When winter comes, there are a few pieces that simply become must-haves: a down jacket, some cozy slippers for days spent around the house, a base layer for ice-cold commutes or a day on the mountain. With temperatures plunging and much of the country getting their snows of the season, it's time to look deep into our closets for the warmest items, dusting them off and seeing what may need a refresh this season.
Brands and retailers everywhere are dropping prices on some of their best gear, so we searched far and wide for deals you don't want to miss. It is rare for many of these essentials to be on sale before it gets cold, as opposed to a late-spring-I-won't-wear-this-for-months sale. So jump on these now if you're looking to bulk up your closet for a cold winter.