Local shoppers kept up the after-Christmas shopping tradition despite chilly temperatures Sunday and Monday.
Area businesses saw a steady flow of traffic following the holiday thanks to extended hours and after-Christmas sales.
"Packed is an understatement," said, Sade Hayman, human resources manager at the Conway Target. "We’ve had excellent sales Sunday and Monday. It seems like people are getting in on the Christmas deals."
Kohl’s manager Merle Cunningham saw similar success at his store.
"We’ve had steady traffic," Cunningham said. "With school being out and people staying home with family, we’ve had steady volume both days."
Kohl’s opened early and stayed late Sunday to accommodate for after-Christmas shopping.
"We were open from 5 a.m. to 11 p.m.," Cunningham said.
Old Navy also saw its usual after-Christmas holiday volume.
"It’s been pretty consistent with past years," Old Navy store manager Chris Williams said. "There’s a slight difference with the day after Christmas falling on a Sunday, but we’ve been very happy with our business."
Williams said Old Navy had holiday help with extended hours on Sunday and it’s "two-day wonder" denim sale.
Other local stores benefitted from end-of-the-year sales, as well.
Tricia O’Connor with the Kitchen Store said many residents have taken advantage of this year’s holiday sales.
"Things are great," O’Connor said. "We’ve been open during our regular store hours, and we’ve got select Christmas items and several clearance items at 50 percent off."
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