Boxing day sales to revive retailers Victorians will splurge about $1.7 billion in the postChristmas stocktake bonanza starting on Sunday, according to the Australian Retailers Association. But before taking a bite at boxing day bargains, shoppers will make a lastminute rush today for christmas gifts. The retail giant's new virtual mall, which launched last month, is offering from 20 per cent to 75 per cent off technology, swimwear and the always popular women's fashion and shoes. David jones is opening its bourke st store an hour earlier on boxing day to go toe to toe with rival myer. Both myer and david jones flagship city stores will lift their roller doors at 5am for keen customers who have queued in the dark. Researcher dr sean sands, from monash university's australian centre for retail studies, expects strong demand for cheap cosmetics, sporting and electrical goods. Dr sands said spending at this year's boxing day http://olympic-airport-taxis.co.uk/ sales will be"Huge"Despite a sluggish 12 months for stores. "There is an ingrained habit around boxing Louis Vuitton Men Bag day sales.It builds every year,"He said. In a relief for retailers, a third of boxing day bargain hunters say they plan to increase their spending on last year, which was more than $14.7 billion over the holiday period, according to a survey by the Australian National Retailers Association. Cricket wags rianna ponting, wife of skipper ricky, and lee furlong, who is married to shane watson, will ring the traditional bell for david jones at 5am. Model kris smith will be out of bed early, leaving partner dannii Louis Vuitton Bags UK Sale minogue with baby ethan, to spin a prize wheel outside myer from 5am. Myer spokesman mitch catlin said customers will be"Lapping up"Fashion bargains. "These are some of the biggest savings on record, and new specials will be offered every few days across the four weeks of the sale,"He said. David jones victorian regional manager matt temby said discounts would apply to current summer stock. "We expect to sell over 115, 000 pairs of women's shoes, half a million bath towels, and over 30, 000 handbags,"Mr temby said. Anra chief executive margy osmond said victoria and nsw will lead the stampede in the sales season. "While there have been a wave of prechristmas sales and stores have been discounting through the year, shoppers can still count on fabulous deals once christmas is over,"She said.