Friday, December 26, 2008

It's Christmas - Again! Sales (3)

Market Street and the Westfield Mall (see previous blogs for other reports) were full of shoppers
though some stores were busier than others.

Marciano, the upmarket arm of Guess, and Chico's were offering huge reductions but at late morning their stores were fairly empty.

But ahead, Bloomingdales was attracting a lot of shoppers.

Browsing through a row of designer items was Susan.

'The sales are wonderful,' she said, looking at reductions on designers like Elie Tahari of up to 60 per cent.

She had shopped before Christmas and was back but said now, 'I'm done shopping because most of my sizes are gone.'

Reports of retail sales before Christmas have shown record lows. Today's profits are not yet known but the deep price cuts have obviously tempted thousands of people to spend at least something and to go home more than satisfied with their bargains.

pics show: Marciano's; shoppers pouring into the mall; Chico's; Bloomingdales

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