A warehouse sale is a retail sales event in which a seller discounts merchandise left over from the previous season. Items are often significantly discounted at a warehouse sale. For example, Barneys Warehouse Sales often offer items at 40 to 80 percent off retail price.
Warehouse sales are often crowded and fairly disorganized compared to shopping on non-event days. Merchandise selection may be limited, so shoppers should get to the sale early to get the best possible selection. During warehouse sales that last multiple days, prices may be lower on the final day than on those at the beginning of the sale.