Drink While You Shop?

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  1. BetteDavisEyes

    BetteDavisEyes All the boys think she's a spy...

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    Shop under the influence at clothing store bars

    Published: Friday, 6 Dec 2013 | 6:00 AM ET
    By: Kelli B. Grant | Personal Finance and Consumer Spending Reporter

    Endless lines. Pushy crowds. Hearing "The Twelve Days of Christmas" for the umpteenth time in a matter of hours. Spend a little time shopping this holiday season, and odds are good you'll want a good stiff drink.

    Not that you need to abandon your basket to grab one. More clothing retailers are branching out into the cocktail scene, offering customers the opportunity to pause mid-shopping trip for a drink and small plates of food.

    Just hang a right at menswear and walk past women's shoes to the in-store bar...

    http://www.cnbc.com/id/101250473?__source=xfinity|mod&par=xfinity
     
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  3. EmmaliLucia

    EmmaliLucia New Member

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    That is GENIUS. That is the most genius marketing strategy I have ever heard of.
     
  4. Tawny

    Tawny Bye

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    That is brilliant.
     
  5. Gardenlady

    Gardenlady Active Member

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    This is why flasks were invented, people! :D
     
  6. tezi

    tezi Member of Websleuths since 2000.

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    bwhaaaa!!!!
     
  7. CHERIE.T

    CHERIE.T Former Member

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    A woman's clothing store near us serves finger foods and wine during the Christmas season. makes shopping less nerve wrecking.
     
  8. Sonya610

    Sonya610 Former Member

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    Some of the really high end shops like those on Rodeo Drive have been doing this for decades.

    If customers get thirsty/hungry and they have to leave the store to get food or a drink then chances are they will go to another store afterwards. Feeding them and giving them drinks at the store means they refuel and keep shopping in the same place.
     

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