The Best Time of Year to Buy Essentials
Get the best bargains on everything from jeans to swimsuits to furniture with this month-by-month shopping guide.
Why: New furniture designs debut in spring, so retailers are clearing out old styles to make room, says Dan Butler, vice president of retail operations at the National Retail Federation. Scour showrooms for "as is" floor samples in good condition offered at deep discounts. Ashley Furniture typically offers major markdowns.
Your savings: Thirty to 60 percent off.