Even if you don't fall into the camp of folks that love summer above everything else, it's still sad to bid the season farewell. There's just something special about those carefree, easy-breezy months of sun that make them harder to let go of than all the rest. But when that inevitable goodbye finally arrives, there is one very exciting phenomenon to keep everyone's spirits lifted: the rush of Labor Day Weekend sales. The special shopping event comes at just the right time, too, because it doesn't just help you ease away from summer with slightly less sadness — it gets your wardrobe in order for fall. And lest you forget that you'll soon need to stow those sandals in favor of sturdier footwear, Labor Day shoe sales are arriving to ensure your feet are prepared.
The sudden, upsetting realization that summer is swiftly coming to an end (how did that happen so fast?) is made much more bearable with the knowledge that boot season is nearly upon us. It's just about time to pull out your most beloved styles from the back of your closet, and invest in some new ones while you're at it. Of course, there's no better time to shop than during the upcoming Labor Day sales that'll help you save on the styles you know you'll need — boots, and otherwise.
You'll be able to score major savings on every trending silhouette for the season at fashion girl favorite retailers including Dear Frances, which is hosting a sale from Aug. 29 through Sept. 3, and M. Gemi, which offers discounts from Aug. 28 through Sept. 2., among others. Snag in-demand styles, like loafers you can wear with everything and sleek sneakers to elevate casual ensembles, during the sales to support your fall shoe closet.
Bandier's Labor Day sale means you can update your athletic shoe collection for less — get your hands on a pair of sneakers before all the discounted ones are gone — and The Outnet's major end of summer sale means total savings of up to 85 percent off designer styles like Brother Vellies boots that are ready for cool fall nights. Even Barneys New York is offering a chance to score, with an additional 50 percent off sale shoes on site (no code necessary). Basically, now is your best bet for snagging every shoe you can imagine needing this season.
Ready to save? Keep scrolling for all the details on some of the best Labor Day shoe sales to hit stores in the coming days, plus inspiration for which styles to scoop up.
Dear Frances: Aug. 29 through Sept. 3
M. Gemi: Aug. 28 through Sept. 2
M. Gemi's Before They Go section is boasting an extra 15 to 20 percent off for its Labor Day sale, which runs from Aug. 28 through Sept. 2. Styles from driving loafers to sneakers to sandals, like this sleek mule style, will be included in the shopping event. Already reduced to $175, you can expect this mule silhouette to dip even lower once the sale begins.
Bandier: Now through Sept. 3
During Bandier's Labor Day sale, shoppers will get to take an extra 50 percent off all sale items, no code needed. That means you can score sneakers that are stylish enough to keep wearing around town post-workout, from brands like Stella McCartney for Adidas, Nike, and this Golden Goose style which is down to just $294.99 once added to your basket.
Dr. Scholl's: Aug. 20 through Sept. 3
Franco Sarto: Aug. 29. through Sept. 2
Franco Sarto's Labor Day weekend sale from Aug. 29 through Sept. 2 means you can snag 25 percent off styles on-site — just note that SARTO collection items are excluded from the sale, so stick to everything else, like these chic croc-embossed boots in white from Franco Sarto, when shopping. Use code LDWSAVINGS at checkout to bring in the savings.
Barneys New York: Limited Time
The Outnet: Aug. 27 through Sept. 2
You already know The Outnet for its reduced-price designer goods — so when it has a sale you can expect major savings. For its end of summer sale, markdowns will total up to 85 percent off, no code necessary. Tons of sneakers, slides, and boots, like this gold Brother Vellies style, will be up for grabs at incredibly low prices. Act fast.
Kate Spade New York: Aug. 26 through Sept. 3
Want an easy-on-the-bank way to get in on the snake print boot trend? Use code TAKETHECAKE while shopping the sale section at Kate Spade New York to get an additional 30 percent off sale items, including this python print ankle boot, which goes down to $146.30 with the code. You'll also find more boots, plenty of pumps, sneakers, and sling-backs in the sale.