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Labor Day sales for the quick-witted!

Labor day. The holiday where you are acknowledged for all the effort you put into your days of labor. That date when you leave work on Friday knowing that you can relax until next Monday. But besides the extra leisure day, the barbecues and spending time with family, there is also an extra factor that is always in sight in this holiday: sales. Corporate America cannot pass the opportunity of sending incentives to today’s buyers in order to make a profit out of them.

Everywhere you go – and every website you visit – will most likely have a labor day sale ad that will be there to catch your attention. Bright bold colored signs of 20%, 30% and sometimes even 40% off will be paraded in front of you in order to lure you in. Nevertheless, the big discounts are not as big as they are portrayed. The truth is, most labor day sales offer these deductions on already discounted merchandise which are already on sale or clearance. This means that, if you are looking for older styles and do not care about the latest trends, you can get a pretty good deal. If on the contrary, you are hoping to get that latest Schutz pair of shoes you saw advertised on the last issue of Vogue, you better be prepared to pay full price.

Thus, labor day sales are good for “deal seekers” who like to take advantage of the least priced items. If you consider yourself to be one of these people, following these few steps in will help you get the best out of this sale:

1. Shop for staples. A staple in fashion is known as that piece of clothing essential to your closet. In some cases, fashion experts refer to this as universal pieces. However, since each individual has a different and unique style, staples can vary from one person to another. Maybe it is a band t-shirt or a camouflage jacket. Regardless of your choice, make sure you look for those “it” pieces you constantly use and check for websites offering discounts on it.

2. Classic styles. A muscle shirt, a plain t-shirt and a pair of jeans never go out of style. Looking for these pieces on the sales rack will help you get clothes that will last several seasons for a fraction of their price. Also, take a look at your favorite brands. If you are loyal to a specific label, it might be worth taking a trip to the mall or browse its website. Some brands have a very short life cycle, which makes them go through several sale periods. Taking a look at the them might be worth it. You might just find exactly what you’ve been looking for at its best price.

3. Don’t go looking for Fall clothing: As mentioned before, the discounts offered during Labor day weekend are mainly on sale items. If you go looking for Fall clothing, you will find very outdated styles that are not at their best price. On the contrary, stores offer their best Fall clothing discounts during the month of October. You might be able to find more current designs at an even better price.

If you are still interested in engaging in some holiday shopping, here are a few recommendations of the bests sales for Labor day weekend:

Shoes: Rag & Bone — Known for its edgy style and recognizable boot design, the brand is offering extra 30% off on sale items, which includes its iconic footwear. You might be able to get your favorite pair of boots for a fraction of its price.

Rag & Bone Harrow Boot. Before: $495 – Now: $345 -30%. Photo by: Rag & Bone


Clothes: Reformation — If you are looking for vintage looking pieces that are environment friendly, this might be the brand for you. The famous Californian label works with sustainable materials and methods to produce limited edition collections.  It is offering up to 70% off on sale items.

Photo by: Reformation

Pace Jumpsuit. Before: $218 – Now: $65. Photo by: Reformation


Swimwear: Panarea Couture — Now this is a sale. The Italian resort-wear brand is offering 50% off site wide all weekend with code LABORDAY.

Olivia Nero One-Piece. Before: $350 – Now: $175 Photo by: Panarea Couture


Beauty: bareMinerals — The cosmetic brand known for its nourishing skin-friendly minerals is offering its customers discounts on full price purchase: $10 off when you spend $50; $20 off when you spend $75; $30 off when you spend $100.

Brilliant Future Age Defense Serum. $55 -$10 off Photo by: bareMinerals


Make sure you take advantage of these discounts and make the best out of the long weekend.


By Pily Montiel

Instagram: @pilymontiel


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