When to Buy: Your Ultimate Shopping Calendar

Want to score deals without picking through last season's leftovers? Check out our ultimate shopping calendar and find out when to buy everything from boots to bikinis

Cocktail Dresses

The best time to get a fun party dress is about a week after Christmas. “Most cocktail style dresses come out for the holiday season, and then go on sale almost immediately after the holiday,” says Sanders. And if you are buying the dress for a particular occasion, make sure not to buy it right before the event. Says Sanders, “Give yourself some time to get any alterations done, and find the perfect shoes, accessories, handbag, and wrap.”