Whether in stores or online, buying clothes is often a guilty pleasure that we cannot stop doing. At different times of the year, clothing trends can vary, and not only because of fashion, but also according to the weather and the seasons, which also vary according to where you are in the world. And it is important that you know these factors to understand when the best time to buy clothes is.
The first thing to consider is sales, and this is certainly an excellent time to buy, but you have to keep a couple of things in mind regarding sales. The sales usually take place at various times of the year and are directly related to the seasons. There are summer, winter and mid-season sales that usually take place at the end of the first half of the year. Of course, you should not forget Black Friday at the end of November and the Christmas sales.
White Winter Sales
In the winter sales, which usually occur at the beginning of the new year, there are usually discounted seasonal clothes. Since the season is ending and there is not the same desire to buy as at the beginning, some clothes are chosen to be put on sale.
The winter sales take place the first days of January, after New Year’s Day and last throughout the month. Although, at that time, you may be coming from the “hangover” of Christmas, it is an ideal time to buy clothes for the remaining winter season. The stores want to get rid of the stock that they have pending or the products that they have not been able to sell during the month of December or on Black Friday. That always allows stores to give very big discounts. Keep in mind that in most stores it’s while supplies last. Therefore, if you want something in particular, it’s best to buy it as soon as possible before it is sold out.
Winter Coats and Accessories
If you have to replace your old winter coat, favorite sweaters, hats, boots, socks and scarves, then you should start shopping on Presidents’ Day in late February. You could get huge discounts, up to 70%, for winter items of clothing for that entire Presidents’ Day weekend. Be sure to put this shopping weekend on your calendar.
Now let’s try to understand a little how discount systems work and how you can take advantage of them. When a product goes on sale for the first time and especially when it becomes part of the trends, its sale price will be high and depends on the customer’s need for it, which leads him to buy without taking the price into account. However, with the passage of time, garments can reduce their cost according to demand or, as we have already seen, in the change of seasons.
Going out to buy new clothes can take a heavy toll on your pocket, but if you know when to go shopping, you’ll be able to save money by going to the mall on a certain date. Depending on the season, you can get trendy clothes for 60% off the regular price by waiting and shopping smartly. Knowing the best time to shop for clothes saves you more money while keeping you on trend.
The End of the Season
If there are certain items that you know you simply must have for the upcoming winter, then waiting until the end of the season may not be the best option for you. This is due to the fact that you risk not being able to find what you are looking for, in the right size. And if you get stuck, you’ll have to wait until the winter clothes come out again and buy them during a time when the prices are much more inflated. Nobody wants that!
Shopping During Non-Busy Periods
Any time after the first of the year is when winter clothing sales start. If you want some clothing items and can’t wait for them to be out of season to buy them on clearance, you can still get a better price by waiting 6 weeks from the time the items are introduced to the store. After you’ve waited, visit the store on a Thursday night. Six weeks after introduction is when most items go on sale, and Thursday is usually the first day of discounts.
Don’t wait until the weekend, as the store won’t be restocking and options will be slim, reducing your chances of getting the right size and style. If an item isn’t in stock when you go shopping, ask a sales clerk if they know when there will be more or if you can call other stores to see if they have it.
Mid-season sales are placed in the middle of each season, between March and June and between September and November, and are perfect for buying the items that you will need for the next immediate season. Many stores take advantage of these sales to place many garments from previous seasons that have not been completely sold or to make general price reductions in order to sell more.
We could not finish without mentioning Black Friday. It is always celebrated one day after Thanksgiving, that is, the last Friday of November. This is where the biggest discounts on different products are found. But in recent years, due to the fame of this day, the discounts have spread to practically all stores throughout the country.
The good news is that although Black Friday is the day with the greatest discount, it is not the only one. Most stores start with discounts a few days before and a few days after. Most online stores offer special discounts, free shipping and endless offers so that you pay less for their products.
It is a perfect time to plan purchases for the winter. Always research the original prices of the products beforehand so as not to fall for a false discount. While Black Friday is undoubtedly a great shopping opportunity, both in clothing and many other items, it is recommended that you take precautions, as these are usually long-awaited sales. Prepare yourself by identifying what you need and the stores that offer it at a discount.
Start planning ahead of time to buy winter clothes, women’s sweaters, and other warm outterwear. Figure out which items of clothing are the most important at the moment so that you don’t overspend. If you are short on cash, you could consider shopping at a thrift store. No matter what, it is important to start planning beforehand.