Oh, hey, hey! It feels like we just got rolling with summer, and now Labor Day weekend 2022 is ALREADY. HERE. Dun dun dun… Just kidding! Nothing scary about Labor Day — well, not yet anyway. We still get to savor a few weeks of summer here and there, and there is that little twinge of excitement for fall. We ARE ready for fall layering, relaxing with a cuppa, watching the beauty of second summer and the entry of autumn. Kids in school…more than a few moments of adult conversation, perhaps? And making home cozy gives us a touch of butterflies too — maybe it’s because we can be more intentional this year? And those outdoor gatherings we perfected last year — Solo Stove, anyone? Crockpot? S’mores recipes? Mocktails?

The Best 2022 Labor Day Sales In Fashion, Beauty & Home

Sounds like it’s time to get ready, and what better way to get our heads in the game than with the Labor Day sales? We know they’re most famous for mattresses, furniture and home appliances, and while we do lean in to the decor and kitchen gadgets (plus a little bedding) pretty hard, we still find the fashion and beauty sales to be pretty worthwhile as well. SO. We’ve pulled together not only the best Labor Day deals this year but also our favorite items to buy, plus where you’ll likely find them on sale and any reviews we’ve done on the ones we love most. Think of this as An Expert’s Guide to the Best 2022 Labor Day Sales. If you want the quickest, most direct way to get to the sales, check out our ultimate cheat sheet with alllll the deals we’re looking at. Happy shopping!

Best Dresses

Nordstrom | Anthropologie | Saks Fifth Avenue | Shopbop | Social Threads | Saks OFF 5th | Reformation

Some of you know our fondness for house dresses already — all things flowy and flouncy, really. But we also have a very strong need to find every season’s perfect little black dress. Let’s cover all the bases…just in case. Scotti called this Gap dress summer perfection (but it can totally take you into fall). Oh, and if you can find any Farm Rio ones on sale, you’re golden. Check out Shana’s review vid here.


Best Jeans

Levi’s | Good American | Saks OFF 5th | Nordstrom | Saks Fifth Avenue

We’re a denim-lovers blog, let’s be real. And we obviously have favorites (cough, cough — Levi’s 501s — cough, cough). If you’re on the hunt for jeans, we have you MORE than covered with tons of different cuts, lengths, fits and washes (at a bunch of different price points too). Linzi just went over some faves (+ outfit ideas) of MOTHER and, of course, those beloved Levi’s.


Best Tops

J.Crew | Anthropologie | Reformation | Madewell

OK, so this category is a littttttle broad, but we’re reserving it for only the best — our greatest hits, if you will. Anything from our absolute favorite white tee to some of our most-loved fancy tops for date night. (Spoiler: Head to Reformation or Anthro. You will not be disappointed.)


Best Sweaters

Nordstrom | Madewell | Saks Fifth Ave | Free People | Everlane

A favorite category (for us and all you readers) of TME. We love a good slouchy sweater to throw on for an effortlessly chic moment. Maybe a bit of cashmere for an extra-cozy night out? Or, ooo…crochet (our most current fave)? We’ll be keeping our eye on NAADAM and Nordstrom, for sure.


Best Jackets

Nordstrom | J. Crew | Madewell | Everlane

With fall barely peeking up over the horizon (we’re really clinging to summer here), jackets are starting to pique our interest — with coats not far behind. Everything from something a little sporty and cozy for cool weather adventures, to something slightly more elegant for a chilly night out on the town. Scotti covered an amazing jean jacket from Old Navy recently, take a look.


Best Coats

Nordstrom | Backcountry | Saks | J.Crew

We looove coats around here. Splurging on a really pretty statement piece or a totally classic one for winter can be fun to weigh options, but more affordable ones for max wear (and usually tear) are also always on our minds. We love both types equally. No coat discrimination!! Here’s some bright-coat inspo to get you going.

Best Swim

Nordstrom | J.Crew | Solid & Striped | Summersalt | Target | Everlane

If you’re looking to snap up a new swimsuit during Labor Day weekend to strut toward the end of summer in style, we have some good options. J.Crew has always been a classic go-to for flattering suits; Everlane suits are great for a simple combo of tops and bottoms; and Nordstrom is never short of choices. We’re drooling over Andie Swim this season too. And if you’re looking for an easy way to style your suit for the evening, take a peek at Scotti’s post. (Kat’s Plus Size Suits, Amy’s Sea Level Suits, Laura’s Aerie Suits)


Best Athletic Wear

Athleta | Lululemon | Zella | Everlane | Free People | Nordstrom

Honestly, some new workout gear makes all the difference in my motivation to hit the treadmill or yoga mat. Matching sets, leggings, bras — the works. We’re shopping it all this Labor Day to make moving and shaking a bit more stylish (even if we are super-sweaty). Hi, pretty Athleta colors.


Best Loungewear

Aerie | Nordstrom | Naadam | Free People | Zella

After a long day, I kiiiinda just want to put on the most comfortable matching sweat set I own and sink into the couch. The sexy thing I think we’ve all kinda agreed on (y’know those silent nods of solidarity) is that loungewear can totally be dressed up (like, an actual Vuori dress or gorg jumpsuit) a bit to leave the confines of our homes. Hit up these Labor Day sales to find the sets that are perfect for early morning school drop-off or a quick grocery run.


Best Pajamas

Printfresh | Lunya | Nordstrom | J.Crew

Ahhh, pajamas. We love a good matching set from Printfresh or something super-soft and silky from Lunya. And you know we can be choosy about the PJs we wear. Take a peek at this post by Kat covering the cutest plus-size sleepwear or Amy’s comparison of silk pajamas. And if you’re interested in some of those matching sets, Scotti covered some from Nordstrom and J.Crew.


Best Beach Essentials

Backcountry | TargetWalmart

We’re taking any beach days we can get and taking them seriously! That means beach towels, umbrellas (or cool cabanas), coolers (here’s one of our faves) and more. This Labor Day, we’re making sure the beer stays cold, there’s shade where we want it, and horseshoes can be thrown.


Best Makeup

Sephora | Nordstrom | Ulta | Nudestix | Charlotte Tilbury

Scotti is kinda the makeup queen around here, and we all look to her when we’re in search of something new. We’ll be checking on all our favorites like Charlotte Tilbury and Nudestix.


Best Skincare Picks

Colleen Rothschild | Biossance | Supergoop

When sale weekends roll around, we’re always keeping a sharp eye on our must-have beauty brands — and these Labor Day deals are no exception. Hi, Colleen Rothschild…we love you (and more specifically the Radiant Cleansing Balm). To round out our clean-beauty skincare routines, we always reach for Biossance’s Squalane + Vitamin C Rose Oil. Plus, if you haven’t tried Supergoop! Unseen Sunscreen yet…it’s kinda our favorite thing ever.


Best Hair Products

Briogeo | R+Co | Oribe | Dyson

Sometimes just doing your hair can be the confidence and energy boost you need for the day. That being said, it can be a bit pricey to treat your hair with nothing but the best. That’s why retailer sales are the best time to stock up on all the products you need (hi, well-priced Briogeo) or splurge a little on something new (calling all Oribe babes…).


Best Sunglasses

Warby Parker | Quay | Le Specs

We rock all kinds of sunglasses all year round (we can count ski goggles, right?). If you’re hunting for big, bold cat-eye sunnies, we got you. And we know not all aviators are made equal. Take a peek at our top picks for sunglasses this Labor Day, and if you’re like me, maybe grab two pairs — one for the glovebox, one to stash in the purse.


Best Backpacks

Tumi | Rebecca Minkoff | Madewell | Everlane | Nordstrom | ABLE

When it comes to backpacks, we definitely play favorites. We have a whole post on why our team loves the Julian backpack from Rebecca Minkoff. It fits all the things, is comfortable to wear (so, so important for a full day out), and is beautiful to look at. If you’re on the hunt for something tougher, take a peek at Backcountry. We love a good Patagonia backpack for a long day’s hike.


Best Handbags

Shopbop | Nordstrom | Madewell | Clare V.

OK, we love a good handbag. These babies are like our shopping kryptonite. Do we need another cute little bag? Maybe not. But are we going to get one? Allllmost definitely. We’ll be taking a long, leisurely scroll through the Clare V. section at Nordstrom…don’t mind us.


Best Sneakers

Zappos | Adidas | Nike | Everlane | Nordstrom | Madewell

Another specialty of ours. We’re strong believers that sneakers can work with anything. Yes, they can complete a look with a flowy dress. Of course, they (especially our fave checkered Vans Slip-Ons) go perfectly with some distressed jeans and a graphic tee. And if you’ve been around us long enough, you know we love a good Golden Goose sneaker with almost any look.


Best Sandals

Nordstrom | Sorel | Zappos | ABLE | Eileen Fisher

Ahhh, sandals. From platform to flatform — it’s a thing, look it up — we love ‘em. As long as they’re comfortable, walkable, and perfectly framing our new pedicure, of course. We (sometimes quite literally) walk a mile in sandals we love just to be sure they’re The Ones. Kork-Ease has been hitting the nail on the head for us lately.


Best All-Weather Boots

Backcountry | Nordstrom | Sorel | Danner

These are the workhorse boots. The ones that let you follow the kiddos through the mud and into puddles. We cover a pretty wide range of boots for all kinds of outdoor adventures — rain, shine or snow. Shana has found the Danner hiking boots are well worth the cost and Linzi’s obsessed with a lightweight pair.


Best Boots

Everlane | Nordstrom | Saks Fifth Avenue | Saks OFF 5th

Yes, we split the boots category into two. Why? Because all-weather boots are great, but sometimes we need the finer things in life. A good fall Chelsea boot (we looove Ganni) should do the trick. Or, ohhhh…maybe tall, black knee-high boots? How about a little Western flair?


Best Grilling Accessories

Backcountry | Target | Amazon | Home Depot

Whether it’s grilling over a campfire, out on the patio or in the kitchen, I will still always come running for some deliciousness. If you’re looking to upgrade to grill master this Labor Day weekend, we highly suggest looking at Backcountry’s sale section.


Best Patio & Outdoor Furniture

CB2 | Target | Serena & Lily

The time to refresh the front porch, back porch, patio, pool deck, big ol’ fire pit (peek at Solo Stove) is here. When you’re spending all your time outside, it’s totally worth making it as comfy as your living room, right? We’re still not over this outdoor bistro dining set.


Best Camping & Outdoor Gear

Backcountry | L.L. Bean | Target

Any season of the year, you can find one of our contributors out and about in the great outdoors. Sometimes it’s rugged mountain hiking, sometimes it’s a bit more…glamorous camping. No matter what, we’ve got the right gear no matter the type of trip. (These must-haves still stand.) Camping stuff is just so fun to pick up.


Best Kitchen Appliances

Nespresso | Keurig | Walmart | Target | Instant Pot

Sometimes, it’s just the right moment to upgrade the kitchen — makes cooking a little easier for everyone. During the Labor Day sales is kinda the perfect time to nab that Instant Pot and air fryer we’ve been eyeing for quick dinners for the whole fam. But if you’re on the hunt for something just for mama? A Nespresso coffee maker. Y’know…for those mornings you just want to spoil yourself. Oh, and if you love useful kitchen gadgets as much as us, check out this post for some inspo.


Best Cookware, Bakeware, & Knives

Le Creuset | Our Place | Caraway

We love to up our cooking game every now and then. New bakeware for the upcoming season of fresh-out-of-the-oven goodness? Yes, please. It also might be the perfect time to nab the Always Pan from Our Place, which Emily has raved about.


Best Luggage

Saks OFF 5th | Saks Fifth Avenue | Bloomingdale’s | Shopbop

Guys, traveling is back, and we are PUMPED. We’ve had a long love for Tumi bags and suitcases, and trust us, we’re well-traveled. Saks Fifth Avenue has some gorgeous luggage that could probably be counted as an accessory too.


Best Electronics & Home Appliances

Dyson | Nordstrom | Target | Saks OFF 5th

We all have a bit of tech in our homes to make life a little easier and comfier. That could be making cleaning up a breeze with a Dyson vacuum cleaner or a purifying fan, or making video calls to grandma a simple voice command away.


Best Home Decor

Anthropologie | Crate & Barrel | Nordstrom | Saks OFF 5th

Adding little homey touches to our dwelling every now and then is made a little easier by retailer sales. A new rug for the living room. A gorgeous vase for fresh flowers. There, of course, is also the very real desire to replace every piece of furniture (especially if it’s Anthropologie) in the house just to breathe new life into the space.


Best Linen & Bedding

Parachute | Nordstrom | Bloomingdale’s | Boll & Branch

At the end of the day, sinking down into bed can be the best thing in the world. That’s why we love decking out our bedrooms and, more specifically, our beds with only the softest sheets and silkiest pillows. Our top picks? Parachute’s linen sheets and Slip’s silk pillowcases.