Granted, the comparison is rigged because the Statue of Liberty places strict limits on visitor numbers and it closes well before 2 a.m. But even when you account for all of that, Forever 21 may still come out the winner because the numbers aren’t even close.
If you are not a 16-year-old girl and do not associate with any 16-year-old girls, you may not know that “Forever 21″ is the name of a clothing store described brilliantly in this post by Cintra Wilson:
Reduced to its essential nature, Forever 21 is an Americanized version of Topshop, the British chain that makes a killing with designer knockoffs. Forever 21 refines this business plan into an even more lethal form of consumer crack: It makes knockoffs of Topshop knockoffs, and sells them even cheaper.