Plagued by bad weather, a dreary economy and a continued decrease in consumer spending, resort buyers are heading to WWDMAGIC in search of holiday and spring items that will invigorate business and pull sales figures up to par. Some stores have fared better than others, especially those located in warmer climates. For Key West, Fla. retailer Fast Buck Freddie’s, a high influx of in-state travelers and a large repeat customer base have kept the 28-year-old department store chugging along. WWD asked the store’s women’s buyer, Barry Siegel, how tourism, the stagnant economy and manufacturers’ business tactics are affecting sales.

WWD: Has the decline in travel curbed business?

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