Stores offer deep discounts for post-holiday shoppers

Retailers across Westchester and the Hudson Valley are hoping post-Christmas sales will help lure shoppers back to their stores Friday. Many stores offered deep discounts, doorbuster sales and other

News 12 Staff

Dec 27, 2008, 12:28 AM

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Stores offer deep discounts for post-holiday shoppers
Retailers across Westchester and the Hudson Valley are hoping post-Christmas sales will help lure shoppers back to their stores Friday.
Many stores offered deep discounts, doorbuster sales and other incentives in an attempt to offset the usual returns that come the day after Christmas. Among the special offers were $10 jeans at Sears and up to 75 percent off certain items at Macy's.
Many retailers in the Hudson Valley have extended hours to meet the holiday rush, dubbed by some ?Black Friday 2.? Bargain hunters who were looking to take advantage of post-holidays sales faced some long lines and extended wait times.
However, while big department stores and national retailers managed to lure out shoppers with major discounts, many local business have been missing out on one of the biggest shopping days of the year.
Alba Carrasco, who owns a high-end children's furniture store in Chappaqua, slashed prices 50 percent for handmade dressers and beds, but she says regular clients held back due to the tough economic times.
?We're just hoping for the best, and we do hope things will get better,? Carrasco says. ?We're just trying to ride it out as best we can.?
Retailers hope the sales can try to salvage a poor holiday shopping season. A report released by SpendingPulse says early numbers suggest retail sales were down at least 5.5 percent from 2007.
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