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We still have to wait a whole week before the long weekend, but you’d never know it from the state of sales. Labor Day discounts have started showing up across the internet, even as a couple of other very good sales — at Zappos and Reformation — are starting to wind down. Shop all of the best deals here, and sign up for our email newsletter for even more picks.
These Levi’s 511 jeans were one of our top sellers during Prime Day — and they’re on sale again in a bunch of different washes (though we like this classic “light but not faded” look).
This portable speaker from Bose not only gets incredibly loud, it’s also waterproof — and if you order it now, it’ll arrive in plenty of time for your trip to the beach this long weekend.
Madewell is offering an extra 40 percent off already-on-sale items, with code LONGWEEKEND at checkout, bringing this ribbed ringer tee down to just $15.
If your calendar is stacked with weddings this September and you’re running out of things to wear, here’s an under-$75 option that’ll be ideal for a fall wedding with a cocktail dress code.
This all-leather handbag is roomy enough to hold all your necessities — wallet, keys, phone, face mask, and even a book — but not so big that you’ll be lugging it around.
REI’s Labor Day sale kicks off today, with discounts up to 50 percent off (and even more offers for Co-op members). These Tevas are lounge-ready outdoor slippers, meaning they can go from inside to outside, like walking the dog or grabbing a coffee.
When Maggie Slepian hiked the 485-mile Colorado Trail, she wore one sports bra: the Brooks Dare. Hers was a cross-back, and this is the scoop-back, but both offer plenty of support — and this one is available in all sizes for 30 percent off the list price.
If your kid has already misplaced their water bottle, here’s a bright Hydro Flask that they’ll have a hard time losing.
This weekend is your last opportunity to shop the Zappos Anniversary Sale and get 20 percent off these Hoka Bondi 7s, available in 11 colorways.
Tommy John’s so-called Second Skin is actually a supersoft, non-pilling fabric that’s perfect for oversize pajamas, like these sleep shorts.
Bed Bath & Beyond’s clearance section is the gift that keeps on giving. Today, we found a nearly half-off Ninja blender that’s just the right size for smoothies.
You can afford to swap out the ugly plastic wastebasket in your bathroom or home office when this handsome replacement is under $10.
Here’s a surprisingly tasteful velvet throw pillow — for just $4.
If you’ve waited to shop Reformation’s megasale, you’ll be rewarded with discounts up to 70 percent off — like on this cheerful silk dress — but it’s really your last chance, since the deals end this weekend.
This puff-sleeve linen dress has a very Laura Ashley–esque print.
Marimekko collaborated with Mansur Gavriel on a limited collection, and four of the five pieces are 30 percent off right now, including this cheery pouch.
The Labor Day mattress sales have started, and many of our favorite mattresses are on sale. (You can find the full lineup here.) But even if you’re not in the market for a whole new bed, you could probably do with a pillow upgrade — and this one from Casper offers plenty of neck support.
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