Herbert let the final customer out, a lady all the way from Missouri who bought a purple coat.
He closed the store for the last time.
He had expected more ceremony. Only one journalist had come to bear witness.
Since Ancient Greece there had been shops – physical places with goods to sell. 5th Avenue, Oxford Street, the Champs-Élysées: these were the shopping meccas.
Bloomingdale’s on Michigan Avenue was the last in the world to go.
Shopping was now done solely in front of a screens.
Herbert would be back on Monday morning to open Bloomingdale’s new flagship Order Fulfillment Centre.
Written as part of the Friday Fictioneers challenge hosted by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields (more details HERE). The idea is to write a short story of 100 words based on the photo prompt (above).
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