By WWD Staff
Storms in the
However, in the
. And Dawn Simon, marketing manager for Macerich, which owns the Queens Center Mall, said, “It doesn¹t seem like the Nor’easter has had any effect on our business here – 80 percent of our shoppers come by mass transit.”
But north of the city in
“We are still confident that the last weekend [before Christmas] will be much bigger this year than last year,” he added.
At the upscale Somerset Collection center in
At Chicago Place, which houses such stores as Talbots, Saks Fifth Avenue and Ann Taylor, a spokesman said Saks was “without a doubt” the busiest store –“all the ladies” clothing stores seem to be doing well.”
, and if they were out, they had bags with them, according to one employee in an international luxury boutique.
“There are actually people out walking around, unbelievably,” said Jeannette Buscaglia, a sales associate at Intermix on