End of Summer Sales: What You Should Buy Now

Sure, saying goodbye to summer can be a bit of a bummer.  But there’s one end-of-season staple that always makes us smile — say hello to the clearance section!  With stores working overtime to unload their summer merch, major markdowns are awaiting your purchase. Here are the standout pieces we found while perusing the end of summer sales.

What to Buy at the End of Summer Sales 2013

Flirty Dresses

BB Dakota Women's Audrey Dress, $82.00 available at amazon.com

BB Dakota Women’s Audrey Dress, $82, Amazon

Flirty summer dresses are perfect for finishing off these last warm days, and then super stylish when layered with a pair of tights and knee-high boots.

Year Round Handbags

Big Buddha oversized tote bag, $64 available at bluefly.com

Big Buddha oversized tote bag, $64, Bluefly

A handbag in the always-in neutral palette of stone, cream and beige will update your autumn essentials to all shades of chic.

Rock Star Sunglasses

Jessica Simpson J5032, $39.99 available at zappos.com

Jessica Simpson J5032, $39.99, Zappos

A true fashionista is never caught with her eyes un-accessorized!  Score a pair of sunglasses now for an easy outfit update.

Bold Ballet Flats


Lucky Brand Shoes, Emmie Flats, $41.30 available at macys.com

Lucky Brand Shoes, Emmie Flats, $41.30, Macy’s

Pop on a pretty ballet flat to walk without hesitation into the next season.

Superb Sweaters

Striped Collar Sweater, $49.99 available at madewell.com

Striped Collar Sweater, $49.99, Madewell.com

With sweater weather right around the corner, a striped red number will work itself well into your wardrobe.

Sterling Chambray

Apt. 9® Roll-Tab Chambray Shirt, $16.99 available at kohls.com

Apt. 9® Roll-Tab Chambray Shirt, $16.99, Kohl’s

It’s definitely safe to say that the wear-with-anything fabric of chambray makes for a great extra layer in fall.

Stunning  Swimwear

Clean Water Women's 1-Piece Swim Dress, $20 available at target.com

Clean Water Women’s 1-Piece Swim Dress, $20, Target

Okay, so it’s not the most unexpected sale on the list. But who can resist a bathing suit for $20? Not us!

Tell us, what are YOU buying from the end of summer sales stockpiles this year?


Elysha shops for a living. As a NYC-based fashion stylist she spends her days combing the racks for major must-have items. A veritable who’s who of publications, brands and private clients have entrusted her eye for style, knowledge and resources to elevate their vision and bring it to life. Elysha lives on the Lower East Side of Manhattan with her husband and two kids.

Latest posts by Elysha (see all)