Where and When to Shop the Best Sales

Ali Brownrigg  |   September 2013   |  FROM THE PRINT EDITION
Baby & Co.

Baby & Co.
Owner Jill Donnelly shows no mercy at her annual summer sale, slashing prices by as much as 30 to 70 percent off retail and filling baskets with $25 and $50 scores. babyandco.us

Barneys New York
This New York City–based style stalwart hosts two big sales, in May and September, with items from fashion’s heavy hitters starting at 40 percent off and ending at 60 percent off. Shop its remodeled store in peace, one of the perks of being in Seattle and not competing with the masses in NYC. barneys.com

Curtis Steiner

Head to Ballard for the anti–Super Bowl Sunday activity of all time: Curtis Steiner’s garage sale—now in its 11th year—when he clears his space and brings in new stuff to sell on the cheap. curtissteiner.com

Endless Knot
We love Belltown’s Endless Knot for its eminently wearable clothing sold at reasonable prices, and for its two warehouse sales (in November and late March/early April), when cute clothes and reasonable prices are even more so. endlessknotseattle.com

Horseshoe Boutique
Help Horseshoe clear out the storeroom each summer (typically in August), when the crew at this Ballard Avenue shop marks down the past season’s goodies by as much as 70 percent. Don’t miss its seasonal sale in January for major deals on fall and winter merch. shophorseshoe.com

For designer duds at bargain prices, keep Mario’s end-of-season sales on your radar. This downtown shop also traditionally hosts a women’s-only sale that starts over the Thanksgiving weekend and ends with final markdown on Super Bowl Sunday.  marios.com

Every February and August, the team at Momo fills a fish jar with fortune cookies containing discounts for the “Good Fortune Sale.” Once you’ve settled on your purchase, crack open a cookie to reveal your discount, between 10 and 30 percent off already discounted sale items. momoseattle.blogspot.com

Although Nordstrom has two half-yearly sales for men (each spring and fall), and two half-yearly sales for women and kids (also in spring and fall), its biggest annual sale event is its anniversary sale, which takes place every July and gives shoppers a chance to snap up brand-new merchandise at low prices for a limited time. nordstrom.com

A Capitol Hill Mecca for the style set both in Seattle and on the World Wide Web, Totokaelo’s sales are hotly anticipated, with shoppers stalking the website for amazing deals twice a year, in spring and winter. totokaelo.com

Make the trip to Mercer Island on the second or third weekend in March for the Tatters-hosted super sale at the Stroum Jewish Community Center, featuring jewelry from River Song, vintage-inspired clothing from Vian Hunter and, of course, great prices on Tatters’ distinctive and chic designs. tattersmi.com