How and What to Shop This LDW

Labor Day weekend is here and you know what that means — final beach days, back to school prep, and tons of SALES. I’ve rounded out some sales, tips, and picks under $100 to save you some time scrolling.

Here are some strategies for smart shopping.

  1. Look ahead. Retailers are trying hard to dump their summer inventory, but do you really need a new bikini in September? Instead, look for deals on fall and winter fashion.
  2. Pay attention to return policies. A lot of clearance items will be ‘final sale’, which is my personal hell based on the fact that sizing is far from standard. Skip yourself the pain. Additionally, opt for retailers that have free online and/or store returns.
  3. Stock up beauty products that you use every day. This one is probably the biggest money saver because you’re bound to use these! Look for deals on makeup, skin, and hair products that you use daily and buy enough to get you through Black Friday. 

Forever21 – 30% off regular priced items, 60% off sale

What to buy: If you’re tall like me, you know what a nightmare Forever21 can be when it comes to pants and short dresses, so I stick to tops here.

Bloomingdales – 20% off sale

What to buy: Shoes! Such great deals on quality pairs.

ASOS – Up to 40% off new season

What to buy: Fun weekend looks. Loving the colors, patterns, and cuts that range from brunch to wedding guest looks.

Topshop – 20% off full-priced items with cod LABOR20

What to buy: Cool girl jackets.

MAC – 25% off for MAC Lovers (free to sign up!)

What to buy: Everyday staples