18 Things That Go on Super Sale for Labor Day
Labor Day is the unofficial end of summer, but the beginning of a cascade of discounted super deals running through the end of the year. Here's what you need to be buying now.
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Labor Day weekend sales are 2020’s silver lining
While this year won’t likely go on record as anyone’s favorite thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, there is one small silver lining. “Labor Day discounts are usually deep, but this year retailers are trying even harder to recover from a downturn in shopping due to the pandemic,” explains Trae Bodge, a smart shopping expert and author. “Consumers will find substantial price reductions in categories including summer apparel, bedding, mattresses, and more.”
The sheer volume of sales, deals, and ads can be overwhelming—but don’t fret. We found 18 of the best deals out there through Labor Day weekend so you can savor the last sips of summer while getting ready for our favorite season of the year.
Note: Prices listed were accurate as of press time; pricing fluctuations may occur.
Sleep well on discounted mattresses
Expect to save as much as hundreds of dollars on top-quality mattresses this Labor Day weekend thanks to direct-to-consumer bed retailers slashing prices to move products quickly. Take a smile-inducing 25 percent off Brooklyn Bedding’s new Sedona Hybrid mattress this August 28 through September 7, or just about everything else on the brand’s website including the best pillows for every type of sleeper.
Buy luxury home appliances now
If you’ve been lusting after a robotic vacuum since you first saw the iRobot grace our list of the coolest tech gifts, there’s good news—the shoulder season of cleaning technology is after spring cleaning and before the major December holidays, which means Labor Day signals major savings. Take as much as $250 off top-selling Neato robotic vacuums August 30 through September 5, with crowd favorites like the Neato D4 marked down to $329.99.
Your home office will finally get the upgrade it deserves
Expect to save as much as 75 percent off furniture at major retailers, with popular affordable furniture brand Zinus shaving 15 percent off select pieces that are already rock bottom. You’ll be able to find the perfect new work-from-home desk under $100. Then you can outfit the rest of your office with these WFH essentials from Target.
Take 50 percent off almost everything Splendid sells
If you found yourself slowly transitioning your wardrobe into loungewear versions of business casual this year, you’re not alone, and Splendid’s Labor Day sale will be the perfect punctuation to all your most fashionable sentences. From September 3 through 8 you’ll be able to take 40 percent off almost everything for adults and children, but on the first day, the brand is offering an extra sprinkle of cash-saving magic. This September 3, almost all of Splendid’s web inventory will be 50 percent off, so set that reminder on your phone now.
Payless is back just when you need it most
Are you ready for this? Everyone’s favorite bygone discount shoe retailer is making a gasp-worthy re-entry into the affordable shopping market at the best possible time, and discounting their already cheap-and-cheerful footwear and accessories for Labor Day weekend. Expect up to 50 percent off usual retail prices in their sale bin, making some shoes less than the cost of a sandwich. If comfy shoes are your thing, check out the Danish clogs that stopped this one woman’s feet from hurting.
Big savings on beauty products
Not only will all your favorite products be marked down during the CVS Epic Beauty Event starting the week of August 30, the savings will continue all the way through September 26. Plus, CVS Beauty Club members can earn a $10 CVS gift card when they spend $25 on select products (it’s free to join). Deals the first week include 30 percent off Sun Bum Coco Balm Lip Balm, buy one get one 40 percent off Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water, and spend $25 on Essie nail products to earn a $10 CVS gift card.
Specialty swimwear will be marked down across the board
Most seasonal merchandise will take a nosedive in terms of price by Labor Day weekend to allow retailers to make room for colder weather items. Online retailers are no exception, and one of the most beloved size-inclusive swimwear retailers, FigLeaves, will offer up to 30 percent off at their biggest Labor Day sale ever. From September 3 through 7 you’ll find bra-sized swim separates, lingerie, and sleepwear in over 130 sizes all marked down. Check out the best bathing suits for your body type before you shop.
Shawls, sweaters, and so much more up to 50 percent off
While most retailers are focused on clearing out seasonal merchandise, some truly benevolent brands are offering their cold-weather cozy staples as part of their Labor Day deals. Work-appropriate M.M.LaFleur will offer an enormous selection of versatile classics including high-quality sweater-weather favorites at up to 50 percent off through Labor Day weekend. No code is required, and just about everything they sell works just as well at the actual office as it does in your home office.
A complete starter kitchen essentials set at a bargain
For those sending a brilliant mind off to college or setting up their favorite young couple with kitchen essentials, Abbio is offering a very rare Labor Day discount of 15 percent off with promo code “COOKOUT15” at checkout. The Set, the brand’s iconic kitchen essentials starter kit, has everything you need and nothing you don’t—simplifying the task, and price, of starting fresh. The brand rarely discounts thanks to already-affordable pricing, so it’s worth taking advantage of this one. Find out 33 more dorm essentials students need this year.
Did you know Cubcoats are one of the most popular products on Amazon thanks to thousands of rave reviews and obsessed little kids actually willing to put their jackets on? This Labor Day weekend the brand will offer $20 off any order of $50 or more when you head directly to their website. From September 4 through 7 you’ll be able to score adorably discounted hoodies they can play with, and sigh from relief knowing this year’s back yard recess won’t involve a struggle over adequate layering. Yes, you can use it to stock up on the brand’s adorable kid-sized face mask bundles. Use code “LABORDAY$20” at checkout.
Customized hair care is finally at your fingertips
If you’ve been holding off on making the trendy customized hair care investment, Labor Day weekend is going to be the perfect time to take the plunge. Gemmist, the decidedly fancy lady approach to shampooing one’s mane, will offer full-size bundles of customized shampoo and conditioner for $30 for first-time subscription orders. That’s a 33 percent discount off the usual price, and a rare opportunity to get your hands on champagne living at microbrewery beer prices. Use code “BESTHAIR” at checkout before September 8. Avoid these 14 mistakes that age your hair for the best locks ever.
Plus fashion essentials up to 60 percent off
Get your wallet ready, because ELOQUII, the cult favorite of curvy fashionistas, will be marking down just about everything on the site from September 2 through 6. Load up on printed button-downs at 60 percent off, vegan leather pieces, casual separates, and anything else that catches your eye. The brand offers women sizes 14 through 28 a modern, feminine approach to fashion and typically doesn’t discount as extensively.
CBD for a steal
Growing popularity has made CBD a big buzzword in the last couple of years. Now is the time to either try the mood-enhancing, stress-fighting benefits or replenish your existing supply. From September 3 through 8, Veritas Farms is offering a buy one, get one free deal sitewide on all full-spectrum hemp products with very few exclusions. Use code “LABORDAY” at checkout to take advantage of the deal. Not sure what to get? They even have CBD products for pets.
Take up to 50 percent off Merrell shoes
Usual retail prices are about to take a hike this August 28 through September 9 during the Labor Day sale at Merrell. Men’s Moab styles will be 20 percent off, women’s sandals 40 percent off, and Gridway styles will be a whopping 50 percent off usual prices.
Take an additional 25 percent off fitness faves
Get your socially distanced yoga flow going with new Onzie leggings and other fitness-friendly essentials during the brand’s Labor Day sale that simply can’t be missed. From September 6 through 7 you’ll be able to take 25 percent off everything on the brand’s site, including sale items. Some popular fitness staples like cropped workout tees and bras will be under $30 during the sale.
Take an additional 30 percent off sale sneakers
K-Swiss really wants you to get out there and be active, because this September 3 through 7 the brand will offer an additional 30 percent off already reduced styles for men and women. That means you’ll get the new kicks of your influencer-worthy dreams for less than $20 in some cases. If you don’t need them now, you will later, and they make some of the best gifts for men. No code is necessary, so shop your heart out.
Makeup essentials are marked down
Seldom-on-sale brands makeup artists swear by are set to be discounted over Labor Day weekend, and it might be your last big chance to score a deal on CoverFX before the holidays. The brand isn’t holding back, offering even newly launched items like their Luminous Tinted Moisturizer, Monochromatic Lip Color, and Custom Application brush at a very beautiful 20 percent off retail. The sale runs September 2 through 8 on their website with code “HEYFALL” at checkout.
Dresses, denim, and more at 60 percent off
Teen girls and young adults spend hours scrolling the Tobi website finding their favorite in-the-moment looks, and through Labor Day weekend the brand is offering a large selection of basics like denim, tees, and Insta-worthy sweaters as well as dresses for every occasion at 60 percent off. Vintage-style denim is already marked down 50 percent, lace-up sweats are $27, and printed maxi dresses are $63. Next, read on for blowout Labor Day deals on appliances that you won’t want to miss.
- Trae Bodge, a smart shopping expert and author
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