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Black Friday Shopping Update

Posted By Barry Ritholtz On November 27, 2009 @ 9:22 pm In Consumer Spending | Comments Disabled

We mostly steered clear of shopping today — went instead to the Chicago Art Institute’s new Modern Wing [1].

In the AM, the girls did go to Nordstrom [2]‘s for shoes — the parking lot was pretty filled, but the store was not exactly jammed. (Like Bloomingdales [3], I will admit that you can while away lots of time surrounded by pretty young things trying on shoes).

Golf Universe [4] was empty.

We also hit the Land’s End [5] Inlet (outlet, get it?) — back when it was a catalog online retailer only, it used to be a unique kind of store. Since Sears took them over, its no longer what it was. It was busy, but not crazy.

The nieces and nephews hit a few stores — Von Maur [6] was empty (what else is new) and Carsons [7] was a madhouse (ditto).


What was your retail experience like?

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URLs in this post:

[1] Modern Wing: http://www.artic.edu/aic/collections/exhibitions/modernwing/overview

[2] Nordstrom: http://shop.nordstrom.com/?origin=tab-logo

[3] Bloomingdales: http://www.ritholtz.com/blog/2006/11/retail-preview-update/

[4] Golf Universe: http://www.golfgalaxy.com/galaxy/

[5] Land’s End: http://www.landsend.com/

[6] Von Maur: http://www.vonmaur.com/

[7] Carsons: http://www.carsons.com/home.do

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