My friend Linda sent me a link to this Baltimore Sun report, another take on “Christmas in July” sales that are now overtaking a lot of stores. But wait, what’s this? A summer breeze of sanity from Williams-Sonoma/Pottery Barn!
>>But other retailers think it best to leave Christmas where it is. A spokesman for Williams-Sonoma, which also owns Pottery Barn, said that shoppers don’t want to see holiday merchandise too soon.
>>”We don’t roll out holiday merchandise until late in November,” said Leigh Oshirak, a spokeswoman for the company. “Customers like to go in order. They like to celebrate Halloween before Christmas.”