Ah, Labor Day: the unofficial end of summer. While we’re totally bummed to be saying goodbye to longer days, we’ve got some consolation in the form of three little words: LABOR DAY SALES. From Reformation (which is up to a whopping 70 percent off) to the best places to score your denim (ahem Lord & Taylor and the Gap ), we’ve ferreted out all the best stores for you to shop so you’ll get the most bang for your buck. Scroll through to check out our picks!
Reformation: The best and most notable sale on our list comes from eco-friendly brand Reformation, which is offering up to 70 percent off its wares. Worn by everyone from Taylor Swift and Rihanna to Olivia Wilde, the brand is typically pretty pricey (think $200+ for a dress), but with discounts like these, some frocks, like the pictured Portland dress, have been slashed to as low as $29! What’s more, each piece is made in the US with sustainable fabrics, so you’ll feel extra-good about your (uber-affordable!) splurge.
Nordstrom: Hot on the heels of its knockout Anniversary Sale comes Nordstrom’s Summer Sale on September 1, which will see all your favorite brands reduced by as much as 40 percent. We expect to see all the usual suspects, including Tory Burch, Michael Kors, and Kate Spade, so get those wallets ready!
Ann Taylor: From September 3rd to 5th, Ann Taylor will feature an additional 60 percent off its already reduced sale price (a full 20 percent higher than the company regularly offers). According to our calculations, that means you’ll be able to nab sweet styles, like this Island Floral Cross Back Dress (originally $159 and on sale for $80), for around $32. Not too shabby, eh?
Lord & Taylor: While you’ll get 20 to 25 percent off the entire store, your best bet here is the denim, which is currently buy one, get one 50 percent off through September 5. Uh, yes please! Stock up on the same pair, like these Levi’s 721 High Rise Ripped Skinny Jeans, or mix and match styles.
Bloomingdale’s: Through September 4, most sale items are 40-60 percent off for the store’s killer “Big Brown Bag Sale.” Just take a peek at this gorgeous Free People Studded Vegan Moto Jacket , usually $198, and now just $57!
Cole Haan: The luxury bag and shoe retailer will offer its coveted leather goods at an additional 40 percent off its sale prices with code SAVE from now through September 5, so those in need of a new purse for fall are in luck: This Stagedoor Leather Small Studio Bag falls from $398 down to $168 when you use the code and hit “apply” at checkout.
Rebecca Taylor: Stock up on all the florals you’ve been lusting after all summer long (we’re looking at you, Firefly Floral Pants!), for a fraction of the cost when you use code SUNSET at Rebecca Taylor to take an extra 40 percent off markdowns.
Henri Bendel: As if we needed ANOTHER reason to treat ourselves, Henri Bendel is offering a spend and save incentive, which means the more you buy, the less you’ll pay for the items in your cart — up to $125 off your order when you spend $500. Bonus: Those of you that check out quick enough will also get a mini nail polish set with four of fall’s hottest hues.
Jurlique: Spend $65 or more through September 4 and enter coupon code MYSTERY to get not one, not two, but three top-selling products (valued at $33), one of which will be a surprise (and who doesn’t love surprises?).
Sand & Sky: As of September 1, this Australian skincare company will be offering 20 percent off its signature product, the Brilliant Skin Purifying Clay Mask($49), with coupon code PINKCLAY20. For those who haven’t already read about the product in InStyle or Cosmopolitan, the mask is unique in that it uses a not-so-secret ingredient — pink Australian clay — to help detoxify and brighten skin while tightening pores.
ASOS: From September 1 through September 5, new fall arrivals will be 20 percent off with code LABORYAY, which means we know EXACTLY where we’ll be buying our fall coat this year.
bareMinerals: Beauty lovers will rejoice to receive between $10 to $30 off their purchase of $50 or more. The more you spend, the more you save ($50 gets you $10 off, $75 gets you $20 and $100 gets you $30), so really, you’d be fiscally irresponsible NOT to load up, on say, this Get Started Mineral Foundation Kit($34).
Yumi Kim: Boasting one of the biggest discounts on our list at 50 percent off sale items, you can shop pretty pieces like this Love Struck Silk Top ($168) for half off its sale price of $118 when you use code SUMMER50.
Ulta: The beauty retailer will offer discounts and specials sitewide from September 3 to September 9 (ooh la la!), but you’ll definitely want to direct your attention to the hair products, which will be available at buy two, get one free. Fill those cupboards, ladies!
Gap: Fall into the Gap’s Labor Day event, which will net you 50 percent off sitewide PLUS an extra 20 percent off at checkout when you enter GETMORE. These Mid-rise Deconstructed Relaxed Boyfriend Jeans ($80)? So ours.
Sanctuary: Sanctuary is another one offering discounts on a tiered level: You’ll get $25 off with $150, $50 off with $200 and $75 off with $250. This Ellie Dress ($129) puts you just $21 shy of bagging the discount — need a wallet? (*Wink, wink*)
Gold & Gray: Add a bit of (discounted) bling to your wardrobe with 30 percent off your jewelry purchase at Gold & Gray when you type in LABORDAYLOVE. Super trendy pieces, like this Gray Wood Pom Bracelet ($24) drop to just $17.
Chinese Laundry: Buy your fall boots AND booties to hit the highest discount threshold at Chinese Laundry, which is offering 20 percent off with $75, 25 percent off with $100 and 30 percent when you spend $150 or more. Might we suggest these Kristin Cavallari Suede Georgina Booties ($170)?
Which sale are you most excited to shop? Fill us in over @BritandCo.
(Photo via Cole Haan)