[Sydney, December 19. Image via Getty.]

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - DECEMBER 19: A young girl looks at the David Jones window displays during the Christmas shopping period on December 19, 2009 in Sydney, Australia. Shops have been warned by the Retail Traders Association that spending is expected to be down this year on last, and to brace for a quieter festive shopping period. (Photo by Lisa Maree Williams/Getty Images)