It's Good to Know: Hot Recession Sellers

So... Louis Vuitton handbags haven't been flying off the shelves lately. Vacations are being cancelled. And many people are opting to get their cars fixed instead of buying new ones.

What IS selling? It's not all Spam and dollar-store deals. Consumer-spending watchers say the trend is toward "smaller-scale" luxuries. People still want to indulge... but on a budget. Here are some of the products that have gotten a boost in recent months:

  • Chocolate

  • Wine (more recent vintages)

  • Running shoes

  • Cosmetics

  • Fishing equipment

  • Gardening seeds

  • Tanning products

  • Condoms

  • Memberships to dating websites

(Source: USA Today)

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By Carlin Comm posted on 2009-06-24 03:59:25