Black Friday sales, if nothing else, marked a third year of sluggish consumerism since the recession officially began in December 2007.
So many nameplate retailers – from Circuit City to Linens N’ Things – have simply vanished over these years. But what I find amazing are some of the stores that survive. Who’d have thought, for instance, that as the great slog went on, we’d still be shopping at Sears.
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Ever have that feeling you’re shopping in a store that should have been wiped out? Tell me your “I can’t believe it’s still here” story.