MainStreet explains how department stores differentiate themselves in a digital age in The Web Can’t Offer This, But Department Stores Can. The article cites statistics from SizeUp on the cities with the highest total revenue for department stores, as well as an interview with SizeUp CEO Anatalio Ubalde, who explains why department store shopping still has a place in the age of Amazon. “Going to a store is a special type of experience where you can have a tactile relationship with the things you are considering buying,” said Ubalde. “There is still value in that for many people who want to make sure the clothes fit, the ring sparkles just right or the perfume has the right smell.”
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