It used to be that the sales happened once a year - in January and July. But now we've got them all year round. Mid-season sales, holiday sales, just-because-we-feel-like-it sales...and who's complaining? At any time of year you can walk the high street and find clothing that's reduced in price. And it's the same online. So in celebration of all things stingy, here are some of our top shops for sales right now...

First off, designer divas in the US need to surf on over to Neiman Marcus for some mid-season bargains. Alice + Olivia's corderoy jacket has been slashed in price from almost $400 to $238. And continuing yesterday's teal and turquoise theme, the beautiful Laundry by Shelli Segal beaded silk dress has almost a $100 reduction, making it $233.

If you're in the UK (or elsewhere, they ship internationally) try Net a Porter for your dose of designer deals. The classic and flattering black and white dress from Allesandro Dell-acqua has been drastically reduced from £530 to only £174. Now that's what I call a sale bargain! For something even cheaper, the gorgeous hot pink velvet wrap top from Diane Von Furstenberg is only £74 instead of £182.

If your budget runs more to $20 than $200, take a trip down to Gap for some bargain classics. Their jeans are hard to beat, and certain styles in the classic Long & Lean cut (which makes even the chunkiest legs look lovely) have been reduced to $29.99. Their belted, double-breasted trench coat is also a fantastic buy (I have last season's version in beige). It's reduced from $98 to only $30.99. It'd be rude not to invest!

And finally, UK girls who like to be up on the trends can give the military look a go with these absolutely bargains from ASOS. The waistcoat, by ichi, is now being sold for the giveaway price of £12. If you'd prefer something with sleeves, the embroidered jacket manages to be feminine and military at the same time. It's been reduced from £74 to only £35. Snap it up now before it sells out!