MYRTLE BEACH, SC(WMBF) - The weekend after Christmas, stores are offering unbeatable deals to lure you in.
When walking around shops like at The Market Common, you'll see almost every shop offering huge discounts. These local shops are looking to make great numbers for their last sales of the year.
If you're in the market for new clothes, now is the time to buy. "I was just going to anthropology and hand picked to see if they had any extra sales," says Taylor Lawrence, a local shopper.
Shops like The Kangaroo Pouch, are offering an additional 10 percent off their already marked down merchandise to make sure it sells. "I mean we just started our year end sales," says Chris Richardson, owner of The Kangaroo Pouch. "When i was at our other store this morning, we were marking more stuff down to just kind of push through inventory," she added.
Right now is the most important time for stores to make great numbers for their end of the year books. That's why there are a lot of clearance and sales signs in store windows."You always want to end the year good, it's kind of like a good omen if you end the year good, you'll start off on a good foot," says Richardson. The Kangaroo Pouch is aiming to make 20 percent of their monthly sales just in these last few days before the new year.
"I kind of like shopping at the little small stores because they have different stuff, stuff that you can't find at the bigger stores," explains Lawrence. From talking with business owners and shoppers, more people really are trying to shop local.
"We've had a very fortunate 2014 and we have a lot of big exciting things coming in 2015, so we hope that it's just a push into 2015," explains Richardson. "It's nice to see people getting out. it feels like the economy turning just a little bit, it's on the brink anything that we can help do as a local store to educate and bring those customers in is what we're looking to do," she said.
Although local shops like these can't always compete with big box store sales, they say one thing they can offer is personable customer service and that's what keeps their regular customers coming back.
Most of these big sales will continue until the new year and then spring 2015 items will begin to stock up on shelves.
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