What You Should Buy in the January Sales
Get a little cold-weather retail therapy with our rundown of the best deals this month.
January’s not just for white sales any more. Thanks to the sorry state of the economy and all the great spring clothing waiting to hit the stores, markdowns will be steep on everything your heart desires. But what should you buy? Snatch up some winter essentials like coats and shoes but also keep an eye out for items that will transition into the spring: anything in deep blue, bold colors, tie-dye, florals, stone embellishments, neutrals, sheer looks, nautical stripes and even over-the-knee socks.
Here’s our shopping list for the January sales:
1. Outwear. Retailers need to get rid of their stock of coats so a savvy shopper can find deals up to 75 percent off. Think spring with this KORS Michael Kors animal-print trench coat, which is on sale now for $158.90. This classic style works with jeans and cocktail wear, and its zip-out lining quickly turns this cold weather staple into a lightweight spring topper.
2. Intimates. The start of the year is a great time to stock up on underwear as you can find bras and panties marked down by 20 to 60 percent.Panties, like these low-rise floral bikinis from the Gap are normally $8.50, they’re on a promotional sale for $6.50 right now, but in the January sales, panties like these can go down to $2.99!
3. Career Wear. Now’s the time to update your interview suit or find career separates. Pantsuits are big for spring and this Grass belted jacket is $39.98 and matching pants are $34.98. Remember you can break up the suit to wear with separates, so you get the option of multiple outfits from two items.