A recession may be on, but don't tell that to the Hollywood set. They're out in force, shopping for Christmas.
Celebrity letter-spinner Vanna White of TV's "Wheel of Fortune" and actress Jill St. John were among the well-heeled shoppers at the posh Fred Hayman boutique on Rodeo Drive.Television and film stars were as common as tourists in the fashionable boutique on Saturday, according to Hayman publicist Lee Solters.
Solters said St. John was in, buying presents for her first Christmas with husband Robert Wagner, whom she married in May.
"Vanna White bought a cocktail suit for her round of parties when she goes to Aspen for the holidays," Solters said, "And sweaters, too."
Asked about the economic slump and the prospect of tight-fisted shoppers, Solters said there was no evidence of that on Rodeo Drive. More than 5,000 people visited Fred Hayman's on Friday and Saturday, a record for the store.