The Best Time of Year to Buy Essentials
Why: April tends to be a rainy month in many parts of the country, so stores stock wet weather gear knowing that customers will be in the market. However, since sunnier days usually arrive shortly thereafter, retailers only have a limited amount of time to sell inventory, says Butler. To entice shoppers and move their merchandise quickly, stores offer discounts. For spring sales, head to retailers like Wilsons Leather and Kenneth Cole.
Your savings: Up to 25 percent off.