Most Wonderful Time

There hasn’t been much room for fashion purchases this month, though I admit that most on my list are getting clothing. Naturally, the sales never coincide with my bank account, so I’ve been unable to buy even a pair of socks for myself. That’s a good thing, actually, for this is the time of giving, not hoarding for oneself. 🙂

But oh, January! I love January. And it’s not because the spring clothing hits the racks mere seconds after the last ornament is taken down – no, that’s just a sign that our very favorite time of year is here. SALE TIME!!

See, those winter clothes, which in my neck of the woods are still very much in demand, are now pushed to the back of the stores on unkempt racks. Ladies, those racks are teeming with bargains. Some of my favorite sale racks – Banana Republic, United Color of Benetton, Gap, Target, TJ Maxx and even Lord & Taylor. Banana Republic for the upscale stuff you’d never buy thanks to the price tag, UCB for the same reason, Gap for basics, Target for their funky clothing (they’ve come a long way in the fashion world – check ’em out), TJ Maxx because hey, designer stuff on a dime, and Lord & Taylor, for where else can you score Michael Kors and other designer duds for around $30?

Another favorite – J Crew. They have a great online sale year-round, but winter is especially nice. I love their sweaters and I admit I don’t own a single one yet, but I’ve worn a pair of cargo capris from there to death. I think their image of relaxed Nantucket chic is also great for winter.

What are your favorites? Where do you score incredible deals?

December 19, 2007. bargains, clothes. Leave a comment.