Target lumped its Target + Neiman Marcus collection into the Christmas ornaments, gift bags and stockings and marked it all down at 70 percent off in a clearance sale that started in stores and online Jan. 1.

A few items appear to be sold out such as the Joseph Altuzarra serving tray but some popular sellers such as the Tracy Reese dessert plates were still showing availability at on Tuesday morning (sorry, the plates are now showing sold out). The collection is still discounted 50 percent, not 70, at Neiman Marcus. is showing that nearly all of the items are sold out in stores, but many of them remained at the Nicollet Mall location. The Jason Wu red, white and black ornament set and the Oscar de la Renta pet bowls are still in abundance there.

Bargain hunters who are now interested in the collection should still be able to find most of the items if they're willing to check stock at the Neiman and Target stores and then the website. Some stores might be willing to check stock at other locations. Those who are looking for a discount even higher than 70 percent might be able to see that on or after Jan. 5. That's the date when the collection is no longer returnable, according to information printed on sales receipts.

If Target doesn't mark items down 80 or 90 percent, then "diggers" might find the remainders at the lower level of the Salvation Army location in the warehouse district at 900 N. 4th St., Mpls., 612-332-5855. Target sells its end of season closeouts to the Salvation Army, but the discounts rarely seem better than 70 percent unless the item is damaged.