It may not feel like it, but Spring is right around the corner. In fact, the first day of spring is a month away. That is good news for a number of reasons but mainly because it means that right now is actually the best time of year to buy winter clothes in Canada.
Even though it is still cold out stores are already releasing their spring collections, because they want you to be wearing their clothes the second spring weather hits. In order to make room for the new spring clothes online and in stores they have to first get rid of the winter stuff. That means markdowns and all sorts of winter accessories, boots, and even fancy winter coats.
Another reason why now is the best time to buy winter clothes is that it is the start of the markdowns when they still actually have products in stock. If you wait until April or even in March your chances of finding your size in the style you want will be slim. For the best variety at the discounted prices, you want to get your winter shopping done early, and by early I mean now since there are a bunch of sales going on.
At some stores, the end of season winter deals are already on. For example, at Sportchek today only there is an online flash sale for up to 60% winter items including winter boots, jackets, snow pants, and even ski gear.
Meanwhile, other stores like have their outwear marked down completely. At Reitmans, for example, they currently have an extra 20% the already reduced price of their jackets and hats and mittens. That's only the tip of the iceberg though.
Higher end winter brands are having massive winter sales right now too. One example is Sorel, the well-known winter boots brand. They are currently offering up to 50% off select styles for their huge end of season sale.
The deals get even better with brands like Moose Knuckle offering deals on their iconic coats. Right now as part of their huge end of season sale, you could get a Moose Knuckle jacket for 30% off.
The final reason to buy winter clothing now is that you will actually get to use it. The cold weather isn't going away as quickly as all the spring collections out in stores would suggest. That means if you buy a winter coat now, you will probably still get a few weeks to wear it before Spring officially begins.