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Even luxury shops must coax

Turn to discounts as clientele holds back

Yoon S. Byun/Globe StaffErin McDonough (center) and Katie Hutt (front) had their hair done by stylists at the Saks Fifth Avenue ''Holiday Cheer is Free'' event in Boston. Yoon S. Byun/Globe StaffErin McDonough (center) and Katie Hutt (front) had their hair done by stylists at the Saks Fifth Avenue ''Holiday Cheer is Free'' event in Boston. (Yoon S. Byun/Globe Staff)
By Jenn Abelson
Globe Staff / December 12, 2008

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Get ready to pry open those Prada purses and Gucci wallets. Upscale merchants who typically disdain deep discounts are suddenly embracing them this holiday season like a new best friend. (Full article: 937 words)

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