The Recessionista’s Memorial Day Sales Round-up!

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As every good practicing Recessionista knows, this is the weekend of the holy, redeeming sale and price slashing around the United States. Just about every retailer in the US is offering their merchandise at a discount over this special Memorial Day weekend. If you live outside the US, and are not observing Memorial Day with a 3 day weekend, you still get the benefits of the sale discounts that are posted online. To help you shop savvy, I’m posting a couple of sales that have turned up on the Recessionista Radar tracking system. There is everything here from the high-end Ideeli shopping club Gucci watch & handbag sale to Old Navy’s unbelievable one dollar US flip flop sale. Here’s the list of bargains.

Pictured: Gilt Groupe Designer Sales this Weekend


  • Gilt Groupe, Donna Karan, Peter Som and a Memorial Accessories sale.
  • Ideeli: Gucci watches and handbags.
  • Falchi, Stitch’s Denim and Stitch’s Denim men’s
  • International Shopping: Beyond the Rack, Juicy Couture Sunglasses
  • US & Canada: Haute Look, Lara Kazan, Acne Denim, Amrita Singh, Alexis Hudson and Caden Lane Baby
  • International shopping, Memorial Day Sale+ free shipping

In Store:

Kmart: Save Up to 80% Off Kmart’s 4-day Memorial Day Sale 5/22-5/25. Check out the Martha Stewart Collection, some good stuff there, like the plush blankets and the paints.

Loehmann’s Sale: Memorial Day Secret Sale. Come to Loehmann’s Saturday through Monday, Memorial Day, May 25th for a coupon worth $10, $25, $100 or $500 off your purchase!*

H&M: In store savings around the world. I found many accessories for just $1.00 at the Beverly Center store.

Store and Online:
Express: Lots of discounts plus extra savings of $15.00 off when you spend $60.00

Bloomingdale’s Big Brown Bag Sale. Some great deals on quality, high-end stuff for men, women & kids. Designer handbags are 30% off.

Joseph Banks: Buy 1 Suit and get 5 items free! This is unbelievable, and great for men and women who still work in brick and mortar offices and have to dress up everyday. This is also a great offer for the upcoming Father’s Day gift-giving!

Pictured: The Joseph Banks buy a suit, get 5 items free sale.

Christopher & Banks coordinates for Women, most are 30% off!

Old Navy: 1 Dollar on Flip Flops plus many other savings. Old Navy is offering $1 adult and kids solid flip-flops again this Saturday, May 23rd ONLY.

Macys’: 15% off , check website for details.
Nordstroms: Sale on shoes, accessories and just about everything!
Kohl’s: Great sales throughout the store. Vera, Elle and Dana Buchman are all on sale.

The American Airlines Fare Sale: Amazing deals on travel in the US & abroad. Book before 5/24.

Family Entertainment:
Discount at Six Flaggs Amusement Park courtesy of Beyond Tribute, a group of retailers and merchants giving back to veterans and recognizing that Memorial Day is to honor those who fought in wars (not those who shopped 🙂 ). To learn more about Beyond Tribute, read Kim Cattrall’s excellent column on Huffington Post. I love how the Kim Cattrall reminds us what Memorial Day is really all about. She says, “I’m a pretty good shopper, so I know that Memorial Day is a great shopping day. But I’m also the child of a proud military family, and I know that we need to make holidays like Memorial Day and Veterans’ Day more than just another chance to buy things on sale.” If you read her article, you’ll want to sign the Beyond Tribute pledge. Click here to find participating businesses in your area.

Enjoy the holiday savings!


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.