Broaden the search by shopping the mens and kids departments for excellent markdowns on sweaters. On the mens rack find plenty of small sizes and on the kids find the leftover XLs. The patterns and proportions can be a fresh alternative to the same old womens offerings. Read the signage carefully. Just went jeans shopping and my denim-purchasing companion would have probably bought twice as many pairs had he known at the time of selection that the $159 jeans marked down to $89 would actually ring up at 40% off the lowest marked price. Don’t get suckered into buying fresh Resort 2012 right now unless you are actually traveling someplace warm in the next 4 weeks. Now is the time to stock up on deeply discounted coats, winter accessories, and boots for the rest of this season and next.