We are in the sales period.
The sales period (January & July) is an entire month where everything is on sale.
Everything. Like clothes, carpets, vaccuums (or "Hoovers" for the Brits). Tupperware, art supplies..
So back to the clothes and shoes
The 1st week is around 30% off
2nd week is around 50%
3rd week is 60-70% off
and if there is anything left at the end, it is for centimes
But no one here gets the hold out. They all go on the first day for the first discount. It looks like Filene's basement or the running of the brides for discount wedding dresses. Which means there is NOTHING left. But tatters...