Stores are getting their fall merchandise and we all know what that means: Clearance! Unfortunately, there aren't enough hours in the day to check out everything (pesky things like jobs and spouses get in the way), so I've done some research and found the best places to hit. Hopefully we can look like this happy person when we're finished:
1. Macy's. Not only are they having their semi-annual home sale this week, but they're liquidating all of their summer garb. I was at one of their 14 million stores this weekend and it's worth a trip. If you are, for some reason, not near one, Macys.com had a fit of organization and sorted their clearance items by price, including the magical $19.99 and under.
2. Fair Indigo. If you prefer to shop fair trade (which, let's be honest, is unlikely if you read this blog, but JUST IN CASE), then you'll be thrilled to know FI is having another bestseller sale. Items are 50%-70% off.
3. DSW. I was here the other day, too, and I got a pair of boots for $27 from their "last chance" area. The selection varies by store since it's all department store leftovers, but they offer a set collection online. I'm not sure how they manage it, but the sale includes a mixture of summer AND winter footwear, so go on and take a gander.
4. Bed Bath and Beyond. If you need ANYTHING for your house, this is the place to go. Summer stuff is obviously marked down, but so are a lot of other, seasonally-neutral things, like bedding, rugs, and Wii Guitar Hero. As with DSW, the clearance items will vary by store, so for a more complete look check out the web.
Any other suggestions? Leave 'em in the comments. Happy browsing!