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The best times of the week and year to buy clothing

As a general rule of thumb, go just as the season is ending, as retailers need to clear seasonal stock!

The following information comes via Time Magazine.

Best day ever: December 26th

  • People return great things (gifts) they don’t want
  • The stock is not yet picked over

Best days in general: Thursday evening until Sunday evening

  • Retailers like to give discounts on weekends because people don’t really shop on weekdays

Best time in general: 6 weeks after the new season of clothes comes out

  • When stock doesn’t move, slight discounts start to appear…
  • …but there’s still enough stock left to purchase in various sizes and colours, unlike end of season sales

Score 35% – 50% discounts depending on the weekday:

  • Mondays: Dress Pants and Sunglasses
  • Tuesdays: Men’s apparel
  • Wednesdays: Shoes and children’s clothes
  • Thursdays: Handbags
  • Fridays: Jewellery, belts and scarves
  • Saturdays: Lingerie and jackets/outerwear
  • Sundays: Swimsuits


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  1. Maggie A

    This is awesome! I actually worked in retail for a few years and most of this is very accurate.

    Maggie A

    1. save. spend. splurge.

      Good to get validation that it is!!

  2. Steph Strays

    I disagree with the December 26th tip – that’s when all the Boxing Day sales are, so you’re better off going on the 27th when it’s less busy (though this probably depends where you are in the world). The other tips are great though!

    1. save. spend. splurge.

      Oh good point, although the 26th is when all the stuff is available.. by the 27th it might all be gone.

  3. Rebecca Fear

    I love lists like this. I’ll have to keep this on hand the next time I’m out shopping. An extra tip – February is an awesome month to buy backpacks. Great post!


  4. tianna

    this is awesome – thank you!

    1. save. spend. splurge.

      You’re welcome!

  5. Gen Y

    My personal favourite time to buy clothes is around now, mid to late July.

    1. saverspender @ save. spend. splurge.

      My only problem with finding clothes at certain times is the things I want end up being sold out before I get a chance to have it in my super-common size. Like in shoes. I’m a 7, and I NEVER FIND 7s!

  6. Michelle's Finance Journal

    Cool~ I’ll keep this in mind.

  7. Mo' Money Mo' Houses

    Ooo those are some great tips!


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