Shoppers armed with gift lists look forward to “Black Friday,” the day after Thanksgiving, and the official start to the holiday shopping season. Michigan’s many shopping malls roll out the red-and-green carpet with glittering décor, seasonal specials, extended shopping hours and a chance to meet with Santa Claus. The convenience and variety ranges from the top names in fashion, accessories and home goods at the Somerset Collection in Troy to quality bargains at Premium Outlets in Birch Run. Great Lakes Crossing Outlets in Auburn Hills is Michigan’s largest outlet mall with 185 stores and restaurants. Watch for the opening of the new 43,000 square foot Art Van Furniture Showroom on Black Friday and visit the recently opened Lord & Taylor outlet.