Posts Tagged ‘nyc shopping’

Blue and suede

May 3, 2013

good for standing

Dress up to shop? That’s an option. It’s May and above 70 degrees; the toes are making an appearance.


Greetings from the Empire State

April 29, 2013

gray day

April has been really gray, hasn’t it? Or do I think that every time the sun is behind a cloud? No matter, I have great hopes for the may flowers, and how large and colorful they are going to be.

Orange shopping bag

April 26, 2013

on the line

Economists are happy today because consumers have been spending more. Other indicators are the same. I’m not convinced the economy is picking up; I just like the orange.

Monochromatic shoppers

November 10, 2012

If only Toys R Us would get rid of those colorful bags life could be more black and white and gray gray gray.

Shopping in a Nor’ easter

November 8, 2012

Yesterday, the rain and snow started coming down by lunchtime. On those afternoons, walks sometimes end in retail. Looking is free.

Somber shoppers

October 18, 2012

Is it buyer’s remorse? Or are they taking a break before the next round of shopping? (Lighting courtesy of nearby hot dog vendor.)

City distractions

October 9, 2012

The man in the black shirt tries a 2-arm method to protect the woman from the excesses of the city: the food! the shopping! the smells! the sights! the sounds! For the rest of us, there are simple pleasures, like the Nuts 4 Nuts vendor. The name is perfect and the nuts smell so good I don’t feel compelled to buy any.

Shopping bags everywhere

August 17, 2012

The people without shopping bags seem to be the exception in midtown. Must be all those back to school sales.

Midtown in August

August 8, 2012

In August, the people on the street are a mix of natives getting lunch or coffee and tourists shopping and taking in a sight or two. There’s no measurement of culture consumed to justify expenditures, but maybe there should be: two hours in a museum equals a piece of clothing; three hours on the Circle Line equals a pair of shoes. If rain starts coming down during an outdoor activity…JACKPOT! Spend even more on the shoes!

One large bag or several small ones

June 20, 2012

When shopping, do you prefer a humongous bag, like the woman on the right, or a couple smaller store bags, like her friend?