It's bathing suit [buying] season!

Normally I don’t get excited buying out-of-season items. There’s just something about buying something and waking up the next day excited about wearing it.

However, I was thinking about my cruise I’m taking in December and decided I could use a new swimsuit. I haven’t bought one in two years because my summers have been lame (boo for growing up!). But I went online to J.Crew, (aka: the catalog I lust after each Spring), and was shocked to see the many swimsuits I envied in March on sale for $9.99 each!

Here’s what I bought:


^Regular price at $80 but I bought this for $19.99 in aqua/blue.


^Regular price was $40. I bought it for $9.99 in a coral/pink color.


^Regular price was $38. I bought for $9.99 in a coral/pink color. (Isn’t the little flower adorable?)

It all cost me about $50 including shipping and tax, but I saved $108 by buying out of season. If it’s been a while since you bought a swimsuit, now is the time to buy them. J.Crew is my favorite, but Gap and Pac Sun and many others have great ones on sale too.

Now the only thing left to do is figure out how to get rock-hard abs and I’m all set! ;)

Does anyone else save money by buying out of season?

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  • Great suit!!

    I don’t buy a lot of clothes, and I really ought to start… so I don’t really have a plan or know how I shop… when I need something – I but it. In season or out of season.

  • ooh! i love the second one! Never really occurred to me to buy things out of season but it’s a smart way to save money!

  • Yes! I looooove buying out of season! I don’t need a new suit, but spring is my favorite time of year to buy winter coats and sweaters! Those are all adorable choices!

  • Oh goodness these are too adorable! Hmmm, I have been thinking that I need a new bikini for our hawaii trip in November so maybe I’ll just take a peek at their sale . . . :D

  • CUTE! And I love the prices, how awesome is that? It’s gotten so that buying suits full prices just feels wrong when you can buy out of season so cheaply.

  • I always want to buy out of season, but then I never get around to it. Like it’s too cold outside to walk over to the swimsuit section. The other day I was in Victoria Secrets and I noticed they had a white bathing suit on sale for $20. I always wanted a white bathing suit, but then I just moseyed on out. Lack of motivation…

  • I love buying suits in the fall. It keeps me motivated to lose weight and it is always less expensive. My trick is to buy black suits. So, if I see a seperate that I really like, I know that I have a top or a bottom that can go with it. That way I don’t have to buy a bottom and a top.

  • I too try to shop out of season as much as possible. Or even just at the end of the season in shops, which is when the actual weather is changing, because they’re always ahead – you still get some savings then, it’s great!