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The Best Winter Clearance Sales on Coats and Jackets to Cozy Up to This Year

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There’s really no better time to buy outerwear than during a winter coat clearance sale, especially when you can save up to 90% on fleece jackets and puffer coats for kids. In fact, we keep store clearance schedules on hand for all of our “stocking up for next year” needs, like when we’re buying swimsuits during summer clearance.

When it comes to shopping, retailers are always three steps ahead of you. That’s why they’ll start putting all winter coats, gloves, hats, mittens, and more on clearance in January — they’re already in full swing for spring.

We put together this guide to all the best winter clearance sales on outerwear so you know what to look for and when. Don’t forget to download The Krazy Coupon Lady app and check out all the best clearance deals you can get right now!


1. The best winter coat clearance sales are in January, February, and March.

target coats on clearance

About 90% of all winter clearance deals on coats happen in the first three months of the year. This is mostly because stores are trying to clear their shelves of all winter items to make room for new spring merchandise. There’s some urgency to this, too, since stores usually have tons of winter gear leftover from the holiday season. That’s why you’ll find winter coats and other cold-weather gear for 75% off or more.

We’ll dive into when to shop at each store in a sec, but always check for winter clearance sales in January, February, and March at these stores:

Related: Check out this week’s best clearance deals.


2. Shop at Macy’s during their winter clearance on coats starting in January.

person trying on winter coats at macys

During Macy’s clearance sales in January, February, and March, you’ll find winter coats, boots, fleece jackets, sweaters, and other cold-weather items you’ll need for next year or for the rest of the season. Plus, you’ll save up to 80% on puffer coats for kids. Last year we even saw a clearance puffer vest for $4. You can easily save 70% or more both in stores and online at

Start looking for winter coat clearance deals at Macy’s in mid-January. Once February rolls around, stop by Macy’s Last Act clearance for the deepest discounts. We’ve seen winter coats from The North Face, Ralph Lauren, Michael Kors, and Columbia for up to 70% off.

You’ll find great deals in March, too, but you’ll have a slim selection to choose from by then.

TIP: Don’t forget that the Macy’s return policy only gives you 30 days to return Last Act merchandise.


3. Head to Kohl’s in March for up to 76% off their winter coat clearance.

A person shopping for kids puffer coats at Kohl's

Winter coat clearances at Kohl’s happen in February, March, and April, but you’ll find the best deals (and the biggest selection of coats) if you shop in March. Even better, you can use any Kohl’s Cash you’ve earned to save even more on winter clearance sale purchases!

We’ve seen Columbia fleeces for $30 (regularly $60), Koolaburra by Ugg puffer jackets for $50 (regularly $140), and toddler puffer jackets go for as low as $20 during Kohl’s winter clearance sale.

TIP: Want to save even more on Kohl’s Clearance? Sign up for Kohl’s Rewards and find stackable coupons for clearance items in your Kohl’s wallet.



4. Stop by Dick’s outerwear sales through March for a great winter coat clearance selection.

dicks sporting goods columbia jackets

Dick’s Sporting Goods offers winter clearance sales from January through March. Look for winter boots clearance, outerwear, snow pants, ski gear, and more.

Clearance deals will start at 30% off on top brands like The North Face, Columbia, and Patagonia. But by mid-to-late February, clearance prices will reach 50% off on The North Face and Columbia.

Some of these clearance prices are available online, but there’s always a better clearance selection in stores. Dick’s will have clearance racks in every department. You’ll also find items with colored stickers that give you additional discounts. The longer these products sit on the rack, the higher the additional discount.

Right now the Patagonia Brodeo Beanie in Cabin Gold is marked down to $14.98 (reg. $49) — that’s 69% off.

If you’re lucky enough to have a Dick’s Sporting Goods Warehouse Location near you, definitely check out their selection of winter coats. They’ll usually offer 70% off hundreds of styles.

TIP: Dick’s Sporting Goods will price match identical items at major retailers (like Target, Walmart, Nike, Macy’s, etc.). You can ask for a price match on a sale item, but they won’t match a final clearance markdown or a going-out-of-business sale price.


5. Don’t miss the REI sale section and REI Outlet from January to March — you can save up to 60% on winter coats.

A Winter Coat clearance rack at REI

At REI, it’s rare to see any new items with discounts — especially for 50% off. But from January through March, REI is very generous. For example, we’ve seen Columbia outerwear go for up to 60% off.

REI’s sale section and REI Outlet are the best places to buy outdoor gear for both winter and spring. Watch for deals on tents, sleeping pads, hiking boots, and more.

TIP: The REI return policy is pretty flexible. Like, you can even return open or used gear up to a year after you bought it! But be cautious — you can’t return any final sale items to REI.



6. JCPenney basically has winter clearance deals running constantly from January through April.

Puffer coats in different colors hanging on a clothing rack at JCPenney

If you’re looking for Levi’s puffer jackets, Columbia vests, and kids’ coats from top brands, you can’t go wrong with JCPenney’s winter coat clearances. In 2023 JCPenney had the best winter coat clearance deals in March — we saw discounts on men’s, women’s, and kids’ jackets hold steady at 70% – 88% off.

In addition to deep discounts on winter coats and jackets, you’ll save on a bunch of other cold-weather accessories, too. Like scarves under $3, beanies under $4, and comfy headbands for just $1.50.

TIP: As you browse the winter coat clearance at JCPenney, look for the little pink stickers on the tags — those indicate final clearance prices, so it’s the lowest you’ll pay for that item at JCPenney.



7. Nordstrom Rack’s clearance section offers up to 80% off puffer jackets, insulated vests, and winter accessories.

clear the rack sale signs at Nordstrom Rack

Nordstrom Rack’s clearance section is a treasure trove of cold weather outerwear, like The North Face insulated vests, Guess quilted puffer jackets, and cashmere beanies up to 80% off.

Unfortunately, Nordstrom’s winter “Clear the Rack” event, which offers an extra 25% off clearance, has come and gone for January. But there’s still plenty of steep markdowns in their clearance sections, both online and in-store, on any given day. It’s a great way to get 50% savings for some higher-end brands at Nordstrom Rack that don’t normally have such a big discount.

Here’s a look at some of the best winter clearance sale steals we’ve seen at Nordstrom Rack:

  • Kids Puffer Jackets, starting at $11.22 — 72% off
  • Kate Spade Hooded Quilt Jackets, $73.09 — 69% off
  • Levi’s Faux Fur Quilted Bomber Jackets, $22.48 — 88% off

TIP: If you see a tag that says “Nordstrom Rack” on it, that item was most likely never sold at a real Nordstrom store. Instead, it’s probably a made-for-outlet item. As you shop the clearance racks, peel back those red clearance stickers to verify that something came from Nordstrom directly.


8. Gap has clearance winter coats for an extra 40% – 50% off starting in January.

A person shopping for winter coats at GAP

Generally, you want to shop at Gap or Gap Factory during the extra 50% off clearance sales. But if you notice the selection of winter gear is already sparse, go ahead and buy an item you love at 40% off.

Gap and Gap Factory (aka Gap’s outlet store) begin their extra 50% off sale in January with deals on kids’ puffer coats, sweatshirts, sherpa jackets, and more. Each store offers their own selection of items, so always check out both stores. You can also find Gap Factor winter clearance online. The online selection is pretty good, but things tend to sell out quickly.

If you still need anything for next winter — long-sleeve shirts, sweaters, jackets, vests, hats, etc. — grab them for less before they’re gone.

TIP: Gap will price match the same items on So as you shop the racks in store, use the barcode scanner in the Gap app (iOS / Android) to check for lower prices online.


9. Head to T.J.Maxx in January and February and look for red and yellow clearance tags on winter coats.

a person holding up a tj maxx clearance tag

T.J.Maxx typically doesn’t do special promos or sales, but they actually do offer a Clearance Event twice a year, once in January and again in July/August. While you won’t see any percent-off sale signs, you will see a slew of yellow-tag and red-tag merchandise across the store.

Swing into the store in January to paw through loads of newly marked-down winter clearance items. You can also shop the winter clearance online at Shipping is free on orders of $89 or more, or sign up for emails to get free shipping on your first order with no minimum purchase.

TIP: Shop at T.J.Maxx on Monday mornings for the biggest winter clearance selection. Since T.J. Maxx does new markdowns before the store opens on Monday, you’ll get first dibs on all the best stuff.


10. Zappos can get you up to 47% off winter boots from big names like Sorel, Columbia, and more.

Two Zappos boxes stacked on a front porch.

You’re going to need some warm footwear to go with those winter coats, and Zappos has got your back (well, feet) in this instance. Get yourself some brand-name boots at up to 47% off regular price. We’re talking Sorel Waterproof Boots for $82.47 (reg. $150), which is rare savings on that particular brand. Plus, shipping is free at Zappos.

If you’re new to browsing the Zappos site, the easiest way to sort through their massive inventory of shoes is to do so by brand. So, let’s say you love all things Columbia, head to the brand index at the top of the homepage, click on the letter ‘C’, then follow through the list until you hit Columbia and click.


Best Winter Clearance Deals Happening Now


ONLINE or In-Store Deal
$9.58$30.00(68% off)
Shipping: Free on orders of $49+ with Rewards
Pickup: Free
Swiss Tech Puffer Coat
As low as$34.95$54.98(36% off)
Shipping: Free with Walmart+ or on orders of $35+
Adult Down Coat
ONLINE or In-Store Deal
$98.73$199.95(51% off)
Shipping: Free for REI Co-op Members or on orders of $50+
Pickup: Free
The North Face Insulated Pullover
ONLINE or In-Store Deal
$131.83$220.00(40% off)
Shipping: Free for REI Co-op Members or on orders of $50+
Pickup: Free
Sorel Waterproof Lace-Up Boot
As low as$43.99$200.00(78% off)
Shipping: Free on orders of $89+
Sorel Waterproof Boot
As low as$82.47$150.00(45% off)
Sorel Hiking Boot
As low as$65.98$185.00(64% off)
Shipping: Free on orders of $89+

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