A nice finish

omnitechI stopped at the local Outlet Mall the other day to do some shopping and some observation.  It was a warm and sunny day and may of the stores had their doors open to deal with the heat.

Being a fan of the brand and a citizen of the PNW, I stopped by the Columbia Sportswear Outlet where they had a great sale going on.  I quickly found several items that I was shopping for so I headed to the registers where there were a number of waiting cashiers.

“I can help you right here,” came a greeting from the nearest register.

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In retail history

5th Ave in 1919

5th Ave in 1919

Fifth Avenue in New York City first opened as a thoroughfare on August 2nd, 1824.

In its early years, 5th Ave was a residential area which began to attract the well-to-do of the city.  Later retailers and other businesses began to crop up along the street.

The area from 49th to 60th became the haven of many fine retailers.  Retailers located on the Avenue have included: Saks 5th Avenue, Lord & Taylor and Bergdorf departments stores along with boutiques of Gucci, Prada, FAO Schwarz, Tiffany & Company, Versace, Louis Vuitton, Chanel and Cartier.