2021-10-04 10:56News

How to buy autumn clothes and shoes without breaking the bank

Autumn shoes and clothesBuy what you need for less with a few savvy tips

Autumn is coming up, with that colder temperatures and unpredictable weather. Buying new shoes and clothes for the family can be an expensive exercise, but you can potentially save hundreds of pounds with PriceRunners' tips on how to buy new autumn- and winterwear for less.

PriceRunner looked at the minimum prices on 699 products during a 12-month period, between September 2020 to August 2021.

In the price example below, we looked at 12 typical clothing items or shoes for a family. The total savings that could be made was £675 if they were bought at their cheapest time of the year. Planning clearly pays off!

The analysis looked at the most popular adult shoes, children’s shoes, men’s clothing, women’s clothing, children’s clothing and finally hats and gloves for both adults and children in the UK.

“With the seasons changing yet again, it’s time to layer up and prepare for a colder and rainier few months. Buying suitable new clothes and shoes can cost an arm and a leg, unless you follow a few quick and easy tips, making you a savvier shopper and potentially saving hundreds of pounds“, said Christine Gouldthorp, Consumer Expert at PriceRunner.

Brits are buying clothes like never before. Looking at menswear, searches for the category increased by 94% in September compared to the same month last year. With many of us returning back to work after all those months working from home, this surge might not come as a huge surprise.

Men's fashion booming

“Not all products cost the same during a whole year. Retailers sometimes have seasonal discounts or temporary price changes on products, sometimes cutting the price by thirty percent or more. Find daily prices from different retailers on our website or app, keep track of price drops automatically with email alerts, making it a lot easier and less time consuming to get your hands on a great bargain”, said Christine Gouldthorp.

12-month price analysis of popular shoes and clothes

To demonstrate just how much an average family can save with a few simple steps, PriceRunner carried out a 12-month analysis on some of the most popular autumn and winter shoes and clothes for a family, resulting in a total £675 saving for all products in the analysis.

Adult shoes

Wellington boots: The cheapest month to buy wellington boots was September. You could on average save 8% if buying them in September, compared to the most expensive month, January. 

Individual products in the category could be found ever cheaper: 

High boots: The cheapest month to buy high boots was October. You could on average save 19% if buying them in October, compared to the most expensive months, July and August. 

Individual products in the category could be found ever cheaper: 

Lace boots: The cheapest month to buy was March, great deals could also be made in November. You could on average save 6% if buying them in March, compared to the most expensive month, January. 

Individual products in the category could be found ever cheaper: 

Children’s shoes

Trainers: The cheapest month for the category is January, but great deals can also be made in November and December. You could on average save 8% if buying them in January, compared to the most expensive month, September. 

Individual products in the category could be found ever cheaper: 

Outdoor shoes: The cheapest month to buy was December. You could on average save 19% if buying them in December, compared to the most expensive month, September.

Individual products in the category could be found ever cheaper: 

Winter shoes: The cheapest month to buy was June. You could on average save 9% compared to the most expensive month, October.

Individual products in the category could be found ever cheaper: 

Men's clothing

Gloves: The cheapest months for the category are November - February. You could on average save 17% if buying them then, compared to the most expensive month, March.

Individual products in the category could be found ever cheaper: 

Jackets: The cheapest month for the category is August. You could on average save 7% if buying them in August, compared to the most expensive month, October.

Individual products in the category could be found ever cheaper: 

Beanies: The cheapest month to buy was July. You could on average save 12% if buying them in July, compared to the most expensive month, March.

Individual products in the category could be found ever cheaper: 

Women's clothing

Jackets: The cheapest month for the category is August, good deals can also be made in October. You could on average save 8% if buying them in August, compared to the most expensive month, February.

Individual products in the category could be found ever cheaper: 

Beanies The cheapest month for the category is November. You could on average save 28% if buying them in November, compared to the most expensive months, July and August. 

Individual products in the category could be found ever cheaper: 

Rain clothes: The cheapest month to buy was August. You could on average save 13% if buying them in August, compared to the most expensive month, February.

Individual products in the category could be found ever cheaper: 

Children's clothing

Snowsuits: The cheapest month for the category is January, the second cheapest month is November. You could on average save 10% if buying them in January, compared to the most expensive month, October.

Individual products in the category could be found ever cheaper: 

Jackets: The cheapest month for the category is August, good deals can also be made in December. You could on average save 8% if buying them in August, compared to the most expensive month, October.

Individual products in the category could be found ever cheaper: 

Rain gear: The cheapest month to buy was August, good deals can also be made in February. You could on average save 10% if buying them in August, compared to the most expensive months, October and April.

Individual products in the category could be found ever cheaper: 

For more tips on how to get the most out of PriceRunner's services and save money, please review our handy user guide.

Never miss a great offer. Find the best deals and offers right now on autumn and winter wear on the deals section on PriceRunners' website. 



About PriceRunner

PriceRunner was founded in 1999 and is the UK’s largest comparison service with 2.2 million products from 5,900 retailers in 21 different countries, who all deliver to the UK. The company has 160 employees in Stockholm, Sweden and Nykøbing Falster, Denmark. Our services are used every month by consumers who can compare products, prices, specifications, read professional product tests and consumer reviews of products and retailers. PriceRunner is a completely independent company. We are not owned by any manufacturers and are not dependent on them, retailers or other organisations with an interest in providing biased information. Our goal is to help consumers find the right products to the best prices. Every month, we help consumers find better and cheaper products while saving money by using PriceRunner's services.

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Christine Gouldthorp
Consumer Expert
Christine Gouldthorp
Consumer Expert and press contact for PriceRunner UK