Arlington, Fairfax, Prince William, and Loudoun counties tipped the scales and WON for McCauliffe (D). thank you fellow affluent , highly educated and moderate voters.
They give little thought to how to get there. Often they run for president only because they hope it will lead to more speaking gigs and TV appearances. That may explain why Republicans seem to attract the sort of candidate who enjoys startling people at cocktail parties with outlandish remarks. There is a great living to appealing to rubes and hotheads. Even if you lose, you'll get a talk show. A out half of the Republican candidates in the last two election cycles would have every stupid woman in America to drive to the polls, sobbing, in order to vote against them.
You are right thousands of Vets will be at the mall on Sunday. But there will be a very high presence of anti GOP signs. Watch C span or on CNN as the fox news cameras will EDIT those portions of the rally out. Check national polls of the anti sentiment of the GOP stall show a wide margin of anger at the GOP. That anger will show up in a defeat of the GOP in the governor's race in Virginia. And a wider victory for Chris Christy in NJ as he has distanced himself from the conservative base of the GOP and has picked up wide support because he gets things done.
checked at Costco yesterday, vendors have shipped some fresh overstocks. Boots from Cole Hahn, handbags from Michael Kors, jackets from Nautica, and Keurig machines
No one wants to get stuck with excess inventory. So major vendors are in discussion RIGHT NOW with TJ Max, Marshalls, Home Goods, Ross and Costco. In fact a trip to Costco will see fresh shipments every few days of prominent branded current season clothing.
The wealthy homes of America have domestic staff who are most often Hispanic and have no problem shopping at Kmart. So, when a need is for a coming party, the idea of using Martha products for the table setting or for enhancements of foods, the go to source is to send the Hispanic domestic help to K mart after the hostess has researched options on the internet.
however, the sting and harsh effects of the loss of consumer confidence will take a longer period then that. It will thus require hefty markdowns to entice consumers to venture to the malls. Meanwhile consumers will stick to wants ie: Basic merchandise categories. IMHO The trendy higher margin SKU's will suffer greatly particularly at the mid price points. Saks and Nordstrom have a customer base more insulated from the government shutdown and will suffer a lower percentage of volume drop.
and so, some 5 weeks later, the pattern of customers with a pursuit of taste and trend continues to show a total disregard of JCP's appeal. The media placement for upscale products such as REAL SIMPLE, The New York Times, Food Network, Garden & Gun magazine, and the Wall Street Journal just isn't there for JCP. So JCP never even tried it. You don't reach affluent customers by running ads on ABC, Dancing with the stars or Glee.
but gains tens of thousands of NEW customers. The math just doesn't add up. The shops are too upscale for most of the country. The hinderlands just don't understand upscale presentation. The hot metro areas such as New York, Washington, Atlanta. Chicago, San Francisco would not step into a JCP as the malls the top consumers shop in rarely have a JCP. For instance Bodum is done very well at a Crate & Barrel. A great home textile presentation in done very well by Bloomingdales at the very high end and by Bed, Bath & Beyond at the mid points. JCP just misses all around. As in most real estate, it's location, location, location.