For many of us, July 4th is a much-needed midsummer break. The long Memorial Day weekend is already a distant memory, and we still have miles to go before the respite of Labor Day. So this coming holiday weekend, we’re pulling out all the stops: grills will be out, sprinklers will be on, and our outfits will be R, W, and B (Ready to be Worn with Bathing suits). But you may find yourself in need of some staples to enjoy the holiday to its fullest: something in the vein of a new bathing suit, sturdy weekender bag, or artisan leather mules.
You’re in luck: many of your favorite retailers are pulling out all the stops, too — in other words, offering serious discounts as they clear house for those way-too-soon fall deliveries. And where there’s a sale, there’s an intrepid R29 shopping editor, ready to report back on the best of what’s out there. So if you decide to take a break from eating hot dogs, roasting s’mores, and taking pool-float selfies, click through our slideshow to scope out the best 4th of July sales out there. And check back often — we’ll be updating this story in real time, anytime we catch wind of a new sale.