Snow does not deter shoppers before holidays - WFSB 3 Connecticut

Snow does not deter shoppers before holidays

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Winter Storm Albie dropped upwards of 6 to 9 inches on Connecticut, but shoppers were not deterred by the storm’s effects.

"I was just hoping that it would stop and we could get up here so we could do shopping…,” said shopper Marisa Amara. “Today was the day we had to get it done."

Marisa Amara joined hundreds of shoppers on Saturday afternoon that packed West Farms Mall in West Hartford, despite the biggest snowfall of the season.

“We were just up at pottery barn and she said nobody was here at 10am, but coming in here, we couldn't find a spot,” commented Joe Weaver, on the busy shopping Saturday.

Eyewitness News was told that early Saturday morning the mall was a ghost town, but business began to pick up once the snow subsided.

“I think once the roads cleared up, they started piling in and the mall is almost at full capacity right now,” said mall spokesperson Amanda Sirica.

“People are getting amazing deals and I don't think the weather had any impact on holiday shopping today."

However, the last weekend before the holidays may not be entirely the reason for the crowds.

“I think in addition to holiday shopping, there's a lot of people are freshening up their winter wardrobes, and grabbing some great deals on outerwear like coats, new boots, scarfs, hats, gloves and it's a good time to take advantage of the sales, for new outerwear pieces," said Sirica.

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