Everyone gets really excited for Black Friday, but another golden sale shopping opportunity is coming up soon: Labor Day. It's just around the corner, and it's sure to bring a whole host of bargains with it. It's fun to get your shop on during the Labor Day online sales — after all, it's the perfect time to stock up on all things back-to-school (from pencil cases to adorable, first-day-of-school boots) and it also happens to be a great time to score some major deals in the summer clearance section.
Another bonus? Pretty much every single store you can think of will be offering a sale of their own, from your favorite indie jewelry artist on Etsy, to that outlet mall you go to on weekends. So, the real question is, what kind of discount can you get at each store? And when can you start?
Heck, Labor Day's not even here for two more weeks, and there are already tons of great deals floating around the internet. Places like J. Crew, Banana Republic, and Aeropostale are getting a head start with pre-Labor Day discounts (including some pretty substantial markdowns) which is exciting, to say the least. The sales will start to heat up even more as we get closer and closer to the big weekend — so let's take a look at some cool online shopping Labor Day deals to really kick things off.
With the code "AVEDALS" you can grab free shipping plus a sample with your order, through Sept. 5th.
J. Crew is currently offering 30 percent off orders of $200 or more, and 25 percent off orders over $125 — all you need to do is type in the code "SHOPMORE" at checkout.
From Sept. 1 through 5, Bernardo will be offering 20 percent off sitewide, if you use the code "CELEBRATE."
The Gap has a pretty nifty deal where you can earn different levels of "Gap Cash" (a.k.a. store credit) depending on how much you spend. Until Labor Day, you get $25 back for every $50 you spend.
Alternative Apparel is currently running a 30 percent off promotion for all orders over $100, from now until Labor Day — the code is LABOR30.
Looking for a new pair of shoes? Footwear Unlimited is offering 15 percent off and free shipping on all Baretraps and Latigo shoes from Sept. 2 through Sept. 6 if you use the code "WEEKEND15."
Ann Taylor is currently running a few promotions, including a substantial 40 percent off clearance items.
Now's the time to stock up on your favorite drugstore beauty cult faves, because Walmart is already offering tons of online specials.
Zen Journey Triple Necklace, $39.95, coldwatercreek.com
This year for Labor Day, Coldwater Creek will give its customers 25 percent off sale items, as well as a whopping 75 percent off outlet items, from Sept. 1 through Sept. 5.
Club Monaco is currently offering 40 percent off all sale and clearance items, through Labor Day when you use the code "FAREWELLSUMMER." Not too shabby, eh?
Popular lingerie/sleepwear brand Aerie recently kicked off a $20 deal for all bras, sitewide.
Similarly, Curvy Couture will be selling their T-shirt bras for 25 percent off, the week leading up to Labor Day.
Banana Republic is doing 40 percent off "(almost) everything," with the code "FALL40."
Barney's Warehouse is currently running a pretty rad back-to-school special, with an extra 25-40 percent off clearance items.
Tech accessories ecommerce site Ullu Shop has 20 percent off storewide with the code "LABORDAY."
I think it pretty much goes without saying that Amazon is quite the online destination for Labor Day. They'll be offering discounts pretty much across the board.