The Insider’s Guide to Memorial Day Weekend’s Super Hot Sales

Everybody loves a sale, and Memorial Day is bringing us all kinds of deals.

The American holiday which falls on the last weekend in May is best known as:
A.) A time to commemorate the sacrifices of fallen soldiers.
B.) A day for grilling and chilling with friends and family.
C.) The unofficial start to beach season.
D.) A time for mega sales online.
E.) All of the above.
The funny thing about holiday weekends is that they’re not relaxing in the least. We end up packing our schedules with more activities than we would have on a standard workday. But if you can find some “me” time for online shopping–between your town’s Memorial Day parade, your kid’s soccer game, and your backyard barbecue–you can take advantage of some serious online deals on everything from clothes and cosmetics to travel.


If you’re feeling like your warm-weather wardrobe is in need of an update, now is a great time to add some stylish essentials at steep discounts. Draper James, the clothing line with a charming Southern flavor (launched by actress Reese Witherspoon) is offering discounts of up to 50% on dresses, skirts, shorts and accessories. Be sure to use the code USA at checkout to receive the full discount. Similarly, the Almost Summer sale at Rebecca Minkoff, will get you half off select leather handbags, frilly dresses and casual separates. L.K. Bennett from London is discounting its luxury handbags, dresses and suits by 25% all weekend. Charles & Keith, the fashion-forward footwear, bags and sunglasses brand is offering free shipping and 10% off select items.

Department Stores

Department stores have always been the holy grail of Memorial Day sales, and this year is no exception. Use the code MEMDAY at Macy’s for 20% off your favorite apparel and shoes between now and Memorial Day. Bloomingdale’s is having its annual Big Brown Bag Sale which means you can take an extra 40-50% off already reduced items, or 20-50% off regular-price items. The special deals run from now until Monday. Belk is discounting its clothes, accessories and housewares all weekend, and Belk Bucks sweeten the deal considerably. For every $100 spent on regularly-priced or clearance items. receive $30 off with the code 54828816.


At Elysian, we love butter! By that we mean Butter London, the luxe brand of carcinogen-free cosmetics (but the creamy stuff you smear on toast is just fine, too). Check out their glittering, formaldehyde-free nail lacquers and paraben and sulfate-free make-up for lips, eyes and face, and enjoy 25% off purchases of $50 or 30% off purchases of $100 or more with the code MEM18. The body care company L’Occitane en Provence – known for its lotions infused with natural botanicals – is giving away a free 4-Piece body care Set with any $55 purchase. The namesake cosmetics line founded by make-up artist Laura Mercier is offering free priority overnight shipping with the code GETAWAY, plus 15% off your entire order when you sign up for the company’s mailing list.


Once you’re done grilling and chilling on Memorial Day weekend, you’ll need a vacation from your holiday, and what could be a better way to kick off summer than an impromptu trip? Book a flight with Emirates US by May 30, and get special Memorial Day fares to 91 destinations for as little as $549 round trip. Round out your voyage with 40% off your accommodations on


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