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What to Buy Right Now

  • Coats and Outerwear

    You know how coats appear in stores in August, and you think, “Who needs a coat in August?” Well, in January you do need a coat, and they’re on sale right now. It’s one of those rare instances of the universe being kind and benevolent. Score them for cheap, along with hats and gloves. Milly Doubleweave Coat, originally $595, now $297.99

  • Cocktail Dresses

    December is a big party season, so dresses are aplenty. Now it’s “sit inside and hibernate quietly while gnawing on low-fat celery” season. Those dresses need a good home—why not yours? Cowlneck cocktail dress, originally $288, now $98.79

  • Gifty Accessories

    Stores amass huge reserves of stocking stuffer-esque items during the holidays. If you asked for it for Christmas, chances are good that it’s on sale now. Wallet, originally $118, now $79.06

  • Sweaters

    You’ll wear them for at least two more months, assuming you don’t live in Hawaii or Florida. Why not pick up a few extras? Cashmere sweater, originally $425, now $145.25

  • Evening Shoes

    Evening shoes are pretty much a year-round thing, but for some reason they’re not popular to buy after the holidays. (Go figure.) You’ll definitely go to at least one wedding this year, right? Open-toe pumps, originally $215, now $64.50

  • Boots

    Resist the urge to indulge in those adorable new sandals while it’s snowing outside and get yourself a pair of boots. Cute, practical, thrifty boots—snow, rain, or decorative. Steve Madden ‘Judgement’ boots, originally $189.95, now $132.99

  • Anything Glittery

    Anything Glittery Glitter = holiday and New Year’s Eve parties = on sale in January, when no one is feeling particularly festive. Snake hoop earrings, originally $42, now $20.99

  • Cozy Pajamas

    A big Christmas gift item, cozy PJ sets are virtually guaranteed to be on sale this time of year. Just stay away from sexy lingerie, which is gearing up for Valentine’s Day. Pajama set, originally $24.99, now $17.48


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