In this March 2006 file photo, Rachel Hartman looks over sea kayaks as she shops for a birthday present for herself at a REI store in Seattle. The outdoor retailer has announced it will buck Black Friday 2015 and close its 143 stores on the day after Thanksgiving.
In this March 2006 file photo, Rachel Hartman looks over sea kayaks as she shops for a birthday present for herself at a REI store in Seattle. The outdoor retailer has announced it will buck Black Friday 2015 and close its 143 stores on the day after Thanksgiving. Elaine Thompson AP
In this March 2006 file photo, Rachel Hartman looks over sea kayaks as she shops for a birthday present for herself at a REI store in Seattle. The outdoor retailer has announced it will buck Black Friday 2015 and close its 143 stores on the day after Thanksgiving. Elaine Thompson AP
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