There's usually some sort of promotional on-line shipping discount at this time of year, and 2008 is no different, if not better. If you spend over whatever amount, you get free ground shipping to wherever, within the continental United States of course. But if free shipping is what it takes to get you spending online dollars, stores are willing to shell out the whole extra $20 to get you your goods. And we don't just mean Gap - we're talking Bergdorf Goodman, Barneys etc. Need to ship internationally? We'd suggest Shopbop. If you spend more than $250 they'll ship your order anywhere in the world without the slightest extra charge. So go, stimulate the economy.
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People Spend More Money at Opening Ceremony Than Brooks Brothers
If you thought Opening Ceremony was keeping afloat by selling loads of those $30 tote bags, think again. On average, customers spend more at the global chainlet's New York stores than they do at preppy staple Brooks Brothers. That's according to data released by Mint.com, a personal finance portal. The data they've collected is from credit card transactions put through by their members. At Opening Ceremony in New York, the average spend is $243.75. At Brooks Brothers in New York, the average spend is $180.93. What's more, the average spend varies quite a lot when you look at the same store in different cities. For example, at Zara in New York, the average spend is $92.03. At Zara in Miami, it's $68.05. Interesting. Here's a list of stores all over the country and the amount of money shoppers spend, on average, when visiting them:
From Free PB&Js and Charge Ups to Red Cross Donations, Retailers Show Post-Sandy Compassion
Retail (and life in general) is starting (trying?) to get back to normal after Sandy. Barneys opened yesterday and today, Bergdorf Goodman, Bloomingdale's, Saks and Macy's opened their doors along with plenty of other stores in areas with power. And we've been happy to see that many of our favorite retailers are showing a compassionate side, while obviously also trying to generate much needed sales.