Customers try to enter Da Da Department Store inMong Kok during a clearance sale in March 1986. Photo: SCMP Customers try to enter Da Da Department Store inMong Kok during a clearance sale in March 1986. Photo: SCMP
Customers try to enter Da Da Department Store inMong Kok during a clearance sale in March 1986. Photo: SCMP

When Hong Kong’s Da Da Department Stores closed with ‘cut-throat’ clearance sale

  • The shops became popular for offering 20 per cent discounts on Sundays, but were placed in receivership twice in 1980s
  • Shoppers ripped apart the gates of the Mong Kok store to get at the bargains during the month-long closing-down sale

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Customers try to enter Da Da Department Store inMong Kok during a clearance sale in March 1986. Photo: SCMP Customers try to enter Da Da Department Store inMong Kok during a clearance sale in March 1986. Photo: SCMP
Customers try to enter Da Da Department Store inMong Kok during a clearance sale in March 1986. Photo: SCMP
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