The "End of Season" sales are in full swing now that the holidays have past and retailers want to get rid of inventory to make room for spring fashions.
What's curious is that winter has visited places that least expect it, like Houston. Temperatures have gone as low as the 20s lately. No snow on the ground, but it's decidedly cold outside. There's still time to reverse the mistake I made: Get your sweaters back out to wear a little while longer.
So far, I've concentrated on shoes as my post-holiday sale targets. There are plenty of items on sale, but check your wardrobes first to see what you might want to stock up on and what you have enough of. That'll help focus your spending habits.
Make the rounds on the following retail stores: Neiman Marcus, Dillards, Saks Fifth Avenue, Macy's, J. Crew, Orvis, Brooks Brothers, Polo, Marshalls, TJ Maxx, Syms. I like going into these stores in person, but they each have Web sites that make online shopping convenient.
There are many more online shopping sites, but here are a few of my favorites: J. Peterman, Sierra Trading Post, On The Fly, Charles Tyrwhitt. I'm all ears on any other sites that offer good deals on clothing.
Ready, set ... go get 'em.