It was interesting to read all the news reports about Black Friday that seemed to contradict what I experienced and saw during the past weekend. But WalMart reported poor sales... I came back to NYC wanting to do an experiment: are high-end, expensive luxury goods stores crowded and doing well? Are lower-end stores like WalMart struggling? I haven't had time to visit any Madison Avenue boutiques yet, but does anyone else have any anecdotal evidence??