A great new pair of designer jeans and some fabulous trendy boots…there’s nothing better for the fall.  But with prices on got-to-have-it brands starting at $225 this season, can anyone afford a new pair?

You can, and you don’t have to wait until January for discounts: August and September offer some of the steepest sales of the entire year on both denim and boots.

Last year, online discounts on women’s jeans were 43% in September and 42% in August: perfect timing to get some great new denim for the fall.  Shop It To Me’s Founder/CEO, Charlie Graham says, “it’s because retailers extend their August back-to-school sales for kids to junior brands. That prompts markdowns on women’s denim too.”

“Pre-season sales designed to get you ‘in the door’ likely are the reason for the great discounts on women’s boots”, says Charlie.  Although the biggest markdowns are in early spring, you can find the perfect pair of boots in August for 40% off.  In this case, playing the waiting game thinking you’ll snag a pair during peak winter season isn’t advised.  Women’s boot styles available online during November/December last year were only 35-36% off on average.

What are you waiting for?  Make sure your preferences are current with the denim brands that map to your jean-etics and designer boots you want to walk in this fall.  Discounts will disappear as soon as autumn arrives because retailers know you NEED those winter staples.  Happy shopping!

Keen on snapping up the August sales, Annie Ladino, Shop It To Me’s Chief Stylist, found these boots and denim styles in today’s Salemail:

Boots Collage

  1. Loeffler Randall Mesh Lace-Up Booties, Now $188 (70% off)

  2. Free People Legion Buckle Booties, Now $49.95 (64% off)

  3. Alexander Wang Whipstitch Ankle Boots, Now $237.99 (60% off)

  4. Giuseppe Zanotti Crystal-Embellished Boots, Now $632 (60% off)

  5. Madewell Denim Boots, Now $139.99 (30% off)

Fall Denim On Sale

6) Current/Elliott Bell Mid-Rise Flare Jeans, Now $80.50 (65% off)

7) Twenty8Twelve by Sienna Miller Skinny Jeans, Now $67.50 (75% off)

8) J Brand Zipper Skinny Jeans, Now $149 (20% off)

9) Lauren by Ralph Lauren Boyfriend Jeans, Now $69.65 (30% off)

10) Current/Elliott Boyfriend Ripped Jeans, Now $87.99 (60% off)