by Daisy Lewellyn
Spring and summer are seasons filled with tropical destination weddings, garden parties, and rooftop soirees. Most girls have their minds on the hottest gladiator sandal and must-have summer dress. But smart recessionistas know that this is the perfect time to shop for off-season items, scoring amazing bargains in the process. Here are some insider tips for shopping for fall in the spring:
1. Memory Lane: Take a trip down memory lane and take note of what you always seem to wear in the Fall. Your list will likely consist of boots and outerwear. Fall staples like a good brown boot or wool coat will never go out of style, no matter the year.
2. Style Search Warrant: Shop sites like endless.com, shopbop.com and smartbargains.com using their on-site search boxes. Narrow your search by plugging in key fall terms like Boot, Shearling, Fur, Cashmere, and Outerwear. You can often find great deals at more than 50% off. Even better, use a shopping search engine like shopstyle.com that allows you to look for what you want and narrow it down to only items on sale for 50% or more.
3. Quick, Fast, In A Hurry: Typically, there is limited stock on off-season merchandise, sometimes with just one item available. Once you locate a great coat or fab pair of boots at a super sale price, it’s best to grab it while you can.
4. Shop the Classics: Look for Fall classics that are big on style like riding boots or a chocolate suede handbag. (check out our list of must-own classics)
Take note: shopping off-season works for spring and summer items also! September-December are great months to score sandals, swimsuits, straw bags, and hats.
We did a little sale surfing and found these fabulous off-season finds: