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Macy’s Among Retailers Staying Open Through Christmas Eve

It’s getting down to the wire as Chicagoans try to wrap up their Christmas shopping in the next couple of days.

12/23/2013

Holiday shoppers pack the aisles. (credit: Darren Hauck/Getty Images)

Police Warn Of Pickpockets Targeting Holiday Shoppers

With the holiday season just around the corner, downtown and the Near North Side soon will be crawling with shoppers and tourists, and people who don’t normally come into the city. They’ll also be crawling with something else: pickpockets.

11/20/2013

A recreation of the State Street Macy's clock. (CBS)

Christmas Shopping Procrastinators Flood Stores At Last Minute

Time finally ran out for shoppers scrambling to buy last-minute Christmas gifts.

CBS Chicago–12/24/2012

Macy's won't close until midnight Sunday. (Credit: CBS)

Last-Minute Shoppers Get A Break From Retailers

This weekend, procrastinators hit stores across the country, trying to wind down their Christmas shopping.

12/23/2012

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Celebrate The Holiday Season

Welcome to your 2012 Holiday Guide! Don’t miss our gift-giving ideas, shopping advice, food & drink recipes, and movie & music recommendations. Share some holiday cheer with your friends!

12/11/2012

Chicago police officers demonstrate how pickpockets can work in teams to "stall" a revolving door, and lift someone's wallet from their pocket while they're waiting for the door to turn. (Credit: CBS)

Cops Warn Holiday Shoppers About Pickpockets

With the holiday season upon us, and larger crowds out on the streets, in the stores, and riding trains and buses, police were warning to be on guard against pickpockets and cell phone thieves.

CBS Chicago–11/29/2012

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Small Businesses To Compete With Big Box Stores, On-line Retailers

In Hinsdale’s quaint, historic downtown, more than 80 small businesses are battling both the big box stores and the growing clout of on-line retailers.

11/26/2012

Woodfield Mall opened at midnight this Black Friday for the first time. While busy all day, crowds were much more manageable by the morning than when the mall opened. (Credit: CBS)

Early Start For Black Friday Doesn’t Discourage Crowds

It was midnight madness at Woodfield Mall in Schaumburg on Black Friday, as thousands of shoppers rushed in to get their hands on some pretty big deals. The early start on Friday meant crowds thinned out significantly by the time the sun was up.

11/23/2012

Shoppers tie a package to the roof of their car after taking advantage of a Thanksgiving Day deal at Kmart. (Credit: CBS)

Some Shoppers Can’t Wait Until After Thanksgiving To Hunt For Bargains

Wal-Mart and Kmart have opened on Thanksgiving for some time now. What has changed over the years is the way they roll out deals. At Wal-Mart, they call it “The Blitz,” and at Kmart, they call them “Doorbusters.”

11/22/2012

Best Buy

Retail Experts: Some Gifts Worth Waiting To Buy After Holiday Season

With shopping holidays like Black Friday, Super Saturday, and Cyber Monday, the deals during the Christmas season are difficult to pass up.

CBS 2–11/19/2012

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Navigate Tricky Gift Return Policies After The Holidays

The holiday season has arrived and with it the efforts to find the perfect gifts for loved ones. As the hunt for gifts gets going, so does the dread of returning the thoughtful presents that are just not the right fit. Follow these tips to get through the season of returns.

11/13/2012

Cyber Monday

The Five Best Sites To Shop On Cyber Monday

Cyber Monday is oftentimes a more popular shopping event than Black Friday. The convenience of shopping at home without the hassles of the lines and throngs of people can be a huge draw. However, it’s important to know which sites are the best for deals, quality and ease in online shopping.

11/13/2012

Sale prices on toys at a Chicago area Target store. (Credit: CBS)

Study: Black Friday Not The Best Time To Shop For Toys

Parents looking for the best deals on toys for their kids’ Christmas gifts can sleep in the day after Thanksgiving, also known as Black Friday.

CBS 2–11/09/2012

Many retailers -- like Target, Best Buy and Amazon -- are offering price matching on some electronics for the holiday shopping season, but as always, shoppers need to look at the fine print to get the best deals. (Credit: CBS)

Survive This Economy: Sorting Through Price Match Offers On Holiday Shopping

Some of the biggest stores have started offering shoppers something new this holiday season to help them “Survive This Economy.” Many major retailers have offered price matching, including for online competitors.

CBS 2–10/23/2012

Marcus and Sinora Wright shop for Christmas presents for their four children. (Credit: Home Video)

Survive This Economy: Cutting Back On Holiday Spending

This might be the hardest time of the year to “Survive This Economy”. No one knows that better than families, like the Wrights, a suburban couple with four kids.

CBS 2–12/29/2011

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Last, Last-Minute Shoppers Swarm To Stores 2 Days Before Christmas

Even at the early hour of 5 a.m. on the day before Christmas Eve, stores were open for business, and plenty of consumers were out shopping.

CBS Chicago–12/23/2011

A Man Uses A Computer Mouse. (AP Photo)

Big Savings In Store For Online Holiday Shoppers This Weekend

Are your fingers and keyboards ready? This coming weekend may be a time to stay home to shop online. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker explains why deals will be better than they were on Black Friday.

CBS 2–12/15/2011

Shoppers pack Woodfield Mall in Schaumburg for Black Friday shopping on Nov. 25, 2011. (Credit: CBS)

Analyst: Holiday Shopping Dried Up After Black Friday

A retail analyst says his latest survey of consumers suggests the holiday shopping season petered out after Black Friday.

WBBM Newsradio–12/12/2011

Shoppers pack Woodfield Mall in Schaumburg for Black Friday shopping on Nov. 25, 2011. (Credit: CBS)

Earlier Opening Times Cutting Down On Black Friday Frenzy

The shoppers have been out for hours already grabbing every deal they can as Black Friday gets underway. Most of the stores are open on this Black Friday morning, and many of the big door-buster buys are already gone. But the concentrated madness that used to accompany this day has been greatly diffused.

11/25/2011

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