A shop’s sale of household linen.
- The desire to save - which marketers exploit by concocting ‘white sales’ and ‘blue-light specials’ - can also lead to wasteful spending.
- An example of a white sale price is 20% of list price, but this varies widely.
- The tradition of having white sales this month began in 1878 when Philadelphia's John Wanamaker discounted all the white linens in his department store.
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