Six to Sunday Sale Guide: How to Shop Smart

If you've been considering a special item, now may be the moment. See our tips for making the most of the sale season.
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'Tis the season…for shopping the sales. With the holidays in the rearview mirror, stores are eager to unload merchandise in order to make room for the brighter and lighter-weight offerings this spring. If you've been considering a special item, now may be the moment.

We know what you’re thinking: this is a good time to stock up on basics! Hold that thought and hear us out. According to Susan Swimmer, former Fashion Features Editor of More Magazine, "All those perfect basics are likely long gone by now, with the ones left on the racks often still there for a reason: sadly ill-fitting and odd-sized."

Instead, this is the time to buy clothing that is outside of your comfort zone—more color, interesting shapes, styles you’ve never tried, new designers, and that sort of thing. At a lower price point, buying something that feels a little risky makes you more comfortable. There’s nothing worse than buyer's remorse when you feel you’ve spent a lot on something.

Six to Sunday Team Tips:

  • #1: If you can’t find your size, buy a size up and have a skilled tailor alter it
  • #2: Make sure you inspect a sale item before purchasing (or, if buying online, that it's returnable) in case the item is damaged in some way

Leather on Sale

Classic leather pieces (whether real or vegan) will always look cool (and current). In this instance, buy something in a classic style and in a color that works with other things in your closet (a dark green wide-leg pant? We like it).

A.L.C. Amelia Vegan Leather Jacket
Anne Klein Leather Blazer Coat
Cole Haan Plus Size Leather Jacket
BA&SH Nairobi Leather Moto Jacket

Boots on Sale

Whether you favor a tall, riding boot or prefer a moto or lug sole style, now is the time to see if you can snag your size. This is the sort of item we often consider but don’t pull the trigger on, and since it’s not so much a holiday item, sometimes stock remains in store.

Michael Kors Dupree Leather Platform Boots
Coach Lilli Buckled-Strap Block-Heel Riding Boots
Voile Blanche Cleofe Boots
STAUD Palamino Platform Boots

Novelty Coats on Sale

Resist buying the same old, same old, and instead buy yourself an interesting coat. Something in a big splash of color, in a print or vibrant plaid, or in a shape or cut that’s different from anything you already own. Not black, or gray, or navy. Something…anything…else.

Free People Kaja Vegan Bonded Peacoat
Madewell Haydon Coat in Insuluxe Fabric
Ted Baker Frejia Crombie Detachable Strap Coat

Playful Bags on Sale

You’ve got a “serious” tote, ditto an everyday bag. Now is the time to buy something fun (color, texture, pattern) at a deep discount.

Aimee Kestenberg Bali Backback
Altuzarra Watermill Crossbody Bag
See By Chloe Mini Hana Leather Crossbody Bag
Isabel Marant Merine Velvet Shoulder Bag

All products featured on Six to Sunday are independently selected by our editors and contributors. We may get paid commissions on products purchased through our links to retailer sites. However, we recommend products based on our independent research and point of view, and the decisions we make regarding the products we feature on our site are always driven by what we believe our community will love, first and foremost.

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