Winter clothing: Spring isn’t here yet, but stores are ready for it! Long-sleeve styles move to the clearance racks as short sleeve styles go on display. The same is true for pants, especially casual pants like lounge, yoga, fleece, or pajamas. Look for good deals on winter coats, hats, gloves and boots too in cold climates.
Shoes: In the early months of the year, we typically see good clearances on shoes for similar reasons noted above – everything from clearing out old stock to removing discontinued styles from inventory. At one store I shop, all of the clearance shoes are currently 50% off the lowest marked price. I’ve picked up name-brand athletic shoes for my sons in the $15 range.
Interior home décor: We’re past the post-Christmas markdowns for everything from ornaments to wreaths, but there are other winter décor items that you may find on the clearance shelves this time of year. Look for jar candles, centerpieces, signage, knickknacks, and throw pillows.
Kitchen: This month, I’ve spotted closeout pricing on everything from red-and-green hand whisks to jewel-toned dishtowels and placemats. I was surprised, though, at how many air fryers are also sitting on endcaps at various stores – I’ve seen them discounted 30 to 50%. These were anticipated to be a hot seller for the 2020 Christmas season, and I believe that many stores stocked up on these in anticipation of brisk sales. If you’re in the market for one, keep watching the clearance aisles.