How to Score With End of Season Savings
If there was ever a time to pick up a new coat, it would be now! Obviously, wintertime is perfect for investing in warmer outwear, but what most people don't realize is that the end-of-the-year means serious discounts on more than just jackets and coats. The holiday season can provide a ton of shopping incentives including a percentage discount, free shipping, or even close-out prices on current inventory. (This pink-collared wool coat by Rebecca Minkoff was a major find during SHOPBOP's annual sale that will get plenty of wear well into the early spring season.) To help you navigate this month's final sales I've created a few tips on how you can save even more!
HOW TO SCORE WITH END OF SEASON SAVINGS
Shop around for savings: If you know what brand or style you're looking for don't be afraid to shop around for prices. Often times retailers will offer competitive or price matching services on particular items. This includes popular department stores like Macy's and Nordstrom, who will refund you the price difference!
Use a Coupon Code: Adding a code to your order at check-out can save you tens-to-hundreds. Most times companies will advertise this to email subscribers first, so make sure you're signed up with your favorite retailers. SHOPBOP is one of my go-to online destinations for their yearly and annual sales. Right now they're currently running 25% off all sale items with code JOY25.
Sales Trends Fluctuate: Each month can mean a new promotion for retailers, especially when there is a related theme or holiday association. We can most commonly see this when January hits and promotions on workout and fitness gear. In December sales tend to be boosted to clear out 2017 inventory in just about every department.
Know the Bizrate: One of the best things about online shopping is reassurance that your item will arrive as promised and on time! If I'm shopping with a new site I like to check-in on Bizrate to make sure the brand is receiving positive reviews from real shoppers. It's no surprise that SHOPBOP has glowing reviews from repeat customers!