The Best Labor Day Sales of 2021

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As Labor Day has come and gone, we’ve stopped updating this post with sales and can’t promise the ones below are still available. Check back later for updated deals.

Widely considered one of the last big weekends of the season, Labor Day is officially the end of the summer. As the leaves start to show the first blush of fall, we scramble to squeeze in last-minute barbecues, beach days, camping trips, and picnics. But savvy shoppers know that any holiday or seasonal shift means serious savings, too, and Labor Day is both. More than just summer’s last hurrah, Labor Day is also a great time to score major discounts on everything—from patio furniture and push mowers to gas ranges and robes.

What is Labor Day?

Traditionally, Labor Day is a holiday that honors American workers. According to ThoughtCo., it stemmed from the labor movement of the 1800s and has been an official federal holiday since 1894. “Labor Day is our last real sale opportunity before the holidays,” says Matt Breuer, CMO of sustainable home goods brand Buffy. “We find it's the time when people stock up on items for their own home before turning their attention to holiday gifts.”

When is Labor Day 2021? 

Labor Day falls on the first Monday of September every year. For 2021, that means Labor Day falls on September 6. 

When Do Labor Day Sales Start? 

It depends on the retailer. During summer, it feels like there’s a sale event every other weekend—Memorial Day Sales, Fourth of July Sales, and Labor Day Sales come one after the other. But after Labor Day, there aren’t many discounts until the winter holidays. 

Some Labor Day sales start weeks before the day of, while others may occur only during the holiday weekend. However, the majority of sales tend to start at the end of August or the beginning of September and wrap up on or right after Labor Day. 

Pro tip: It’s not a bad idea to get your shopping in before Labor Day itself, as you don’t want to miss out.

What Kind of Deals Should I Be on the Lookout for?

With winter right around the corner, many retailers also shift their focus from outdoor living to indoor living come fall. As such, this is a fantastic time to upgrade your dining room, living room, bedroom, and more. During Labor Day weekend, many shoppers are on the hunt for dining tablesrugsmattressesbedding, and lighting. Home improvement tools are also popular, as procrastinating DIYers scramble to fix gutters and rehab roofs before the rain and snow begin in earnest. 

The steepest sales are generally on items that are no longer in season. With many retailers focusing on indoor essentials around Labor Day, patio furniture and other outdoor essentials can be found at bargain-bin prices. We’ve found patio furniture on sale for over 50 percent off at both Wayfair and Overstock on previous Labor Day sales. Still, that doesn’t mean the party is reserved for the patio only. Both Overstock and Wayfair, as well as brands like West Elm, Burrow, Crate & Barrel, and Pottery Barn have been known to offer double-digit sales on furniture ranging from sofas and recliners to dining sets. 

As for electronics, Best Buy offers big discounts on TVs and entertainment essentials. It is also our go-to for large kitchen appliances like stovesdishwashers, and refrigerators.

There are a ton of sales below, so here's a quick way to find what you need:

Bedding: Brooklinen, Bed Bath & Beyond

Mattresses: Helix, Tuft & Needle, Casper, Saatva, Tempur-Pedic

Home Reno: Lowe's, Home Depot

Furniture: Wayfair, Burrow

Wayfair

emerald green couch
Courtesy of All Modern 

Save up to 50 percent off living room seating, 60 percent off kitchen upgrades and outdoor furniture, and up to 70 percent off area rugs.

Leesa Sleep

Leesa Original Twin Mattress
Courtesy of Leesa

If you haven't caught on that Labor Day is the time to invest in a mattress, here's your next reminder. Save up to $500 on Leesa's Legend Mattress, up to $300 on the Hybrid Mattress, and up to $200 on the Original Mattress. Plus, free no-contact delivery and two free pillows.

Brooklinen

Brooklinen waffle weave robe
 Brooklinen

Snag 15 percent off on everything (except Spaces), ranging from waffle weave bathrobe or core sheets set.

Bed Bath & Beyond

Bed Bath & Beyond_Nestwell Linen Duvet Cover $100-$140.tif

Courtesy of Bed Bath & Beyond

Tell us, what can't you find at Bed Bath & Beyond? Save up to 50 percent on a number of deals right now on a wide range of products including bedding, vacuums, cookware, and more.

Tuft & Needle

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Courtesy of Tuft & Needle

Tuft and Needle is on a mission to reinvent sleep with its selection of mattresses, bedding, and furniture, and offer you a sweet discount in the process. Save 15 percent sitewide now through September 6 during the Tuft & Needle's Labor Day sale.

Macy's

Whim by Martha Stewart Collection Seersucker Bedding Collection, Created for Macy's
Courtesy of Macy's 

You're not going to want to miss Macy's Labor Day Sale! Find 20 to 60 percent off on women, men, home, bed, bath, kitchen nad more. Plus, get an extra 20 percent off clearance styles with code LABOR.

The Home Depot

LG electronics dishwasher
The Home Depot

With thousands of items on sale during The Home Depot's Labor Day Savings Event, you're most likely to save on any home project you're working on.

Overstock

Overstock Lucite Clear Acrylic Console Table

Right now, you can shop Overstock's Labor Day Weekend clearance sale with up to 70 percent off, plus free shipping on everything. Think rugs, patio sets, bedroom furniture, and of course, dorm room essentials.

You'll also find an extra 25 percent off Safavieh, 15 percent off select patio furniture by Christopher King, and flash deals daily.

Helix Sleep

helix-mattress
 Courtesy of Helix

No matter what you spend, you'll get two free Dream Pillows. Use code LDAY100 to get $100 off any mattress, or spend $1,250 or more and save $150 with code LDAY150. Save up to $200 when you spend $1,750 or more with code LDAY200.

The Company Store

The Company Store
 Courtesy of The Company Store

When it comes to quality bedding basics, The Company Store is one of the first places you should look. Take 20 percent off the entire site, including new arrivals, plus free shipping with code H21LDW through September 6. Excuse us while we eye this color-blocked Diamond quilt in the most fall-appropriate hues.

Dyson

Dyson V8 Animal
 Amazon

If you're in the market for a vacuum or a new fan, it might be the time to take the plunge on Dyson. Beyond powerful unparalleled performance and innovation, you can save up to $150 on select Dyson vacuums and air treatment.

Burrow

Burrow velvet nomad sofa

 Courtesy of Burrow

Burrow's easy to assemble (and move) furniture is great for apartment dwellers and homeowners alike. Take anywhere from 10 percent off to $500 off your purchase. Plus, Burrow's newest arrivals are also included in this sale. Code LDW21 is automatically added to your cart.

Casper

Casper Original Mattress
Courtesy of Casper

If you've been sleeping on your current mattress for more than 10 years it is time for an upgrade. Save 30 percent on mattress bundles, and 15 percent off sheets and pillows.

Saatva

Saatva
Saatva

Now is the time to buy that luxury mattress you've had your eyes on. Take $200 off your $950 or more mattress purchase through September 6—no code necessary.

Lulu and Georgia

taza rug in living room
Courtesy of Lulu and Georgia 

Treat yourself to that effortless California-cool style, whether it's a new rug or piece of furniture you'll want to keep forever. Right now, take 20 percent off full-priced items with code LABORDAY20. Sale ends September 7.

UrbanStems 

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Urban Stems 

Fill your home with fresh blooms. Who can resist this sweet smelling treat? Take 20 percent off Doubles bouquets through September 8.

Buffy

Buffy bedding
 Buffy

People love Buffy's breathable comforter. Take $50 off orders over $300 with code SHORETHING through September 7, including the brand's new line of soft hemp linen sheets and iconic Cloud Comforter.

Frontgate

Frontgate Danson Teak Dining Table

Courtesy of Frontgate

Right now, take up to 70 percent off sitewide. There's still plenty of outdoor living time, which means this end-of-summer sale is bound to have something you need for your front or back porch.

Etsy

OnTheEdgeCreations pet portrait
Courtesy of Etsy

Some of your favorite Etsy sellers will be offering discounts of at least 20 percent off during Etsy’s Labor Day Sale, which runs from September 2 through September 7. Now might even be a good time to buy a holiday gift at a steal, from adorable pet portraits to personalized cheese boards.

Tempur-Pedic 

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Courtesy of Tempur-Pedic.

Right now, save up to $700 on adjustable mattress sets, and get a $300 instant gift with your mattress purchase. You'll also take 30 percent on the Tempur-Cloud mattress, and buy one, get one free pillow.

RugsUSA

moroccan trellis rug
 RugsUSA

Update your floors with up to 75 percent off Rugs USA branded rugs. With countless rug styles to choose from, check out the Morrocan Trellis style t—it's a fan favorite.

Lumens

Savoy House Townsend Chandelier

Courtesy of Lumens

Lumens is a smart stop for lighting, currently offering up to 50 percent off on modern lighting, furniture, fans, and more through September 6.

Purple

Purple Mattress
Courtesy of Purple

Take $350 off a mattress and sleep bundle, which includes a variety of Purple mattresses. Take $150 off the Hybrid Premier, $125 off the Hybrid, or $100 off the Purple and Purple Plus mattress. Bundle in pillows, sheets, and a mattress protector, and the savings will stack up even more.

Pottery Barn

Benchwright Extending Dining Table - Rustic Mahogany
Courtesy of Pottery Barn 

Outfit the home of your dreams, but make it a reality with Pottery Barn's Warehouse Sale. Save up to 70 percent off, plus an extra 20 percent off clearance items, and free shipping on orders of $99 or more. Use code LABORDAY to save.

Albany Park

Albany Park Park Sofa

Courtesy of Albany Park

Now through September 7, take 12 percent off of sofas and sectionals on Albany Park. No matter if your design style is contemporary or minimalist, there's a sofa to match every style of decor. Use code LABORDAY12 at checkout.

Lowe's

Lowes appliance sale washing machine
 Courtesy of Lowe's

Lowe's Labor Day Savings includes appliances, power tools, paint, and lighting to help you tackle that home improvement project you've been considering. The sales start now and run through Labor Day.

Amazon

Firestick with Remote
Firestick Amazon Press.

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Take up to 30 percent off Amazon eero 6 mesh wifi systems and Ring Spotlight cameras during Amazon's current sales. Plus, find everything you need for back to school and dorm living.

Avocado Mattress 

Avocado Green Mattress
 Courtesy of Avocado

Take $150 off Green, Vegan, and the new Luxe Crib mattresses with code LABORDAY through September 13. Save $250 on luxury plush mattresses with code LUXE250. And, save 10 percent on linen and cotton duvet covers.

Best Buy

Samsung - 27.8 cu. ft. 4-Door French Door Refrigerator
 Courtesy of Best Buy

Looking for a new washer and dryer? Take up to 25 percent off of LG laundry appliances during Best Buy's Labor Day Sale. You'll also find big savings of up to $500 off Samsung and Whirlpool appliances, plus discounts on small electronics like smart TVs starting at $99.

Ashley Homestore

Sharzane Table

Ashley Homestore 

When it comes to affordable home furnishings for your entire home, Ashley Homestore is a trusted name in the game. Save up to 30 percent off furniture plus an extra 10 percent off online only with code LDAYDEALS or 12-month special financing.

Raymour & Flanigan

grey sofa set

 Raymour and Flanigan

Redesigning your home? Raymour and Flanigan is your place. Right now, the furniture giant is currently offering up to 15 percent off or 60-month no-interest financing on sectionals, beds, chairs, dining sets, and so much more.

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