Most of us can’t wait to shed the coats, scarves and layers to don chic sandals and tiny tops. By the time the last storm comes around, and city dwellers are forced to bundle up and stay home, thoughts of sunshine, flowers and little dresses fill our minds. However, the smartest among us will cease the moment to stock up on quality fashion merchandise for next season at a ridiculous discount. So here are three reasons as to why this is the best time to shop for ski clothes along with our review of the Spyder active sample sale in NYC.
Season is over and so everything is on sale.
Precisely because everyone is focusing on the little flowery dresses, stores like Bogner and Spyder Active are putting their luxury items on massive sales. Bogner held a sample sale earlier this month. Spyder Active is holding its sample sale for another week at 260 5th avenue. Jackets and snow pants, which typically cost over $1,000 are offered at a whooping 60% discount.
Ski coats of high quality can be worn for years.
If you are one of those awesome fashionistas who doesn’t like to buy items at the end of a season for fear that they will be out of style next year, skiers and snowboarders have nothing to worry about. Fashion trends in the snow sports world are the slowest to change. What has been cool and hip in 2010 is still perfectly hip today, if preserved in good condition, which brings me to the last point.
Fashion turnover is one of the slowest in the skiing industry.
Invest in high quality snowgear. It pays off. Jackets and snowpants from high quality companies will remain in great condition for a number of years. So rather than wait till next year when you want to go skiing when you will have to buy junk or pay full price for a warm pair of snowsuits, go to a sample sale, get a great deal – and then welcome the summer with the rest of us.