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Fifth Avenue Had More Shoppers Than Open Stores Today

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Racked graphics intern Leyla Novini surveyed Fifth Avenue this afternoon to see which stores were open. The short answer: Not many. Nearly every retail space was shuttered; Hollister even lost its infamous line. The one exception was the stretch of Fifth between 48th and 49th Street, where Sunglass Hut, Aldo, Benetton, and Sephora were all open for business. Despite the closings—and the storm damage, and the lack of public transportation, and today's general unusualness—the avenue was still fairly crowded. Check out the scene in the photos above.
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