There were still many, many suits this afternoon in my (common) size 42R. All marked down from about 1298 to 570. Too bad I just bought a suit. I would have gotten the navy windowpane one.
At some point the merchant has to get rid of the goods. These guys were somewhat unfortunate to be following the Paul Stewart sale - that one evidently really blew out the stuff to move it. Consider what the merchant now has to do. They paid for the special hall for the sale, they paid for the clerks and sales people. They are left with stull that did not move, first at full retail, now at 2/3 off. Where does it go? They would have been better off - considering that they had already paid the sale costs - to mark is down to 90% off than to pay for the additional handeling, storage, and transport to give it to the Salvation Army. I wa not at the Paul Stewart sale, unfortunately. But it sure seemed, from the reports, that they did what was necessary to move that stuff on to someone else.