I was so surprised when I went to the mall yesterday, even though I knew Macy’s was closing, it was still a surprise to see all the close out signs. Even though I shop online for my big men fashion apparel, this is a store that I shop at for myself and I will miss it.
Zachery Eanes Jan 4, 2017, wrote in an article, DURHAM — Department store Macy’s Inc. announced Wednesday it is closing 68 of its stores, including its Durham store at Northgate Mall.
Cincinnati-based Macy’s has two locations in Durham, one at Northgate Mall and the other at The Streets at Southpoint. The Northgate location is 187,000 square feet and opened in 1994.
At the Moncler Gamme Bleu show held in Milan, Nick Wooster , says, ” Retail may be on fire,” , the Instagram personality and industry lifer, claimed, Yet Mr. Wooster is aware that department stores are failing, with malls ousting them as anchor tenants; that Macy’s has announced it would lay off 10,000 workers. According to Terry J. Lundgren, the outgoing chairman and chief executive officer of Macy’s says the closings is part of a plan that will expand their digital reach.
See a trend taking place here? More and more people are shopping online. People who was once afraid of giving personal information, such as addresses, credit card numbers, etc, this group is becoming familiar with the internet, beginning to trust certain sites, therefore they have begin taking advantage of the many deals they find on the WWW.
This is a good thing. Our everyday lives are going at a faster pace and most of us do not have much leisure time to shop around for the things we want or need, it makes sense to go online for these things, where we save time and money. A lot of people of my generation was afraid of the computer, now a lot of them are on social media, navigating the internet, e-mailing and learning all kinds of things about the computer, and they are shopping. When my job bought in the computer, we were so afraid of it, now I am so happy I learned the little about it that I now know. It saves you tons of time. Also it is so nice to be able to look and fond all kinds of money saving deals in the comfort of your own home. I will miss my favorite dept stores, but where I was only able to visit them every once in a while, I am truly happy that I can easily visit them online. How many of you swore you would never shop online and are now shopping online with no hesitation?