December 30, 2008 | 9:56am
So, it's no real surprise: all those drastic Christmas sales didn't go as well as retailers had hoped. In fact, the outlook is pretty bleak--many are predicting more and more closures and bankruptcies, joining big name stores like Circuit City, Linens 'n Things, Sharper Image, Steve & Barry and Mervyn's.
Retailers are beginning to slash at any cost just to get rid of all the inventory they had prior to the holiday season. Forty-, 50- and even 60-percent off aren't too hard to find in shops, department stores, boutiques and online.
Locally designed and distributed EC Star
is hosting a 50-percent off everything
sale on their website full of women's clothing that's the perfect mixture of femme, mod and punk. Check out favorites like the Dana jacket
in black/white or red/black flannel ($40) or the ultra mod Go Go dress
($35). Sale ends tomorrow, so act fast to get your size. (Pictured left: the Suzy Dress
, a longtime destination for those seeking clothing, sneakers and accessories on the more "urban" side of things (think: sneakerhead), is hosting a half-off everything sale on their website as well, which carries everything from Betsey Johnson, TOMS shoes, WESC and Jeffrey Campbell to OBEY and tokidoki. Use the discount code HOLIDAYS for a sixty-percent off discount--valid through the end of the day.