Economic hardship: not just for the common folk anymore!
This weekend the Washington Times reported that the poor economy is having and impact on everyone—even chic Georgetown boutiques! Disbelievingly, they tell tales of outrageous, unprecedented retail behavior, like sales starting in July rather than the end of August and napkins retailing for a mere $35 rather than $125. The horrors!
They have some sad stories from Nakita McLelland, the owner of The Dutch Lady, a linen store on M Street, who has seen her “sophisticated” loyal customers stop coming in because they’ve lost so much money in the stock market, as well as some quotes from consumers bragging about all the good deals they’re getting.
The most absurd quote of the article, though, comes from Sharon Amar, the manager of Celine de Paris, a boutique on M Street:
“I am normally against sales. Americans go crazy for them, though. I have always felt that if a woman waits until a product is on sale to buy it, she has lost months where she could be wearing it and loving it,” said Mr. Amar, a native of France.
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