Where to Find Black Friday Summer Wear

We know that Black Friday is the unofficial kick-off to the holiday season. With all the awesome deals out there, everybody’s checking items off their Christmas list and stashing away presents for loved ones. But if you can get out of that Christmas mentality for just a little while on Black Friday – not permanently, mind you – you may find that the off season sale has some of the craziest bargains that you otherwise may be missing out on. Just because you won’t be using summer wear until next summer (or on a tropical vacation, if you’re lucky) doesn’t mean you shouldn’t think about stocking up.

It’s no secret that the best deals on style for any given season come at the end of that season. Combine those deals with Black Friday exclusive offers and you could build an entire summer wardrobe for the cost of just one winter parka.

The key to exploiting an off season sale on Black Friday is knowing which stores you’ll still be able to find summer wear in. Places like Hollister, Abercrombie and Fitch, American Eagle and Pacsun always have t-shirts and other summer wear like tanks and shorts available, and the prices of those already cheap items should be knocked right down. Department stores will also still have summery dresses and designer looks.

For the steepest possible discounts, check the clearance sections. Out-of-season goods will often be stashed there at prices you won’t believe. Likewise, check sale sections online, particularly anything labeled final sale. That’s where you’ll find great deals on style that will be back in fashion as soon as the warm weather hits.

Another good avenue into Black Friday summer wear savings is swimwear and accessories. Stores ranging from Macy’s to J. Crew, Forever 21, and Victoria’s Secret all offer swimwear, as do bathing suit specialty stores like Everything but Water and Swim N’ Sport. And you can always find sunglasses, hats, and bright summer jewelry in all your favorite stores. The only difference after Thanksgiving is that you’ll be saving money with Black Friday exclusive discounts.

Just because Black Friday comes after the leaves have changed color and, in some areas, the snow has started to fall doesn’t mean you need to forget about summer and summer wear altogether. There are awesome savings to be found both in-store and online, you may just need to look a little harder.