In a bright spot for China’s cooling economy, online shoppers spent billions of dollars Friday on “Singles Day, ” a quirky holiday that has grown into the world’s busiest day for e-commerce.
Lucy, not Charlie Brown, must have picked out the tree in Macy’s holiday window display. It’s big (compared to the characters, at least), shiny, and even has some pink in it, just like she asked for in “A Charlie Brown Christmas.” In New York’s shopping district, many stores participate in the ritual of holiday season pageantry.
Black Friday is drawing shoppers this year as always, but it’s a far more sedate scene locally and nationally with the continuing rise of Thanksgiving sales. Here’s a look at some of the lines around the country.