The cold on Black Friday morning didn't keep customers away from Derby Street Shoppes, which drew hundreds to the area as stores opened early with enticing deals.
Though majority of stores weren't open until 8 a.m., Jos. A. Bank opened first at midnight with doorbuster deals, followed by Kohl's at 1 a.m.
Long lines formed at the latter as customers shuffled their feet to stay warm, going through Christmas lists in their heads.
"My two nieces...they want those Beats [by Dre headphones]," said Janice Chapman, from Rockland, at 12:30 a.m. "That's what they want, we're going to make it happen."
Debbie McLaughlin, from Braintree, had her eye on towels and pots and pans.
For her, early shopping was just a tradition. She and her sister already had a plan of attack, including heading to Kohl's first thing followed by Christmas Tree Shop at 5 a.m., she said.
The early night of shopping wasn't enough for Weymouth's Debbie Pomar or Braintree's Lauren Rocha, who both wished the Blue Laws would be changed to allow shopping to start even earlier.
"If it made it easier for employees, I hope it would change," Rocha said.
Store employees declined to give names, but said upwards of 300-400 people walked through the doors in just the first five minutes.