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On Monday, shoppers at Saks basically lost their shit over the 60% off shoe sale that was happening on the department store's eighth floor. The sale was scheduled to end at noon—after that, shoes would only be 40% off—but security guards had to shut down the entire shoe section at 11:30am because a hailstorm of gross post-Christmas behavior ensued.
According to the New York Daily News, things got bad in the checkout line as the deadline for the sale loomed. One shopper said, "The line wrapped around the floor. There were too many people. They were pushing and shoving. It was a zoo." The NYDN adds that this was around the time the security guards came in to "put a lid on the shoppers' rage." Shoppers rage? Kind of sounds like November's Ferragamo sale in New Jersey.
· 60%-off shoe sale leads to melee at Saks [NYDN]
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· New Jersey Ferragamo Sale Reportedly Ends in Chaos, Arrests [Racked NY]