As WCBS 880’s Levon Putney reported from Halloween City in North Bergen, N.J., costumes and decorations were still selling the day before the holiday.
A Halloween Adventure store, located in a defunct Circuit City consumer electronics store building, sells costumes, props and accessories for Halloween revelers on October 21, 2009 in Burbank, California. Shoppers are predicted to spend an average of $56.31 on holiday merchandise, down from $66.54 a year ago. That would bring the total Halloween spending to about $4.75 billion. Last year brought in $5.77 billion. Halloween Adventure is a national chain of temporary Halloween merchandise stores that open each year for the halloween buying season. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)Halloween Costume Shopping (file/credit: David McNew/Getty Images)