I’ve learned to shop sales the same way I shop at any other time: look for quality pieces that will earn their keep over several seasons (or years). It can be tempting to pick up a “one hit wonder” just because it’s deeply discounted, but I encourage keeping sustainability in mind when making purchases.
Memorial Day Sales: My Top Picks…
Here are a few items that caught my eye from the Memorial Day sales. I’ve tried to clear through the seasonal fluff, and show you pieces that I think will have staying power. (Though I’ve attempted to choose items which are available in a range of sizes, some things may have limited availability. My apologies in advance if your size or color choice is sold out.)
I purchased this lightweight linen-blend cardigan last year in the “Bossa Nova” color (see how I wore it HERE) and recently bought the “Tan Cobblestone” color, a great summer neutral. Many colors are currently 40% off during the Nordstrom Half-Yearly Sale. I’m not the only one who likes this cardigan…it’s very well-reviewed! Many colors in Plus sizes on sale too!
The AG “Caden” trousers that I like are on sale in this color. They call it “New Spruce,” but to me it’s more of a bright olive. Nice color though, and could work as a neutral or a color accent. Currently 45% off.
Or if you prefer dresses with sleeves? This pretty blue paisley print dress is 30% off.
A total splurge even at 40% off, but it’s an absolutely stunning jacket and I didn’t want you to miss out, in case you had your eye on it…
This pretty blue tweed jacket in Plus is marked down 25% here.
And speaking of “oomph,” how about a pair of red sandals? These are 40% off.
I’ve tried several “Personal Item” carry-ons, but this one is still my favorite. The O.G. has plenty of room for my laptop, camera, tech accessories, small purse, toiletries bag, a change of clothes, and more. Lightweight and beautifully organized inside, it also has a zippered compartment on the back that can either be used to slide over your suitcase handle or as an additional pocket. And it’s 30% off this weekend.
And my favorite travel purse (see it in action HERE) is also included in the sale, in this black nappa leather. This little bag is not only lightweight, functional and secure, but very chic. 30% off through this weekend.
If you need a wrap for the plane, this one in cashmere with metallic threads is 40% off.
More Memorial Day Weekend Sales
Ann Taylor – 40% off your purchase with code SUMMERTIME
Anthropologie – extra 40% off sale items.
Banana Republic – 40% off purchase
Eileen Fisher – extra 20% off sale items
Halsbrook – Spring Sale, up to 50% off
J.Crew – 40% off purchase, code SHOP40
Lands’ End – 50% off swimwear, 40% off everything else. Code STRIPES, pin 6423
Lo & Sons – Memorial Day Sale – up to 30% off select styles.
Neiman Marcus – Designer Sale, up to 40% off
Net-a-Porter – up to 50% off
Saks Fifth Avenue – Designer Sale
Talbot’s – 40% off one item, 50% off two or more. Code SUMMER