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No Sale Yet, But A Gentle Reminder Comes From Takashimaya

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Takashimaya's Fifth Avenue store is shutting down in several weeks, so by now we would have expected some kind of store closing sale. Either the store is still waiting on a certification from the city to begin a clearance, or it is simply taking the high road. When we visited the main floor yesterday, there was not a sale sign to be seen. The only indication of its impending demise (aside from the long faces on some of the staff, bless their hearts) was a discreet notice framed by the elevators thanking customers for their business and kindly reminding them that once the store closes, those store credits and gift certificates will be of no use whatsoever.

We're hoping that this is some indication that once it does begin the inevitable sale, Takashimaya intends to maintain a level of dignity. We can respect the choice to bow out with class.

Of course if the big red signs go up tomorrow, we'll know we were wrong —but we'll still be looking for a bargain.

UPDATE:
Our friends at Racked have investigated and report that Takashimaya's first closing markdowns will be taken on Monday, May 3rd. Reportedly, the entire store will be at 40% off. Hopefully, things will not get too unruly at the genteel store.

Takashimaya's Closing Sale Officially Begins Monday (Racked)
Previously:

Liquidation Deferred: Takashimaya Going Out Of Business Sale To Happen... Eventually

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