Macy’s 34th Street showcases its “Believe” letter-writing campaign to Santa.
Loft dramatically lowered prices, like many chains.
Picky consumers left stores with few shopping bags.
Saks Fifth Avenue, before the crowds descended.
Lots of shoppers, few shopping bags.
Louis Vuitton on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan.
The Van Heusen outlet at Carlsbad Outlet Center.
Serious shoppers at the Mall of America.
Minnesota’s Mall of America in a relatively tranquil moment last Saturday.
The Carlsbad Outlet Center in California.
This season, the Fifth Avenue crowds were thin compared to recent years.