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Memorial Day Sales You’ll Actually Want to Shop

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Memorial Day sale season couldn’t come at a better time. For most of the country, it finally feels like summer; that means it’s also finally time to get a move on with anything you still need for the season, from sandals to sunglasses to cotton sweaters for your freezing cold office. (You do want to get three full months out of that cute new bathing suit, right?)

Just like any national holiday, retailers are taking full advantage of our extra attention — and extra time to shop, thanks to a day off. Literally any brand with a storefront or website is probably having some kind of sale. But who has time for all that web browsing when the forecast is sunny and you’re not just killing time at your 9-to-5? To help you cut through all the fuzz, we’re only listing the sales that are actually worth your time, either because the discounts are so good, or because the stuff on offer really deserves a look.

The list is organized by discount: The biggest deals are at the top. But read through all the way to the end — a lot of smaller brands that rarely offer sales are offering 25–25% off, and they’re all definitely worth a look! Check back through the weekend, too, as we’ll be updating this list as more sales go live.


Garmentory: Take up to 70% off select product. Garmentory provides an e-commerce platform for some of the coolest brands and boutiques across the country and the world, so you’ll definitely want to hit this one up.

Moda Operandi: Take 50% off select items, and an extra 20% off with code EXTRA20. MO’s yearly spring sale is underway, with lots of designer clothing at half-price.

Baublebar: Take up to 70% off select items. Sure, some of the stuff is a bit costume-y, but there are some real gems in the mix too (like these tassel earrings that a bunch of Racked editors have). Sale prices start at $10.

Hanky Panky: Up to 65% off select products. If you’re a fan of the brand, it’s a good time to stock up.

H&M: Up to 60% and free shipping with code 4791 (Note: free shipping ends on 5/28). H&M has a ton of good stuff right now, and even the homewares are on sale, so it’s definitely worth taking a look.

Net-a-Porter: Take up to 50% off select items. Net-a-Porter’s spring sale just launched on Tuesday, which means there’s a lot of stuff to choose from. We picked out a few suggestions for you here.

Farfetch: Take up to 50% off spring items. Farfetch sells designer products from dozens of chic boutiques across the globe, so you’re likely to find some very cool pieces. (Also, they conveniently organize the sale by discount.)

Tibi: Take 50% off Tibi’s Resort 2017 and select items from Spring 2017 collections. This sale only happens twice a year; you can snag a few of the brand’s simple, elegant pieces for under $100 and several under $200.

Steven Alan: Up to 50% off everything online. Since the sale is sitewide, there’s a lot of good stuff to choose from; just keep in mind the brand recently pivoted to focus solely on the in-house line (which means no bags or shoes for women online at the moment).

Stella McCartney: Take 50% off kid’s, men’s and women’s ready-to-wear and denim, and eyewear; take 40% off bags and shoes; take 30% off lingerie, Adidas by Stella McCartney, and swimwear.

Seafolly: For every $150 you spend, take $50 off. Most bikini sets and one-pieces ring in around $150 or $200, so you can almost think of this as $50 off each suit.

Boohoo: Take 50% off the entire site. Note that there are some good plus-size as well as trendy options for men, women, and children.

Aritzia: Take up to 50% off summer items. The Canadian fast-fashion retailer is great at work-friendly basics, so definitely check out the blouses and trousers.

Stowaway Cosmetics: Take 40% off your entire order with code 40SPLASH17. If you’re not familiar with the brand, it makes half-size cosmetics that are useful for summer travel.

The Outnet: Take an extra 40% off. Net-a-Porter’s sister site has tons of already marked down items from brands like Marni, Isabel Marant, and Valentino, so the extra 40% means there are steals to be had.

Nordstrom: Take up to 40% off spring items. This twice-yearly sale features over 200 pages of designer markdowns.

Goop: Up to 40% off select items. Everything is still pretty expensive, but if you’re a fan of the brand you’re going to want to check this sale out. Highlights include lots of Stella McCartney, 3.1 Phillip Lim, and of course Goop’s selection of home goods.

Opening Ceremony: Up to 40% off select items. Discounts on hundreds of summery items, from lilac saddle bags to MNZ slip dresses.

Wildfang: Take 30% off select summer styles. Might we suggest taking advantage of the sale to grab one of the brand’s “Wild Feminist” tees?

Loeffler Randall: Take 30% off retail prices. Some key items will be marked down, including these simple ruffled slides we’ve all been eyeing for a while.

Genuine People: 30% off all styles with code TAKE30. This shop is great for souped-up, trendy pieces.

A Peace Treaty: 30% off with code MEMORIAL30. Keep an eye out for the brand’s beachy kaftans and accessories like woven bags.

Shaina Mote: Take 30% off sitewide. This designer has all kinds of summer-friendly pieces, from sleek one-piece swimsuits to breezy wide leg pants and dresses.

Dear Frances: Take 25% off all shoe styles (excluding the pre-fall 2017 collection) with code MEMORIAL25. We’re making a beeline for the slides, including patent leather and basket weave, as well as funky high-heel mules in denim and tortoise PVC.

3x1 Denim: Take an extra 25% off all sale items. Women’s sale is already up to 50% off, so you can snag the kind of jeans you’ll wear all the time for under $100.

Nikki Chasin: 25% off sitewide with code SUMMER2017. The NYC-based indie brand makes some very sweet top and pant sets; there are also a lot of dresses already on sale.

Myrtle: Take 25% off with code MEMDAY17. This cute LA shop only stocks items designed by women. Expect labels like Samantha Pleet, Lotfi, and Ali Golden, lots of cute dresses, T-shirts, shoes, and more.

Frances Valentine: Take 25% off any full-priced item with code SUMMER. Kate Spade’s newest accessories brand makes adorable sandals, slides, and summery bags, including basket bags.

The Dreslyn: Take 25% off your order with code DONTWAIT and up to 40% off select items. This indie retailer stocks all kinds of goodies from homewares to jewelry to designers like Rachel Comey and By Far, so this is a good one to check out.

Rebecca Taylor: Take an extra 25% off sale items. Rebecca Taylor’s feminine, sometimes frilly dresses and separates are pretty much perfect for wedding season. Sale prices start around $80 for a top or jeans.

Bandier: Take 20% off best-selling styles and up to 60% off all markdowns with code MEMORIAL20. This chic athletics retailer sells some of the most desirable brands that don’t always go on sale...including really, really great leggings.

Sandro: Take an additional 20% off spring styles (including sale). The Parisian brand is already running a 30%-off sale, so you can find deals on everything from simple dresses to biker jackets.

Swords-Smith: Take 20% off everything with code MEMORIAL20. This Brooklyn boutique is among our favorite indie stores; expect everything from Adam Selman to Intentionally Blank.

Solid & Striped: Take 20% off select summer items. There’s a lot of cute stuff to choose from, including high-waisted bikini sets and sleek one-pieces.

Wray: Take 20% off sale and new merchandise with code MEMORIAL17. Wray’s lineup for summer is simple and playful; check out pieces like the Hockney-inspired Diver Suit and the breezy Garden Dress.

Lacausa: 20% off sitewide with code MEM20, starting Friday, May 26th. This indie brand’s stuff is already relatively affordable, and definitely great for summer; expect loose-fitting slips, sheer dresses, wide-leg jumpsuits, and more.

Her: Take 20% off sitewide with code MD20, starting Friday, May 26th. This Australian swim brand makes gorgeous, minimalist bathing suits.

Kindred Black: Take 20% off sitewide with code HEAT starting Friday, May 26th. The eco-friendly online retailer sells beautiful clothing, plus one-of-a-kind jewelry and home items that rarely go on sale.

Proud Mary: Take 20% off sitewide with code SUMMATIME20 starting Friday, May 26th. This global textile purveyor has some very cute and very summer-appropriate shoes, throws, bags, and more.