So they use a lower quality fabric, find a cheaper factory in Bangladesh or India rather than China etc. Stop by for a cool drink or put your feet up this Boxing Day and dine in for lunch! Friends Natsumi Tateishi and Yuki Iwabuchi arrived at Myer early to nab cheap cosmetics and perfume but stopped for a coffee and a chat first, confident they could take their time because there seemed to be plenty of stock.
Stop by for a cool drink or put your feet up this Boxing Day and dine in for lunch! Ah the Serenity away from the crazy Boxing Day sales in Melbourne's retail strips. The quiet drift of the slow flowing Yarra River meanders by as you can relax at Pilgrim. Great tasting treats and quenching beverages to match. Make your Boxing Day a Pilgrim one! While people are rushing to get the latest bargain, take a breather and watch on from Bearbrass.
Or if you are heading to the Boxing Day Test then Bearbrass will be the place to be for a snack and a refresher before you go or to digest afterwards. Goods are priced to move, so when we say discounts, we mean it!
Major department stores throw open their doors from 5am and the sales last throughout most of January. And what are people buying at the Boxing Day sales? Pretty much anything and everything, from clothes and shoes to sporting goods and electrical items, and everything in between. The Boxing Day Test kicks off our summer of cricket. Enjoy free entertainment and stick around for the kid-friendly fireworks at 9pm.
Young and old alike will also love the special screening of the terrific animated film Zootopia. From 9pmpm enjoy the best music of , then from 11pm-1am, DJ MzRikz takes over the decks. If you do plan on going to the sales I would suggest you take plenty of patience as the queues at the cash registers are very long and avoid trying on clothes as the queues at the fitting rooms are even longer.
It can be a bit of a trap especially for visitors. While some of the stuff is genuinely marked down there's a lot of rubbish the big stores get in especially for the sales. Some years ago my sister worked for one of the major department stores and in the week leading up to the Xmas 'sale' truckloads of stuff came in specially - very little of their regular stock was actually marked down.
I bought something at the department store that used to run the ad about how they don't have sales, only half-yearly clearances of their regular quality merchandise. I had to return it and the saleswoman said oh yes, these were brought in specially for the sale, we've had quite a few returned. These days everything is pretty rubbishy so I prefer to buy at sales so as not to feel quite so ripped off.
An example of the rubbish is the handbag that started to peel apart within weeks. It was the most expensive everyday type handbag I'd ever bought but I accepted that because I could see prices overall had gone up since my previous handbag purchase and it had taken me ages to find one with the compartments and whatnot that I wanted.
I've never had a handbag before that showed wear so quickly, even the really cheap ones. Craft markets seem better value, or maybe sew your own? I'd be reluctant to buy a handbag at the mall again, especially after the lack of interest when I tried to take it back.
My concern for the OP is what do you do if you need to return something? I used to buy clothing on holidays but there is no way I would buy anything elsewhere in Australia now unless maybe I knew there was a branch of the same store locally in case I had a problem but then in a way what's the point of buying it somewhere else. We have two nation-wide chains of department stores, Myer and David Jones.
Until a year or two ago, each of them had just two "sales" each year, one of them just after Christmas. These days people are not spending freely, and both chains have cut-price "sales" all the time. Just to clarify here, the product that the stores get in for the stocktake sales is usually the same quality as the product they usually buy from that supplier.
It's also why goods are so much cheaper in the US, as their quantities are huge compared to ours. I do agree that quality overall is much lower than a few years ago. So they use a lower quality fabric, find a cheaper factory in Bangladesh or India rather than China etc.
I think there is more range for clothes in Singapore than in Australia so I would suggest that you look into Australian clothes designer stores and grab a quality item on sale.
But it also depends on your budget and what type of clothes you want?
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