I will be honest that I struggle with Memorial Day shopping every year. As the spouse of an Army officer, we are very aware of the sacrifice and loss that surrounds this hallowed day and it’s a time when we remember far too many friends who gave all.
On the other hand, I’m always conscious of our household budget and spending habits. Now more than ever it’s important for us to live within our means, and sale shopping is one of the main ways that I save money for our family.
In the spirit of compromise, I decided to share the Memorial Day sales today (Sunday), but we’ll be taking the day off tomorrow to honor and remember. And below the sale listings, I’ll link to our Memorial Day post from 2015.
Here are the best deals we’ve found right now (in alphabetical order); there are some VERY, VERY good sales going on this weekend:
Abercrombie (40-60% off everything, plus an additional 15% some online purchases)
American Eagle (20-60% off everything and 50% off shorts)
Anthropologie (extra 50% off sale items)
Ann Taylor (60% off; use code SUMMER)
Ann Taylor Factory (up to 75% off, plus another 15% off purchases over $100 with code SUMMER)
Athleta (summer essentials starting at $14.99)
Banana Republic (up to 75% off everything)
Bed Bath & Beyond (up to 40% off)
Bloomingdale’s (save an extra 30% off)
Brooks Brothers (extra 30% off everything)
Crate & Barrel (up to 40% off sitewide)
Draper James (40% off sale styles)
Frontgate (20% off site wide plus free shipping with code MAYSHIPFREE)
Gap (50% off everything; use code WARM)
Jane (free shipping on lots of items)
Joss and Main (up to 65% off plus an additional 15% off with code SUMMER)
Lands’ End (50% off your order with code HOLIDAY)
Lilly Pulitzer (gifts with purchase), plus our local store is having a great sale and they will ship (see sale items here).
LL Bean (15% off your order with SUNNY15)
LOFT (50% off; loyalty members get 60% off with code FRIEND; free shipping + returns)
Lululemon (up to 50% off We Made Too Much items)
Nordstrom (clearance sale up to 60% off)
Nordstrom Rack (up to 70% off)
Old Navy (VIP offers, 25% off your entire order, and all tanks, tops, shorts and swim are 50% off)
Overstock (70% off and free shipping)
Pottery Barn (up to 50% outdoor; up to 30% off bedding, sofas, armchairs, and sectionals; up to 40% off pillows and throws; 30% off all rugs, dining, and entertaining; plus buy more save more with code SAVEMORE )
Saks Off 5th (extra 25% off)
Sephora (up to 50% off Memorial Day Sale items)
Serena & Lily (20% off with code LIVEWELL)
Sur la Table (up to 55% off)
Tory Burch (extra 25% select styles with code TOGETHER)
ULTA (50% off daily beauty steals)
Urban Outfitters (extra 30% off all styles)
Wayfair (up to 70% off)
West Elm (buy more save more and free shipping with code SAVEMORE)
Williams-Sonoma (Memorial Day Sale and free shipping over $49)
World Market (up to 40% off site wide)
Phew–there you have it! Plenty of great deals to choose from and lots of sales even on in-season items, like outdoor furniture and decor.
And as promised, let me close by returning our thoughts to the meaning of Memorial Day, when we honor our fallen. We remember, too.
Read our 2015 Memorial Day post here, and thanks for stopping by.
your desire to honor America’s heroes really resonated with me. THANK YOU for reminding our self-indulged population. Yesterday I wept while lining our street front with little flags. I have not personally experienced a loss due to service but my dad was an Air Force lifer, brother did 13 yrs and our son in law is retired Navy. A bestie of mine is married to a retired Army Chaplain who pastored our church for 5 yrs and I’ve heard many sad tales. I just lost my mother to the Coronavirus so I wanted to put little black ribbons on every flag for those that died too. For that reason shopping’s appeal has waned for me & we are supporting our son who lost his job due to COVID but also because honestly I’m not going out so new clothes seem silly like trying to sell ice to an eskimo. However since all retail is suffering &offering discounts I did begin shopping for Christmas and birthday gifts. I enjoy getting packages & feel like I’m saving by doing it that way.
Oh, Pamela, first and most importantly, I am so sorry to hear about your mother! What a sad loss!
Thank you for putting out the flags to honor our fallen, and for your family’s long history of service. You certainly “get it” and I appreciate that you understand the balance between remembering those who have given their all and the fact that they would want us to enjoy our families and freedoms that they fought to secure. I think your idea of doing Christmas and birthday shopping ahead of time is a good one; our stores need our support, too, as they employ so many, and of course lots of people aren’t able to make purchases right now (like your son). Thank you for your heartfelt comment and I pray you and yours a peaceful Memorial Day. Take care,Christy