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Kids' Winter Gear is On Sale Now!

Maybe I'm nuts, but I am seriously tempted to buy my kids' winter gear for next year NOW. Everywhere I look I see coats on sale for 50% off, and the smart thing to do would be to buy the gear at a discount now rather than running in a mad rush next November when the temps drop and paying top dollar. These Tundra snow boots were sold out everywhere when the snow was three feet deep outside my front door, and now they're on sale? Now let's just hope my kids fit into this stuff a year from now.

from top left, clockwise: The North Face puffer jacket, $34.90, nordstrom.com; Tundra boots, $31.20,zappos.com; Obermeyer hat, $28, zappos.com; Patagonia down coat, $49.97,nordstrom.com; The North Face gloves, $17.50, macys.com

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