UPDATED: Memorial Day Sales Official Guide

May 21, 2020 by Lila Delilah

Anyone with an active email address will be bombarded with markdown deals this week. Most sites will have sales of up to 50% off but discounts vary from item to item. Below is our breakdown of online sales. We will continue to keep this post active and updated throughout the week.

Below each retailer heading, we give a short overview of the sale and highlighted some of the best sale pieces from their site. You can also scroll through the images below to visually see all of our favorites sales picks. Let me know if I overlooked any of your favorite shopping destinations or if there is an item I omitted.

Kerna Zebete 
Discount Amount: 25% off full-price items with the code WFH25 or sale 65% off
Gucci belt bag $474 from $790
Bottega Veneta cassette bag $1400 from $1900
Givenchy Eden $860 from $2450
Report Card: B At first glance it may look there isn’t much on sale or the discounts aren’t high enough. Don’t stop. We found items priced to the LSP (lowest seen price). There are also some unusual full-price finds, which can be used with the 25% off code.

Discount Amount: 65% off
Don’t Miss: 
Manolo Lurums: $467 from $1300
Manolo suede pumps $250 from $700
Zimmerman shorts  $179 from $475
Report Card: A- This markdown is supposedly for VIP entry only. Click on any of the links and navigate from there. These extra discounts are amazing. You won’t find a better deal anywhere right now. Don’t miss the Manolo selection. At 65% off they will go very fast.

Moda Operandi 
Discount Amount: Up to 50% off
Don’t Miss: 
Off-White top handle bag $1118 from $2235
Bottega Veneta card holder $200 from $290
I Love Mr. Mittens knit cardigan $290 from $580
Report Card: B- So much beautiful clothing but there is no place to wear any of it. The prices are still quite high. On most items, we would wait it out and hopefully, soon there will be places to go and reasons to celebrate.

Discount Amount: Up to 60% off
Don’t Miss:
Manolo Hangisi print shoes $600 from $1000
Isabel Marant dress $238 from $600
Nili Lotan $158 from $400
Report Card: B There are some very good designer markdowns but we wish “the good stuff” was reduced a bit more. We suggest considering items at the 60% off the mark but waiting for additional discounts on merchandise that hasn’t been reduced as much.

Discount Amount: 15% off $300+, 25% off $600+ Code: JUST4U
Don’t Miss:
Poupette St Barth dress $216 from $350 (+15% off)
Mansur Gavriel clutch $600 (+25% off)
SEA lace blouse $175 from $250 (+15% off)
Report Card: B- A straight discount is much better than discount levels, especially when the level for 25% off is so high. The great selection redeemed this sale. There are really lots of great options. It’s safe to speculate that this Summer’s wardrobe will be more casual than usual. Weeding down your want list will be difficult. Maybe, buy one or two pieces now and save the rest for later.

Discount Amount: Up to 50% off
Don’t Miss:
Off-White baby box bag ($558 from $930)
Valentino studded bag ($940 from $1875)
Gianvitto Rossi holographic shoes ($430 from $717)
Zimmerman white lace dress ($600 from $850)
Report Card: B+ The selection is pretty good. There are several pieces of high designer items but you have to do a little bit of digging. The discount isn’t the highest but the selection makes up for it. You also can’t underestimate the value of duty-free, tax-free, and free shipping.

Discount Amount: Up to 50% off
Don’t Miss:
Khaite dress ($712 from $1800)
Aquazzura suede sandals ($318 from $800)
Fendi shopper ($1700 from $3000)
Cecilie Bahnsen dress ($283 from $567)
Report Card: B There is nothing that can’t be found on Farfetch. Everything is there. Pricing can sometimes be confusing. In the past, we’ve spotted major discounts and turned away to find that the sale price has disappeared. We aren’t quite sure how that can happen so quickly. This is a solid markdown but you can bet there is a lot more to come.

Discount Amount: Up to 50% off
Don’t Miss:
Fendi-Fila Tee ($385 from $770)
Balenciaga BB logo velvet mules ($600 from $1200)
Balmain tee ($177 from $300)
Report Card:C+ There aren’t many good items from top luxury designers. The designer merchandise that’s discounted is several seasons old. You will find the best value among the items from more emerging brands. The bright spot is that they are more affordable to start.  Some suggestions include Batsheva, Avec Moderation, and Emilia Wickstead.

Neiman Marcus
Discount Amount: Up to 50% off
Don’t Miss:
Off-White top handle bag ($965 from $1600)
Isabel Marant hightop sneakers ($161 from $270)
See by Chloe white eye-lit blouse ($200 from $414)
Report Card: C- Unfortunately, this sale doesn’t seem to contain anything we haven’t seen before. We are quite sure that the bankruptcy proceedings will inhibit major markdowns. Once Neiman Marcus settles its plans we are sure to see lots more markdowns.

Saks Fifth Avenue 
Discount Amount: Up to 50% off
Don’t Miss:
Valentino studded platform sandals ($465 from $755)
Paco Rabanne paillette dress ($2100 from $3500)
Balmain tote ($960 from $1600)
Manolo Blahnik mules with buckle ($600 from $1000)
Report Card:B Most of the selection is comprised of items that have been on sale for some time. There are some good additions. It shouldn’t be a lot of time until a lot more of the top designer merchandise is added. During the past few seasons, Saks has scattered the price reduction of bags to keep us coming back. This is a site you will want to keep a close eye on.


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