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Continued: Withering Glance: Black Thursday

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RN: Thank goodness Kmart opened at 6 a.m. on Thanksgiving. I haven’t found a spare opportunity — other than before dawn on our most cherished national holiday — to tear through the Jaclyn Smith collection for a little velour something for Mom. And it was on sale!

 

CP: At Kmart’s door-buster, you could outfit Mom and all your sisters in snazzy, multi-hued tracksuits for about $18 — and have plenty left over to spend on yourself and that champagne-loving new spouse of yours.

 

RN: Shhhhh. I’ll never hear the end of it if he hears that I’m trolling through Ridgedale on Vendredi Noir. It sounds so much better in French, doesn’t it? Although perhaps this 80-percent-off cashmere cardigan might change his mind.

 

CP: So light, so warm, so cheap.

 

RN: Forget about the so-called War on Christmas. The real social skirmish in this country is the retail industry’s ever-growing encroachment on Thanksgiving. How ironic that this most American of holidays is being ruined by — wait for it — Christmas.

 

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