When you hear "Gucci," the word "bargain" probably doesn't come to mind. But while this brand is never a budget pick, you can still score discounts on shoes, bags, clothing, and more during Gucci's rare sales. Here's the scoop on how to save. When Does Gucci Offer Sales? Gucci offers two sales each year, both called Gucci Private Sales. One, the spring/summer sale, usually takes place in May or June. The other, the fall/winter sale, almost always happens in November or early December. SEE ALSO: When Does Ralph Lauren Go on Sale? The fashion brand also has a 10% off Customer Appreciation Sale each November. There's no trick to claiming this discount other than shopping online or in-store on the appropriate day. Scroll to the bottom of Gucci's website and sign up for updates to get an email notification of this offer. What Should I Do to Prepare for the Private Sales? Keep an eye out for the Private Sale Presale. During the presale you can view the items that will be discounted and place orders. Those shopping at a store can't take their purchases home until the sale officially begins; those shopping online won't have purchases shipped until that date. What Discounts Can I Expect During the Private Sales? The discounts are big. Expect to see 30% to 50% off shoes, handbags, sunglasses, and more. These discounts won't include every item — handbags that prominently bear the Gucci logo are more likely to be discounted than those that don't, for example. So if you're choosy, watch carefully for the presale and place your order early, as many styles sell out quickly. SEE ALSO: When is the Kate Spade Surprise Sale? What Should I Buy During Each Sale? The Spring/Summer Private Sale is your go-to for lighter items, like holiday and cruise apparel. The Fall/Winter Private Sale carries heavier fabrics. For Gucci classics, which usually don't receive discounts, plan on shopping during the Customer Appreciation Sale. How Can I Save on Gucci Throughout the Year? While Gucci itself typically only offers these few sales, you can still find deals on Gucci throughout the year from stores like Neiman Marcus, DSW, and Nordstrom. Set up a DealNews Alert for "Gucci" to be notified whenever we post a deal on this brand. Readers, what do you want to get during the Gucci sales? Let us know in the comments below! Related DealNews Blog Posts: These 2 Features Help Men's Dress Shoes Last Forever When Does Ralph Lauren Go on Sale? When Does Burberry Go on Sale?