It's that most wonderful time of year for window shoppers -- and all shoppers. Our major department and jewelry stores have unveiled their holiday displays, and it's time to indulge the inner child in us all.
It's as if a rock star or an A-list celeb would appear at any moment. Inside Bergdorf's small cafe 140 people (including me) are waiting in anticipation for the start of something called Sniffapalooza Spring Fling.
After Hurricane Sandy, the retail industry quickly began assisting those who have had their homes and lives damaged. Some are boutiques that regularly give to charity and made special donations; others are larger corporations donating more than $1 million.