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

  • If youíre looking for a last-minute deal on clothes Ė like ties, or winter sweaters - shop on a Thursday night. Most stores mark down prices for their weekend sales on Thursdays.

  • If youíre 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. Thatís because retailers want everything to sell, so most of them progressively cut prices every single day that week. And youíll 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 Yearís resolution will get them into a smaller size. So, a lot of stores offer deep discounts to get people through the doors.