The Best Memorial Day Sales: A Real-Time Report Of Every Major Fashion Deal

For some of us, the first Monday in May is an unspoken national holiday, where we take a break from working around 5 PM to bear witness to all the lewks being served up on the Met Gala’s pink carpet. However, we occupy quite a specific niche, and for most Americans, the last Monday in May is actually the most important one, where we enjoy a full day off to commemorate service in the US military.

It’s also become the unofficial first day of summer, and therefore a fertile time of year for sales. As we’re well into spring deliveries and on the brink of pre-fall (the fashion cycle is so cruel!), it’s the perfect moment for retailers big and small to mark the holiday by offering discounts of many shapes and sizes. And you better believe we get wind of all of them.

There were so many, in fact, that we had to collect them all in one handy-dandy spot for you to bookmark — and check often. This story is very much live and getting updated the moment our ears perk up with news of another markdown. So whether you’re enjoying a staycation this weekend or getting the heck out of dodge, click through to see what discounts your favorite stores are offering, to help you kick off your summer in style.

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J. Crew

Dates: Today – May 23
Sale: 40% off full-price and sale
Promo Code: SHOP40

J. Crew started their Memorial Day weekend early with a 40% markdown on full-price and sale items. Our pick? This live-in-it linen jumpsuit.

J.Crew Spaghetti-strap Jumpsuit, $82.8, available at J.Crew


True & Co.

Dates: Today – May 28
Sale: 20% off sitewide
Promo Code: BIGSALE

We love the soft, stretchy intimates and super-supportive bras and undies from this direct-to-consumer underthings brand.

True & Co. Madison Lace Balconette Full Cup Bra, $52, available at True & Co.


Dear Frances

Dates: Now – ?
Sale: 20% off sitewide
Promo Code: SPRING20

This super-luxe, Italian-made shoe brand has stolen our hearts with its simplicity and on-point design, so we swooned when we heard about a sitewide 20% off sale.

Dear Frances Tye Slide, $260, available at Dear Frances



Dates: Now – ?
Sale: Up to 50% off
Promo Code: None — discounts marked on site

The UK-based retailer continues to wow us with pretty, texture- and print-driven pieces that happily toe the line between office and occasion. Their sale section is ripe with well-priced finds.

Whistles Textured Ruffle Tie Dress, $109, available at Whistles



Dates: Today – May 27
Sale: 40% – 60% off select items
Promo Code: None  discounts marked on site

As usual, our underwear-and-bathing-suit go-to is, well, swimming with cuteness. Discounts of up to 60% make Aerie’s already competitive price points very hard to refuse.

Aerie Aerie One Piece Swimsuit, $22.47, available at Aerie



Dates: Now – ?
Sale: Up to 50% off (some exclusions apply)
Promo Code: None — discounts marked on site

Rarely-discounted Net-a-Porter has gone into markdown, with discount of up to 50% on a slew on designer items. Don’t know where to start? Shop their Editor’s Picks here.

Rixo London Martha Printed Silk Dress, $318.5, available at Net-A-Porter



Dates: Now – ?
Sale: Up to 40% off over 5,000 styles
Promo Code: None — discounts marked on site

We are going to have a reeeally good weekend after shopping until we’ve dropped at Shopbop’s summer sale. (We won’t have money left over to do anything, but we won’t care.)

Ulla Johnson Dumi Top, $207, available at Shopbop



Dates: Now – ?
Sale: Extra 25% off sale
Promo Code: MEMDAY25

This high-tech, kinda-sexy activewear brand is deducting an additional 25% from its sale section. Get some shiny bras or Kermit-green lounge pants while the getting’s good.

Koral Bara Matte Sweatpants, $89.25, available at Koral



Dates: Now – ?
Sale: Up to 50% off 30,000 items
Promo Code: None

Believe it: the super-luxe retailer has applied discounts of up to 50% on 30,000 items. Run, don’t walk, to grab marked-down Lemaire, Loewe, Maryam Nassir Zadeh, and Off-White.

Maryam Nassir Zadeh Naima Heels, $278, available at SSENSE

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