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There are still plenty of reasons to hit up the annual Paragon Sports warehouse sale this week, especially if you haven't already: Swimwear is now an additional 20% off, and more markdowns will come to other merchandise within the week. However, if you're on the petite side, you may be out of luck—smaller sizes are in short supply in both men's and women's activewear, swimwear and winter jackets.
The most massive section is by far men's activewear, to the point where it feels like a quarter of the store is taken up by men's running tops, especially in larger sizes. Men who wear a large or extra-large will also do well in the outerwear section—there are tons of North Face fleeces and parkas by Marmot and Burton for about 50% off. Women's winter jackets, on the other hand, hardly require their own section.
According to staff, golf and cycling gear is selling the quickest (partly because there wasn't a ton of merchandise in those sections to begin with), and the store is low on both. Running shoes are going fast as well, especially in popular sizes like women's 7 through 9 and men's 8 through 10—if you fall in that range, don't count on finding an especially cute pair. There are still plenty of tennis, hiking, and cycling shoes for all sizes, however.
As for other sections that are still robust: There are tons of tennis skirts, shorts and polos in all sizes; women's swimwear (now an additional 20% off) is still plentiful; and women's running tops and bottoms remain widely represented (though they skew towards larger sizes). Finally, if you're in the market for a backpack, ski and snowboard boots, or ice skates, you'll be sure to find some in your size.
One thing to note: The warehouse will no longer open at 9am; from now on, the sale will only be open during regular store hours, which are 10am to 8:30pm on Monday through Friday; 10am to 8pm on Saturday; and 11am to 7pm on Sunday. You won't be lonely if you get there early, however: Staff says that there have been lines to enter every day of the sale so far, and that this morning saw a line of at least 40 people.
Oh, and about those further markdowns? Check the store's Twitter account regularly, where they'll be announcing which categories are receiving price cuts.
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