The Labor Day Sales You’ll Seriously Regret Missing

Get your wallet ready! We found dozens of Labor Day sales offering some of the steepest discounts of the entire year.

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This year’s Labor Day sales will be unlike anything you’ve ever seen before. That’s because retailers across the country will be doing their best to clear out the seasonal merchandise they still have because of reduced in-person shopping over the past few months. As a result, they’ll be offering extended discounts on back-to-school items and everything else, as well as rarely offered bonuses. For the next few weeks, you can also get some amazing under-$40 deals hiding in Amazon’s secret summer sale. So, get ready to do some serious shopping: You can’t afford to miss these sales—and most of what you buy will ship right to your door.

Nordstrom: Up to 70 percent off

nordstrom labor day salevia nordstrom.com (3)If you missed the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale earlier this summer, don’t worry—the famous store’s Labor Day sales are enough to soothe your fashion-loving soul. Multipacks of underwear, accessories, and designer socks can be found for under $10.

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On-trend, comfortable items for kids like loungewear, play clothes, and pajamas will also be marked down significantly through September 8 at Nordstrom. Customer favorites like Tea Collection pajamas are marked down by 40 percent, while designer shoes for children are up to 50 percent off.

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Home accents like this luxurious Bliss plush throw are discounted by nearly 40 percent through Labor Day, snuggle-worthy quilted shams are marked down to 60 percent off their full retail prices, and other items for every room of the house are marked down at various discounts. Adorning your space with affordable accessories is just one of the home decor ideas that can make your home look more expensive.

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Wayfair: Up to 90 percent off full retail prices

wayfair labor day salevia wayfair.com (3)Stock up on everything you need for the kitchen, like cookware essentials from Viking that start at about 50 percent off. Treat yourself to a new 10-piece set of stainless steel kitchen tools at 71 percent off, because high-quality items like these more than pay for themselves.

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Not sure what to buy? Head over to Wayfair’s daily deals page for a constantly updated selection of steeply discounted Labor Day weekend sales that will be hard to pass up. It’s a good opportunity to score dorm-room essentials you forgot to get during the back-to-school sales rush earlier in the month.

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Don’t miss Wayfair’s lesser-seen clearance deals section, where you can get up to 90 percent off everything you already use at home, like kitchen utensils, pet beds, linens, and furniture. Discounts over Labor Day weekend will be stackable, so that means you’ll be able to use your additional coupon codes on top of steeply marked down open box items, last year’s favorite prints, and more.

Walmart: Hundreds of deals on things you buy anyway

walmart labor day salevia walmart.com (3)The greatest part of Walmart’s Labor Day sale is that the spectrum of products is so wide, just about everyone is sure to find something they’ll love and use. There is an entire somewhat-secret portion of Walmart’s website devoted entirely to products about to hit rollback pricing, and that means just about everything you already love and shop for could be marked down.

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Enhance your fitness game with an Apple Series 3 Watch marked down by $30 during this year’s Labor Day sales. Most Apple fans know that Apple products are rarely on sale or discounted, so it could be the right time to buy holiday tech gifts, too.

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Did you fall in love with gardening while in quarantine? Keep your indoor garden blooming and your extended-season outdoor plants thriving thanks to more than 25 percent off the already-low prices on Miracle-Gro plant food and fertilizer through Labor Day weekend.

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Buy your new bedding now

bedding sale labor day salevia plushbeds.com, via amazon.com, via brooklynbedding.comUpgrade your sleep with a new mattress, because this is just about the best time of year to buy. PlushBeds, a luxury organic mattress retailer, is offering $1,200 off all organic bedroom mattresses and throwing in a luxury sheet set and mattress protector this August 25 through September 7 with the code “LABOR2020” at checkout. They’re offering 25 percent off just about everything else on their site, as well.

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Mellanni, another popular bedding brand, is also throwing its hat into the Labor Day super sales ring, offering 20 percent off sheet sets. The most popular sleep-products brand on Amazon, they’re already affordable at their usual retail prices—and now, they’re a total steal. You’ll be able to score the discount using promo code “DORMFROMHOME” at checkout now through September 7. Before you check out, you might also want to add these Amazon products you’ll use every day to your cart.

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Brooklyn Bedding will also heavily discount their most popular mattresses, bedding, and accessories, offering an extra 25 percent off prices from August 28 through September 7. This brand is known for sturdy, on-trend, affordable favorites.

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Through September 14, Nest Bedding is offering 20% off site-wide with the code NESTLOVE. You can feel good about buying from this family-owned bedding and mattress company because the products are all-natural and organic. Check out the bestselling Alexander Signature Hybrid Mattress—it’s got foam plus coils for the best possible combo of comfort and support.

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Child-safe bedding isn’t left out of this season of better sleep, because Delta Children’s Serta iComfort EverCool Crib and Toddler Mattresses will be discounted by 15 percent for shoppers through Labor Day. A sleeping baby and a well-rested home are actually priceless, though.

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Home goods and decor for less

home decorvia macys.com (2), via hurom.com, via craneandcanopy.com, via rugs.comIf you’ve been eyeing a new set of towels, Macy’s Labor Day sale is the time to stock up on ultra-plush Hotel Collection towels, face cloths, and other items at 60 percent off their usual retail price. Orders over $25 ship free, so it’s worth buying yourself a whole new set.

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Add up all the cash you’ll be saving when you skip the fancy corner restaurant after you bring home a Martha Stewart Collection 4-Quart Enameled Cast Iron Dutch Oven during the very same Macy’s Labor Day sale for a smile-inducing $49.99. It normally retails for close to $160, so feel free to do a happy dance while you read about how to cook the best roast chicken ever in a Dutch oven.

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Looking to start eating or, rather, drinking more healthfully now that summer is over? A Hurom juicer is one of the best investments you can make, especially when it’s marked down by 30 percent from August 28 to September 7.

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Treat yourself to new throw pillows, plush throws, and other home-beautifying pieces September 3 through September 7. Just about everything will be on sale, with discounts as grand as 70 percent off usual retail prices. Discounts are applied automatically at checkout, so no need to worry about codes to remember.

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Take a good look at your floor right now. If you don’t like what you see, it’s time to get excited for something new. Rugs.com will be offering up to 80 percent off its selection of affordable, mid-range, and luxury rugs September 2 through September 8. Furnish your floors with a splash of color, a neutral basic, or add a dash of excitement to your new outdoor classroom (you know, the place you used to call “the backyard”) at a steep discount. We found some 5×8 statement rugs already marked down to $79 or less.

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Beautiful buys on cosmetics and wellness items

beauty products labor day salevia ahava.com, via greengoo.com, via julep.com, via physiciansformula.comFrom August 31 through September 7, shoppers will be able to score their favorite Dead Sea skin essentials from AHAVA at 20 percent off. If your order totals $75 or more, they’ll take off 25 percent, and if you hit $100 or more in purchases, they’ll take off 30 percent.

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Wellness brand Green Goo is offering even deeper discounts than usual on its best-selling skin-care salves and hand-sanitizer bundles. Handwashing experts (that’s all of us in the year 2020, we hope) will be thrilled to find the brand’s popular castile soaps at over 50 percent off, too. The sale runs from September 4 through September 7.

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Take 50 percent off popular affordable beauty brand Julep this September 6 and 7 using the code “JULEP50” at checkout. Load your cart with high-quality makeup essentials like eyeliner, lipstick, and more for less than the cost of your usual lunchtime latte.

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Drugstore favorite Physicians Formula will offer 30 percent off sitewide on their own website plus a free hand sanitizer with any $35 purchase from September 1 through 13. Better yet? All orders placed September 4 through 9 also get free standard shipping. Use promo code “PFSAVE30” at checkout. Here are more drugstore beauty products dermatologists swear by.

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Fashion favorites at bargain prices

fashion labor day salevia soma.com, via whitehouseblackmarket.com, via oshkosh.comGet timeless underwear, bras, pajamas, and other favorite underpinnings from Soma at 25 percent off this September 4 through 7. No code is necessary, and the discount will automatically be applied to your basket. Underwear is seasonless, so this is the perfect time to stock up on your favorite styles and even try a few new ones. While you’re at it, make sure you have these 9 essential bras for everything in your wardrobe.

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Take 50 percent off select full-price styles at White House Black Market from August 31 through September 7—and score some of their best denim for an eye-popping $29.99 right now. These mid-rise ankle jeans are already under $30.

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If your little ones need more leggings, denim, adorable tees, and other wardrobe staples to start the year off right, you’ll be happy to know that both Carter’s and OshKosh B’Gosh brands will offer an additional 40 percent off clearance prices from September 2 through 7. They’re also offering 50 percent off just about everything else with very few exceptions like Halloween and baby basics. Expect to find a wide selection of children’s tops under $5.

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Bryce Gruber
Bryce Gruber covers gift ideas, shopping, and e-commerce at RD.com, although you've likely seen her work across a variety of women's lifestyle and parenting topics at TheLuxurySpot.com, Bravo, Parents.com, Martha Stewart, and on your TV screen through national talk shows including The Tamron Hall Show. She lives and works in New York's Hudson Valley with her five small children. Find her on social media at @brycegruber.