We have all heard it… no one is shopping this year. Retailers are scared. Economy is crashing. Everyone is staying home.
I was not surprised at all that the mall was empty the Saturday before Christmas. I was not shocked there was plenty of parking on Christmas eve. But today was a surprise… I really thought everyone would be out for the after Christmas sales even in the slow economy. What to my wondering eyes did appear? Empty stores with slashed prices everywhere. San Diego posh shopping mall was empty.
I don’t think the weak economy is keeping everyone home. I think its just not cool to shop anymore. There has been so much in the news about everyone staying home that it is hip to save. The way to be trendy is to not spend money.
If this is true then our economy (based on over-reaching consumerism and impulse buying) is about to take another really big hit. Or maybe it is just a bad time for retailers in SoCal.