When it comes to buying new clothes, it’s obvious that looking good can be tough on your wallet. But it’s possible to keep your wardrobe up-to-date without going broke. It’s all a matter of timing. Here’s what you need to know:

  • If you’re looking for a last-minute deal on clothes – like ties, or winter sweaters - shop on a Thursday night. Most stores mark down prices for their weekend sales on Thursdays.
  • If you’re stocking up on casual-wear, wait until after the holidays. Mark Di Vincenzo is the author of The Best Time To Buy This, Do That And Go There. And he says that the best clothing bargains pop up the week after Christmas. That’s because retailers want everything to sell, so most of them progressively cut prices every single day that week. And you’ll find killer deals by the Friday after Christmas.
  • The best time to invest in a new suit or other work clothes is the end of January. Retail sales are super-slow after the holidays. And a lot of people put off buying business attire because they hope their New Year’s resolution will get them into a smaller size. So, a lot of stores offer deep discounts to get people through the doors.