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We Scoured The Internet And Found The Only Labor Day Sales Worth Checking Out

Gah. Labor Day. How are we here? How is it not still May? Where did the summer go? Like, guys, the sun is starting to set earlier. I’m neither mentally nor emotionally prepared to spend another winter sitting in the dark in my house. (“Can’t you just turn on a light?” – you, probably. And like, yeah, I could, but I’m being melodramatic.) That said, there are a lot of great things on the horizon – feeling cozy! Wearing sweaters! That feeling you get when it’s kind of cold outside and you eat something spicy and warm! Bachelor in Paradise is so good right now! And yeah, having a nice little long weekend to mentally switch into “fall mode” doesn’t hurt, either.

That brings us to today: y’all, there are SO MANY sales this weekend. (I’m sure you’re also being hounded with tons of targeted ads, right?) But as it turns out, a lot of them are for super-specific items or for negligible discounts (I know you always give out arbitrary 15% off coupons, unnamed retailers!!!), so I’ve pulled together the crème de la crème of Labor Day Sales – you know, the ones that are actually worth your time at the sites where your hard-earned dollars will stretch the farthest. Let the data wizardry and over-personal commentary begin!

Home & Decor

photo by keyanna bowen| from: malcolm’s bedroom reveal is here…how he found healing through design + the DIYs that transformed the space


Dates: Through Tuesday, 9/7
Deal: An additional 20% off select items
Code: GET20
Our Picks: This huge, luxe sectional that’s more than $1,000 off | A plush, graphic rug | The platform bed that Jess and I both have our eyes on


Dates: Through Monday, 9/6
Deal: 20% off ready-to-ship furniture and decor
Our Picks: A Wearstler-esque coffee table | This cane and oak sideboard that could work in any space | These Capri Blue reed diffusers (I’m on my fifth and will never go back to the candles!!)


Dates: Through Tuesday, 9/7
Deal: 15% off sitewide; 20% off orders over $2,999; 35% off orders over $3,999
Our Picks: Albie’s tried-and-true queen-sized sleeper sofa | A long and low media console | This compact, quick-ship desk

Artfully Walls

Dates: Through Monday, 9/6
Deal: 25% off sitewide
Code: LD2021
Our Picks: This moody, perfectly desaturated bouquet print | A still life of several vessels (what more could EHD ask for)? | These fully-designed gallery walls that take the stress out of space planning

photo by sara ligorria-tramp | from: one of emily’s friends gets the cozy yet sophisticated bedroom makeover she really deserves


Dates: Through Monday, 9/6
Deal: Up to 30% off select items
Our Picks: An airy, Scandi-style floor lamp | This glam black marble clock

Ballard Designs

Dates: Through Monday, 9/6
Deal: Up to 30% off sitewide
Our Picks: My cabana striped indoor/outdoor curtains (I love them!!) | A very cool lucite & brass picture rail | Preserved boxwoods of all shapes & sizes

Bed Bath & Beyond

Dates: Through Monday, 9/6
Deal: Up to 60% off select items
Our Picks: The vacuum we recommend every time | A teeth-whitening kit with over 1,500 5-star ratings | This joint pressure cooker AND air fryer


Dates: Through Tuesday, 9/7
Deal: 20% off sitewide
Our Picks: The marble chain from Sara’s living room | These rust-colored ceramic pitchers (in 3 sizes!) | Handblown glass cloches for all your styling needs

photo by keyanna bowen | from: key’s totally transformed office reveal – maybe the most dramatic before & after ever


Dates: Through Monday, 9/6
Deal: Up to 30% off fall updates; up to 40% off outdoor; up to 50% off clearance
Our Picks: The sofa our team loved sitting on | The leather & brass mirror that’s in my own cart as we speak | These copper linen curtain panels that are perfect for fall

The Citizenry

Dates: Through Monday, 9/6
Deal: 10% off sitewide for text message subscribers
Our Picks: This wall-mounted leather headboard | A sustainably-harvested cypress blanket/towel ladder | This extra-long leather lumbar (what a showstopper!)

The Container Store

Dates: Through Sunday, 10/17 (yeah, it’s a long one!)
Deal: Up to 25% off all Elfa products
Our Picks: These pull-out cabinet drawers (skip the renovation, try these first!) | An over-the-door gift wrap organizer | And the whole Elfa custom closet system, of course

Crate & Barrel

Dates: Through Monday, 9/6
Deal: 20% back in reward dollars
Our PicksThe desk that someone on team EHD just got delivered (it’s better in person!) | The bed that spawned my dissertation on canopy beds | These dining chairs with the coolest side profile
Caitlin Note: Please don’t open a credit card just for a sale!!! The clearance section is just as lovely without any potential credit score ramifications. But if you do already have a C&B card, this is a great deal.

photo by sara ligorria-tramp | from: silver lake hills bath reveal + get the look

Effortless Composition

Dates: Through Monday, 9/6
Deal: 25% off orders over $25
Our Picks: An organic modern mango wood chain | This abstract black and cream throw | These happy green and yellow baskets


Dates: Through Monday, 9/6
Deal: 15% off orders over $149
Our Picks: The stair-climbing rolling cart that changed my laundry/grocery/flea market trips for the better | Literally anything from the Five Two line (I’ve bought almost all of it, I’ve tested it, I love it) | These nesting microwavable storage bowls (you guessed it – have them in pink and love them)
Caitlin Note: Food52 has ~2 sales a year (yeah, seriously!!!) so this is a big deal. Get in while you can!

Home Depot

Dates: Through Monday, 9/6
Deal: “Storewide savings,” which isn’t vague at all!
Our Picks: The best deals are in appliances, outdoor equipment, and storage. Godspeed.

House of Jade

Dates: Through Monday, 9/6
Deal: 15% of sitewide
Our Picks: A set of three sweet brass boxes for under $100 | This slim and modern round dining table | The most beautiful desk chair I’ve seen in 2021

photo by keyanna bowen | from: rashida’s totally transformed kitchen reveal (that includes one of our favorite “new classic” tile trends

Industry West

Dates: Through Monday, 9/6
Deal: 20% off sitewide, plus an additional 5% off quick-ship items
Our Picks: The uber-popular bar stools from Rashida’s kitchen | A cane sideboard that’ll be making an appearance in Mallory’s MOTO | These organic and modern dining chairs

The Inside

Dates: Through Monday, 9/6
Deal: 15% off sitewide; 20% off orders over $499
Code: LDW15, LDW20
Our Picks: A classic x-shaped ottoman | This great-looking campaign chest | Some timeless Scalamandre zebra peel-and-stick wallpaper

Interior Define

Dates: Through Tuesday, 9/7
Deal: 15% off sitewide
Our Picks: The famous sectional from Arlyn’s living room | This storage ottoman with contrast piping (anyone else love trim right now?) | A clean, simple, timeless daybed

Jayson Home

Deal: Up to 50% off closeout items
Our Picks: This sculptural taper candle holder | A glam-meets-library lucite tripod lamp | The cutest brass lock box I’ve ever seen

from: maker series collaboration: jane denton

Jonathan Adler

Dates: Through Tuesday, 9/7
Deal: 20% off sitewide
Code: SUNNY20
Our Picks: The cabinet I used as the jumping-off point for my living room | A fun and punchy vices canister | This on-trend needlepoint pillow

Joss & Main

Dates: Through Tuesday, 9/7
Deal: 20% off select items
Code: TAKE20
Our Picks: This velvet English roll-arm side chair | A classic upholstered bed frame with simple lines and so many color options | This traditional chandelier with awesome lines

Lulu & Georgia

Dates: Through Tuesday, 9/7
Deal: 20% off sitewide
Our Picks*The* mirror (I guarantee you already know the one) | A bold yet neutral rug that made me shout “OMG, where is that from???” during a design concept presentation from Julie | The sumptuous sofa that you’ll see in an upcoming reveal

McGee & Co.

Dates: Through Monday, 9/6
Deal: 15% off sitewide
Our Picks: A sweet oak step stool | Some “50% farmhouse, 50% bougie” rose gold & oak cheese knives | This dual-handed bread board

photo by sara ligorria-tramp | from: grab a drink and explore this ehd stylist’s treasure filled living room


Dates: Through Monday, 9/6
Deal: 20% off sitewide; 25% off orders over $500; 30% off orders over $2000
Our Picks: The Guatemalan rug I’ve been obsessed with for a full year | A REALLY cool dog bed | The sweetest pastel tea towels

One Kings Lane

Dates: Through Monday, 9/6
Deal: 20% off sitewide
Our Picks: A super-chic navy raffia nightstand with tons of storage | This super-plush and dreamy roll-arm sofa | A carved, round dining table with a gorgeous base


Dates: Through Monday, 9/6
Deal: Up to 70% off sitewide
Our Picks: This Mountain House guest bed dupe | Everything from the Halloween shop | A sheepskin rug that comes in so many sizes
Caitlin Note: Have recently learned that Overstock’s return policy is the worst so learn from my mistake – read reviews first! They charged me $50 to return 4 $36 curtain panels which I did not love and could have avoided had I done a little more research. (C’est la vie. This is why affordable curtains can be a double-edged sword. Now we all know better!!)

Pottery Barn

Dates: Through Wednesday, 9/8
Deal: Up to 70% off select items; an additional 20% off clearance; free shipping on orders over $99
Our Picks: These classic captain’s chairs to flank the ends of your dining table | Some sleek and thin iron & wood wall shelves | A substantial boho reclaimed wood coffee table
Caitlin Note: Really good selection here – there are high-quality furniture pieces for every room of the house. (And some great outdoor deals, too, if you have some storage space and want to get a jump start on spring 2022!)

photo by sara ligorria-tramp | from: after three years we can finally use our upper deck


Dates: Through Monday, 9/6
Deal: Up to 75% off select items
Our Picks: The semi-flush lights I’m getting for my hallway | A wingback recliner with reasonable lead times that actually looks good | All ~700 pieces of hardware, TBH (I’ll be grabbing some switchplates and cabinet knobs!)


Dates: Through Monday, 9/6
Deal: Up to 30% off select items, plus an extra 15% off select furniture
Code: SAVE15
Our Picks: A timeless buffalo plaid stool | This woven console from the Studio McGee collaboration | A caned credenza/media storage unit that looks super high end

Tuft & Needle

Dates: Through Monday, 9/6
Deal: Up to 15% off sitewide
Our Picks: The Hybrid mattress | The dog bed that we get a million questions about whenever it appears in a room reveal | A set of these two sublime down-alternative pillows


Dates: Through Monday, 9/6
Deal: Up to 70% off select items
Our Picks: A 4′ long fire pit to keep you warm during another winter of outdoor gatherings | This deeply-discounted plug-in, swing arm sconce in 5 finishes | The Halloween decor section!!!
Caitlin Note: I’ve been writing these sale roundups for 2 years (!!!) and this is the best variety I’ve seen from Wayfair. Officially something for every decor style, which doesn’t always happen. Highly recommended!

West Elm

Dates: Through Monday, 9/6
Deal: Up to 70% off select items
Our Picks$2 glassware that looks like a million bucks | The pop-up storage coffee table we’ve shot and featured on EHD | This simple yet high impact navy & white woven rug

Fashion & Beauty

photo by veronica crawford | from: new fashion on my body – the one where i dressed like a fisherwoman


Dates: Through Monday, 9/6
Deal: Up to 30% off select items; an extra 50% off select clearance
Our Picks: These super-sweet scalloped ballet flats | This cropped tweed cardigan with special detailing | A pair of denim jogger sweatpants (just trust me)


Dates: Through Monday, 9/6
Deal: 20% off womenswear orders over $250; 30% off womenswear orders over $350
Our Picks: A crisp and tailored wool bomber jacket | My dream winter coat | A statement little black dress you can still wear every day
Caitlin Note: Every time I look at this site it makes me wish I was that kind of cool, capsule wardrobe-y, Sartorialist-photographed minimalist type, you know??


Dates: Through Monday, 9/6
Deal: Up to 50% off select items
Our Picks: The best $10 drape-y white t-shirt | These lightweight paperbag pants, perfect for easing your way into fall | A comfy and highly-rated t-shirt dress

Girlfriend Collective

Dates: Through Monday, 9/6
Deal: Up to 30% off select styles
Our Picks: This instant outfit bundle | These perfectly draped long sleeve t-shirts in a ton of fall colors | A solid-colored, sturdy and sustainable backpack with no branding (the dream!)

photo by veronica crawford | from: the fun, easy to wear and bold dresses i’m opting for

J. Crew

Dates: Through Monday, 9/6
Deal: 40% off sitewide; an extra 50% off sale items
Our Picks: This tie-waist wool-cashmere cardigan dress | A chic and functional field jacket in 4 different colors | J. Crew’s classic merino crewneck sweater

J. Crew Factory

Dates: Through Monday, 9/6
Deal: 60% off sitewide, plus an extra 15% off orders over $125
Code: YAY
Our Picks: A corduroy skirt that I own and love | The cutest color-blocked pullover sweater | This timeless city coat
Caitlin Note: 2011 Caitlin would have fainted had she seen this sale. 2021 Caitlin is definitely lightheaded. So good. So budget-friendly.

Kate Spade

Dates: Through Monday, 9/6
Deal: An extra 30% off sale items
Our Picks: The sweetest green gingham dress with long sleeves | These spirited and happy polka dot heels | A crossbody bag shaped like a crab (because who doesn’t love a little fun?)


Dates: Through Monday, 9/6
Deal: An extra 30% off sale items
Our Picks: The only cut of jeans I buy now (long live the demi boot!) | A midi skirt that’s perfect for back-to-school season | This lightweight pullover sweater with the perfect amount of drape

photo by veronica crawford | from: my current favorite clogs – a review


Dates: Through Sunday, 9/12
Deal: Up to 60% off select items
Our Picks: These slip-on mule-style smoking slipper/loafers | A plaid shacket from The Great | These fun Ulla Johnson wide-leg cropped trousers


Dates: Through Monday, 9/6
Deal: 25% off select items plus an 11-piece beauty bag with orders over $150
Our Picks: This oil and mitt that prevent ingrown hairs (they live up to the hype) | A scrub that helps reduce KP bumps (again, lives up to the hype!) | The only pimple patches that I will ever recommend
Caitlin Note: Skinstore usually has a TON of promotions and the best prices for skincare in the game – worth checking if your preferred brands are carried here!


Dates: Through Monday, 9/6
Deal: 20% off select items for Circle members
Our Picks: A top that’s owned and loved by several members of team EHD | My favorite balloon sleeved blouse for cooler weather | The cutest 3/4 sleeve gingham wrap dress


Dates: Through Saturday, 9/18
Deal: 50% off select items
Our Picks: More like Ulta’s picks – head here and check out the selection that’s on sale today (it changes daily)!

I’ll be updating this post all weekend, so be sure to check back on Monday for a few last-minute additions. (Some folks just love those surprise day-of sales, you know?) As always, feel free to drop your own small business in the comments below – I know our audience would love to support you, too. 🙂 Have a great weekend – happy window- and/or regular-shopping. xx

Opening Image Credits: Photo by Sara Ligorria-Tramp | From: After Three Years We Can Finally Use Our Upper Deck

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2 years ago

speaking of, I read recently in the New Yorker that its owner is a major funder of attempt to overturn the 2020 election and declare it illegitimate. So there is that.

Anna Charles
2 years ago

I like the post however, this morning I really wanted an update on the Portland farm house.

2 years ago

Did the Target sales get deleted from the post?

Lana Wren
2 years ago

I love the Labor Day sales!! Thanks for doing the research and sharing your wisdom.
I happen to be a small business owner myself and I’m doing a Labor Day weekend sale. I’m a licensed marriage and family therapist and I specialize in working with teenagers. I’m not doing any therapy right now (I’m also a stay at home mom of four kids), but I do teach an online class for teenagers a couple of times a year, and my next round of classes starts a week after Labor Day. The classes focus on learning healthy coping skills for managing emotions and dealing with the stress of every day life. I developed the curriculum after working with teenagers and their families for eight years in individual and family therapy. The classes are available for kids aged 12 to 18. If anyone is interested, you can find all of the information at my website (I know my business isn’t design-related at all, but I figured design enthusiasts with teenagers might appreciate this resource, and I am doing a Labor Day sale! 😊)

Paula Carr
2 years ago

The trio of brass boxes you recommended are gone, but they have another set that are square (as opposed to rectangular).

2 years ago

I had some issues with Overstock returns too. I learned that if you sign up for their club for $20 a year you can do up to two or three returns a month for free. This was great for us as we had some rug choosing paralysis in a couple of projects. Not sure if that will save your curtains though…