January -Almost everything goes on sale in January. It’s a good time to pick up formal clothing, dressy shoes, and fancy accessories at no-nonsense prices.
February – Stores are in a hurry to clear floor space for spring lines, so look for rock-bottom prices on remaining winter-clothing stock. Snap up a winter coat and boots, and search the bargain bins for steals on hats, scarves, and gloves.
April – Shop “After Easter” sales for children’s clothes, dresses, spring coats (slickers and trench coats) .
July – Buy summer clothing, swimsuits, shoes & sandals during sales in July. Many stores have concurrent lingerie and underwear sales.
August – Gear up for next summer now while all summer clothes, bathing suits, sandals, and hats are at a rock bottom prices.
October – Those new school shoes are probably reduced by now, as are sneakers and book bags. Outerwear, from leather jackets to wool coats, is also priced to sell fast. The best coat sales take place in the first half of October, around Columbus Day.
November-December – In the fierce competition for pre-holiday business, stores have begun offering the traditional post-Christmas sales earlier.