The Best Time of Year to Buy Essentials
December: The Best Time to Buy Outerwear
Why: Retailers don’t want to carry this fall item into the next year, when they'll need room for swimwear and other warm-weather
gear. So they often promote deep discounts on outerwear before Christmas, says Butler. Shop department stores and national
apparel chains, like JCPenney and REI, for sales.
Your savings: Fifteen to 40 percent off.