Look, In The New York Times, It's Dallas Theater Center's Superman and Ben Fountain on the State of Dallas's High-End Retail
|Matt Cavenaugh as Superman in the DTC's revisal of the '66 Broadway flop|
The Times also asked four esteemed writers to survey the state of the economy. Deep-in-debt-Dallas's Ben Fountain drew shopping duty and noticed that the ol' Highland Park Village ain't as busy as it used to be. (Saw the same thing myself a week ago Saturday -- never, ever, seen the parking lot that empty.) Writes Fountain:
Inside Jimmy Choo I encountered, hmm, no customers. In the antiques store down the way, two. Loro Piana, zero. Escada, zero. Hermès, one. Chanel, zero. According to every sales clerk queried at these fine establishments, business was great, super, fantastic or any one of a number of other perky superlatives. Yet the longer I hung around, the more I sensed the torpor of a dusty Catalan village that time has passed by.