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Emphasizing sales is one way retailers hope to keep people coming to malls this holiday season. Here, Sears advertises a holiday sale in anticipation of Black Friday at Spring Hill Mall in West Dundee.
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A seven-in-one car charger, sold at Brookstone for $39.99, includes a power bank and emergency tools, such as a seat belt cutter and a car window hammer.
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“There’s this nostalgic trend with parents wanting to recapture their youth,” said Kate Erickson, marketing consultant for Beat Street Toys in Arlington Heights. Examples of items sold in her store are scratch-and-sniff smelly stickers, a new of version of 1970s-era Lite-Brite toy, macramé pot holders, Fashion Plates designing kits, and latch hook rugs.
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