I know, you're probably all shopped out. Even I have to admit that this is the one time of year that I kind of get sick of shopping. But, we've got to suck it up if we're going to snag the some of the best deals of the year -- the After-Christmas Sales have arrived!
Here's your no-pain guide to getting in on the best of the sales: skip the jumping from site to site and stick with these 5 can't-miss sales. They are the best of the best for grabbing hot fashion deals for yourself (or for any of those pesky winter birthdays you still need to think about). Check 'em out:
1. Rebecca Minkoff
From MABs to MAC Clutches, all of the hottest Rebecca Minkoff handbag styles are on massive mark-down from December 26 to 29... but they never last that long. Jump on over the site right away to snag deals like this 5-Zip Clutch marked down to $170.00 (from $330.00).
→ Buy the Rebecca Minkoff 5-Zip Clutch, $170.00 (was $330.00), at rebeccaminkoff.com.
→ Shop the entire Rebecca Minkoff Sale online.
The Nordstrom Winter Savings Sale can take a little effort to wade through, but the payoff is worth it. Over 2,500 items from the women's section are marked way down -- including lingerie, contemporary, shoes and accessories. Try narrowing by both store department and size to get the selection down to a manageable selection that just includes what you are most interested in viewing. This Leith Space Dye Sweater will still see plenty of use this winter, and it can be yours for 50% off retail price.
→ Buy the Leith Space Dye Sweater, $133.90 (was $268.00), at nordstrom.com; shipping and returns are free.
→ Shop the entire Nordstrom Winter Savings Sale online.
3. Neiman Marcus
Similar to the Nordstrom sale, the Neiman Marcus Sale can be hard to handle just because of the amount of stuff that's marked down. I like to start with just the Contemporary section to view items that are gorgeous, but in an affordable price range. A great find is this Alice + Olivia Mid-Length Ruched Jersey Dress, which is on sale for $178.00 (from $198.00), plus an extra 33% off. It would be a great dress to wear to a winter wedding! This sale is running online through 1/4/12, but the best items will likely sell out this week.
→ Buy the Alice + Olivia Mid-Length Ruched Jersey Dress, $117.48 (was $198.00), at neimanmarcus.com.
→ Shop the entire Neiman Marcus Sale online.
Piperlime's twice yearly Lime Tag Sale isn't technically an "after-Christmas" sale, but the timing is just right for including it in a year end sale round-up. What sets Piperlime's sale apart is the extensive listing of sale-priced handbags and shoes, on top of great apparel sale finds. This means you'll find items like this Marc by Marc Jacobs Turnlock Studs Natasha handbag -- $256.99, marked down from $368.00 -- among the sale finds.
→ Buy the Marc by Marc Jacobs Turnlock Studs Natasha, $256.99 (was $368.00), at piperlime.com; shipping and returns are free.
→ Shop the entire Piperlime Lime Tag Sale online.
5. Jimmy Choo
If luxe shoes are your sale-priced drug of choice, then the Jimmy Choo sale is not to be missed. The sizes are quite limited, but the finds are amazing. These eel-skin Jimmy Choo Gilbert pumps can be yours for just $298.00 (marked down from $595.00), if -- ahem -- the shoe fits.
→ Buy the Jimmy Choo Gilbert Pump, $298.00 (was $595.00), at jimmychoo.com.
→ Shop the entire Jimmy Choo sale online.