Sometimes in life it's the small things that keep us going and in this slow economy it's those things people just won't give up.
Happiness can be red, white, or even brown and in a slow economy you can't put a price on happiness. But you can save on few bucks while getting there.
Monty Haltiner with Crossroads Wine and Spirits says, "People have been a lot more conscious about the price point they are shopping at." Haltiner says people haven't stopped buying wine they're just shopping for a better value. "You're looking 50 to 60 dollars, kind of expensive so most of our customers are looking going well that's nice but you know I can get two bottles of this that is maybe just a touch below the quality of that one, for you know half the price." says, Haltiner. And the same goes for beer. Haltiner says, people are "Trying to squeeze every little bit they can out of their budgets."
The same trend fits across town at Miss Marie's. Where shoppers are shying away from the more expensive brands, but still buying. Marie Beauregard owner of Miss Marie says, many woman "Splurge and maybe get two pairs of shoes for the price of one that they would have got before."
But can a pair of pumps pack the same punch as a bottle of wine? Beauregard says, "You can put on a pair of shoes and it just makes you feel better."
And when it comes to color, Beauregard says they are all great but red stands out. "As far as colors go probably red heals are probably peoples favorites to buy especially in a down economy."
Chocolate is also going strong. Andrea Gomez of Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory says, "We're doing fine, we haven't noticed... actually we're probably increasing right now." Gomez says, "Its definitely a feel good thing and that's why, you know, in times we're in right now, people buy chocolate, for that reason."