gallery black friday clothing

It's hard not to make a beeline for the "50% off today" sign next to the winter coat or boots you've been eyeing. But the crowded shopping day is not the time to snap them up.

Hana Ben-Shabat, a retail partner at consultant A.T. Kearney, says clothes and shoes are usually discounted even further as the holiday season wears on because stores have to gear up for a change in seasons.

- Last updated November 21 2012 10:47 AM ET
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