Hmm. I guess I thought the three pairs of shoes and really sleek, grey satchel from Target.com and all the scarves and jewelry I just bought from H&M were super-compelling and really necessary!
“It’s just brutal,” said Eric Beder, retail analyst at Brean Murray and Company. “It’s a very bleak time for the consumer. Unless it’s something super-compelling or really necessary, they’re not going to the mall, they’re not spending.”
A Record Decline in October’s Retail Sales, New York Times