I was just thinking this morning that we’ve had a delightfully mild winter here in the District and that was basically awesome. The New York Times, however, manages to come through and find the dark cloud in the silver lining: Retail disaster for people who sell coats. And, indeed, it’s true. Through some kind of screw-up, I accidentally wound up losing my three winter coats when I moved at the end of August. As the temperatures got chilly in late October, I bought a new coat. It wasn’t, however, a super-warm one and I figured I’d wind up buying another one as winter wore on. But it never happened, so I’m part of the problem. It did free up a lot of resources to buy X-Men Unlimited trade paperbacks, so the money circulates anyway, but Filene’s Basement has definitely lost out on some potential sales.