Hi neighbor. A first hand comment on where to purchase "new" swim wear: Sears had one of the best "very early" previews of swim wear last year in January/early Februry. I had not planned to cruise but we booked only 6 weeks out and I wanted a new suit. Also, Fruggal Fannies, had a preview sale before we sailed the last week in February. I also, just received the Newport News catalog for the 2003 swimwear. Maybe by logging onto their site, you can request a copy. I am tall with a long torso, so their tall and figure sliming suits work out very well for me at a reasonable cost. For casual wear, JCPenney is pretty good on-line and keeping checking out those "clearance racks in Filene's and Macy's. Good Luck.