While yesterday's intense humidity had many of Wheatley Plaza's loyal customers hiding indoors, shoppers are flocking to Greenvale today for the second day of the shopping center's "Sidewalk Sale".
Some participating stores are using the sale to get rid of sweaters, jackets and other cold weather gear you may have trouble thinking about right now, but you'll also find tank tops, dresses, sandals and swimsuits for the whole family. The sale ends tonight at 7 p.m.
Here's a peek at what you'll find:
This kid's paradise is offering 75 percent off toys, games, puzzles, books and other gadgets. With everything from old favorites like Curious George to hot new items like Transformers action figures, this is the place to stop if you'd like to take a summer road trip without hearing the words, "Are we there yet?"
Brooks Brothers Fleece
For those of you who aren't afraid to think ahead, Fleece is selling sweaters and jackets for half price. For shoppers who prefer to live in the moment, they also have preppy skirts, shorts and tops at discounted prices.
Band sneakers such as Nike and Saucony for as low as $30.
If you're more budget-minded now that the baby has arrived, head to Giggle where you will find baby slings, crib pads, tiny hats, outfits and more.
Stock up on activewear with sweatpants, athletic shorts, sweatshirts amd t-shirts for as low as $9.99. Annex Shoppe is also offering men's dress shoes, polo shirts and jeans for half price as well as discounted swimwear for girls and boys.
This children's boutique offers mini clothes that many adults would wear if they came in bigger sizes. Colorful little dresses are selling for as low as $39, and bathing suits for girls are $58. Tiny swim trunks for boys, on sale for $28, are decorated with sharks and other fun summer patterns.
Women's tops are on sale from $39 to $99. Golfwear and other fashions are 50 to 80 percent off. Looking to get a head start on winter and don't mind shelling out a pretty penny? Head inside to the back and check out the brand new Moncler winter coats that just came in. A new style includes a removable inside layer and fur hood with a flattering length and belted waist, making it good for both fall and winter. At $1,650, you'll want to wear it as much as possible.
James Jeans are on sale for $50, and there is also a selection of form-fitting cargo pants for women. Men's dress shirts are $75 or three for $200, and men's sweaters are $50. Women's tops are 60 percent off.
Get Splendid tops for $49 and breezy peasant tops and rompers for summer for 30 percent off. Rebecca Taylor dresses and bags from Michael Koors and other designers are also 30 percent off.
Books are $1, picture frames are $2, dishes are $5 and other decorations and gadgets for the home are also in the single digits.
Score an additional 25 percent off lace tanks and ruffle tops in bright summer corals and fuchsias that were already market down previously to $24.99. There is also a selection of crisp front pocket t-shirts, printed scarves and straw hats.
Sweater jackets are on sale for $79, and three-quarter sleeve tees and tanks on trend with leather pockets are $59. Edgy Jezebel rocker tanks are just $19.
Jelly flip flops in girly hues and embellished flats are on sale for $30, and Steve Madden pumps are selling for as low as $25. Popular Havaiana flip flops are $15 and come in a variety of colors, and Lucky Brand heels and espadrille sandals are offered at discounted prices as well as turquoise drop earrings, cuff bracelets and necklaces.
Ben's Kosher Restaurant
If all that bargain hunting worked up an appetite, there's a Ben's stand at the end of the strip selling $2 hot dogs and $1 Dr. Brown's sodas. Eat inside and get a kids meal special for $2.99 with an adult entree.