Labor Day officially marks the end of summer, and while you may be mourning the season's close, there is one silver lining: Labor Day sales. Retailers and brands use Labor Day weekend to clear out their summer inventory and make room for fall and winter stock — whether you're looking for a new mattress or an upgraded grill, you'll likely be able to find what you need at a deeply discounted price.
While you're shopping, you might want to take advantage of the discounted being offered by popular brands like Great Jones and Everlane that don't often offer discounts. We know these sales can get overwhelming, so we've rounded up some of the best rare sales and deals.
Make sure to check out our other Labor Day coverage for regular updates on ongoing sales and deals spanning furniture, tech, home goods and more.
The Vitruvi Stone Diffuser is 25% off — but the sale ends today
Essential oil diffusers can be an eyesore, but not the Vitruvi Stone Diffuser — it has an LED light with a soft glow and a sleek ceramic matte finish. Select associate reporter Mili Godio has one in her home and said she uses it frequently to circulate pleasant aromas and fill the dry air with moisture. According to the brand, the diffuser works in rooms up to 500 square feet and can run for either four hours or eight hours.
- Vitruvi Stone Essential Oil Diffuser, $92 (was $123)
This top-rated AeroGarden is at its lowest price all year
With summer coming to a close, an indoor garden kit — which uses LED lights to give plants optimal lighting — is a great way to keep growing fresh herbs and vegetables, especially if you live in an apartment. Professional gardeners have recommended AeroGarden numerous times, and the Harvest Elite Slim is a great option with room for up to six plants. Bonus: This garden kit is at the lowest price we’ve seen all year.
- AeroGarden Harvest Elite Slim, $119.95 (was $205.95)
The Instagram-popular Open Spaces shoe rack is 20% off
This popular shoe rack from Open Spaces is also a favorite among professional organizers we’ve interviewed — and for a limited time, it’s 20% off. The steel entryway rack has three shelves that can hold up to 22 pounds each, according to the brand, and it comes in seven different colors to match your home’s style.
- Open Spaces Entryway Rack, $147.20 (was $184)
One of our favorite cookware brands is taking 20% off everything
DTC cookware brand Great Jones makes some of our favorite cookware — Select staffers love the Dutchess Dutch oven and Sweetie Pie pie dish, to name a few standouts. Through Sept. 5, the brand is offering 20% off almost everything with code LDW20 — Great Jones doesn’t host sitewide sales often, so this is a great opportunity to stock up on cookware and bakeware that’s as beautiful as it is functional.
Two of our favorite kitchenware brands are hosting sitewide sales
If your kitchen tools and storage containers are in serious need of an upgrade, two Select favorite kitchenware brands — GIR and W&P — are offering 20% off everything this weekend. Some of our favorite products include GIR’s Silicone Baking Mat and W&P’s Porter Storage Bag.
Ruggable’s Labor Day promo is great if you need multiple rugs
Popular washable rug brand Ruggable typically offers 15% off during shopping holidays like Memorial Day, and you can always get a 15% discount just by referring or being referred by a friend. But through Sept. 6, the retailer is offering an even better deal: If you buy two or more rugs, you can save 20% on your order with code LD22. I have three Ruggables in my own apartment, and they’ve remained soft and surprisingly sturdy after several cycles in the wash.
- Ruggable 5x7 Moroccan Diamond Plush Rug, $262.65 (was $309)
- Ruggable 5x7 Jonathan Adler Inkdrop Slate Blue Rug, $228.65 (was $269)
The ever-popular Always Pan is 25% off for a limited time
Our Place — the DTC cookware brand known for its versatile pan designed to replace eight pieces of cookware — is offering 25% off sitewide through Sept. 7 on everything except gift cards and the Wave Trivet. Several Select staffers are big fans of the Always Pan — writer Kala Herh noted that it’s “great [...] for amateur chefs in small spaces who love to experiment in the kitchen,” and my own Always Pan has maintained its nonstick coating after more than two years of consistent use. Our Place often offers discounts, but 25% off is one of the best deals we’ve seen in a while.
These trendy activewear brands are offering great deals right now
This Labor Day, two of our favorite activewear brands — Outdoor Voices and Girlfriend Collective — are discounting everything from sports bras and leggings to tennis skirts and tank tops. I personally own several sports bras and leggings from both of these brands and they have become staples in my workout wardrobe — everything is built to last, and the fabric holds me in while I’m spinning or jogging.
REI’s Labor Day sale includes Beyond Yoga, Sweaty Betty and more
REI’s holiday sales usually have something good for everyone — even if you don’t love the outdoors. Popular athletic brands like Adidas, Beyond Yoga, New Balance, Sweaty Betty and Brooks Running are all included in the brand's Labor Day sale, and men, women and kids alike can score up to 50% off. Several of our expert recommendations — including the New Balance 860v12 Running Shoes and the Pearl Izumi Tour Road Cycling Shoes — are also discounted through Sept. 7.
One of our favorite eco-friendly sneakers is 40% off this weekend
Allbirds’ Labor Day sale offers some of the best deals we’ve seen on the brand’s popular eco-friendly shoes, with sitewide savings up to 40% off through Sept. 6. We previously recommended the Wool Runners at full price in our guide to eco-friendly shoes — they’re made of a soft, thermoregulating ZQ Merino wool and are entirely machine-washable (like all their shoes), according to the brand.