Apparently, this roped line-up has become somewhat of a holiday tradition in New York, and an extremely puzzling one at that. Not only have UGGS been deemed so totally beyond passe by every fashion person and his/her mother, but the shearling booties are also available at approximately a kajillion other stores and websites – most likely for a much more reasonable price.
Also it looks like most of these folks standing in line are already wearing some form of potentially fungus-breeding UGGs. But I guess they need more to add to their collection? Hey, whatever floats their boat.