I’ve waxed on and on about how I’m an online shopping fiend. But over the holidays I started to get a little nostalgic strolling around Union Square passing by Williams Sonoma, Nike, Neiman Marcus. I thought, goodness, what would I do if there wasn’t a Macy’s or Nordstrom’s? I felt awful, especially since my behavior is contributing to these brick-and-mortar stores closing down. So I made a point over the holidays to patronize these stores and my mini-shopping spree resulted in me buying a pair of very expensive black J Brand jeans. Of course they weren’t on sale. But super comfortable. Something I can imagine wearing all the time. Think about a world without a Union Square Macy’s or the customer service-oriented Nordstrom’s. No go out there and do some shopping.