The Labor Day Sales Are Endless—J.Crew, Abercrombie, and Gap Are the Winners

Chic sweaters, classic outerwear, and so much denim.

J.Crew Sweater Blazer in red
(Image credit: J.Crew, Abercrombie, Gap)

With Labor Day officially on our doorsteps, we have one last weekend to put our summer wardrobes to good use, and I, for one, am planning on it. I currently have a suitcase packed with breezy dresses, bikinis, and cover-ups for a trip to the beach, but I wouldn't dare leave on vacation without scoping out the best Labor Day sales. The holiday may be a fun way to say goodbye to summer, but it also happens to be one of the best weekends to shop outside of Black Friday. 

To usher in the best season of fashion (a.k.a. fall), practically every retailer out there has a sale going on this weekend. So before you start your Labor Day festivities, I promise it's worth doing a little shopping to prep your wardrobe with the latest fall trends. To prove it to you, I've rounded up the must-have discounted pieces from some of my favorite retailers—J.Crew, Abercrombie, and Gap. Sure, these brands are reminiscent of earlier days strolling around the mall, but they have seriously stepped up their game since the early aughts, as you can see below. From J.Crew's quiet luxury sweaters, Abercrombie's elevated basics, and Gap's trendy denim, these OG mall brands have got you covered for fall. 

Ahead, you'll find all the need-to-know details of each brand's sales as well as my top picks for the season ahead. Happy shopping! 

J.Crew Sale Picks

J.Crew is a brand that has truly nailed the quiet luxury aesthetic in recent collections, as made evident by the gorgeous sweaters, tops, and bottoms below. If you're hoping to incorporate more stealth wealth into your wardrobe, now's the time to do it with up to 60 percent off select styles, no code necessary. 

Abercrombie Sale Picks

Abercrombie is my go-to brand for elevated basics and, of course, jeans. Plus, plenty of their pieces can easily be dressed up or down for any occasion. For Labor Day weekend score 25 percent off select styles with an extra 15 percent off applied in your cart, which includes some of their just-released fall collection. 

Gap Sale Picks

If you haven't perused Gap's offerings in a while, I encourage you to do so this weekend as the brand is offering up to 70 percent off sale styles from now until September 5. Not only that, but you can also score 40 percent off the rest of your purchase.

Brooke Knappenberger
Associate Commerce Editor

Brooke Knappenberger is the Associate Commerce Editor at Marie Claire, where she specializes in crafting shopping stories—from sales content to buying guides that span every vertical on the site. She also oversees holiday coverage with an emphasis on gifting guides as well as Power Pick, our monthly column on the items that power the lives of MC’s editors. She also tackled shopping content as Marie Claire's Editorial Fellow prior to her role as Associate Commerce Editor.

She has over three years of experience writing on fashion, beauty, and entertainment and her work has appeared on Looper, NickiSwift, The Sun US, and Vox Magazine of Columbia, Missouri. Brooke obtained her Bachelor's Degree in Journalism from the University of Missouri’s School of Journalism with an emphasis on Magazine Editing and has a minor in Textile and Apparel Management.