went to mall today and AEOS was not busy, but neither were other teen retailers. More khaki was present, and were lightly discounted from full retail ($5)off Shirts still selling at 5-6$ discounts, and denim marked same as usual I guess that a low double digit SSS is probably what I would hope they could maitain, and that should be about what i expect from retail in general, but that is JMHO.
Well, my wife and I went to South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa, CA for lunch on Sunday. Gas prices may be sky high but SCP was packed as usual. Crowds of people in the mall, lots of people in the AEOS store buying items. Not much in the way of markdowns. Somehow, folks are finding the money to keep on driving and to still buy clothes and dine out.