When to Buy: Your Ultimate Shopping Calendar

If I had my way, I’d shop everyday. But certain things like work, social obligations, and lack of money limit me to a few shopping sprees a year. This means that when I get the infamous “shopping itch” I tend to splurge and buy all types stuff at once — dresses, shoes, jewelry — and it doesn’t matter if it’s on sale or not; for those few blissful hours I buy what I want until I’m out of cash.

At least that’s how I used to shop. But after working closely with fashion stylists, I realized that my “buy-everything-at-once” urge wasn’t always the savviest way to spend my money.

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It’s not rocket science, but if you hit the stores at just the right time, you’re more likely to get the best selection at a great price. Every type of clothing actually has a particular time of year when it’s best to buy. To nail down those dates, I called on my favorite celebrity stylists and fashion experts. They gave me the retail rundown on everything from winter coats to swimsuits, and together we created the ultimate shopping calendar. Mark these dates down next to your anniversary and dog’s birthday to save some serious cash.

Ready? Keep clicking to see when to buy what.