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Though most New York customers were compelled to shop the city from home on Friday, after Hercules dumped several inches of snow on the streets and sidewalks, WWD still found some dedicated shoppers braving the post-storm frigid temps. Not surprisingly, most were in the market for cold weather gear.
The UGG Australia store on Madison Avenue "was a retail bright spot with shoppers trying on and buying boots and other winter necessities," the paper noted. "The boutique was so busy that 30 shoppers had to wait in the 16-degree weather to enter the store and once indoors they faced another line that long to check out."
There were also the usual tourist lines at the 5th Avenue Abercrombie & Fitch and Hollister stores, along with a crush of Central Park revelers flooding Bergdorf Goodman for some warmth—most were checking out the sales racks.
And "at Barneys New York, women lingered on the main floor checking out $300 scarves and sighing at a display of Francois Nars' framed photographs of Tahiti." Perhaps there will be similar sightings when the temps drop to the teens yet again tomorrow.
· Winter Storm Hits Retail [WWD]
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