Consumers had an extra-long shopping season this year with five weekends to spend money, which helped stores stay in the black.
"I think we spent a little bit more this year, in fact, we were pretty good about shopping ahead of time," said Sean Tajima, who was shopping with his daughters at Ala Moana Center.
Now, retailers are extending the after-Christmas sales long past the 26th. Good news for Terri and Gale.
"We bought a couple of blouses that were half off, and then an extra 20 percent. Then we bought shoes that were on sale with an extra 20 percent if you had a Macy’s card," said Muramoto.
Good idea. Local retail holiday shopping totals should be out next week.