A Shophound commenter, Ryan, clarified our report that Hollister had hired "customers" to fill its new SoHo Flagship on opening day. He writes:
They weren't paid, they were there to support the opening of this really great flagship store.
Gee, Ryan, shill much?
So all those madras shirted folks carrying Hollister shopping bags, were really Abercrombie employees from up and down the East Coast invited to come and fill the store and "support" it, apparently by making it look busy —but they weren't paid.
Except they are employees of the parent company.
And they apparently took the trouble to come to Manhattan on opening day out of the goodness of their own hearts. Such devotion.
So, how is that different from what we said before?
Previously: Hey, What'sup? It's Hollister Dude!