Nick Lovelace worked secretly today, buying a very special someone a winter coat.
"She thinks I'm fishing today. So it was a good day to go fishing so great day to shop I guess," he said.
But do 70-degree temperatures mean it's a great day to buy a winter coat? Walkabout Outfitters store manager Suzanne Mayerchak has her theories.
"I think it's a psychological thing. Mentally, if it's warm outside I'm not wearing a jacket to work then I'm not in the mood to purchase a jacket," Mayerchak said.
Even though her inventory doesn't necessarily match the weather now. She's abundantly optimistic that winter will soon be, well, winter.
"[Customers have] got the mindset that it will get cold at some point and it looks like it will," Mayerchak added.
So while the warmer weather outside doesn't have people wanting people to buy the warmer winter gear in places like Walkabout Outfitters, in Elderberry's, a smoothie bar, business has been solid.
Manager Diane Elder says, "The weather impacts us for sure. Last year it was so mild, it was wonderful. It was like we didn't even experience a winter so we always cross our fingers for that in our business."
Elder says better weather matters; it means more smoothies. In fact, she pays so much attention to weather, she staffs accordingly to make things run smoothly.
"We actually schedule and forecast around the weather and this week expecting it to be nice all week long," said Elder.
So for unseasonable weather like today, business can be hot or cold. It just depends on who you ask.
At Walkabout Outfitters, they said sales are still up from last year. They say right now people are opting for the t-shirts and hiking boots more than winter gear.
At Elderberry's they changed to winter hours a month ago. But on a warm day like today, they think they'll stay open a little later.