Jun 28, 2023

The Best Labor Day Fashion Sales on Clothes, Accessories, and Shoes

Don’t miss these early deals on clothes, bags, shoes, and more

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Labor Day is Monday, September 1 — but you don’t have to wait for the long weekend’s end-of-summer sales to score steep discounts.

We found 35 early Labor Day sales on clothes, shoes, and accessories that you can shop now at stores including Amazon, Nordstrom, J.Crew, and Shopbop. There are also great activewear deals at Lululemon and Alo Yoga, plus discounts on underwear and shapewear from Spanx, Skims, and Parade. As for shoes and purses, we found lots to shop at Coach Outlet and Zappos.

Keep reading for the best early Labor Day sales on clothes; shoes, purses, and bags; activewear; and bras, underwear, and shapewear. We’ve also included some standout products to get you started.

If your essentials, like tee shirts and underwear, could use a refresh, check out Gap’s sale-on-sale with 40 percent off already-reduced clearance prices. J.Crew is also offering an extra 50 percent off sale with the code GOSHOP.


This denim shirt jacket — or shacket — is a great weight for between-season dressing. It’s made from 100% cotton, which feels cool on the skin and is sturdy enough to block the breeze without adding heat the way a sweater does. It’s longer than a classic jean jacket, too, providing more coverage. And, in case you’re wondering, “no white after Labor Day” is completely antiquated at this point.


These Club Monaco pants blur the line between officewear and couch-wear (in a good way). Their comfort credentials include an elastic waistband, stretch fabric, and wide leg. The cropped length and silky finish give them a polished look, fit to wear with various shoes, including ballet flats and heeled boots.

The must-shop in the world of accessories is Coach Outlet, where bags, wallets, and more are up to 70 percent off. We also recommend Nordstrom Rack, which has a deep selection of designer bags on sale. And if travel is on your agenda, check out Calpak’s discounted luggage, backpacks, and accessories while they’re up to 60 percent off.


This is the kind of shoulder bag you’ll pull out for years because it never really goes out of style. Its compact size is ideal for errands and nights out alike.

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The sporty details on this pair of ballet flats set them apart from the pack. The elasticized top line means you can adjust the fit and the rubber sole provides traction.

Re-up on leggings and sports bras, or start adding some layers to your wardrobe for outdoor workouts with activewear sales at Lululemon, Athleta, and more. Old Navy is a solid choice for the basics, and there’s an extra 30 percent discount on sale. And Alo is always worth a browse, at the very least to the latest wild crop top they’ve managed to make suitable for fitness.


A Lulu classic for cold weather workouts, or just throwing on as you leave the pilates studio. It comes in 13 colors, most of which are marked down by more than $20.


Flow from summer to fall in this swishy midi dress from Athleta. It’s made from a quick-drying material that is wrinkle-resistant, making it well-suited for travel. To sweeten the deal: pockets!


This Spanx bodysuit comes in black and “soft nude.” Its thong design flaunts the brand’s trademark Comfort Crack (yep) construction and the non-compression bust means no smooshing up top. It’s a good base layer for light smoothing under just about anything.


Skims has more sales than it used to, but it’s still rare to find so many products with so much size availability marked down. Case in point, this cotton jersey T-shirt bra, which comes in three on-sale colors and has many band width and cup size combinations still in stock.

Keep scrolling for more of our favorite on-sale fashion finds.




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