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.

At Refinery29, we’re here to help you navigate this overwhelming world of stuff. All of our market picks are independently selected and curated by the editorial team. If you buy something we link to on our site, Refinery29 may earn commission.

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$64.00 $52.00 Buy

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$325.00 $260.00 Buy


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$44.95 $22.47 Buy

11 Honore

Dates: Today - May 27
Sale: 30% off original price
Promo Code: SALE30

The plus-size luxury retailer must really know their customer, because we find the sale section to be scant. Luckily for us, they are marking down a select group of style to mark Memorial Day.
Parker Kylie Combo Skirt$298.00 $208.00 Buy

Outdoor Voices

Dates: Today - May 27
Sale: Sport kits for $85 (up to 39% off)
Promo Code: None — prices as marked

You can get discounts on Outdoor Voices gear by buying one of their kits, where activity-specific pieces are bundled for a lower combined price. This Memorial Day weekend, ladies can choose from Run, Hike, or Spin kits.
Outdoor Voices Women's Hike Kit$85.00 Buy


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$455.00 $318.50 Buy


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$345.00 $207.00 Buy


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$505.00 $278.00 Buy


Dates: May 22 - May 27 at 12 AM PST
Sale: 20% off sitewide
Promo Code: REF20 (exclusive to R29 readers!)

The folks at this eco-forward indie boutique were kind enough to make a discount code just for us, so you can grab 20% off coveted sustainable labels like Veja and Mara Hoffman.
VEJA V-12 White Indigo Orange Fluo$140.00 $112.00 Buy


Dates: May 22 - 27
Sale: 20% off sitewide (some exclusions apply)
Promo Code: MEMORIAL19

If you’re under 5’ 2”, there’s something for you at “tiny but mighty” online shop Stature. Lusted-after indie labels like Samantha Pleet, Rachel Antonoff, and Kaarem are offered in both petite and standard sizes.
Samantha Pleet Toto Blouse$150.00 $120.00 Buy


Dates: May 22 - ?
Sale: Apparel and handbags up to 50% off
Promo Code: None

This LA-based brand keeps it old school — with sexy results. Take advantage of their up to 50% off sale and fill your cart with minidresses and Insta-friendly handbags.
Staud Bissett Bag$375.00 $262.50 Buy


Dates: May 23 - 28
Sale: Up to 50% off sale items
Promo Code: None

This site’s for gearheads — yoga gearheads, that is! Outfit your home studio with every mat, block, and bolster (and your bod with some of their cool workout attire) with the help of this deep-discount holiday weekend sale.
Manduka Mesh Halter Bra$35.00 $27.00 Buy


Dates: Today - May 27
Sale: Up to 40% off swim; up to 50% off shoes
Promo Code: None

Macy’s is pulling out all the stops for its beginning-of-summer sale. Markdowns are happening in many categories — including our favorite: swimwear! We didn’t we needed a daisy-dotted gingham bikini until we saw this high-waisted number.
Jessica Simpson Gingham Embellished Textured Bikini$60.00 $38.24 Buy

Ozma of California

Dates: May 24 - 27
Sale: 20% off select dresses and jumpsuits

Live the California dream with one of Ozma’s beach frocks, which will be 20% off in honor of the holiday weekend.

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Ozma of California Matador Romper$268.00 $214.00 Buy


Dates: May 24 - 27
Sale: 30% off selected lines
Promo Code: None — discounts marked on site

This temple of minimalism has quietly graced with a subtle holiday-weekend markdown. That’s all.
COS Gathered A-Line Sleeveless Dress$125.00 $87.50 Buy

Rebecca Minkoff

Dates: May 24 - 27
Sale: Extra 30% off sale
Promo Code: Memorial30

Need a bag? You’ll probably find the one you’re looking for in Rebecca Minkoff’s sale section, which is marked down even more this holiday weekend. We love this no-brainer nylon backpack.
Rebecca Minkoff Nylon Tote Backpack$178.00 $69.30 Buy


Dates: May 24 - 27
Sale: Up to 50% off
Promo Code: None — discount marked on site

Every time we walk into Aritzia, we’re greeted by not only some of the kindest retail professionals we’ve ever encountered, but also a plethora of can’t-live-without wardrobe staples. Take advantage of their Memorial Day sale to grab some of the goods for yourself, on or offline.
1-01 Babaton Cropped dress pant with side stripe$148.00 $99.00 Buy


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$389.00 $109.00 Buy


Dates: May 26 - 27
Sale: Additional 25% off sale
Promo Code: KICKOFF25

This denim brand uses 98% recycled water and solar power to make their super-cool, easy-wearing dungarees. Take an additional 25% off their rife-with-deals sale section over the holiday weekend.
DL1961 Hepburn High Rise Wide Leg$199.00 $139.30 Buy

Urban Outfitters

Dates: Today, May 27
Sale: 50% off hundreds of styles
Promo Code: None — discounts marked on site

Urban Outfitters is spinning the wheel of markdown fortune with a different discount each day of the holiday weekend. Today, they’re knocking 50% off a plethora of inventory.
Urban Outfitters Dahlia Asymmetrical Smocked Mini Dress$59.00 $29.50 Buy


Dates: Today - June 2
Sale: Up to 50% off
Promo Code: None — discounts marked on site

We’re almost halfway through the year, and Nordstrom is marking the occasion with a big old sale.
Vans Classic Slip-On Sneaker$59.95 $32.96 Buy

Charles & Keith

Dates: Now - May 28
Sale: Up to 50% off
Promo Code: None — discount marked on site

This mega-trendy handbag and shoe emporium is our best-kept secret for competitively-priced accessories. 50% markdowns make for an offer we can’t refuse.
Charles & Keith Laser Cut Detail Tote Bag$69.00 $39.00 Buy


Dates: Now - ?
Sale: 20% off dresses and sandals

Madewell knows the only categories that matters this summer are dresses and sandals — and this weekend, they’re all 20% off.
Madewell T-Back Midi Dress in Painted Blooms$158.00 $126.40 Buy


Dates: Now - May 27 at 11:59 PM
Sale: 15% off orders under $250; 20% off orders between $250 - $750; 25% off orders over $750
Promo Code: MAYDAY19

Bedazzle yourself at a discount with the New York-based jeweler’s bi-annual sale.
Aurate Double Mini Gold Letter Charm Pendant$300.00 $240.00 Buy

P.E Nation

Dates: Now - May 28
Sale: Up to 40% off sale
Promo Code: None — discounts marked on site

We love the fashion-forward activewear from this Aussie-founded brand. Shop the sale now, and don’t forget to check the site on Memorial Day — they’ll be adding new styles to the site.
P.E Nation Square Set Bike Short$119.00 $89.00 Buy


Dates: Today - May 28
Sale: Up to 40% off select styles (plus additional 20% off)
Promo Code: None — discounts marked on site

Leave it to the French to take a functional nylon windbreaker and turn it into a covetable thing of beauty. You can get up to 40% off this and many other item’s from Maje’s inventory with their Memorial Day markdown.
Maje Floral Windbreaker$445.00 $311.50 Buy


Dates: Now - May 28
Sale: Up to 40% off select styles (plus additional 20% off)
Promo Code: None — discounts marked on site

Save on printed dresses and kitchy separates from the elegant French brand through the end of the holiday weekend.
Sandro Short Knit Skirt$245.00 $147.00 Buy

Back Beat Rags

Dates: May 24 - 27
Sale: 25% off tees

The vintage-inspired LA-based brand is knocking 25% off their high-quality tees. Get a cool summer top made from hemp, a strong natural fiber.
Back Beat Rags Sky Hemp Inside Out Crop Tee$43.00 $32.35 Buy


Dates: Now - ?
Sale: 25% off sitewide
Promo Code: MEMORIAL25

The San Francisco-based retailer has all of our favorite indie brands: A.P.C., Nili Lotan, and Rachel Antonoff. Take an advantage of 25% off sitewide this weekend.
Rachel Antonoff Carlotta Split Midi Skirt$188.00 $141.00 Buy


Dates: Now - ?
Sale: Extra 40% off sale
Promo Code: None — discounts applied automatically

With seven five-star reviews and the ability to make purchasers feel “like a 1940s movie star on vacation,” we don’t understand how these universally-flattering jeans (in sizes 24P through 24W) made it to the sale section. No matter, though — you can get them for an extra 40% off their already marked-down price.
Pilcro Ultra High-Rise Cropped Wide-Leg Jeans$140.00 $47.97 Buy


Dates: Now - ?
Sale: Up to 40% off new arrivals
Promo Code: None — discounted marked on site

If these Orange Julius-colored sneakers aren’t the epitome of summer, we don’t know what is.
Public Desire Dash Neon Sneakers$49.00 $39.00 Buy


Dates: Now - May 27
Sale: Up to 50% off
Promo Code: None — discounts marked on site

A sale at Zappos means hours of scrolling through the e-tailer’s vast offerings trying to decide what to pull the trigger on. With standby brands like Vans, Converse, Birkenstock, and New Balance, we could outfit ourselves for the entire summer.
New Balance Classics 515v1$69.95 $41.97 Buy


Dates: Now - ?
Sale: 20% off sitewide
Promo Code: SUMMER20

Super-premium, eco-forward swim and loungewear brand Araks is a longtime Shopping team fave, and their specialty price points make them a once-a-season buy — a purchase that just got a little easier with the offer of 20% off sitewide. We’re willing to make the investment in thoughtfully made pieces like this white maillot.
Araks Ursa One Piece White Rib$345.00 $276.00 Buy

Free People

Dates: Now - ?
Sale: 40% select summer styles
Promo Code: None — discounts marked on site

Our favorite boho retailer moved a select group of styles to its sale section, this weekend only. This skirt apparently goes with everything — a claim that’s backed up by a 4.5 star rating and 11 happy reviews.
FP Beach Goes With Everything Skirt$50.00 $30.00 Buy


Dates: Now - ?
Sale: Up to 30% off
Promo Code: None — discounts marked on site

Didn’t think Walmart’s prices could go any lower? Well, they just did. Take up 30% off all women’s fashion in honor of the holiday weekend.
Eliza May Rose Woven Pouchette$24.00 $16.80 Buy

Need Supply

Dates: Now - ?
Sale: Up to 40% off
Promo Code: None — discounts marked on site

Jesse Kamm’s covetable sailor pants don’t often make it to sale — but we found a few pairs that did. Take advantage of Need Supply’s 40% off sale to grab these, and other finds from marked-down indie brands like Maryam Nassir Zadeh and Jacquemus.
Jesse Kamm Corduroy Sailor Pant in Pencil Blue$395.00 $236.99 Buy


Dates: Now - May 28
Sale: 25% off full-priced items
Promo Code: YAY25

Keds again proves that they “get us” with a grin-inducing discount code: “YAY25.” You’ll have reason to express this sentiment once you’ve browsed all the sweet, sweet markdowns on classic styles like the Champion, and collaborations with brands like Rifle Paper Company, Betty and Veronica, and Kate Spade.
Keds X Rifle Paper Triple Decker Lively Floral$49.95 $37.50 Buy


Dates: Now - ?
Sale: Hundreds of styles added to sale
Promo Code: None — discounts marked on site

Go hog wild with BaubleBar newest batch of Memorial Day markdowns.
BaubleBar Hallee Lucite Hoop Earrings$38.00 $22.00 Buy

Ana Luisa

Dates: Now - ?
Sale: Buy more, save more up to 20% off
Promo Code: 10% off $125+ orders with code MD10; 15% off $150+ orders with code: MD15; 20% off $200+ orders with code: MD20

Precious-feeling jewels don’t have to come with a high price tag, thanks to Ana Luisa’s buy more, save more Memorial Day markdowns.
Ana Luisa Layered Necklace Set$175.00 $148.75 Buy


Dates: Now - ?
Sale: Extra 30% off sale items
Promo Code: BEACH30

Red alert! Lulu’s is deducting an additional 30% off it sale section — and believe you me, the inventory is fire.
Lulus Dream of Me Red Satin Slip Dress$48.00 $20.30 Buy

Bare Necessities

Dates: Now - ?
Sale: Up to 70% off
Promo Code: None — discounts marked on site

The name doesn’t lie — every single underthing you could ever hope to wish to want is at this online intimates destination. Take advantage of their semi-annual sale and grab marked-down undies at up to 70% off.
Hanky Panky Signature Lace Original Rise Thong$22.00 $15.40 Buy

Opening Ceremony

Dates: May 22 - ?
Sale: Extra 20% off sale items
Promo Code: None — discounts marked on site

The downtown retailer’s online shop is rife with kooky finds, and they’re taking an extra 20% off their sale section to mark the freakin’ (long) weekend.
Disney x Opening Ceremony Poplin Shirt$325.00 $156.00 Buy


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$170.00 $89.25 Buy
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