DON'T PAY FULL RETAIL
If there's one thing I've learned this holiday season, it's don't pay full retail. The sales are insane. One day the coat you love is full price, and the next day it's 50% off 50%. Crazy.
I have this favorite little shop in NYC where I buy all my shirts. Always on sale. I've been there so many times that now I know the owner. So I made a comment to him one day that I was sorry that I always buy when things are on sale. His response: "of course you do, Jim, full price is for tourists!"
It requires a little work and a lot of patience, but don't pay full retail, not for clothes anyway.
What's your experience? Jim