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Who wants to spend the first long weekend of summer perusing the web for the best Memorial Day weekend deals out there? Go outside, touch some grass, channel your inner lizard, and soak up the sun on a rock (don’t forget your SPF). Leave the absurd amount of screen time on us.
Consider the Cut’s shopping team your own personal shopper when it comes to scratching off everything on your to-buy list. From potential Father’s Day gifts to a few other things you didn’t know you needed, who wants to pay full price for anything?
Whether you are in the market for comfy summer sandals (they exist!), missed out on a past bedding sale, or simply want to see which specific items from retailers across fashion, beauty, and home are actually worth it, we’ve put in the work (as an infamous billionaire would say) and rounded up the best of the best below.
Buckle up, it’s a long list.
Nordstrom’s Half Yearly Sale is here, which means you can score up to 60 percent off on select items until June 5. We highly suggest you dive a bit deeper into the designer clearance section, which is filled with tons of Proenza Schouler shoes, Balenciaga bags at great prices, and great deals on more upcoming brands such as Nodaleto, Amy Crookes, and Isa Boulder. As for me, I’m partial over this Khaite bag for 40 percent off.
No, we won’t shut up about the Ssense sale. It’s a current fave to score designer sunnies for less and everything we’ve been eyeing for a hot second.
While the internet-famous exercise dress isn’t currently on sale. The athleisure brand will be adding new styles to its sale section for up to 50 percent off, so fingers crossed! In the meantime, consider these shorts, which I was wearing while I typed this to force myself to get a workout in when I finished the workday.
You don’t have tell us twice to use the code 30OFF until May 30 to get 30 percent off designer goods.
With over 1,000-plus styles on sale, the Shopbop sale is a big one. A pro tip is going directly to “Sale Picks Under $250” so you don’t miss out on any of the hidden gems like this Shushu/Tong skirt.
Use the code LONGWEEKEND to score 25 percent off everything on the site by May 30, including great summer staples like this tank top.
More luxury designer deals because why not? This time, you can save up while shopping at Neiman Marcus’s 50 percent off sale.
Buying jeans online isn’t exactly ideal. If you can go to your nearest Levi’s store, we recommend that, but if you want to make use of the 30 percent off sitewide discount and the brand’s return or exchange policy, according to which you can switch or get a refund on any unworn and unwashed item(s) within 60 days of purchase, we recommend a fave silhouette of ours: the Levi’s Dad Jeans. They run true to size, and the cut is the right amount of straight and baggy.
Girlfriend Collective is one of the brands doing inclusive sizing right. Whether you want to try out its famous skort (it’s worth it!) or even its swimwear, now’s your chance since you can take 15 percent off any $125-plus order, 20 percent off any $200-plus order, and 25 percent off any $250-plus order until May 30.
If you’re like us, you’ve been seeing Simon Miller everywhere. Whether it’s the clogs, the platform boots, or the body-con dresses, you can’t escape the brand’s Insta ads, and it’s working. So, bite the gun and consider purchasing something this weekend when Simon Miller is offering 15 percent off sitewide when you use the code TAKE15. We’re eyeing this oversized tote bag.
Knickey is one of our favorite sustainable underwear brands, and until May 30, the brand will be offering 20 percent off sitewide when you use the code MDW2022.
Did you know that besides carrying soft and comfortable pajamas, Eberjey also sells swimwear? Now you do, and lucky for you, some styles on the sale section will have an extra 20 percent off when you use the code SALE20.
Set your alarms because Collina Strada’s sale starts May 27 at midnight and ends at midnight May 30. Score 20 percent off select styles with code WEEKEND20.
With prices starting at $19, Eloquii will have great deals running until May 30.
Another brand that is everywhere — and we can understand why. Its seamless universal underwear is extremely comfortable, so you bet we’ll be taking advantage of its Memorial Day deals, through which you can get 30 percent off any $150 order, 40 percent off any order over $150, and free shipping on orders over $75 .
Hair clips! Combs! Jewelry! Machete is offering up to 50 percent off select styles of its cute products.
No code needed to score up to 60 percent off select Gymshark styles.
From May 26 to 30, Abacaxi will be offering up to 25 percent off select styles.
If your wardrobe is missing something colorful and fun, find it here. Tyler McGillivary if offering 20 perfect off sitewide from May 27 to 30.
To score Mango’s deal, you have to spend over $200 and use the code EXTRA30. But with so many cute options like these shorts, we’re sure you will hit the minimal goal.
We love a good Sephora deal. Get free shipping with the code FREESHIP and stock up on select beauty must-haves for up to 50 percent off from May 27 to 30. Now’s the time to shop all those buzzy favorites like this secret to red-carpet skin.
Don’t forget the sunscreen! Sunscreen, skin care, and more beauty products are 20 percent off sitewide at Dermstore from May 23 to 31.
Gorgeous girls shop Ulta’s Gorgeous Hair Event with deep discounts on hair products and tools through May 28. The top-rated blow-dryer brush from blowout experts Dry Bar is half off (!) online only.
Treat yourself to luxe skin care, fragrances, makeup, and more with 20 percent off sitewide at Violet Grey, including the cult-favorite moisturizer that gives you rich-people skin.
Restock your beauty shelf with major deals on customizable clean beauty sets at Kosas, including its best-selling Revealer Concealer for brighter, hydrated under eyes.
The buzzy skin-care brand is offering a free deluxe sample of its Discoloration Defense on all orders with code DEFENSE, so now’s the perfect time to grab the cult-favorite vitamin C serum.
Stock up on matcha and more wellness at Golde, which is offering 15 percent off sitewide from May 23 to 30.
Skin is in — get $20 off up to $100 of skin-care essentials with code 20OFF from May 26 to 30.
Revamp your entire skin-care routine with discounts at 15 to 20 perfect off at Versed including this resurfacing mask that’s like an instant facial. Use code SUMMERFEELS15 for 15 percent off orders between $50 and $99.99 and SUMMERFEELS20 for 20 percent off orders $100 and up from May 26 to 30.
Treat your skin to some TLC: Skin Laundry is offering $500 of its Ultra Duo Facial and 15 percent off in-clinic purchases from May 27 to 30.
ZitSticka’s acne-fighting patches and more are 20 perfect off with code SUMMER20.
Any excuse to fill out carts with Gisou’s honey-infused skin and hair care. Get 10 percent off purchases of $75, 15 percent off purchases of $100, and 20 percent off purchases of $150. Deals last from May 26 to 30.
We love free products as much as we love deals: REM Beauty is offering a free eyeliner with purchases of $50 and free shipping over $25, so you can work on perfecting that Ariana Grande cat’s-eye.
Your new signature fragrance is 25 percent off along with other goodies at Tocca from May 27 to 30.
All of your outdoor essentials from bug spray to itch relief balm are 25 percent off at Kinfield through May 31.
From May 26 to 31, these
life-changing good sheets are on sale alongside other Brooklinen faves. The company’s offering 15 percent off sitewide.
The official headphones for hot-girl walks are on sale at Amazon (with Prime shipping, of course).
Another great Ssense sale find comes highly recommended from Cut staffers. This cool, minimalist towel set is made from organic cotton.
Pretty puzzles and more are 15 percent off at Ordinary Habit from May 26 to 30 with the code SUMMERFUN — because you need a new hobby.
The list wouldn’t be complete without Target deals, and it’s offering up to 50 percent off everything from clothes to patio furniture until May 30.