A lot of people have asked me recently if it’s better to shop for fall apparel now, or if you’ll get better deals once the season has passed.
I suggest shopping sales now. As retailers make room for their holiday collections, they’ll offer special promotions on items that may be considered out-of-season in colder parts of the country, but are very wearable during winter in Charleston.
However, prices will continue to fall throughout the holiday shopping season. So it’s really a question of better stuff, or cheaper prices.
I’ve found the best of both conditions at Zulily.com. The flash-sale site offers huge discounts for a short time only, and once they’re gone, they’re gone.
Right now, the online dealer is offering a special “fall blowout” sale on all of its already marked-down items.
Highlights for me:
- Fortress of Inca bohemian-style wedges, marked down from $98 to $25.
- Saddle Stripe Cardigan, marked down from $210 to $43
- Distressed, vintage-looking picture frame, originally $42, now $18
- Aqua Fan statement necklace, was $80, now $25 (side note: all these marked down accessories would make great, affordable Christmas gifts)