Parking lots were still crowded at shops throughout the area. It seems that the Christmas shopping hype doesn’t really go away once the 25th is past.
Mitchell Gray, store manager of The Nayborhood, said, “No, no, it’s going to be busy for a while.”
It’s time to move out inventory for the new season, which means huge price cuts on current clearance items.
” Today we have 40 percent off all of our clearance,” said store manager of Hope Ave., Leslie Kohler. “So that’s an extra 40 percent off the already marked down price. So we have shirts that are only like $8 that were originally like $30.”
“We will be doing buy one get one half off the entire school, anything apparel wise, and then 15 percent off all snow gear,” said Gray.
Even though the day after Christmas calls for returns, stores still have success with exchanges.
“There’s been a lot of exchanges that have turned into sales,” said Kohler. “A lot of people bringing in Christmas stuff that they’ve bought for their daughters or someone bought for themselves that have turned into sales. Especially when you have good promotions it’s really easy then to say ‘Well why didn’t you like this? Let’s get you something you like rather than just cash back for Christmas .'”
Though the retail traffic is still heavy, store mangers say the sales are more rewarding.
“The entire last week was hectic, but it’s nice to see people coming in and getting their right sizes and getting everything exchanged,” Gray said.
“It’s really fun to dress people,” Kohler said. “It’s fun to find outfits that they like and things that make them happy.”