Pre-Christmas Boxing Day sales

The best deals of the year can usually be found during the week after Christmas, but it’s looking like this year, you may be able to find some pretty great deals in the weeks leading up to December 25th. I don’t know about anyone else, but I’ve been bombarded in the past few days with flyers and emails promoting sales around the city.

Holt Renfrew, for one, has kicked off a designer sale that will run until Christmas Eve, with discounts up to 60% on women’s and men’s fall designer fashions and accessories.

Town Shoes is offering up to 50% off of its entire fall and winter collection, plus an extra 20% off handbags with the purchase of shoes.

Browns has up to 50% off many of its shoes and boots, and Roots is offering $25 off sweats when you spend $100 or more.

The Brick is advertising that its Boxing Day sale has already started, will all TVs and appliances on sale, and 25% off all furniture and mattresses that aren’t already marked down.

I’m guessing that these sales are part of an effort by retailers to lure customers into their stores, at a time when consumer spending is still lower than they would like. It’s definitely good news for shoppers, especially during a month when holiday purchases can take a big bite out of your bank account. If more stores jump on the discount bandwagon, maybe you’ll have a better shot at sticking to your Christmas budget this year. Happy shopping!

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