40 Stores with Insane Post-Holiday Markdowns
Get ready for some insane end-of-season sales.
Here's a fact that pro shoppers know all too well: many of your favorite stores will try to get rid of their inventories by having huge post-holiday sales. "Once Christmas is over, retailers are very motivated to move through any excess inventory to prepare for the upcoming season, so you'll find great deals on things like electronics, winter clothing, and seasonal items like décor and gift wrap," explains Sara Skirboll, a shopping and trends expert with RetailMeNot.
To help you score, we've gathered here all of the stores that traditionally offer massive post-holiday markdowns. So keep your eyes peeled! And for more amazing money-saving secrets, don't miss these 14 Money-Saving Habits You Need to Adopt This Year.
Last year, Ann Taylor's semi-annual sale had items discounted all throughout the store, with regular-priced items up to 40 percent off and clearance items up to 70 percent off. The details for this year's sale aren't available yet, but seeing as the past few sales have all followed the same discount scales, it's safe to say that you can expect something similar this time around.
If last year's post-holiday sales are any indication, then J.Crew fans certainly have something to look forward to after Christmas. In 2017, the store offered an extra 30 percent off sale styles and up to 50 percent off select full price items. And you don't even have to go the store because they've historically done free shipping online for orders of $150 or more. Want more tips on saving? Check out these 33 Genius Tips Only Pro Shoppers Know.
If you want to shop but also don't want to change out of your robe after all that holiday exhaustion, you're in luck. For the past two years, Forever 21 has held their after-Christmas sale exclusively online. As long as the store sticks to its usual sale, you'll be able to get an additional 30 percent off select sale items all from the comfort of your couch. While you're shopping, though, just be careful to avoid these 40 Things You Should Never Buy Online!
If there's a Coach bag that you've had your eye on for awhile, then late December might be the perfect time to snag it. For the past few years, the luxury handbag and apparel company has offered up to 50 percent off on nearly every handbag and accessory available for their winter sale promo. Odds are they'll be doing the same this year.
After Christmas, you can expect the sale prices at Cole Haan to get even better. Last year, the retailer offered an additional 40 percent off sale items between December 27 and January 3, so definitely add them to your post-holiday shopping list.
According to Skirboll, consumers should expect to see great discounts on clothes and accessories this year at Aéropostale. Last year, the brand offered up to 80 percent off clearance items, and the shopping expert anticipates a similar sale in 2018.
Nordstrom is famous for their Half-Yearly Sales, one of which happens just after Christmas and continues through the new year. Last year's end-of-year sale did not disappoint—shoppers were treated to designer discounts of up to 50 percent off!
Though Old Navy is almost always running some sort of promotion (which is part of what makes the store so great), the retailer's end-of-year deals are worth waiting for. After Christmas, shoppers can expect to see all jeans on sale online for up to 50 percent off, and markdowns in store of up to 75 percent off. And for more expert advice about shopping, don't miss these 21 Genius Tricks for Making Holiday Shopping Less Miserable.
Items from beauty brand Lush almost never go on sale, so it's quite a treat for fans of their bath bombs and soaps when there are in-store promotions. Traditionally, the retailer tends to hold a sale on Boxing Day, which is December 26, for those of you stateside who don't celebrate. Last year, the sale included buy-one-get-one deals on tons of items in the store. If you're eager for a good post-holiday soak and scrub, this is one end-of-year sale that you won't want to miss.
When you combine a famously well-priced store with the discounts of the post-holiday season, you get some seriously extraordinary deals. That's usually the case at Uniqlo come the end of December. Just to give you a taste of what to expect, shoppers last year were able to score fleece items for $14.95, Heattech items for $9.90, and dry-packaged T-shirts for $3.90.
For designer goods at a discount, look no further than Barney's post-holiday sale. Last year, the store's sale ran from December 20 through February 2, and items were marked down up to 70 percent off.
Lord and Taylor
The end-of-year savings at Lord and Taylor are always well worth a trip to the mall. Last year, for instance, the store offered either an additional 50 percent off clearance items or $20 off purchases of $160 or more. Score!
Ralph Lauren is another retailer that holds a special Boxing Day sale. Last year, discounts included up to 60 percent off select items and an additional 30 percent off select sale pieces. And for more tips about shopping savvily, check out The Stores Where True Moneysavers Are Shopping This Holiday Season.
Looking to stock up on high quality workwear staples? Your best bet is to wait until after the holiday season, since upscale fashion label Theory tends to have great sales around this time. Last year, the store offered an extra 20 percent off purchases made both in store and online from December 24 through December 29.
Topshop's end-of-year sale saves shoppers tons of money. In 2017, the store slashed prices by as much as 50 percent off, and customers should expect similar markdowns this season.
Walk into Anthropologie at any given time and it's almost guaranteed that the store will be holding some sort of special sale (and a good one, at that). Around the end of the year though, it gets even better with Anthropologie's Winter Tag Sale. During that promotion last year, all sale items were an additional 30 percent off.
Based on last year's deals, Skirboll recommends hitting up Neiman Marcus to score designer goods at a fraction of a cost. In 2017, they offered up to 70 percent off throughout the store—and yes, that included discounts on brands like Prada and Christian Louboutin.
Walmart's post-holiday discounts don't exactly follow a specific pattern, but that doesn't really matter, seeing as the sale prices speak for themselves. Last year, for instance, you could score a KitchenAid 4.5 Quart Stand Mixer for $199 (down from $360) and the Google Home was down from $129 to just $79. And while you're shopping, be on the lookout for these 23 Amazing Home Decor Items You Won't Believe Are From Walmart.
Kohl's never passes up the chance to offer its loyal shoppers a good discount. In 2017, the store's end-of-year deals included up to 70 percent off clearance items, plus 25 percent off all online orders.
Get your credit cards ready for JCPenney's annual After Christmas Sale. Last year, customers received either an extra 25 percent off orders of $100 or more or an extra 20 percent off orders of $100 or less, plus free shipping for online orders over $99.
Though T.J. Maxx boasts discounted prices on in-demand designer items all year round, the store actually does also have sales and promotions every now and again. Every winter, there's the Winter Clearance Event, when select items are marked down even further. So it's definitely worth adding T.J. Maxx to your post-holiday sales shopping excursion.
Whether you're in need of a new pair of ankle boots or some sparkly New Year's Eve heels, Aldo is the place to shop. But instead of making your purchases now, you should wait until after Christmas. Last year, Aldo offered 50 percent off all sale items and 20 percent off select regular priced merchandise after the holiday season, so you'll likely get a better bang for your buck toward the end of the year. And for more shoe and clothing brands to explore, check out the 40 Best Fashion Brands for Women Over 40.
What's better than a normal sale? A sale on top of a sale, of course! And that's exactly what you'll find at Banana Republic, should they hold the same sale that they offered last year. It featured an extra 60 percent off all sale items, plus 40 percent off select just-in merchandise.
If sale items at Banana Republic are still out of your price range, then hit up Gap's annual Great Big Winter Sale instead. According to Skirboll, last year's sale featured discounts of up to 75 percent off, and consumers should expect similar price cuts this time around.
Madewell has become something of a millennial favorite, thanks to its simple yet trendy designs. However, many of Madewell's best jeans and coats are a bit out of the average twentysomething's price range. The good news is that last year, the store offered an extra 30 percent off sale styles during their post-holiday clearance event and we can anticipate something similar this time around.
Though Nordstrom Rack won't have as many in-season items as Nordstrom, the store usually offers better discounts during the post-holiday season. Last year, for instance, shoppers were treated to an extra 25 percent off all clearance items. And if you look hard enough, you'll sometimes be able to spot designers like Stuart Weitzman and Chloé on the clearance racks.
The best part about Urban Outfitters is not their on-trend clothing selection or even their apartment-perfect home goods. It's the fact that if you wait long enough, you can get almost anything there on sale. And if you can hold out until the end of the year, then you might just to be able to score savings on top of savings, seeing as last year the retailer offered an additional 30 percent off clearance items.
Club Monaco has a great selection of clothing, shoes, and accessories for women and men alike, but the store is known for being a bit on the pricier side. If you have your eye on something at Club Monaco, then you might just be in luck come December 26. Last year, the store offered an extra 30 percent off sale items, and that discount could be just enough to put the products in your price range. And don't fret about splurging a little on a nice pair of shoes—they're one of the 20 Purchases That Are Always Worth the Money.
"Prices will be reduced by up to 80 percent during H&M's winter sale," says Skirboll. The store is already well-known for selling fashionable finds at reasonable prices, so their end-of-year sale is as close to giving items away as it gets!
Last year, Express offered an additional 40 percent off items on the clearance rack, and discounts this year should be just as good.
Forget driving all the way to an outlet store: If you want to score an adorable Kate Spade wallet at a warehouse price, just wait until December 26. Last year, the brand offered an additional 40 percent off sale items, and a discount like that (on top of the discounts already being offered in the sale section) is not something you see every day from a designer brand.
New York & Company
If you're a big fan of the offerings at New York & Company, then take advantage of the post-holiday shopping season and stock up on essentials at a low price. Last year, the store offered many great sales and promotions, including buy-one-get-three-free on clearance items.
Men's Warehouse's post-holiday sale last year featured the store's best clearance prices all year, thanks to an extra 60 percent off all sale items. Should the suit store choose to once again offer such a great deal, then anyone on the hunt for a new formal get-up will want to stop over to check out the discounted duds. And if you're sick of wearing the same formalwear as everyone else, check out these 10 Great Ways to Wear a Navy Suit.
GameStop might not have the best return policy, but at least their post-holiday sales are pretty good. Last year, for instance, the retailer offered a buy-two-get-one-free deal on used items, great for gamers looking to stock up.
If your style is more skater than slick, then you should do your post-holiday shopping at PacSun. Last year, fans of Vans and RVCA were able to save up to 50 percent off on select styles from current season collections.
In need of a new purse or wallet? Let Michael Kors hook you up. At the end of the year, the designer tends to hold great sales. Last year, for instance, all of the stores had a semi-annual sale with items up to 50 percent off.
Believe it or not, the best time to buy Christmas decorations is right after Christmas. And if you want to do your Christmas decor shopping right after the holidays, then you should check out Home Depot. According to Skirboll, the store holds great post-holiday sales on Christmas decor, and last year they offered up to 50 percent off holiday-related items, like Christmas trees and string lights.
Department store Belk loves getting in on the post-holiday sale action. Last year, items in the clearance section were discounted up to 80 percent off, and consumers should expect similar sale prices this season.
At the very end of 2017, shoppers were able to score sale items at Eileen Fisher for an additional 25 percent off, both in stores and online. Consumers this year should expect similarly incredible offerings.
Bargain hunters will want to run to Ted Baker as soon as the holiday season comes to an end. Last year, the store offered discounts of up to 50 percent off on men's clothing and accessories—and, at a high-end brand like that, even the smallest discount goes a long way. And if you're not sure which accessories to pick up during your sale shopping, check out these 50 Essential Accessories for Men Over 50.
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