Shop Summer Sales Early, or You May Miss Out!

Looking for something great to wear to that summer party? Better squeeze in your shopping BEFORE you head off to Fourth of July fireworks because some of the best sales end Wednesday!

The Independence Day holiday is a good time for sales. It trumped Black Friday and Cyber Monday in 2011, with average discounts of 43.5% off — although it did lag behind Labor Day’s average of 48% off, according to our data.

For the best deals, shop early. There are many more pre-holiday (now through Wednesday) than post-holiday sales offered by online retailers.

For example, Ralph Lauren, Timberland, Tory Burch, Jones New York, Reiss, Bloomingdale’s, Avenue and, are offering deep discounts on summer apparel now through Wednesday, July 4.  A few retailers – including Kate Spade and Brooks Brothers – will end their sales Tuesday, July 3.

Start and end dates vary, so follow Shop It To Me on Twitter (@shopittome) for the latest. And, be sure your Salemail preferences are up to date, so you won’t miss out on those perfect summer sandals and flirty sundresses when they go on sale in your size.

In other news you can use, our data shows July is a good time to buy boy’s and girl’s clothes online because these categories are more discounted than in other months. It’s also a slightly better than average time for women’s shoe sales (cue fireworks!)