibility of an outbreak.

Educators warn of possible strike after district calls for budget cuts, layoffs

SFUSD faces up to $31.8 million shortfall in current school year

Sting builds tuneful ‘Last Ship’

Vivid score, great singers buoy pop star’s musical

Most Read