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Best Deals in Boots: Autumn Must-Haves From $25

We're well into October, folks. Isn't it time you gave your out-of-season shoes the boot? We're celebrating autumn's favorite footwear with this week's roundup of the best boot deals. Score a pair of UGG lookalikes that won't break the bank, or invest in some vintage-inspired Allen Edmonds kicks.

The 10 Best Coupons of the Week: Bon-Ton, Macy's, Microsoft Store, Groupon

In this day and age, who's got the time to search for a coupon? We do! To help you stay on top of all things discount, we've rounded up the 10 best coupons of the week. Take $50 off a $100 order at Bon-Ton, score free shipping at Macy's, and save $100 on select Microsoft Store orders.

Columbus Day Sales Have Started! Here's Where You Should Shop in 2015

For most stores, Columbus Day is October's main holiday. But with Black Friday just a few weeks away, it's easy to overspend on items that will be significantly cheaper next month. So we've created a list of Columbus Day sales that won't come with a serious case of buyer's remorse.

How to Pick the Right Running Shoes

Expensive features and marketing jargon can confuse even experienced runners when buying a pair of running shoes. Stride type and comfort matter most for beginners.

How to Find Men's Dress Shoes That Will Last for Decades

Men's dress shoes can be amazingly expensive — but spending on quality can actually save money in the long run. We took a look to see how men can get the most quality for their dollar at any price point.

8 Surprising 'Limited Editions' That Now Cost a Ton on eBay

Brands like Victoria's Secret, TOMS, and Vans don't produce luxury goods — but due to scarcity and exclusivity, their limited editions can resell for massive markups.

10 Hiking Essentials to Gear Up for Spring

It's the time of year to hit the trails and enjoy the great outdoors. But what apparel, tools, and emergency supplies do you need to stay safe and comfortable while hiking?

The Best Tax Day Freebies for 2015: Massages, Dinner, Coffee and More

Tax Day is here! Reward yourself with a plethora of freebies that won't lighten your wallet any further, and check back for more throughout the day.

Buy, Sell, Score: 8 Examples of Classic Consumer Flips

Flipping isn't just for homes any more. From Pez to iPhones, these items resold for a big profit.

Best Running Shoe Deals: A 'Dream Shoe' for Beginners, Award-Winning Saucony Style

Whether you're an outdoor veteran who likes braving the elements or an indoor runner who's tackling the treadmill for the first time, today's shoe roundup has styles designed for every type of workout.

Cold Comfort: 10 Clothing Items That Are Worth the Splurge

Complaining won't make the cold weather go away, though the right garments can certainly keep it at bay. Here we survey 10 clothing choices that will turn cold and frosty into warm and toasty. Hot cocoa is optional; just don't spill it on these fine specimens of anti-winter wizardry.

What to Expect from Super Saturday Sales for 2014

The last weekend before Christmas is a heady, anxious time for shoppers. The so-called "Super Saturday" sales that occur during this time offer one last chance to score a deal on that perfect present. Super Saturday falls on December 20 this year, and we've searched our archives to give you all the data you need to prepare.

Best Shoe Deals: 2 Sport Team Crocs for $20, Up to 40% Off UGGs

Christmas is next week, and while a lot of sites will provide you with expedited shipping, now is the time to place shoe orders with confidence that they will arrive in time. Grab two pairs of sports-team Crocs — one for you, and one for your teammate; or grab a pair of Deer Stag oxfords to look sharp at all your holiday gatherings. These deals and more are in this week's best shoe deals.

Best Black Friday Clothing Deals: Banana Republic 50% Off Sale Extended!

People don't often think of clothing deals when they salivate over Black Friday, which is a shame since we frequently see some of the best sales of the year from beloved retailers. Shop smart this week and take advantage of coupons, sitewide sales, and free shipping with our roundup of the best Black Friday clothing deals.

Best Shoe Deals: Oakley Golf Shoes for $16, Colorful UGGs for $50

Maybe you're saving your money up for Black Friday, but you won't be able to brave the midnight crowds with nothing on your feet! This week, we saw Nikes for $45 and an amazing deal on Oakley golf shoes, but a pair of Tory Burch riding boots offers something more high end too. Read on for the week's best shoe deals.

The Top 10 Stores for Cyber Monday Deals in 2014

Some stores will hold back their best deals until after the initial wave of Black Friday madness, flaunting their top sales on Cyber Monday. As these 10 titans hosted the most popular storewide events and a bucket-load of Editors' Choice offers last year, there's a good chance they'll want to replicate the form this time around.

Kmart Black Friday Ad Analysis: Tablet Deals Worth Waking Up For

Kmart isn't playing around with Black Friday this year. Boasting the earliest Thanksgiving opening time at 6 am, Sears' sister store is intent on holding a 42-hour Black Friday shopathon. But will the deals be worth ditching your turkey dinner to stand in line? We examined the leaked Kmart Black Friday ad to find out.

Best Shoe Deals: Motorcycle Boots, Boat Shoes, and Sneakers for Under $30

In this week's roundup of the best shoe deals, we managed to find several options that are high on style, at extremely low prices. Boat shoes, motorcycle boots, and running shoes can all be yours for less than $30.

10 Exercise Essentials From Nike's Columbus Day Sale to Keep You on Track

As the cold, grey winter approaches, it can be hard to stay motivated to keep up your exercise routine. Nike takes up to 50% off as part of its Columbus Day Sale, so we've chosen some items that might help knock out your excuses, or even get you excited to work out.

Replace Your Summer Shoes: 10 Awesome UGG Deals From 6pm's Sale

As cooler temperatures approach, it's time to pack up your flip flops and opt for more practical footwear. 6pm is currently taking up to 65% off a selection of UGG shoes, all with free shipping. Here are some of our favorites, ranging from outdoorsy boots to party pumps.

Best Shoe Deals: Stackable Coupons at, Last Call, and Cole Haan

Usually, we celebrate just finding a few pairs of shoes at a good price. But this week, we have three amazing coupons that stack on top of entire clearance sales, providing unbelievable deals on already-discounted items. See these and more in this week's best shoe deals.

10 Deals from Ralph Lauren to Outfit Your Whole Family

There aren't many designer brands that offer attractive, affordable apparel for your whole family (including the dog!), but Ralph Lauren is one of them. And now is the perfect time to stock up, because the site is taking 25% off select styles, including sale items, via coupon code "RLGIVE14". Plus, all orders bag free shipping. That's a rare combination of a discount and no-minimum free shipping.

Last Chance for Savings: 80% Off REI Clearance, Up to 50% Off Burberry

We've already been turning our attention to the warm layered clothing of autumn, but that means it might be the best time to stock up on last season's apparel for next year. This week's best clothing deals include not one, not two, but three "Last Chance / End of Season" sales, with huge discounts on already rock-bottom prices.

How to Make Sure Your Sandals Are Built to Coddle (And Not Hobble) Your Feet

To get a handle on the question of sandals, we turned to a foot and ankle surgeon for helpful tips about your sandals. To find out how you can make sure that they're built to coddle and not hobble your feet, read on.

Despite Lawsuit, 70% of Vibram Owners Will Continue to Wear FiveFingers

Vibram has settled a lawsuit that accused the company of offering misleading claims about the health benefits of its shoes. In light of the dilemma, we asked our readers — who have been very interested in FiveFingers shoes over the years — what they thought. And apparently, Vibram love cannot be stopped by million-dollar lawsuits.

Do You Own Vibram FiveFinger Shoes? You May Be Entitled to a Refund

Skeptical about the benefits of barefoot running? You're not alone. Vibram USA, the company behind the FiveFingers running shoe, just settled a multi-million dollar class-action lawsuit over false advertising. If you own a pair, you may be entitled to some cash.

Where the Rubber Hits the Road: Finding the Athletic Shoe That’s Right for You

Is your New Year’s resolution to get in shape is a distant memory? Well, try not to beat yourself up. Every day brings with it another chance to renew the commitment. And with it the perennial question that dogs every fitness buff at one time or another: Which athletic shoe is right for you? We talked to Dr. Scott Weiss, a licensed physical therapist and board certified athletic trainer in search of advice on finding the right athletic shoe to fit both your feet and budget.

Best Black Friday Clothing Ads: Old Navy's Best Storewide Sale of the Year

Black Friday clothing sales have been steadily growing in popularity in recent years, with even luxury boutiques offering significant discounts during the shopping holiday. We've rounded up several stand-out clothing, shoes, and accessories deals that we've come across in our perusal of the leaked Black Friday ads.

How to Overcome Your Fears About Buying Clothes Online

Despite the convenience of buying clothes online, many people still shy away from doing so, and for perfectly valid reasons. We're here to quell those concerns about fit, return policies, and fabric quality so you can trade fears for clothing deals.

How to Save on Any Online Order, from Groceries to Overweight Items

Living in the age of online shopping and m-commerce, it has become arguably harder for stores without an online presence to compete with the lower prices of many online merchants. But still, are there any items you'd never consider buying online? From clothing to groceries, we discuss how potentially problematic purchases are made easier through online shopping.

Notoriously Slow Shippers: Avoid These Stores for Last-Minute Gifts

Shopping online can make buying gifts for the holidays much easier, but it also requires some advance planning to account for shipping times. As we near Christmas, you should start taking into consideration the potential risks that come along with online shopping for the holidays. Inside, we've got a list of stores to avoid if you're looking for a 100% risk-free Christmas purchase.

The Best and Worst Things to Buy in July 2012

This month's buying guide offers advice for shoppers during a month in which many sales may seem better than they are. So in order to protect your wallet and spend your money wisely, be sure to read through our July buying guide and shop smart this month.