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You tell us: Shops and more that bring you holiday nostalgia

December 22, 2009 |  4:30 pm

Macys store
In today's Business section, Times staff writer Andrea Chang discusses Macy's strategies to bring in more customers during this shopping season. One of the things the chain retailer is banking on: its trademark nostalgia.

But it isn't all just about feeling good while watching "Miracle on 34th Street"; it's also something steeped in tradition. Chang interviews West Hollywood resident Kathleen Kwiatkowsk, 56, who says "Macy's is Christmas. My mother used to take me to the New York store when I was a little girl."

Do you feel the same? Are there certain stores, restaurants or other places you always frequent during the holidays? What brings out your shopping nostalgia? Share your memories in our comments section.

-- Whitney Friedlander

Photo: Macy's relentlessly red Christmas decorations, such as at its store in South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa, have a nostalgic appeal for many shoppers. Credit: Christine Cotter / Los Angeles Times


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