Ah…the unofficial start to summer. Memorial Day Weekend — and Memorial Day Sales! We’re starting to peek our heads outdoors and get back into the world. This summer brings a bit of hope — the sun, warmth, more time outdoors, reuniting with friends and family — even if it is on our own stoops and patios or backyard oases, or (more boldly) for family vacations, holiday gatherings (still intimate), and adventurous excursions.
We’re cleaning off grills for at-home barbecues, stocking up on summer cocktail ingredients, decking out patios, and eyeing our summer outfit essentials — cut-off shorts, sandals, dramatic sundresses for lounging and cute bralettes that peek out from tank tops. Speaking of which, we’re also searching for them on sale. So let’s get to it.
Our Memorial Day Sales Guide: The Best Deals In Fashion, Beauty & Home
Below you’ll find our guide to the best Memorial Day sales — our editor picks of what we have and love and is also on sale from beauty products and swimsuits, to maxi dresses and jeans, and from home appliances to cozy bedding. Plus — in addition to all of our Memorial Day sales articles (our very favorite deals) a list of the discounts our tried-and-true retailers are dishing out this weekend.
Cheers! Happy Summer!
SHOP THE BEST MEMORIAL DAY SALES
The Best Memorial Day Sales 2023
Athletic Wear | Loungewear | Beach Essentials | Pajamas | Makeup | Skincare
Hair Products | Sunglasses | Backpacks | Handbags | Beach Bags | Sneakers | Sandals
Best Summer Dresses
Best Wedding Guest Dresses
Nordstrom | Anthropologie | Saks Fifth Avenue | Shopbop | Social Threads | Saks Off 5th | Reformation
With the warm weather approaching, we often get asked about wedding guest dresses. In a way, you could get away with anything (except for white, of course) depending on the type of wedding. BUT, I think it’s really all about finding a pretty dress you can stay in day-night comfortably.
Best Denim Shorts
Best Summer Tops
Nordstrom | J.Crew | Solid & Striped | Summersalt | Target | Everlane
If you’re in the market for some new suits now that summertime is quickly approaching, we’ve got you covered. J.Crew has always been a favorite, Everlane suits are great for a simple combo of tops and bottoms, and Nordstrom is never short of choices. 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
Aerie | Nordstrom | Naadam | Zella | Saks Fifth Avenue
We’ve quickly become somewhat of experts on loungewear. It’s generally the only thing we want to wear after a long day of wearing jeans. Although, you can honestly find us in lounge most days. It can totally be dressed up a bit for out-of-house activities, too.
Best Beach Essentials
Printfresh | Lunya | Nordstrom | J.Crew
We love a good pair of pajamas. It’s the little bit of luxury everyone deserves and needs. Take a peek at this post by Kat covering the cutest plus-size pjs or Amy’s comparison of silk pajamas. And if you’re interested in some matching sets, Scotti covered some from Nordstrom and J.Crew.
Best Skincare Picks
Sale weekends: the perfect time to stock up on good quality skincare. You deserve it! We LOVE Colleen Rothschild (and more specifically the Radiant Cleansing Balm). You can find us reaching for Biossance’s Squalane + Vitamin C Rose Oil pretty often. For all the sunny days, Supergoop Unseen Sunscreen is a must-have (and has been our fave sunscreen for years).
Best Hair Products
Tumi | Rebecca Minkoff | Madewell | Nordstrom | Backcountry
When it comes to backpacks, we definitely have strong opinions. 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 it’s 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.
Oh, handbags. The fashion item we just cannot resist. Do we need? Maybe not. But, there’s a good chance we’ll scoop one up during sale periods. They can completely change up a look and add that little bit of spice that’s sometimes missing. Plus, everyone likes to casually peruse the Clare V. bags, right?
Best Beach Bags
We’ve been on the hunt for the perfect sneakers for years. They’re the must-have item in our closets that we’ll wear with almost anything — flowy dresses, graphic tees and distressed denim, soft shorts and a pretty top…the list goes on. You may have seen us rockin’ our Vans, Adidas Superstars and Golden Goose the most.
Best Grilling Accessories
Best Patio & Outdoor Furniture
Best Camping & Outdoor Gear
Best Kitchen Appliances
Memorial Day is kinda the perfect time for some kitchen upgrades. Nab that Instant Pot we’ve been eyeing for quick dinners for the whole fam. But if you’re on the hunt for something just for mama? The Nespresso VertuoPlus Deluxe w/ Milk Frother. Y’know…for those mornings you just kinda want to spoil yourself.
Best Cookware, Bakeware, & Knives
Oh, the thought of traveling around with a fresh new suitcase in hand. Maybe some of you have already started traveling again or have that special trip planned for the summer. Either way, Saks Fifth Avenue has some gorgeous luggage (that could probably double as an accessory), but Paravel’s sale is the one that’s got our attention. We’ve never seen a site-wide sale, and this luggage is some of our favorites.
Best Electronics & Home Appliances
Best Home Decor
Freshening up our homes once in awhile with something slightly special or just plain ole pretty-to-look-at can make all the difference in our little worlds. Sales make this a bit easier. A new throw pillow or two, some coffee table books, or maybe even a new rug to really switch things up.
Best Linen & Bedding
Hopping straight into a comfy bed after a long day — easily one of the best things in the world. So naturally, we love fancying up our beds with the softest things we can find. Our favorites? Parachute’s linen sheets and Slip’s silk pillowcases.