Post-Sandy Retail Report: Stores Take a Financial Hit, Barneys Reopens and Looting In the South Street Seaport

As Hurricane Sandy moves on and New Yorkers are left to clean up the city, the full extent of the damage is becoming increasingly clear. One particularly hard hit area, at least fiscally, was retail, both in the city and beyond as stores were forced to close their doors to brace for the storm. And now reports of looting are starting to surface.
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As Hurricane Sandy moves on and New Yorkers are left to clean up the city, the full extent of the damage is becoming increasingly clear. One particularly hard hit area, at least fiscally, was retail, both in the city and beyond as stores were forced to close their doors to brace for the storm. And now reports of looting are starting to surface.
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Despite all this, we are a city that likes to shop. We received a photo from a tipster of a crowded shoe store on 34th street--people must really want Uggs? And StyleBistro's Danica Lo tweeted a photo of a surprisingly long line in front of an Aldo. Just another way New Yorkers are showing their resilience today.