Threadneedle Fabrics started 50% off all inventory today. The place was mobbed. I do love a bargain, but really not at the expense of a lovely shop with quality merchandise right there at the nearest shopping center. This makes me very sad--even as I scored a lovely silk and more pajama flannel. Mike said he had read that a number of Joann's Fabric were shutting down as well--don't know if this would include the South Burlington store, and their fabric does not compare to Threadneedle, but what's left? Walmart? No, thanks.
You hear a lot about the out-of-control credit card debt as contributing to today's sour economy. I think cheap-goods-greed as perfected by Walmart is equally to blame.