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JAMM AQUINO / JAQUINO@STARADVERTISER.COM Holiday sales were weaker than retailers had hoped, but merchants were hoping after-Christmas sales would lift their fortunes. Above, a shopper had the escalator to herself Thursday at Ala Moana Center.
JAMM AQUINO / JAQUINO@STARADVERTISER.COM Chi Wing Chen, right, walked through Macy’s with girlfriend Lindsey Serapion while shopping on Thursday. Retailers were hit by a short Thanksgiving-to-Christmas shopping window, declining visitor spending and vigorous competition from online merchants.
JAMM AQUINO / JAQUINO@STARADVERTISER.COM Aliamanu resident Becky Jaramillo carried her purchases from Macy’s to her car Thursday at Ala Moana Center.