“We’ve been through a lot of different things,” said Jeff Bennett, a market vice president of Tiffany who oversees the Fifth Avenue flagship. “We’ve been a resilient New Yorker for nearly 180 years.... For international tourists, it’s creating a little bit of excitement.... Occasionally, when it’s appropriate, the police and our Tiffany ambassadors are taking pictures. The combination of our ambassadors and the N.Y.P.D. out there, it’s creating a nice environment.”
November 27, 2016
"Their business are booming, booming, booming. Somebody joked with me that they’re even getting tons of business from the protesters. It’s come, protest, shop."
From a NYT article about how retailers near Trump Tower are dealing with all the barricades, police, and police dogs. The quote is from a landlord in the area. People connected to the stores are more circumspect. They don't want to discourage shoppers from coming to the 5th Avenue stores or create any bad feeling that would deter people from shopping at other stores and on line. Whatever the real experience, they are smart to talk like this: