By  on September 3, 2010

Will Santa Show Up This Year

As Americans send their kids off the college, shop for back-to-school needs and put away summer clothes, retailers are already fretting over the Christmas selling season. There are clearly two schools of thought with one predicting a breakout year with shoppers returning with zeal; or another year of penny-pinching and value purchases. The last two holiday periods were lackluster at best. Consumers bypassed beauty for other needs or purchased extreme value gifts. Instead of fragrance gift sets, many opted for single items. The usual beauty blockbusters were often left untouched.

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