There are two times of the year when lingerie lovers are sure to snag panties, bras, nightgowns, and more for a steal — the ever-famous Victoria’s Secret Semi Annual Sale. As the name suggests, VS reduces the price for plenty of its merchandise twice yearly. Its summer sale typically takes place in June and its winter sale pops up in late December/early January.
And that means one thing: even though Victoria’s Secret has yet to announce a date, we’re just weeks away from all of that affordable lingerie goodness — with some predicting (based on past sales) that the 2017 Semi Annual winter sale will take place on December 28.
So, what can you expect in addition to crowds and crowds of women flocking to VS to buy up every bra on clearance in their size? Keep these four VS Semi Annual facts in mind so that get the most from this (second) most exciting time of the year.
1) Merchandise Flies Off Shelves
When it comes to the VS Semi Annual Sale, there’s good news and bad news. First, the good news: the sale lasts anywhere between two to four weeks. That’s an awfully long time for you to scheme and plan ways to take longer lunch breaks or shuffle weekend responsibilities to the sidelines so that you can get your shop on. But there’s a downside to having such a long sales period, as well — it leads you to believe you have all of the time in the world to get your hands on the best merchandise or that Wonder Bra in your size (something that’s much more difficult to do if you wear a popular bra size like 34C or 34DD). If you’re concerned about size, or simply want to be able to pick the best of the lot, shop early because this is one sale that brings in everyone.
2) With That Said, Waiting Can Have Monetary Advantages
The mark-down prices you’ll find at the Semi Annual Sale are already pretty impressive — with many items being slashed to 50-70 percent off retail prices. But if you really want to save a bundle, and have the patience to do so (and it helps if your bra size isn’t popular), waiting a few weeks can result in deeper discounts on some items. If you’re shopping online, be on the look out for coupons and shipping coupons that can be applied to the sale. Do a little homework and you’ll be rewarded with incredible savings.
3) Here’s What You Can Expect In Terms Of Savings
If we’re making predictions about the next Semi Annual Winter Sale based on past sales, here’s a glimpse at what we can expect. Bras and panties will be sold at unbelievable prices (in the past, bras were $9.99 and panties cost $3.99). Loungewear and sleepwear is typically 40 percent off and you can find select styles of lingerie for up to 50 percent off.
4) Follow Victoria’s Secret On Social Media
The best way to keep abreast of Victoria’s Secret sales and get up-to-the-minute information about the Semi Annual Sale is by following VS on Twitter and Facebook. It also helps to sign up for the Victoria’s Secret mailing list and, if you’re not already a VIP, getting a Victoria’s Secret Angel Card (in the past, card holders were granted early access to the sale).