Labor Day 2023: A Cheat Sheet

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Here we are, summer’s last (official) hurrah. And while I hope you have plans for mad relaxing this weekend, should you feel like shopping, we’re happy to help. Consider this list of sales (and highly opinionated recommendations) our attempt at cutting through the noise.

As always, this Labor Day Sales Cheat Sheet has a list of sales, sorted by type (see the jump links below). But before you head there, we’re starting with a list of our very top Labor Day sales, as well as some personal recommendations — the things that are currently in my cart (if you care).

Jump to a list of sales, by retailer: Fashion & Apparel | Beauty & Skincare | Appliances, Home Decor & Gear | Kids’

Start Here: The 8 Best Labor Day Sales Of 2023

The Best 2023 Labor Day Sales From Our Fave Clothing, Beauty & Home Brands

As we get closer to Labor Day itself, we’ll keep refreshing this cheat sheet as we learn more about the sales. As it stands right now, we’ve found some pretty exciting finds in clothing — everything from pretty sundresses to cashmere sweaters, as well as modern denim cuts and ballet flats…to cool stuff for the kids. Our home section (courtesy of Abby) has both the pretty & the practical, and we also recruited our resident makeup artist to weigh in on the beauty deals. Let’s get into it.

Fashion: The Best Labor Day Sales On Clothing, Shoes & Accessories

What we're most excited for this Labor Day weekend? The fashion, ofc. Our fave clothing, shoes, bags & accessories on sale at our go-to brands. Think: Nordstrom, adidas, Free People, Vince, Vuori & more.

Most Labor Day clothing sales are end-of-season summer pieces, which I’m not mad about because it means that this ALC sundress I’ve been coveting is finally on sale! Sundresses, in fact, are some of the most exciting Labor Day sale finds this year. Case in point: this one or this one (both under $100), or even Naadam’s 100% cashmere slip dress, which could arguably be worn year-round. I always appreciate when a retailer offers a flat discount, and J.Crew’s Labor Day sale (40% off your purchase) is especially exciting. J.Crew just reissued its sweater-blazer in a new, long length, and it’s a genius (and comfy) stand-in for a tailored coat — I LOVE it. I’m also eyeing up this backless sweater because wow. And if you’re looking for ballet flats on sale…these studded Staurt Weitzman ballet flats are 51% off.

Lastly, I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention jeans. While there are plenty of skinny jeans on sale everywhere, if you’re looking for a modern, fresh cut try Levi’s wide-leg ribcage jeans (comes in several lengths), ’70s high-rise flares and baggy dad jeans, or even J.Crew’s slim boyfriend jeans.

Clothing, Shoes & Accessories On Labor Day Weekend Sale

Our Top Fashion Picks For 2023 Labor Day Sales

Home: The Best Labor Day Sales On Decor, Kitchen Appliances, Outdoor Gear & Luggage

The thing most people are probably looking for during Labor Day sales? Home decor & furniture (specifically, patio & outdoor gear, kitchen appliances, & grilling accessories), & we've got the best right here.

Home sales shine during Labor Day weekend, so I give myself (this is Abby, the home-obsessed, btw) an entire hour or two to peruse my favorite websites to meticulously seek out the golden finds of bunch. And of course I had to share my favorite gems with you all. It’s kiiind of my job. Anthropologie’s home section is up to 50% off (!!), and I can’t stop looking at this indoor/outdoor pouf and this ottoman. You can throw these babies anywhere, and it looks cozily adorable. Perhaps the top home sales pick? Yup, a 50% off Solo Stove fire pit. Backcountry has three sizes on sale, and Shana has subconsciously convinced me that I need one (she’s a big fan). This carry on bag by Paravel ($100 off) is one of my next big purchases, as my current one got a little (a lot*) banged up after my latest flight. One of my newest obsessions, Food52, has one of the best sales going on (see the list below for details), and I’m freakin’ smitten with its stuff. In my bag: this fancy olive oil, these tumblers (gahhh, I love the blue) and this copper pan, hehe (I won’t buy, but I WANT TO).

Home Decor, Kitchen Appliances & Outdoor Gear On Labor Day Weekend Sale

Our Top Home & Outdoor Picks For 2023 Labor Day Sales

Beauty: The Best Labor Day Sales On Hair, Makeup & Skincare

Labor Day weekend is the best time to stock up on all things beauty. Skincare, makeup & hair products on sale? Yes, please. We're watching Supergoop!, Clinque & Colleen Rothschild.

Scotti here. S asked me to weigh in on the makeup & beauty deals since that’s kind of my thing. And the beauty sale I’m most excited about? 25% off sitewide at Bobbi Brown. My favorite bronzer and lip gloss formulations come from this brand, and this year I’m snagging this highlighter on sale. I’m also going to replenish this Sarah Happ lip scrub that Greenlea and I (and reviewers) love — at 20% off! Of course, this is the time I always stock up on my Colleen Rothchild essentials (the retinol night oil and eye serum are favorites I’ve purchased over and over again), and this year I’m excited to try the Illuminated Tinted Eye Cream for the first time. Also…if anyone ever catches this, the most wonderful fragrance ever, on sale, let me know!

Hair, Makeup & Skincare On Labor Day Weekend Sale

Our Top Beauty Picks For 2023 Labor Day Sales


Kid’s: The Best Labor Day Sales On Kids’ Clothing, Shoes & Accessories

The Labor Day Sales on kids’ clothes are good. My top picks? Splendid, Nike, The North Face, Old Navy & Maisonette.

The Labor Day sales on kids’ clothes are really, really good. If you’re still in baby mode, head right on over to Splendid. Its selection is so sweet (and practical too — both my boys wore a ton of Splendid’s suuuuper-soft baby clothes when they were young). And don’t miss the fuzzy North Face bear pieces at Bloomingdale’s, either. For older kids, I love these Nike Blazers at Nordstrom, or adidas’ seriously cool twist on Superstars. I also really appreciate Old Navy’s gender-neutral line (the sweatpants & hoodies are totally on point). But my favorite place to shop for kids’ clothes is Maisonette. The selection is epic. Think: unique, cool and — thanks to the big sale — more affordable too.

Kid’s Clothing, Shoes & Accessories On Labor Day Weekend Sale

Our Top Labor Day Sales Picks For Baby, Kids, Tweens & Teens

Happy shopping!

Xo,

S

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