CHICAGO (CBS) — Shoppers are getting ready this week. Here’s what you need to know.
According to the National Retail Federation, an estimated 164 million people were planning to go shopping Thanksgiving Day through Cyber Monday, last year.READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Coolest Day Of The Week On Wednesday
The NRF reported customers said they will spend an average of $1,047.83 this holiday season, which is 4 % more than last year.
In addition, The NRF reported it expects holiday retail sales during November and December to increase between 3.8 and 4.2 %.
Here is a list of stores that will be open or closed on Thanksgiving.READ MORE: Waukegan School Board Votes To Rename Thomas Jefferson Middle School For John Lewis, After Suggestion Of Barack Obama Draws Objections
Bed Bath & Beyond
Crate & Barrel
Half Price Books
Pier 1 Imports
Sur La Table
R.E.I will also be closed on Black Friday.