Best 2018 Memorial Day Weekend Sales

Clean up those grills, dig out those flip-flops, and wear something gingham:  Memorial Day Weekend is here!  And with it come the sales.  We’ve been hard at work rounding up all of the best pieces from the sales you need to know about.  Per usual, we’re trying to keep things tightly edited (no one has time to page through a ton of crap), and if last year was any indicator, the sales will continue to change as the weekend goes on, so keep checking back: we’ll be updating this page as best we can.

For our 2021 Memorial Day Sales coverage, head here: Our Memorial Day Sales Guide: The Best Fashion, Beauty & Home Deals

In between slathering on sunscreen, and a beer or two.  Obvi.

Our Guide To The Memorial Day Sales


Old Favorites, Now on Sale

Best of Nordstrom’s Half-Yearly Sale

Best of The Memorial Day Sales

What The Editors Are Actually Buying





Best of The Memorial Day Sales: HOME

Editor Picks: HOME (includes Nordstrom)

Old Favorites, Now On Sale

Happily, there are a ton of items already on sale that we’ve featured before.  These are pieces we own, we love, and we think you will love them, too.  You might recognize a few of these from the blog….

TOP ROW:  My favorite LOFT dress (yay for quirky florals)….another LOFT wrap dress (comfy yet polished)….lightweight Gorjana tassel earrings (the only ones I’ll actually wear).

BOTTOM ROW: My favorite AG Farrah skinny jeans (the high-rise version)….that Banana Republic windbreaker (been wearing it nonstop)….Vince Camuto heels (sooo comfy – for heels, anyway).

LEFT TO RIGHT: Blank NYC Cut Off ShortsDex Painted Grey Jeans, Blank NYC High Waisted Distressed Jeans

Scotti’s Favs

Clockwise from top left: Cashmere crewneck sweater & Tomgirl jeans, Shift dress & Sandals, Grey Sweatshirt, Gingham Button Up, Orbit Earrings & One-shoulder Top, Peacoat, White Booties & Deep V Tee, Tunic, Hoodie & Midi Shorts

Cam’s Favs

top row: Sleeveless Henley Midi Dress (wearing size S), Levi’s Altered Zip Denim Shorts (TTS), J.Crew Lace-up Back Gingham One-piece

bottom row: J.Crew Tie-Front Dress (TTS), Lucky Brand Felix Bootie (TTS), Floral Print Matching Set (wearing S top, M bottoms)

Laura’s Favs

Top Row:  Dolce Vita Ramsay Flats (TTS), Enamel Stretch BraceletsSilky Striped Joggers

Bottom Row: Reebok Classic Club C 85 – updated version of my sneaker on sale…like it even better. American Eagle Tomgirl Bermuda Shorts – Size up one size for looser look in the legs. Born Man Easy Sandal – Almost identical to favs from last summer.

Gwen’s Favs

Please pay no mind to the fact that I cropped my boyfriend out of this collage. He’d be thrilled to know his 76ers tee made the cut instead. #itscalledfashion

Left: You may remember my Levi’s white denim jacket from The Mom Edit’s IG’s currently 15% off! And this white tank top? IT’S NOT SEE THROUGH. I repeat. It’s not see through. Go snag this tank (that you can wear with a regular bra) for 25% off while you can. Pair with these crazy comfy, super-flattering pants and you’ll never have to wear anything else.

Center: The Alice and Olivia gods have answered our prayers today, people – my favorite top is on sale. This pajama-esque silky blouse is too good to NOT wear out of the house.

Right: We can’t stop talking about this BLANKYC jacket because it’s seriously that good. This gorgeous hydrangea color is on sale too!

Julieta’s Favs

Top row: 1This was the only top I liked from Chriselle Lim’s collection because the ruffle falls nicely on high-rise bottoms without showing my belly button. The back is smocked and stretchy. 2. A floral wrap dress is a no-brainer in the warmer months. I’ve been wearing it with boots for the rain or sandals on warmer days: very postpartum- and nursing-friendly. 3. Bardot Polka dot wrap top. The wrap is perfect, the peplum style very slimming.

Bottom row: 1. This Bardot polka dot wrap dress is beautiful. Runs small. 2. My favorite Seychelles burgundy boots, the only ones I have, are finally on sale for 40% off. Believe me, it’s the first time they are on sale. 3. Last but not least, these High-rise Wedgie Levi’s shorts: Best shorts I’ve ever tried on. There’s videos of me trying them on my Instagram (@theunbosom) They are very flattering and the inseam length is perfect IMO. Not too short, not too long. I do have to mention that you need to go two sizes up.

Tiarra’s Favs

Left: This J. Crew sweater blazer is perfect for chilly morning and evenings. It’s a chic alternative to a hoodie or denim jacket and it’s 40% off!

Right: I’m not sure I’ve taken my Levi’s Mile High Super Skinny ankle jeans off since I got them a few weeks ago. My exact pair isn’t on sale, but here’s another version in the same fit.

Jess’ Favs

Top Row: Free People’s Drive You Made Blouse (40% of at Nordies), Sam Edelman’s Celina Espadrille Sneaks (50% off at Shopbop!), Levi’s 721 High Rise Jeans (55% off at Zappos)

Bottom Row: Viscata Escala Wedges (15% off at Amazon), Ruffle Bell Sleeve Top (60% off at AE), Levi’s 501 Skinny Jeans (30% off at Levi’s w/ code: MAY30)

Best of Nordstrom’s Half-Yearly Memorial Day Sale

This sale is one of BIG ones, so let’s just start here….

My Picks (Shana)

Bags and Accessories


Comfy Things

Pretty Dresses



Scotti’s Nordstrom Sale Picks

Bags, shoes, accessories and jackets.  Those are the things I look for during the sales . . . the things I know I’ll wear over and over again.  Here are my favorites:

Laura’s Nordstrom Sale Picks

Cam’s Nordstrom Sale Picks

Julieta’s Nordstrom Sale Picks

Things I always look to buy during a good sale are shoes, leather bags, jeans and some everyday tops. If you love skinny high-rise jeans that suck everything in (for real) don’t miss these.

Gwen’s Nordstrom Sale Picks

Pretty sweatshirts are the cornerstone of any summertime wardrobe…right? Just mine? Ok.

Jess’ Nordstrom Sale Picks

Tiarra’s Nordstrom Sale Picks

Shop Memorial Day Sales From Our Favorite Stores

Abercrombie & Fitch – 40% off everything AND 50% off jeans

Anthropologie – Extra 40% off sale

Banana Republic – 40% off everything

Barneys: Up to 40% off select items

Bloomingdale’s: Up To 40% off select items

J.Crew – 40% off everything

Loft: 40% off everything

Net-a-Porter: 50% off select items

Shop Buru: 65% Off!!

Splendid: 30% off sitewide

Sweaty Betty: 20% off full price styles

Top Memorial Day Home Decor and Furniture Sales

AllModern: Up to 70% off everything outdoor

(AND take an extra 15% off sale items with code “SPF15”)

Anthropologie: 40% off furniture and decor

Serena and Lily: 20% off everything

Wayfair: Up to 70% off select items