Memorial Day Sales
Memorial Day Sales, If you are on the hunt for the best Memorial Day weekend shopping deals, you might want to start sooner rather than later, said Tamra Feldman, vice president of marketing for the personalized shopping deals site, Shop It To Me.
After*n*lyzing over 693,000 online deals through 2011 and over 8,000 from Memorial Day weekend last year, Shop It To Me, which provides users with personalized updates of items in their sizes with their preferred brands, found that the best markdowns come Friday and Saturday. The discounts then tapered off on Sunday and Monday.
“The good stuff is going to go quickly,” Feldman said, adding that the sale items are mostly summer wear and products.
Because some sales began this year as early as Wednesday, the best deals may be flying off shelves earlier than expected, Feldman said.
For those who prefer to honor the nation’s veterans this holiday weekend away from shopping crowds, many online retailers offer free shipping and returns, such as Nordstrom, Zappos and Piperlime.
Here are some of the best shopping deals pulled together from Shop It To Me and ABC News:
Ann Taylor: Shoppers get an extra 40 percent off women’s clothing styles during Ann Taylor’s Summer Kick-off Sale. Ends Monday.
Black Lapel.com: In time for wedding season, online custom suit tailor, Black Lapel, offers men’s wear with free shipping and a “Flawless Fit Promise.” Black Lapel’s custom-tailored Solid Navy suit, at $449, is sold at less than half the price of Brooks Brothers’ off-the-rack 1818 Madison line which starts at $998. Both are made of the same 100 percent wool fabric.
Bloomingdale’s: Take an extra 20 percent off select sale and clearance items with code SALE20 online at department store Bloomingdale’s Big Brown Bag Sale. Exclusions apply, see site for details. Ends Monday. (WLS)