Families are rushing to complete their back to school shopping, and department stores are ready with budget-stretching sales on apparel, shoes and accessories. If you’re beginning to feel exhausted and depleted, you’re not alone!
Summer fashions have been marked down for clearance in all department stores, with savings of 60-80% off and more. The selection is dwindling rapidly. Some fall and winter pieces have been moved to clearance racks. It's the perfect time to stock up on layering pieces that will work well throughout the school year.
Watch this column for fashion finds, sweepstakes and promotions, and special deals throughout the week. Each day of the week offers discounts to a specific group in Columbia, and many plan their shopping around these savings.
Below is a list of many of the sales, specials and consignment dates this week in Columbia. Please click on the links for further information, store hours, locations and coupons. You’ll want to mark your calendars and save as you plan your shopping and consignment for the week ahead.
- Sunday, August 18
- Belk’s back to school sale is in progress
- JC Penney’s back to school sale is in progress
- Sears big back to school sale begins
- All jeans are on sale at Kmart
- Get $5 tanks, tees and camis at Target
- Shop Target’s back to college buys
- Rack Room Shoes back to school favorites are BOGO 50% off
- Shop Macy’s back to school style and savings
- Get Walmart’s cool brands at hot savings
- Shop Academy Sports + Outdoors hot deals and price drops for back to school
- Monday, August 19
- Military Monday at Good Samaritan Family Thrift Store
- Senior Discount Day at Full Circle Charity Thrift
- Tuesday, August 20
- Belk’s Back to School Sale ends
- JC Penney’s Back to School Sale ends
- Senior Discount Day at Ross Dress for Less
- Senior Discount Day at Goodwill Thrift Stores
- Student Discount Day at Good Samaritan Family Thrift Store
- No clothing consignments will be accepted at Roundabouts Consignments this week.
- Wednesday, August 21
- Senior Discount Day at Kohl’s
- Senior Discount Day at Good Samaritan Family Thrift Store
- Thursday, August 22
- $1.00 sale racks begin at Goodwill Thrift Stores
- Ladies’ Discount Day at Good Samaritan Family Thrift Store
- Hats, purses and jewelry are 50% off at Full Circle Charity Thrift
- Friday, August 23
- Men’s Discount Day at Good Samaritan Family Thrift Store
- Weekend sales and specials will be posted here
- Weekend yard, garage and estate sales will be posted here
- Saturday, August 24
- Suits are ½ price at Full Circle Charity Thrift
Don’t overlook thrift stores for back to school savings. There are plenty of good deals, often on new clothing with tags attached and shoes still in boxes. Today’s finds are American Eagle tees and gray Riders bootcut jeans for $1 each at Stepping Stones Thrift Store.
Roundabouts Consignments is not accepting clothing consignments this week.
As always, maximize your style and minimize your spending~