The 23 Best Labor Day Deals to Shop for 2021

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The end of summer is upon us. But even as fun days at the beach and pool begin to wind down, don't fret—we still have Labor Day to enjoy! And if you're looking for sweet deals, the upcoming three-day holiday weekend is one of the best times of year for large markdowns similar to Black Friday and after-Christmas sales. You'll find great discounts on everything from apparel for the entire family to school supplies and toys for the fall.

When is Labor Day 2021? 

Every year, the first Monday of September marks the date for Labor Day. This year, Labor Day falls on September 6, 2021.

Why Do We Celebrate Labor Day?

In the late 1800s, organizers in the labor movements proposed that people reserve a day to recognize and celebrate the labor of American workers. Oregon was the first state to observe Labor Day in 1887, and in 1894 it became a federal holiday. It also marks the unofficial end of summer.

What is on Sale for Labor Day?

Labor Day sales pretty much run the gamut, so you can expect deals in virtually every category. However, the best markdowns are typically in summer apparel and outdoor furniture, as stores transition into autumn inventory.

Emily Parker, the parent blogger behind The Journey of Parenthood and @journeyofphood on Instagram, recommends looking into spring and summer clothing discounts. “I like to go ahead and start stocking up on clothing items for next year,” Parker explained. She recommends grabbing clothing items in the next size up so your kids will be ready to go when summertime hits next year.

You’ll also be able to catch deals on some new arrivals geared towards the cold-weather season, such as outerwear and fall decor. While the deals might not be as dramatic as after the holiday markdowns, they’re still worth keeping in mind. Expect to find deals from big retailers such as Lowe’s, Pottery Barn Kids, Zappos, Tempur-Pedic, and more. 

While the holiday season isn't for another three months, Labor Day sales can help you beat the Black Friday rush, too. According to Parker, it’s a great time to start thinking about family holiday shopping.

We’ve compiled some of the best Labor Day sales below. Make sure to bookmark this page and check back to discover even greater savings as the Labor Day weekend continues.

Carter's

Carter’s Two Pack Infant Sleeper Gowns

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Have your Little ones outgrown their clothes? Get them some new pajamas, jumpsuits, school clothes as well as get a head start on winter essentials over at Carter's, which is currently offering 50 percent off its entire site and in store in addition to an extra 50 percent off clearance. Plus, there are doorbuster deals as low as $5. Free shipping on orders over $35.

Maisonette

Maison Me from Maisonette's Brooklyn Dress in floral

Summer might be coming to an end, but now’s the time to stock up on easy layers as well as seasonable items for next year. Get up to 40 percent off shorts, rompers, swimsuits, and other warm-weather essentials, plus new additions like cardigans and sweatshirts.

buybuy BABY 

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Right now, there are deals abound on BuyBuyBaby. Families can get up to 50 percent off clearance items from strollers and gliders to furniture and baby essentials. Plus, shoppers can sign up for their newsletter and receive a coupon for 20 percent off any item of their choice.

Walmart

Bioby Baby Swing

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Save up to 40 percent off new picks like tree swings, kids' tablets, craft kits, and more. Plus, take up to 30 percent off patio and garden and sports and outdoor items. This Bioby Baby Swing was $180, and now is $86.

Nordstrom

Adidas Swift Run X Sneaker (Kids)

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Shop clearance markdowns on children’s pajamas, socks, polos, and more. Keep an eye out for savings on brands such as Adidas, Nike, Burt’s Bees, and more. The sales last now through September 12.

Ingrid and Isabel

Ingrid + Isabel Cotton Summer Dress

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Right now, save up to 70 percent on select sale styles of maternity apparel from Ingrid and Isabel with code LABOR30. You'll also get free shipping and exchanges on all orders.

Pottery Barn Kids

Pottery Barn Kids Adirondack Chair

Take off up to 70 percent when shopping for children’s bedding, furniture, and other home essentials during Pottery Barn Kids' warehouse sale. Plus, take free shipping on purchases over $99 with code FALL.

Minted

Rainbow fields

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Whether you're personalizing notebooks or browsing room decor for little ones, receive 20 percent off baby and kid orders over $150 and 15 percent off orders between $75 and $149 until September 7. Make sure to use the code LABORDAY21 when you check out.

Bed, Bath and Beyond

Oxford Baby Harper 4-in-1 Convertible Crib (Bed, Bath and Beyond)

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Until September 6, save up to 60 percent off on bedding, bath, home decor, and kitchen appliances.

Plus, if there's a college student in the family still shopping for dorm room essentials, make sure that they sign up for Bed Bath & Beyond's College Savings Pass, which will qualify them for 20 percent off every purchase through September 30. Bed Bath & Beyond offers free shipping for orders over $39, no matter if you ship your goods to your home or dorm.

Brooklinen

Brooklinen Core Sheet Set

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Treat yourself to some R&R essentials this holiday weekend. Take 15 percent off sitewide on Brooklinen until September 8. Shop sheet sets, duvet covers, bathrobes, loungewear, and more for less.

A Pea in the Pod

A Pea in the Pod RUFFLE HEM SIDE TIE MATERNITY DRESS

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Right now, take up to 80 percent off sale items and 20 percent off select full-price maternity apparel.

JCPenney

Home Expressions Retro Colorblock Complete Bedding Set

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JCPenney is running quite a few sales sitewide. Now through September 6, shop the retailer's end-of-the-summer sale where shoppers can take 60 percent off select apparel, shoes, accessories, and home goods, plus up to 30 percent off on purchases of $75 or more, or 25 percent on orders $75 and less. Be sure to use the code INSTYLE8 at checkout.

Plus, JCPenney is currently slashing 50 percent off mattresses, linens, kitchen appliances, vacuums, and more during its Labor Day Home sale.

Macy's

Thirstystone Exotic Escape Collection

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Now through September 6, get up to 25 percent off on almost everything, from apparel, shoes, and accessories for the whole family to cookware, luggage, bedding and more with the code LABOR. Not to mention shoppers get free shipping on any online purchase over $25 at Macy’s until October 30.

Zappos

Nike Dry Tempo Short
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Stock up on back-to-school apparel for the kids at Zappos, where you'll get 20 percent off if you buy three or more select kids' styles. Shop for shirts, underwear, socks, and more from brands like Calvin Klein and Adidas.

Lowe's

5-Piece Metal Frame Patio Conversation Set

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Prep for autumn projects for less at Lowe's, which currently has thousands of items on sale. Whether you’re looking for supplies for seasonal decorating or those for your next patio project, Lowe’s has it all.

Tempur-Pedic 

Tempur-Pedic TEMPUR-Topper Supreme 3-Inch Twin XL Mattress Topper

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You can save up to $700 on adjustable mattress sets and receive a $300 instant gift with a mattress set purchase. Plus, buy one get one pillow for free.

The Container Store

The Container Store

In between back-to-school season and Labor Day, The Container Store is offering a handful of deals to help you save big on home goods for organizing. Save up to 25 percent off Elfa closet systems to easily get your home organized. Plus, join their POP! (Perfectly Organized Perks) rewards program to get 15 percent off your first purchase.

Dyson

Dyson Vacuum

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Right now, save up to $150 on select Dyson home appliances. Current deals include discounts on cordless stick vacuums and air purifiers, which are sure to make cleaning a breeze.

Natura Basil

MAMÃE E BEBÊ STARTER SET

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Take off 25 percent on body soaps, shampoos, moisturizers, and other select natural care products, including from the Mamãe e Bebê collection, on Natura Basil. The sale ends on September 19. Be sure to use the code LD25 at checkout.

Wayfair

Step2 Neat & Tidy Cottage
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Keep an eye out for up to 70 percent off select items during Wayfair's Labor Day clearance event, including outdoor furniture, bed frames, wall art, rugs, and more.

Brooklyn Bedding

Brooklyn Bedding Brooklyn Signature Hybrid

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Brooklyn Bedding is offering 25 percent off across the entire site until September 14. Be sure to use the code LABORDAY25 at checkout.

Ban.do

Ban.do Medium 17 Month Academic Planner

Right now, take 20 percent off sitewide on Ban.do. Shop vibrant planners, backpacks, decor, supplies, and accessories for you and your family. Use code THEWORKS at checkout.

Bloomingdale's

C by Bloomingdale’s Cashmere Travel Wrap

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Looking to refresh your wardrobe for fall? Right now, take 30 to 50 percent off a large selection of apparel, accessories, home goods, and more at Bloomingdale's. Plus, snag an extra 50 percent off items marked clearance.

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