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WRAL SmartShopper

Clearance sales everywhere!

Posted June 30, 2011

Have you been to the mall lately? Shopped online for clothes? Have you noticed that there are big clearance sales everywhere? It's true - retailers are marking items down in record numbers to make room for back to school and this means good deals are all over the place!

According to an article from Financially Fit, consumers are seeing  "sales reminiscent of the 2008 holiday season when merchandise was marked down 50% to 80%."  They are clearing out all the inventory that hasn't moved this spring to make room for the massive back to school promotions coming to stores soon.

I took my oldest daughter shopping at the mall last week. Now, I am not generally a mall shopper, but she had birthday money she wanted to spend at a couple specific tween clothing stores only found in the mall. These are stores you know I would never shop at for myself. The music is WAY too loud, the perfume smell is WAY too strong and the regular prices are so high I get dizzy thinking about them! But, she had her own money to spend and she wanted new clothes from these stores. The good news is that because she was spending her own money, she didn't want to buy anything full price so she could stretch her money a little farther. She ended up finding some very cute clothes at 50% off or more and we found that the clearance racks were full of marked down items.

Now might be a good time to do a little holiday gift shopping at 75% off.  For more information on the summer clearance sales, read the article from Financially Fit HERE.


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  • abswitala Jul 2, 2011

    Bought leggings for daughter and a blouse for myself- $1 a piece and two onesie sets to give as baby gifts- $3! Wal-Mart was cleaning house today in Wake Forest!

  • kpeele Jul 1, 2011

    Well, I don't think this qualifies for the reward Faye offered but I did just see in my zulily e-mail that the Miraclesuit claims it can make you look 10 pounds lighter in 10 seconds...

  • Faye Prosser - Smart Shopper Jul 1, 2011

    Alert: If anyone finds the bathing suit that takes off 25 lbs AND 25 years, there is a reward involved. ;-)

    Thanks for all the deals jzka and everyone else! I just posted a link on the blog to this week's retail mall coupons on Anna has a number of good coupons posted there if you are headed to the mall this weekend.

  • Trickat Jun 30, 2011

    Cary Towne Center today:

    Victoria's Secret - Body Lotions, Body Wash, Mists etc 75% off

    Claire's - 10 for $10 sale, huge selection for small girls

    Gap Kids - 30% off lowest marked clearance - lots of boys shorts, sweats, sweatshirts, sports type t-shirts, not many shoes/accessories (sorry, but I didn't look in the girls section.)

    Gap - 40% off lowest marked clearance - lots of khaki's, jeans, sleeveless shirts. Not very many shoes, no t-shirts, a few unattractive dresses. I picked up a great pair of khakis for 10.49!

    The Limited - up to 70% off, but mostly 50%. Still a great deal if you are willing to pay $25 for a cute dress or about $15 for a sleeveless shirt. Some cute choices, but a much bigger selection in smaller sizes.

    Dillard's - only checked out the men's section, but they had a great selection of khaki shorts, polos and s/s dress shirts more than half off (we love Dillard's service and quality.)

  • jvo7780 Jun 30, 2011

    At Target in North Hills, they have Mossimo jeans on sale for 4.98. There are so many in different sizes and styles...they are in the women's section along the wall by the other clearance.

  • shall6 Jun 30, 2011

    Stride Rite and Disney Store were having big sales at Crabtree yesterday.

  • NCgirllovescats Jun 30, 2011

    Yep, I got the Gap online stuff too - great deal! They have a new sale today.

  • lbbrogden Jun 30, 2011

    If anyone finds the bathing suit that takes off 25 years, please post it immediately! I certainly need it too!

  • sat123 Jun 30, 2011

    Gap had clearance stuff an additional 40% off over the weekend, and NY&Co had up to 75% off.

  • susan17 Jun 30, 2011

    Belk's has some awesome deals on their clearance racks right now. I got several dresses in the Misses section that were originally $86 for $20 and less!! Also picked up some fragrance at Victoria's Secret for less than $12.... would make a great Christmas gift!