The reintroduction of face masks in NSW didn't keep Albury shoppers at home yesterday.
A steady flow of customers worked their way through Dean Street and the city's major complexes to find what they needed.
North Albury woman Pat Finch supported the mask mandate and said it didn't deter her from shopping.
"I believe in safety first. The majority of people have been really good and if they haven't got it on they've got it close by," she said.
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Her husband, John, said he felt safer with his mask on.
"There's been some stories going around that people are going to be more scared to go out if you need to wear a mask, but if it's safer to go out in masks I think more people will," he said.
"I think the worst thing they did was take them away and the best thing to do was bring them back."
Sean Hicks said he and his wife, Kimone, weren't regular Boxing Day shoppers but made a plan of which stores they wanted to visit.
"We weren't really browsing, we're pretty specific on what we wanted," he said.
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