Alert “06880” reader/downtown shopper Philip Delgado writes:
Although I don’t own a boat, I have always owned several pairs of timeless and casual Sperry Top-Sider boat shoes.
It’s no problem to shop online for them, but the Main Street store is a favorite destination for many Westport residents. Sometimes it helps to walk into a Sperry store to check out the size and colors of the all-weather favorites.
The recent announcement of the closing next month of the Westport store is just another example of a shift away from storefronts.
In desperation I bought 2 pairs of shoes yesterday — at 50 percent off — to help Santa. The manager helpfully offered to call the New York store for another shoe size availability — and they still honored the discount.
You won’t get that kind of top-notch service on the internet.