These Back-To-School Sales Are Helping Us Forget That Summer’s Almost Over

We know it’s tempting to do the “I’m not listening,” fingers-in-ears dance upon seeing this headline. Hey, we sympathize — we don’t want summer to be over, either. We’re not done taking half-days on Friday, spending long weekends in the sun, and eating every possible meal outside. And while we still have a good 25 days until Labor Day to indulge in these kinds of activities, your favorite stores are already plotting for the next big shopping season: back to school.

Whether or not you’re actually returning to school, there’s no denying that the lazy pace of summer ramps up come September, while the temperature simultaneously shimmies down, making the act of shopping for a new laptop, warm comforter, or cozy sweater something of a necessity. Luckily, retailers know this, and they’re softening the blow somewhat with a plethora of back-to-school sales — which we naturally had to round up for you here. So if you take a break from tanning, hiking, or grilling in the next few days, take a moment to see what’s marked down in the world of fall goods. Your September self will thank you.

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Sale: 25% off wall art
Dates: Today, August 8
Promo Code: None

This quirky home goods and accessories emporium applies artists’ editions to every possible gewgaw. They’re offering 25% off all wall art — including tapestries, prints, posters, and framed art.



Sale: Discounts on select “back to school” items
Dates: Now – ?
Promo Code: None

We found some choice sale items in the fall-ready “back to school ” section of this student-friendly online mecca. Need an eye-catching look for that full-of-anticipation first day of classes? These Puma kicks will do the trick.

Puma x Sophia Webster Thunder Sneakers, $140.5, available at ASOS



Sale: Discounts on Macs, iPads, Apple Music, and more
Dates: Now – September 26
Promo Code: None

There are a plethora of ongoing discounts that Apple offers to students, including six free months of Apple Music (with a discounted rate of $4.99/month after that) and a variety of discounts on Macs and iPads. In addition to these evergreen offers, you can get a free pair of Studio3 Wireless Over-ear Headphones, Solo3 Wireless Headphones, or BeatsX Wireless Earphones with the purchase of an eligible device through September 26.

Apple 13-inch MacBook Air, $1199, available at Apple


The Container Store  

Sale: 20% off college essentials
Dates: Now – August 18
Promo Code: Sign up here to receive promo code

With a 20% discount on a multitude of dorm-ready items, The Container Store tops the list for college-readiness retail destinations. This rolling storage cart clocks in at $23.92 after you sign up for a student account. (The dog, sadly, is not included.)

The Container Store 3-Tier Rolling Cart Dark Grey, $29.99, available at The Container Store



Sale: Teacher Appreciation Sale
Dates: Now – October 26
Promo Code: Sign up for an account here and receive a unique, one-time-use code

Let’s not forget that teachers need discounts, too. Anthropologie is offering a generous 20% off across their many categories, including clothing, home, and lifestyle goods. We’ve got our eyes on this first-day-back-friendly shirtdress, available in sizes XSP – 3X.

Anthropologie Kiana Striped Shirtdress, $84, available at Anthropologie



Sale: Discounts on school essentials across categories
Dates: Now – ?
Promo Code: None

The mecca of back-to-school shopping doesn’t disappoint this year, with discounts on everything you’ll need for grade school, high school, and college — like this heavy-duty ripstop fabric backpack with cushioned shoulder straps.

Ogio Shadow Core Flux 120 Backpack, $55.99, available at



Sale: Spend $60, get 20% off all kids’ merchandise
Dates: Now – ?
Promo Code: 3406

If there’s a little one in your life, you can get an extra boost of savings for them when you spend at least $60 on yourself. With a selection as vast and trend-forward as H&M’s, it won’t be hard.

H&M V-neck Silk Dress, $69.99, available at H&M



Sale: Rollbacks on back to school and back to college essentials
Dates: Now – ?
Promo Code: None

You can count on this big-box retailers for all of your scholarly needs, whether you’re heading back to high school, college, or grad school. These cool white sneakers will suit any these stages.

Circus by Sam Edelman Georgina Lace-Up Sneakers, $22.5, available at Walmart


Plum Pretty Sugar

Sale: Up to 75% off flash sale
Dates: Now – ?
Promo Code: None

Stock up on fall loungewear and going-out dresses alike at Plum Pretty Sugar’s ongoing flash sale, with discounts of up to 75%.

Plum Pretty Sugar Shortie Set, $45, available at Plum Pretty Sugar

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