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

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