As I tried to find something warm to wear in my closet this week, I realized that with the mostly mild winter I hadn’t really stocked up on sweaters this season.

I went shopping to see what I could find and was surprised to see that most department stores I visited had just about moved onto Spring — except for row upon row of sales racks with this season’s styles … marked down drastically.

It seems like Winter is barely upon us and everything Winter-related is already being offered at a steep discount. Which made me wonder: What else is on sale this time of year?

If you’re looking to save big this month, now’s the time to stock up on these things:


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I asked around and it isn’t a fluke that we’re barely into winter but winter clothing is already marked down and moving quickly off the main floor in stores. Shopping online will allow you to streamline the process by narrowing down size, color and even fabric; shopping in-store means that you can probably find racks of clothing marked for clearance that might not make it to the website at all.

Look for boots and coats or jackets – as well as those retailers making room for cruise (vacation wear) and spring gear.


Rachel C. Weingarten is a former celebrity makeup artist and noted style and trends expert. She’s also the author of three nonfiction books. The trade version of “Ancient Prayer: Channeling Your Faith 365 Days of the Year” is out now.


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