Takashimaya: No Sale

April 12, 2010 by Lila Delilah

The Japanese department store, Takashimaya is closing their Fifth Avenue store at the end of June. The store opened in 1993 and has been a great destination to find unique gifts and fine home furnishings. With a dimming future, we thought we would check out the sale situation and hopefully snag some wonderful zen-like vases or small gifts.

To our surprise, very few items were on sale. We found a small rack of bags and clothing marked 30% to 50% off. A large gray tote with gold pockets was $1175 marked down to $799 and a tee shirt was $360, reduced to $129. In the housewares department, the only sale items were Christmas ornaments.

Unfortunately. we left empty handed but don’t think we won’t be back. The store is scheduled to close in 11 weeks and we know discounts are coming. We are guessing the sale will get aggressive around Memorial Day. Word is that the Tackashimaya owners are also looking to sell the real estate. We imagine that will be marked down too.

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