For many, the post Christmas Sales shopping are just as important as the pre Christmas. As often seems to be the case in recent years, more and more stores are opening on St Stephens Day. Bargain hunters will put the effects of the Christmas Day indulgence to one side for a while as they make their way to MacDonagh Junction Shopping Centre in the heart of Kilkenny City.
As usual Next like to kick off their sale before dawn and will open at 6am. Next is always a popular store as parents seek out clothes not only for their children but themselves as well. At 8am the doors will open at H&M, Champion Sports and River Island. There is no doubt that the only H&M store in the south east will be a major attraction on the day and indeed throughout the sales with shoppers expected to travel from Carlow, Waterford, Laois and Tipperary in search of the latest fashions from the Swedish retailing phenomenon.
Men, the majority of whom will reluctantly accompany the lady in their lives to the Christmas sales are likely at some stage find themselves in Champion Sports, the nationwide chains largest store in the region. With all the positive intentions about being fit and healthy in 2012, the guys will seek runners and active wear to help drive those ambitions. However it is not only men, Champion Sports also have a very good range for ladies and children.
The final three stores to open on the day will be Josef, Eddie Rockets TK Maxx at 9am. The latter has been trading very positively this year as people go in search of top brands at low prices. Looking after people’s appetite on the day will be Eddie Rockets the quality fast food outlet. Those bleary eyed shoppers just might need an energy boost and there “ain’t no finer diner” than Eddie Rockets for just that.
Centre Manager Donie Butler added “The Stephen’s Day sales is a great time to redeem your MacDonagh Junction Christmas Gift Voucher and get the maximum benefit out of your gift voucher from the huge reductions on offer in the Sales. Of course it is also convenient to exchange clothing presents which may be a wrong size.”
A regular early morning St Stephens Day Sale shopper at MacDonagh Junction was given to say “the excitement of finding that much sought after bargain in the sales is making my tummy flutter already”.