Whoa—we’ve got whiplash. For a year and change it was perfectly acceptable to wear sweats every day, cover half our faces with a scrap of cloth at all times to hide our stress-induced cystic acne, and let our socks get as holey as Swiss cheese. But then, we looked around these last couple weeks and saw… hot people? Faces?? Friends looking… cool again???
It’s a little bit stressful. But it’s also a source of inspiration to actually make a few wardrobe upgrades, take better care of our skin and hair, and for those of us so inclined, maybe even throw on some makeup.
There’s no better time to shop for men’s and women’s clothes, skincare, and beauty stuff than Memorial Day weekend, when the sales are white-hot and The Brands are all trying to woo us to their sites and fill our shopping carts. Whether you’re getting back on the dating scene, are reconfiguring your closet for a new post-COVID bod, or just want to get back that “yeahhh I’m fine” feeling that comes with wearing something new, here are the best Memorial day deals to make it happen.
ASOS: The clothing megasite, which carries tons of major designers but also its own vast array of house-brand wares for men and women (we love that they make women’s lines for a variety of body types, including Petite, Tall, Plus-Size, Curve, and Fuller Bust), always has great sales—and this weekend is no exception. The more you shop, the more you save; get $30 off any purchase of at least $150 with the code MEM30; $50 off a $200 purchase with the code MEM50, or $70 off a purchase of $250 or more with the code MEM70.
Hugo by Hugo Boss 1094/S side panel sunglasses, $
219 $91 at ASOS
Micro Plus 4-Pack Boxer Brief,
$49.50 $29.70 at Calvin Klein
Carhartt: What else are you supposed to wear to the bar, office, and lumber mill? Save up to 40% off clearance items during this monster sale.
Clarks are no longer the shoes your dad wears. (Or maybe they still are? If so, you have a cool dad.) Get 25% off spring favorites with the discount code TAKE25.
Columbia: Step up your outdoorsy lewks—Columbia’s Memorial Day Sale is 25% off almost everything through May 31.
DC Shoes: You can, of course, still buy the classic, puffy DC shoes, but they have so many more styles these days, and we stan. Get up to 50% off select styles while the sale lasts.
Dermstore: All the skin care, makeup, hair care, and bath essentials you could ever need are on sale—up to 20% off with two-times the points on participating brands with code SALEAWAY. (Hustle, it ends June 1.)
Sunday Riley CEO Brightening Serum,
$85 $68 at Dermstore
END. Clothing is running a 15% off sale on already-discounted streetwear, home goods, lifestyle brands, and more.
Farfetch: This sale on designer items is so suspiciously good (up to 50% off) that if we didn’t know better, we might think it’s a little… (Don’t make us say it.)
Mattemoiselle Plush Matte Lipstick,
$18 $7 at Fenty Beauty
Giesswein, purveyor of some of the dopest sustainable footwear around, is 20% off orders over $100 (we know you can do it) with the discount code GWMEMORIAL21 until June 5.
Herschel: Your favorite bag’s favorite bags are on sale for 50% off select styles.
Herschel Little America Backpack,
$109.99 $76.99 at Herschel
Huckberry: We love this store—and we’d like to think we know a thing or two about it. Get up to 50% off select spring and summer gear, then brag to your friends about how many miles you hiked last weekend.
Levi’s is the one denim company to rule them all. Its products are classic, durable, and—most importantly—on sale through June 1. Save 30% on everything (plus an extra 50% off sale items) with the discount code SMILE.
511 Slim Fit Levi’s Flex Men’s Jeans,
$69.50 48.65 at Levi’s
M.A.C: You’d be losing money if you didn’t hop on M.A.C’s 25% off sale on everything cosmetic through May 28.
MatchesFashion: Get up to 50% off designer fashion. You deserve a little affordable luxury.
Minnetonka makes super comfy moccasins, and now you can get free ground shipping to the continuous US with the discount code MAYFLOWERS. Plus, the company actively supports a number of Native American organizations in Minnesota and beyond.
The North Face, which sells a whooole lot more than windbreakers, is 25% off select styles through 5/31. And, yes, wearing North Face will (probably) make you a better rock climber.
Opening Ceremony: Would you like to save hundreds of dollars on OC’s perfect sweats, patterned button ups, and more? Yes? [Pats head.] Then check out these giant men’s and women’s sales at Opening Ceremony.
Allover Roses Asymmetric S/S Shirt,
$565 $339 at Opening Ceremony
Re/Done: Get 25% off already-discounted vintage-inspired heritage denim, tees, and more through May 31.
Reebok: You can never have enough white sneakers. This is known. However, Reebok has a lot more to offer—plus, you can enter the discount code REFRESH for an extra 40% off sale items while the deal lasts.
Rodan + Fields is offering 20% off sitewide on its skincare products for acne, dark spots, anti-aging, and more.
Sorel: No, it’s not the small, edible plant—it’s the coolest shoe store in town! Get 25% off select styles through May 31.
Stacked Skincare is having a Memorial Day FLASH Sale, and the brand is really twisting our collective arm with big time savings. Use the discount code MD2021 through May 31.
Urban Outfitters: Though the location on 14th and 6th in Manhattan recently closed, it will live in our hearts forever. This Memorial Day weekend, take an extra 30% off sale styles.
UO Olivia Printed Sherpa Jacket, $
89 $69.99 at Urban Outfitters
Zappos: Dad needs a new pair of shoes. So get him some! Or your mom for that matter—it’s still the month of Mother’s Day, after all. Get up to 35% off select styles through May 31.
We can’t wait to banish our mask-ne, step out in a delightfully impractical look, and, of course, to see your new ‘fit.
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