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January's Best Deals

Sometimes, the deepest discounts don't arrive until after the holidays are way over. Here is the greatest of what's on sale, in every category imaginable. (From swimwear to exercise equipment.)



Where: Loft
Deal: Up to 60 percent off cozy sweaters, pretty blouses and work pants.
Best Get: A striped boatneck sweater rings in at $30 (from $59.50.)


Fitness Equipment

Where: Kmart
Deal: While most electronics are cheapest at Black Friday and Boxing Day doorbuster sales, there are still plenty of decent discounts at Kmart. Especially on fitness equipment, which is up to 40 percent off.
Best Get: The ProForm Crosswalk 397 Treadmill, originally $599.99, is marked down to $359.99.



Where: Macy's
Deal: The department store is offering up to 65 percent off handbags and accessories from Nine West, Coach, DKNY, Jessica Simpson, Lauren by Ralph Lauren….
Best Bet: Coach's latest hit bag, the Poppy, is available in a lacquered patent leather for $264.60 (from $378).



Where: Sears
Deal: The New Year's appliance sale at Sears includes dishwashers, refrigerators, washers and dryers, with most markdowns between 10 and 24 percent.
Best Get: Whirlpool's Duet front-load washer is $1,199.99, marked down from $1,400. (Got a Sears card? You can save another $180.)



Where: CB2
Deal: Up to 50 percent off resolutely modern furniture and accessories.
Best Get: Styled after Chicago's famous skyscraper, the "Hancock" bookcase in chartreuse was marked down to $149 (from $199).



Where: Bloomingdale's
Deal: 2012 swimwear is beginning to trickle into stores, which means there are some crazy discounts available on last year's styles. At Bloomingdale's, you'll find designer swimsuits for more than 50 percent off of the original price.
Best Get: Tibi's runway-inspired floral print strapless one-piece is $109 (from $218).



Where: L.L.Bean
Deal: The New England outfitter's annual winter sale offers discounts up to 60 percent off on cold weather gear, from parkas to plaid flannels.
Best Get: The hunter's plaid check shirt for $29.99 (from $69). More than 50 percent off—and available in four different colors.


Kids' Clothes

Where: J.Crew
Online shoppers get an extra 25 percent off sale items when they use the code SHOPNOW at checkout. (Good through January 6.) There are plenty of hats, gloves and sweaters, as well as every day cotton staples.
Best Get: A girl's cotton dress in a cheery tangerine color is discounted to $22.50 (from $38) with the extra mark down.



Where: Sephora
Deal: The beauty megastore's holiday gift sets are at least 30 percent off.
Best Get: Tarte's limited edition Pop of Glam set is marked down to $28 (from $56), and includes a rose gold eyeshadow, pearly pink lip gloss and turquoise eyeshadow.


Wedding Gowns

Where: David's Bridal
Deal: Wedding dress makers like to offload the previous year's stock by putting on a massive sale in early January. At David's Bridal, gowns are marked down as low as $99.
Best Get: A draped charmeuse halter style from DB's White by Vera Wang collection is marked down to $349.99 (from $600). And a Galina tea-length satin gown with floral detailing and a sweetheart neckline is just $249 (from ($549).

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