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 cardigan, a sleek trouser from The Row, or a Sophie Buhai bauble 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 Matches, Nordstrom, Ssense, 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 knee-high boot, like Balenciaga’s perfect, black leather pair later. Raey’s structured, gray 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. And if you have ever wanted a Loewe puzzle bag, now is your time to grab one, 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, or go for a shirt, like Isabel Marant Etoile’s easy, oversized denim option. Remember— a dark floral dress, like Rixo’s maxi, 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, giving off major equestrian vibes.
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 tights and boots later. A shacket, like LouLou Studio’s suede button-up, makes layering a breeze. Don’t be afraid to try pairing it with something more glamorous too, such as this metallic printed Altuzarra skirt, and By Far’s silver mule kitten heel, for a quirky mix for a dinner out. Punchy knitwear from Acne and tailoring from Max Mara are closet staples that will never lose their hype in your wardrobe, and can be found at a great bargain 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 go ladylike with a midi wrap skirt from Tory Burch. Jacquemus’ iconic knit cardigan is marked down in a few different colors, while Simon Miller’s sequined dress will make holiday dressing a breeze when the time comes.
Load up on accessories that will take you day to night, such as Dr. Martens’ chunky white Chelsea boots or Miista’s lace-up, heeled booties. Outerwear such as Jacquemus’ shirt jacket in black or Ganni’s lightweight parka in olive green, will make for easy layering on days that run hot in the morning and cold at night. Don’t miss out on plenty of great jewelry pieces either, like Sophie Buhai’s stunning lapis choker, or Isabel Marant’s chunky, gold link bracelet. Acne’s infamous plaid blanket scarf is also a coveted deal to snag now, before the inclement weather begins.
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. Simple trousers like Stella McCartney’s slim trouser in navy or The Row’s cashmere wide-leg are no-brainers, that you will reach for time and again. Loewe’s oversized poplin button-up is a steal, and don’t forget the accessories section, where you can still get Balenciaga bags and boots from The Row at 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. Or channel your inner 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 AGOLDE, 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 Victoria Beckham’s luxe, burgundy corduroy pants. For a new approach, try slipping this blouse under Simkhai’s vegan leather midi dress for a fresh styling interpretation. Office-appropriate footwear, such as Mansur Gavriel’s square-toe ballerinas and A.W.A.K.E. Mode’s checked wedge are perfectly seasonal, while a leather shopper, like Marni’s soft Museo tote bag, will make your commute look a little fresher.
For the best workout attire, Bandier has you covered. Take their lineup of fresh brands for a spin, such as Prism’s simple, navy leggings or Phat Buddha’s textured biker short and crop top set. 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 Diamond Bomb all-over veil, Pro Lift hydrating foundation, and even a baby buki brush for application. Guerlain’s Abeille Royal bestsellers travel set will keep your skincare game fresh on the road. SK-II Skinpower cream and Lancôme’s Régenerie Lift day cream will provide the ultimate in hydration and moisturization. And don’t forget retinol eye cream, like this one from 24/7’, for a potent and powerful anti-aging approach to fine lines.
Lean into knitted midi dresses as transitional wardrobe staples, like this LaQuan Smith long-sleeved option or a classic, textured Mara Hoffman. Pair with knee-highs, such as these creamy, Aeyde riding boots, for a simple and chic look that doesn’t need extra styling. Prepare for the dip in temperatures with Tove’s black shearling coat, a winning topper for day or night, and don’t sleep on other great basics like Brandon Maxwell’s pleated, khaki pants or The Row’s generously sized, leather shopper tote bag.