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Off the Rack: H&M New Arrivals and Clearance

New arrivals at my H&M store

January is the month for clearance sales but amidst the deals are new arrivals to tempt us (or just give us a taste of what's to come for spring). At H&M, most clearance items were marked down an additional 30%. For new arrivals, silhouettes were mostly boxy and oversized on top, and fluid or relaxed on the bottom. I can get with that. I was loving all the fun new prints that reminded me of past Prada, Gucci and Etro collections: Think whimsical bugs, global prints and scarf prints. I picked up some new clothes for my little guy (I think most of his wardrobe is H&M!) and made sure to bring a small bag of garments to donate to H&M garment recycling program - you get a 15% off coupon good towards one item and the cashier was kind enough to let me use it towards this purchase, and gave me another coupon to go!

Take a peek at these items and decide whether you'll spend now on some new winter clearance items - or save up for spring!

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