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No Sign of the Recession

September 6th, 2010 at 11:25 pm

Today DD and I went to the mall. That, in and of itself, is noteworthy. Except for the outlet mall, I haven't been to the large mall here for more than six months, I'm sure. There's a smaller one nearer our house, but this is the "big" mall.

To put it concisely, it was jammed. Macy's had a huge sale, but I waited several people deep at each register. Everyone did seem to be shopping the sale and using their newspaper coupons, but man, it was crowded. I'm pleased with my home purchases--a really nice mattress pad, nicer than the advertised ones, found in the clearance bin for under $13, and an adorable set of Tommy Hilfiger pink sheets for DD's room--printed with white scotties for under $18 with the coupon. We needed both items, and they were both good quality--all cotton and very pretty. DD also got some school clothes, but I find myself thinking that clothes for 8-year-olds look a bit too much like clothes for 17-year-olds. I bought conservative looking tops, but still, some of them look pretty trashy to me. I must be getting old.

We got more things done--yard work and my most wonderful husband volunteered to do the shower clean-up. It looks fabulous.

Now on to ribs, corn, and coleslaw! It's been a good good weekend.

5 Responses to “No Sign of the Recession”

  1. dmontngrey Says:

    Know what's weird? We live on a major U.S. route - lots of shopping. The last two days we've had to run some errands and the roads have been DEAD. Very unusual. Even at the height of the bad recession, it was not like this. Of course the only place that was packed was the store we were going - Savers, 50% off sale today. Insane!

  2. M E 2 Says:

    Of course the mall(s) are crowded. It is PEAK back to school season.

  3. joan.of.the.Arch Says:

    I noticed all of a sudden back in January crowds of people were coming back to the antique malls. I don't know if they are buying though.

  4. pretty cheap jewelry Says:

    so hard to get a perspective on the economy | the papers and media emphasize the unemployment although my husband and I are not affected. The only explanation I can think of is that there is a 'recession' gap (like the 'income' gap). Some are recession-proof and still have fairly normal disposable income, some are completely having a hard time making it.

  5. Looking Forward Says:

    I agree about the clothes for younger girls. My DD is 9. I laughed too because I've wondered if I'm I getting old! Old Navy has tasteful clothes, so do most places if you look hard enough. Smile

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