The day after Christmas is going to be a mad house. Some say it to be the second biggest shopping day of the year, but what follows a couple of weeks afterwards is some of the best shopping deals around. How to Shop after Christmas Sales Items usually get their first markdown before Christmas, second markdown a week or so after Christmas and, if at the end of January anything is left, then comes the third markdown. Third markdown is usually between 65-90% off the original price.
If you are really holding out for something, buy it on the 2nd markdown. Why I say this is twofold. First of all, the item you are seeking has likely been sent to the outlet before it hits the 3rd markdown. And secondly, unless it is a one-size-fits-all your size will likely be long gone. With that said, gloves, hats, scarves and holiday themed items are great items to buy in January.
Here are some of my other favorites places to get the deals after Christmas.
Department Stores- Macy’s/ Nordstrom/Barneys/Bergdorf Goodman/
Neiman Marcus/ will have all the name brand stuff you want at some kind of discount. Except for the items you really want which likely will sale out before you find it on sale.
Soma– great for Pajama Separates and are usually up to 50% off. This store is geared towards older women and does not have the best selection of bra’s and panties; so don’t plan on buying that type of stuff. Just great pajama separates! The pajama sets are not the same quality has the separates
Victoria’s Secret-great place to stock up on underwear
JCrew– Prices are cheaper in store verses online, and cords & trousers and jeans can be found for under $35
Gap& Banana Republic– great for long sleeve tee’s and sweaters
All Saints– for a winter coat
As January marks a new month with new goods to arrive in store in January it is a great time to buy a brand new piece of furniture, car, fitness gear (treadmill, etc)