Shoppers Back at South Florida Malls, and Busy, on Day After Christmas

Dec. 26 is a good day to shop because of the sales, shopper Asher Levine said

By Christina Hernandez
|  Wednesday, Dec 26, 2012  |  Updated 8:38 PM EDT
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A day after Christmas, shoppers were again filling up malls. Asher Levine and Phyllis Patterson spoke about their shopping.

A day after Christmas, shoppers were again filling up malls. Asher Levine and Phyllis Patterson spoke about their shopping.

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A day after Christmas, shoppers are back at it – filling up the malls and emptying their wallets.

"Typically the day after Christmas, there's a ton of sales, so it's a good day to shop," Asher Levine said at Sawgrass Mills Wednesday afternoon.

Levine wasn't the only one with that idea. Phyllis Patterson, visiting from Michigan, said she was dragged out to Sawgrass Mills by her friend she calls a shopaholic. But she wasn't exactly sitting on the sidelines.

"We're on our way to the Coach store, then Burberry, then Last Call, then Off 5th ... then we'll probably retire," she said.

Some Christmas Shoppers Buying Gifts at Last Minute

According to Forbes, sales this holiday season were at a four-year low, so now retailers are banking on post-Christmas sales.

Most clothing is marked down after Christmas. You can find the best deals on all things holiday-themed – just save it all for next year. Also on sale: toys and electronics.

"Everybody's out here, but hey, it's warm. The same thing would be happening in Michigan, but you'd just have coats on," Patterson said.

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