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SHOPPERS were up before dawn at the intu Trafford Centre yesterday to get their hands on some Boxing Day bargains.

People started arriving at 4am at centre - two hours before the first store opened.

Next was the first to open its doors at 6am for its now legendary clearance, which is always one of the biggest and busiest sales, before the rest of the shopping centre opened at 8am.

The biggest crowds were at Selfridges, where hundreds of shoppers waited patiently in line for the doors to open, while fashion retailer Zara was also bustling.

However, it was a much quieter affair in the city centre - with stores such as House of Fraser and Selfridges looking quiet in comparison to previous years.

Retail experts have predicted post-Christmas sales spending will be down by 12.4 per cent in stores this Boxing Day as shoppers shun the high street.

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The Trafford Centre was packed with shoppers but House of Fraser in the city centre, inset, looked much quieter

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Publication:Manchester Evening News (Manchester, United Kingdom)
Date:Dec 27, 2019
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