LINCOLN SQUARE — The signs shout at passersby: Store closing! Final sale! Everything must go!
But nearly two months into the liquidation sale at the Lawrence Avenue Sears, is there anything left to be got?
The answer is yes — if you're in the market for a pair or 20 of khakis or a rack to hold your collection of sunglasses.
We checked out the remaining inventory and discovered some unusual deals.
[All photos DNAinfo/Patty Wetli]
Tools have been stripped clean — they didn't even make it past the 20 percent discount phase — but the store is awash in khaki pants of every size and color, still hanging around at 60 percent off. And that pretty much sums up the challenge Sears has faced with consumers for the past 30 years.
Shoppers will also find a decent selection of appliances and hey, why not beat the rush and nab a snow shovel. You know you'll need one come January and good luck finding one, on sale, then.
For the real bargains, head upstairs to the store's second floor where a wonderland of fixtures awaits. Here shoppers can comb through the racks, literally.
Industrial furnishings are all the rage. Why settle for faux when you can have the real thing? We can totally picture these authentically dented cabinets as shabby chic nighstands in some hipster loft.
No closet space? No problem. Put your clothes on display with these tiered tables. At $50 each, they're way cheaper than those Elfa organizers and, bonus, come already assembled.
At two for a dollar, who cares if you don't need a pallet of pavers or floor tiles. They're two. For a dollar.
Maybe — definitely — these Grinch-green wreaths lack the charm and elegance of
Marshall Field's Macy's Christmas decorations. But you can't put a price on owning a piece of retail history. Wait, yes you can. Ten bucks each.
One person's mannequin is another person's contemporary art. Your friends don't need to know these "sculptures" didn't cost a fortune.
Sears announced in May that its store at 1900 W. Lawrence Ave., which dates back to the 1920s and was one of the first built by the retailer, would close in August.