"We knew it was going to be busy, we usually compare it to Christmas time and that's exactly what happened, it was swamped yesterday and it brought in a lot of sales." Said Ashlie Calvin of Crutcher's Western Wear.This weekend, stores in Lawton were packed with customers strolling in for a weekend of deals. The biggest budget saver came from the state of Oklahoma, which slashed sales tax on many clothing items, encouraging many to go out and support their local retailers Friday through Sunday."It was crazy, every few minutes someone was coming through the door, it was steady all the way from 1pm to closing time." Said Calvin.Many stores like Crutcher's Western Wear held sales on Sunday, hoping to draw in repeat business and continue a profitable weekend."Since yesterday was just the tax free, coming into today they put almost all of our jeans on sale, we've put a lot more stuff on sale than normal." Said CalvinIn all it was a state-wide economic boost that has retailers feeling less heat this summer.
/ Source: KFDX