Sales Talk

courtesy of Candystore

Baby, it’s still a little cold outside. So why not stock up on your winter wardrobe when retailers have slashed prices? They’re making room for new spring collections, which start trickling in early February, so if you’ve been holding out for that perfect coat, cozy sweater or pair of boots, now is the time to buy. Start this weekend—I’ve scouted out some serious end-of-the-season sales at a few of my favorite shops around town.

Where: London Sole 19 Maiden Ln., 415-397-8088
When: Now
Why: This pretty Union Square boutique is sending women away giggling in excitement over its sales bins stuffed with their comfy and cute signature ballet flats for just $50 (final sale).

Where: Harputs Market 1525 Fillmore St., 415-923-9300
When: This weekend only
Why: Known for stocking cutting edge Japanese designers, an extensive Adidas sneaker selection and avant garde fashion, Harputs is marking down 60% off all men’s wear and women’s wear; 50% off all shoes; 40% off Maison Martin Margiela accessories and bags

Where: Candystore 3153 16th St., 415-863-8143
When: Now through end of January
Why: Local designers are the thing at this Mission shop. Look for 10 to 60% markdowns on clothing and accessories by such labels as Built by Wendy, Trovata, Fremont and Charlotte Ronson.

Where: Dress 2271 Chestnut St., 415-440-3737
When: Now
Why: Shop for city girl favorites at 50 to 80% off the prices of such labels as Marc by Marc Jacobs, Theory, Splendid, Rich & Skinny and more at this girly boutique.

Where: Carrots 843 Montgomery St., 415-834-9040
When: Now
Why: Get a (discounted) taste of luxe in Jackson Square here, where all fall and winter men’s- and women’s wear by Rag & Bone, Band of Outsiders, Peter Som, Helmut Lang and more are 50% off.
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