Remember how the retail cycle works – if you wait until you need it, chances are high that it will be gone. The end of June and the first week of July marks summer clearance time (for the northern hemisphere). If you haven’t gotten around to shopping for summer yet, you’ll be delighted to run into everything on sale.

The Gap started having their 50% off summer clearance sale on Wednesday. They haven’t been a destination place to shop this season, but their tanks are $9 and their denim Bermuda shorts are especially good for petites

Express is clearing most of their summer stock – T’s for $10, shirts for $15, pants and jeans for $20. They’ve also got nice lined jackets at half price in black, white and brown.

Lane Bryant is knocking 30-60% off their summer prices at the moment for those of you size 14 and over. Their walk shorts are beautiful at $19 and $29 – both career and casual. Swimsuits, tank tops, girly tops, T’s, accessories and underwear are all well worth a look.

Nordstrom’s Half Yearly Sale for Men starts today. Stock up for Dad’s for Father’s Day!

A little preview for autumn – black is back with a vengeance. If you see something black on sale that could take you through to autumn, buy it. Have a great shopping weekend.