Best July 4th Sales: Fashion, Beauty, Shoes and Handbags

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There are many sales going on this weekend for the Fourth of July.  Generally, it seems like any American holiday becomes an excuse for retailers to have a sale. Take a careful look at sale prices this year as consumer spending is spiking after months of shoppers staying home during the COVID-19 epidemic. According to CNN Business, “Consumer demand for new wardrobes is soaring thanks to stimulus checks and pent-up demand built during the pandemic. But supply chain bottlenecks and slowdowns at key ports around the globe have tightened brands’ inventories.”  This has lead to brands and retailers offering few sales, stocking fewer items and selling what they do have at retail prices.  For example, Target is now selling a $188.00 dress from NIC+ ZOE on their website!  They are selling apparel from the brand at prices over $100 and close to $200. Most surprisingly, some of the NIC + ZOE offered via Target is already selling out, even at the higher price point. The face of retail is definitely changing as the economy picks of.

If you head to the malls or stores that are open, please wear a mask and observe social distancing guidelines to be safe.  I’m doing my most of my shopping online only  this year.  After taking a look around the web and at the store circulars here’s our aggregated list of the best sales on The Recessionista’s Radar for July 4th, 2021.

July 4th 2020 sales

Retailers are offering deep discounts this week to lure customers into buying.

One thing we like this weekend, are the sales on quality high-end designers that you can find at the Outnet, Net-A-Porter, Neiman Marcus, Last Call and Saks Fifth Avenue.   We’re not as high on outlet deals  or TJ Maxx and Marshalls as we often find them to just be using the designer’s name  ( via a licensing agreement) rather than offering consistent name brand, quality goods.




New reductions at SHOPBOP for the July 4th weekend included great dresses.

adidas: Up to 30% Off Sale

Anthropologie: Take an extra 50% off many items at the Anthroplogie sale.  Check out their specials on “Cozy at Home” wear for those working remote.  Extra 50% Off Sale Items until July 8th. 40% off Regular Items no code needed.

Betsey Johnson: In celebration of July 4th Betsey Johnson is running a 30% off sale online.  We do love her Boho chic dresses, don’t you?

Calvin Klein: 30% off sitewide including swimwear and underwear.

Cole Haan: Take an extra 40% off sale items

DVF : additional 25% off sale, who doesn’t love a great wrap dress?  The Sale ends July 6.  Use LIBERTY to save 25%.

H&M Summer Sale is on  save up to 70% off. Save 20% off $75 + free shipping with code 3521.  My current  favorite items at H&M for summer are the Conscious Collections pieces.

The OutNet: Great deals on a selection of quality designers, plus the OutNet’s own exclusive collection  Iris and Ink is on sale with some items reduced up to 70%. Do check out the $100.00 section  of the site for reductions on Alexander Wang,  VINCE, Victoria by Victoria Beckham, MAJE, Rag & Bone and many more.


The OutNet is having a great Fourth of July sale on apparel, handbags and more.

Net-A-Porter:  The Net-A-Porter summer clearance sale may be the chicest of all the bargains we’ve seen this season.  Some of the items are now as much as 80% off of retail.   That’s a great deals when you consider some of the brands at this sale includes designers like Alexander McQueen, 3.1 Phillip Lim, Altuzarra, Burberry Stella McCartney and Chloe.   The sale includes apparel, handbags, lingerie, shoes and jewelry.  There are also some unique offerings like the exclusive collection by UK fashion brand Needle and Thread.  If you’re looking to treat yourself to a quality designer item, then get over to the Net-A-Porter summer clearance sale before it’s all gone.  The site also offers some great beauty brands so check those out too!

NIKE up to 40% off sitewide.

Nordstrom: In the build up to their Anniversary Sale, starting on July 6, Nordstrom is having a 60% off clearance sale and their annual designer sale.

Nordstrom Rack: Save Up to 70% off of top designer brand fashion, shoes, jewelry, makeup and housewares. Featured brands include Ted Baker, Tory Burch, Topshop, Theory & many more.

J Crew:   Up to 70% off sale styles.

Macy’s. Sales throughout the store and online, plus a a July 4 furniture and mattress sale with what it’s touting as the “lowest prices of the season” on indoor furniture, outdoor furniture and mattresses. ”  Get extra savings with promo code: FOURTH.

Michael Stars: We are big fans on this Southern California designer.  They offer amazing summer dresses and jumpsuit.  Check out their sale online to save at least 30%.

Neiman Marcus, In-store and online, Four Days Only! Save up to 55%  Off Women’s and Men’s Apparel. Look for name brand designers on this clearance.

Neiman Marcus Last Call;  Everything is always on sale at this discount store for Neiman Marcus stock. For July 4th weekend , everything is an extra 40% to 60% off, so check it out.  I’m amazed by the designer deals they have,   Shoes for $39.99 and up, on sale.

NINA Shoes:  40% off Select Nina Originals Styles use code HALFOFF at checkout to get the savings.

Saks OFF 5th, until July 6  save up to 70% Off Sitewide+ More Savings in store

Saks Fifth Avenue ,  Consolidation sale with up to 70% off Women’s and Men’s apparel.

Sephora: Gift of 3 Red, White or Blue hued minis with a purchase.  Until July 6th choose 5 free samples with purchase.


The SHOPBOP Summer Sale is on offering deep discounts on top designers.

SHOPBOP:  This fashion website literally has everything.   Al the designers and name brands for much less than retail.  Look for reductions on everything in the site’s sale section, including top designers like MILLY, Rebecca Minkoff, Helmut Lang and many, many more! If you shop the final sale section, just be aware everything that is 70% off is a final sale with now returns, so choose wisely. Although they are not on sale, I feel in love with the  VANs sneakers with the Liberty of London prints on them and bought a pair.

Target :  Get 20% off clothing, shoes and accessories use code at checkout.

ASOS/TopShop:   Special Weekend Sale with new reductions.

Elemis Marine Cream

ELEMIS Marine Cream is on special at QVC now.

QVC: Special on ELEMIS Pro-Collagen Marine Cream. Get TWO Pro-Collagen Marine Creams (regular or SPF) for $89 (value of $256.)  The Sale ends July 8th, so if you’re interested buy before that end date.

Online Shopping Clubs:

Gilt Groupe: Click here for invite to join. (sponsored link)

Also, remember to use mobile apps if you’re already at the store and looking to find the deals.  They can really help direct you to the good deals in the store in your neighborhood.


Since 2008, Mary Hall has been the author of The Recessionista Blog, which is read by thousands of regular readers in over 160 countries. An internationally recognized expert on the art of the living the good life for less, she has been a commentator on local, national, and international radio and TV shows. Her advice has been featured in over 2,000 media outlets, including The New York Times, Reuters, Life & Style magazine, ABC News, NBC News and now The Huffington Post, among many others.