When looking to cure your end-of-summer blues, a little retail therapy never hurts. Luckily enough, the best Labor Day sales are in full swing. You’ve probably been eyeing that Jacquemus knitted skirt, a sleek trouser from The Row, or a Jil Sander handbag for far too long; your time has come to finally hit that buy-now button. Statement autumnal pieces like a timeless trench coat from By Malene Birger, a pair of leather knee-high boots from Jimmy Choo, a nine-to-five dress by Wales Bonner, and knitwear from Acne are a few key fall closet staples that will make the seasonal switch all the easier. Also, what better way to celebrate the end of one season than by shopping for the next?
Navigating the sale sections of your favorite sites can be daunting, to say the least, which is where we come in. We’ve provided an edit from some of our go-to retailers like MatchesFashion, Nordstrom, MyTheresa, and more to find the best of the best that’s currently on sale. Prepare to find great pairs of denim that offer both functionality and fashion. Style each pick seamlessly with your footwear of choice, be it a fall boot or a pair of retro sneakers. One way to savor the final, fleeting moments of summer? An all-white outfit. Test the trend out with a cotton poplin shirt dress and loafers as your starting point.
And for workout wardrobe essentials, Bandier will have you covered. Apart from fashion, Sephora’s beauty sale is in full swing, with deals on everything from skincare to makeup.
Read on for the best Labor Day sales to start shopping now.
Fall is all about layering. Wear this Paco Rabanne jacquard, short-sleeved maxi dress sans layers for now with a cute, flat shoe, like Le Monde Beryl’s mary janes, and swap for a leather boot, like Valentino’s platform bootie, and leather moto jacket to wear later on. Altuzarra’s structured, tie-waist blazer can be thrown on with ease over almost anything, and The Row’s cozy trouser pant will take you straight into sweater weather. Top off any fall look with statement baubles, such as Jil Sander’s massive knot necklace or Completedworks’ resin earrings, all heavily discounted.
When temperatures start to dip, denim can be your best friend, whether dressed up or down. Reach for Zimmermann’s high-waisted, flared pair in bold blue as a transition piece from summer to fall. Pair with a tee for those seasonally warm September days, and then add a chunky knit, such as Totême’s oversized cable knit, for a stylish yet casual look come cooler months. A denim shirt, like Isabel Marant Etoile’s easy, oversized button down can be paired with everything from pencil skirts to Veronica Beard’s faux leather pants. And remember— a cozy cashmere sweater dress, like this camel version from Joseph, is also a sure transitional favorite that can be worn now and later with a chunky knit or a blazer, like Blazé Milano’s single-breasted jacket.
There are still bargains aplenty, that will take you straight into the next season at Nordstrom. Wear The Attico’s leopard print mini dress now, bare-legged with sandals, and simply add hoisery and boots later. A shacket, like LouLou Studio’s suede button-up, makes layering a breeze. Easy, everyday closet staples like a perfect black blazer from A.L.C. or a Chloé leather handbag will never lose their hype in your wardrobe, and can be found at great bargains now.
Snag party-appropriate separates for the season ahead, all part of Saks Fifth Avenue’s end-of-season sale. Marina Moscone’s silky, draped top will become a go-to for cocktails, dinners out, parties, and more. Try pairing it with cargo denim, like the cult favorite pair from Still Here, or a punchy, zebra-print skirt from Coperni. Simon Miller’s sequined dress will make holiday dressing a breeze when the time comes.
Net-a-Porter’s sale section is still chock full of designer basics with a twist. Looking to invest in a new trench this season? By Malene Birger’s modern interpretation is just the ticket. Khaite’s draped, baby blue shirtdress will look stunning with a knee high boot and a shoulder bag from The Row. Loewe’s oversized poplin button-up is a steal, and don’t forget the accessories section, where you can still find markdowns up to 70% off.
Find a mix of designer and contemporary options in Farfetch’s sale section, which is still going strong with new markdowns. Ganni’s square-line midi dress pairs perfectly with white, leather trainers from Isabel Marant or Jimmy Choo’s high-knee, leather stiletto boots. Khaite’s white Alessia shoulder bag will bring an instant pop to any fall fit. We love the idea of it over this checked Totême blazer or Proenza Schouler White Label’s red cardigan. Channel a street style-approved look with a bevy of cool, new skirts, such as Charles Jeffrey Loverboy’s kilt-style, or a long denim version from Still Here, both instant wardrobe hits.
Your work wardrobe essentials are all still in Shopbop’s designer sale section. Altuzarra’s crisp, blue button-up can be paired with everything from trousers to midi skirts. Wales Bonner’s white poplin shirtdress can be layered with knitwear and tailoring for fall, while a leather shopper, like Marni’s soft Museo tote bag, will make your commute look a little fresher. And speaking of knitwear— don’t miss the discounted options from Acne, Ami, and Simone Rocha.
For the best workout attire, Bandier has you covered. Take their lineup of fresh brands for a spin, such as P.E. Nation’s crop top and legging set in black and mink beige. If you’ve gotten into pickleball or tennis this season, don’t sleep on a cute new activewear dress, like this tank option from Year of Ours, available in both black and white. And for those ski enthusiasts out there, now is the best time to invest in a new jacket and pants, before the first snow falls and no sales are in sight.
Beauty-wise, look no further than Sephora’s sale section. In the makeup genre, we love all the Fenty markdowns, such as the Pro Lift hydrating foundation. Guerlain’s Abeille Royal bestsellers travel set will keep your skincare game fresh on the road. And don’t forget retinol eye cream, like this one from 24/7’, for a potent and powerful anti-aging approach to fine lines. You’ll find tool too, such as Tame’s infrared flatiron at very low prices.
Basics with a twist are key for fall, and Moda Operandi’s designer sale section still has plenty of them. From Brandon Maxwell’s khaki trousers, to Tu es mon Tresor’s high-waisted denim, or The Row’s generously sized, leather shopper tote bag, these pieces will become the bread and butter basics you reach for time after time. Stock up on evening wear options for the season ahead too, such as LaQuan Smith’s bold red midi dress for a dinner out, or Alessandra Rich’s velvet gown for something more formal.
For basics that are always en vogue, look no further than Vogue Collection, our very own line of merch. And just in time for Labor Day, we’re having a sale! From September 1 through September 4, the entire site will be 25% off—from classic mariner striped pullovers to ribbed tanks to bucket hats. You’ll find the perfect thing to wear while reading our September issue or any of the end of summer activities you have planned.