For some tips on fall clothing deals, check out ShopSmart magazine's October issue.
The Consumer Reports publication will feature a "Six Steps to Score Big Savings on Clothes," guide, the non-profit product testing organization said.
"This issue of ShopSmart will help you make sure you're working all of the angles to save on clothes," Lisa Lee Freeman, editor-in-chief of ShopSmart, said in a release. "Even if you think you know all the tricks, you need to read this just to make sure you're not missing out on any discounts."
Here's a sample from the group's press release:
1. SIGN UP FOR SALES ALERTS. Most retailers have regular e-mail alerts that let shoppers know about sales (in-store and online), discount codes, contests and more.
2. GRAB COUPONS. Never check out (virtually or in person) without searching for a coupon or a promo code to get a discount or free shipping. RetailMeNot.com is a good first stop.
3. SCOUR ONLINE CLEARANCE RACKS. Many retailers offer deeply discounted items in sale sections on their websites, which can be a lot easier to go through than store racks.
4. TRY EBAY. If you're seeing a specific item (used or new), say a little black dress from your favorite designer in size 10, you might find it on
for a steal.
5. BE LOYAL. If stores you shop have a free loyalty card, sign up to save. A good one - The Shop Your Way Rewards card which nets shoppers savings at
, Lands' End, and
6. BE A FOLLOWER. Shoppers can connect with favorite retailers and brands on Twitter and Facebook to get the scoop on the latest sales, plus tip-offs to upcoming special promotions..
The October issue also lists some strategies for saving at particular stores.
For instance, think
for lingerie, ShopSmart says, with loungewear from designer Josie Natoriand Gilligan & O'Malley bras starting at $10.
Try JCPENNEY for trendy, low-budget tops and dresses, including New nicole by
print silhouettes. Good to know: The store's clearance items are marked to the lowest possible price on the first and third Friday of each month.