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The holiday season is just around the corner and retailers have been thinking of news ways to get more shoppers through the doors. YNN's Jessica Chen explains.
CENTRAL VALLEY, N.Y. -- Kaitlin McManus said she knows a good deal when she sees one.
"I can go into Michael Kors and get a sweater for $50 instead of $200, it’s great," she said.
And while it isn't even past Halloween yet, shoppers said they're already looking for those holiday deals at Woodbury Common Premium Outlets.
But according to the National Retail Federation, holiday shoppers like McManus are expected to spend about two percent less than last year. Almost 30 percent of shoppers cite the government shutdown as affecting their holiday spending plans.
"When times are good, people love a deal, but when times are tough, they love the deal even more," said David Mistretta, General Manager at Woodbury Common.
Mistretta said in an effort to get more shoppers through their doors, they are rolling out several new holiday deals early this year.
"Our shoppers are really expecting something more," he said.
Mistretta said they're launching a new holiday sales event called Wrap-It-Up-Early on November 8th. And on November 1st, they are kicking off a Seasons of Savings Deal online.
"Special savings which are only accessible online but redeemed in store," he said.
In addition to the sales, Mistretta said they are opening the Woodbury Common outlets earlier this Thanksgiving. He said they will be opened at 6 p.m., which is about three hours earlier from last year.
And shoppers said they're buying into that.
"It’s nice that it’s opening up a little earlier," said McManus.
"Yes, I’m going to come early," said Monroe resident Sandy Barrow.