Thursday, January 31, 2013
The Stores Are Stocked With Bright Summer Colors
You may not have taken the time to notice but spring -- and even summer -- have arrived.
The stores are already well stocked with fresh, bright summer colors for both men and women, boys and girls.
If you're looking for a sweater to warm you a bit as February arrives, you can pretty much forget about it. They're gone -- disappeared. You might find some outerwear but whatever's left is in broken sizes and is largely picked over.
But if you're looking for short sleeve shirts or shorts (even green or orange or blue or yellow shorts and/or pants -- yes, bright green pants) you'll find them all nicely folded, stacked, beautifully displayed and ready to sell off the shelves.
Now, maybe they'll be greatly reduced even before the warmer weather arrives.
But they're there waiting for you right now if that's what you really, really, really want.
It's gotten so that in retailing winter effectively ends at Christmas, even though Christmas is only four days into the cold weather season.
The stores have their final after-Christmas sales and clearances and then it's "welcome springtime!"
And you'd better hurry.
Because, before you know it it'll be fall and back-toschool time once again.
Photos copyright 2013 by Dan Cirucci.