Summer retail clearance sales officially begin
DDP/DPA/The Local · 26 Jul 2010, 08:31
Published: 26 Jul 2010 08:31 GMT+02:00
Clothing retailers in particular will be trying to entice customers to clear their racks for the upcoming season’s fashions during the Sommerschlussverkauf, as it’s known in German.
A spokesperson for the Independent Retailers’ Association (HDE) said that while many stores had already sold a great deal of their summer wear thanks to the heatwave in recent weeks, bargain hunters would still find options.
“Considering this, the selection is still large,” the organisation said.
About two-thirds of Germany’s 400,000 retailers are expected to take part in the annual sale, including furniture, hardware, and electronics stores.
The summer sale lasts for two weeks, and stores now display markdowns voluntarily after the obligatory participation was abolished in 2004.