With today's shaky economy, unsold designer goods are piling up in retailers' stockrooms like never before. And since major department stores and independent boutiques are desperate to sell stock before the arrival of the next season's shipments, sales are no surprise. Less well-known, however, is the fact that major retailers are willing to reduce prices on brand new clothing items and accessories. All you have to do is ask. Simply approach a salesperson about the particular item in question and, attempt to negotiate the price, and he or she will likely shave off anywhere from 10 percent to 30 percent. Sounds crazy, but in this depressed economy, it can't hurt to ask. Think you have the chutzpah to haggle in a major chain store? Better read these expert bartering tips.