Shop Under the Influence at Clothing Store Bars
Endless lines. Pushy crowds. Hearing "The 12 Days of Christmas" for the umpteenth time in a matter of hours. Spend a little time shopping this holiday season and odds are good you'll want a good stiff drink. Not that you need to abandon your basket to grab one. More clothing retailers are branching out into the cocktail scene, offering consumers the opportunity to pause mid-shopping trip for a drink and small plates of food. Saks, Urban Outfitters and Brooks Brothers are among the brands that have recently announced plans to build out bar and restaurant spaces in stores.