NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (WWLP) – Thornes Marketplace may not get the Black Friday rush of the big box stores, but they like it that way. Instead, the retailers in Thornes cater to customers who want something unique. This Christmas, people are buying scarves and hats, they’re buying cookware, books, meaningful ornaments and bath and body products. Cedar Chest’s store manager told 22News that shoppers have already started checking items off their Christmas list despite the fact that Thanksgiving hasn’t even happened yet.

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