Such is the case for the family-run Apricot Lane boutique at the Galleria mall Dallas. While the store saw a steady stream of customers on Tuesday, this is a welcome change. According to store co-owner Alison Young, weather circumstances have made the shopping season rather icy.
"We had to close for about a day and a half, and there were two our biggest days for the Christmas season, so those kind of set us back a little bit and we've been working to make those sales figures up," Young said.
The ice storm that hit Dallas two weeks ago even made mall general manager Angie Freed nervous.
"We were a little concerned when we lost the first weekend in December to snow and ice. But I have just been talking to retailers and nine out of ten of them tell me they have recovered from that and sales are up," Freed said.