Ok, not to undermine my fellow Cincinnistas who are actively selling their fashionable goods, but let’s face it: January apparel shopping really isn’t worth your time. First of all, all of the best items went on sale as early as pre-Thanksgiving and are now gone…at least in your size. In addition, anything new out right now is resort wear which, unless you are doing that big winter vacation (yeah, I wish!), isn’t something you need…hence wait until the summer. I will say some major finds can be with some of the Haute Couture brands such as Valentino and Fendi (their own web-sites) where they have waited until the bitter end to mark fall/merchandise down. I know I got a fabulous pair of Fendi logo boots last January in Aspen but had to look hard! Other good deals can be found at some of our high-end local boutiques such as Alligator Purse and Soho who have slashed their prices. Again, just pure luck finding your size.
My advice overall: if you don’t stumble on it or need something desperately, don’t bother. Wait until the best of the Spring comes out in March and then some. Cheers!