27 Best Shopping Deals for March
Stock up on sneakers, shawls, sunglasses, and more.
With winter in the rearview and spring just around the corner, March is prime time to clear out your closet, stock up for summer, and give your wardrobe a much-needed makeover. And thrifty shoppers are in luck; March just so happens to be when some of the biggest names in retail slash their prices for spring.
From sneakers and sunglasses to suitcases and shawls, there’s no shortage of what you can find on sale in the month of March. And since scouring through sales to find a good deal is overwhelming, we’re getting you started with some of the best shopping deals for March. So get shopping, and for more tips, don’t forget these 33 Tiny Shopping Habits That Will Save You Loads of Money in the Long Run.
(Ed note: Since deals are always coming and going, some of the sale prices shown in this article may no longer apply. So act fast!)
Caraa x Athleta Commuter Backpack
$138$55; buy now at athleta.gap.com
When it comes to buying a basic bag for everyday use, it’s important to put both size and transportability before style. But what if there was a bag that was smooth, sizable, and easy to carry? Well, there is. Athleta recently teamed up with luxury sports bag company Caraa, and came up with a fashionable commuter backpack with room for water bottles, a laptop, and more. And that’s not even the best part. At the time of writing, the sleek sack is on sale for 40 percent off, making it both a modish and money-saving purchase.
Philosophy Purity Made Simple Cleansing Gel
2 for $23; buy now at philosophy.com
If the harsh winds of winter have done some major damage to your skin, then you’ll want to stock up on this facial cleansing gel. According to reviews, the foamy cleanser leaves skin “fresh” and “soft” without making it feel “stripped or tight.” Normally one 7.5 oz. tube of the product is $23, but with the code 1free (for so long as it’s active), you can get two tubes for the price of one, making each 50 percent off. And for more great deals that will have your skin glowing, be sure to read the The Best Places to Score Savings on Beauty Products.
Clarks Men’s Sneakers
$100$36; buy now at clarksusa.com
Every man needs at least one pair of basic sneakers in his wardrobe, and these Clarks are the perfect ones. Not only do they work with both casual get-ups and formal frocks, but they’re also currently marked down from $100 to $40. (At the time of writing, you can also use the promo code OUTLET and turn that $40 price tag into a $36 one.)
Stuart Weitzman Jelly Sandals
$235$90; buy now at dsw.com
Though it feels weird to think about summer now, warmer days are just around the corner. And while it’s not quite time to switch out your booties for board shorts, that isn’t stopping DSW from pricing their sandals to sell. These fun Stuart Weitzman jellies, for instance, are usually $235, but at the time of writing, you can get them for $90.
JCPenney Chunky Chenille Throw Blanket
$64$17.50; buy now at jcpenney.com
No tranquil living room set-up is complete without a big throw. And you’ll sit back and relax all the more soundly should you buy this blanket from JCPenney, because you’ll be able to bask in the knowledge that you saved more than 60 percent off on your purchase. That’s right: At the time of writing, this chunky chenille throw is marked down from $64 to just $17.50 when you use the code MBL216 at checkout. How’s that for sweet savings? And for more great buys, check out these 27 Awesome Amazon-Branded Products You’d Never Think to Buy But Should!
Zara Home Solid Rug
$199$40; buy now at zarahome.com
Nowadays, it’s not easy to find a well-made rug that doesn’t cost an arm and a leg. However, Zara Home is looking to change all that. Just like the brand’s shoes, clothes, and accessories, its home and decor items are all chic and affordable—even more so when you shop exclusively in the sale section. This grey indoor and outdoor rug, for instance, is normally $199, but today it can be yours for just $40.
Pier 1 Elephant Hamper
$35$24.50; buy now at pier1.com
With so little room in your closet, the last thing you want to do is waste precious space in there on a giant hamper. However, seeing as most hampers are unsightly, you also probably don’t want to store your hamper somewhere in your room where all of the world can see it. The solution? This decorative double hamper from Pier 1. With rope handles and two bins to separate your colors from your whites, this laundry vessel is both ornamental and practical. And you’ll want to move quickly—the hamper is currently priced for clearance, so get it while it lasts.
OXO 10-Piece Container Set
$167$75; buy now at macys.com
Regular container lids are so last year. Nowadays, it’s all about the OXO pop lids. The containers snap on and off with the push of a button, making it easier to both open them up and seal them shut. Right now, Macy’s has a 10-pack of the innovative containers on sale for 40 percent of. And at the time of this writing, you can even get an extra 25 percent off through March 3 using the code REFRESH.
BCBGeneration Drop Earrings
$28$11; buy now at lordandtaylor.com
Statement accessories can bring even the blandest of outfits to life, and you don’t have to spend a lot of money to get good ones. Take these BCBGeneration geometric earrings, for instance. Though they have the signature style and size of a statement piece, you can use the code SMART to buy them at Lord + Taylor for just $11 until March 5.
Zara Home Bordered Tablecloth
$120$20; buy now at zarahome.com
Spice up your table setting with this bright jacquard tablecloth, on sale now for just $20. With sunset shades of orange and pink emphasizing the border, this cloth is the perfect little splash of serenity to add to any kitchen.
Philips Hue Multicolor Smart Bulbs
$190$120; buy now at bestbuy.com
Say hello to the Philips Hue Smart Bulb Starter Kit, otherwise known as the lazy man’s dream. All you have to do is plug in your Philips Hue hub and screw in your bulbs, and suddenly you can control the lights in your house not just with a switch, but also with the sound of your voice. Normally this convenience would cost you just under $200, but at the time of writing it’s only $120—so what are you waiting for?
Williams Sonoma Outdoor Cookware Set
$65$40; buy now at williams-sonoma.com
Grilling season will be here before you know it, which means that it’s time to start stocking up on all your outdoor cookware essentials. However, nobody wants to spend exorbitant amounts of money on items they can only use for a few months out of the year, and that’s where Williams Sonoma comes in handy. Right now, the cookware specialty store has an exclusive three-piece set of outdoor cooking accessories on sale for just $40 with free shipping. It includes a fry pan, a griddle, and a roaster—all of the things you’ll need to host the ultimate backyard bash.
Pottery Barn Crystal Chandelier
$700$279; buy now at potterybarn.com
This antique-inspired crystal chandelier is the luxurious light source that your dining room is missing. And don’t worry about blowing your budget on this beauty; while its clear hanging crystals and Gold Leaf finish make this chandelier look like it belongs in Versailles, it’s currently priced surprisingly well at just $279.
Columbia Men’s Full Zip Fleece Jacket
$35$20; buy now at columbia.com
Now that it’s closer to spring than it is to winter, you want to start investing in clothing items that you can use in warmer and colder climates alike—and this full zip fleece is the perfect example of such an item. Though it’s not quite the parka one needs to brave through a winter storm, it’s the perfect amount of material to make it through both mild March days and chillier April ones.
Miracle Gro AeroGarden Kit
$150$100; buy now at worldmarket.com
What isn’t there to love about the AeroGarden? With lights that mimic the sun and a grow box that waters your plants automatically, this grow kit literally does all of the work for you—you just have to plug it in.
Whitmor Holiday Wreath Storage Bag
$20$8; buy now at kohls.com
Still haven’t gotten around to putting away your holiday decorations because just the idea of the task is tiring? Don’t worry, we’re not judging you. Rather, we’d like to offer a solution. You can save yourself quite a bit of time—both now and come December—by spending a meager $8 on this holiday wreath storage bag. Not only does it keep your decorations organized, but it also ensures that everything doesn’t tangle into a giant blob of Christmas cheer.
Jimmy Choo Gold Wallet
$750$295; buy now at tjmaxx.tjx.com
Did you know that you can shop virtually at TJMaxx? Though the store’s site isn’t quite as stocked as its brick-and-mortar locations, there are still many deals to be found online. Take, for instance, this Jimmy Choo Zip Leather Wallet. Though it retails for $750, you can snag it on TJMaxx’s website for the low price of $295. That’s a deal that’s simply choo good to resist.
Lulu and Georgia Cloud Wallpaper
$195$98 for 18″ x 40′; buy now at luluandgeorgia.com
Not only is this cloud paper gender neutral, but it’s also an economical investment; at the moment, each 18″ x 40′ roll is on sale for just under $100.
Pottery Barn Brass Moon Bookends
$69$34; buy now at potterybarn.com
With the unsparing precipitation outside showing no signs of slowing down, March is the perfect month to start adding to your book collection. Of course, what this also means is that you’re soon going to need a pair of bookends to keep all those new novels in place, so let us bring to your attention these brass moon beauts exclusive to Pottery Barn. When you think about it, crescent moons are the perfect shape to associate with books; similar to when you read a novel, looking up at the moon allows you to dream and visit a world within your imagination.
Ikea S Pink Backpack
$10; buy now at ikea.com
It’s hard to believe that there’s a cute and well-made backpack out there for just $10, but there is—and it’s sold at the Swedish furniture store Ikea, of all places. Unfortunately, though, the retailer is discontinuing the product soon to make room for new inventory, so now is your last chance to jump on this mind-boggling bargain.
Lululemon Color Me Ombre Tights
$128$69; buy now at lululemon.com
Though Lululemon doesn’t often hold big blowout sales, the retailer does have a not-so-secret section on its site called the “We Made Too Much” section. It is there that the brand will list some of their best items when they have too much inventory and sell them at a discount. These much-loved leggings, for instance, retail for $128, but in the “We Made Too Much” section they’re on sale now for $69.
Frye Cap Toe Oxfords
$278$70; buy now at nordstromrack.com
With a 4.2-star customer rating and an MSRP of $278, these chic Fryes are a great buy at just $70. Even men who don’t put all that much effort into their get-ups will be able to easily pair these with everything from everyday workwear to date-night attire.
Ray-Ban Phantos Sunglasses
$178$60; buy now at saksoff5th.com
Block the sun from your eyes in style with these retro Ray-Ban Phantos Sunglasses. And seeing as you can wear sunglasses every day, these stunner shades are well worth their $60 price tag.
Yvonne Ellen Mr. and Mrs. Teacup Set
$50$30; buy now at anthropologie.com
Whether you need to pick up a wedding gift or just want to add some delicate teacups to your collection, you can’t go wrong buying this set from Anthropologie. With gilded edges and droll details, these tiny his-and-hers cups are just as cute as they are cheap. At the time of writing, these $40 sale cups are an extra 25 percent off, putting their final price at $30.
Travelpro Spinner Suitcase
$380$129; buy now at macys.com
If a price cut of more than $150 isn’t enough to convince you to invest in this piece of expandable luggage, then let some of these raving reviews change your mind. “[It] holds up when traveling internationally and frequently changing planes,” one happy customer writes. Plus, another reviewer notes that it’s “roomy… well-made… [and] easy to maneuver.” What more could a frequent flyer want in a piece of luggage? The sale on this luggage only lasts through March 6, though, so make sure to buy the bag before it’s gone (or back to being full price).
Adidas Pharrell Hu Sneakers
$138$85; buy now at asos.com
Athleisure doesn’t look like it’s going out of style any time soon—and if you can’t beat ’em, join ’em. If you’re not sure where to start when it comes to wearing workout clothes in a casual environment, then these Adidas sneakers are a great place to start. Designed in collaboration with music legend Pharrell, these kicks are a classic style with a comfortable fit.
ASOS Design Shawl Cardigan
$60$30; buy now at asos.com
It’s never a bad time to stock up on simple sweaters, especially when they’re on sale. This one in particular is as basic a cardigan as they come—and at 50 percent off at the time of writing, it’s worth buying a few so you have them on hand to mix and match with more flamboyant frocks.
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