Winter apparel deals heating up

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The weather outside might be frightful, but winter apparel sales are so delightful.

November and December mark the most popular shopping months of the year, as consumers flock to malls and stores to get gifts and goodies galore. Seasoned shoppers know, though, that winter apparel is deeply discounted after the new year.

In fact, one of the best times of the year to buy a winter coat is January, when stores are trying to push out their winter inventory before spring apparel comes in.

But, as most northerners know, the cold weather typically sticks around past February, even if that groundhog doesn’t see his shadow. So if you’ve been gunning for a new winter jacket or boots to get you through the rest of the season, now is the time to buy.

Here are a few great winter apparel sales currently going on, and keep your eye out for more sales to hit in the coming weeks. Bundle up without burning through your bank account!

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Timberland

Timberland is currently holding its Winter Sale, offering an extra 25 percent off men’s and women’s sale styles, including boots and jackets. The sale runs through Jan. 12, so stock up on all the winter gear you’ll need to make it through the next few months.

Gap

Gap’s Big Winter Sale is major. The retailer is offering up to 75 percent off styles for men, women, kids and babies. For women, deeply discounted products include an array of sweaters, scarves and jackets. Discounted men’s items include puffy vests, winter jackets, sweaters and hats.

With the discount code WINTER, you can even score an extra 40 percent off your purchase, until Jan. 7. Even better? Gap is currently offering $25 in GapCash for every $50 you spend through Feb. 20.

REI Garage

Now until Jan. 9, REI Garage is offering an extra 25 percent off SmartWool, Gregory, Obermeyer and Helly Hansen items (including warm winter coats, snowpants and ski socks). Get all the gear you need for your next trip to the ski lift.

Lands’ End

Lands’ End is holding its Great Winter Sale, with deep discounts on outerwear in particular. The retailer is offering up to 60 percent off select men’s, women’s and kids’ outerwear. Until Jan. 9, you can take an additional 25 percent off all outerwear with the promotion code WOW and PIN 4736.

Banana Republic Factory

Banana Republic Factory is currently holding its Winter Clearance Event, discounting prices by up to 75 percent for men and women. Heavily discounted items include puffy vests, coats and turtlenecks. Until Jan. 9, you can even get an additional 30 percent off if you shop online with the coupon code CLEARANCE.

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Sarah Berger

I am a journalist and penny-pinching millennial living in New York City on a budget.