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The Friday Shop

By Wardrobeoxygen @wardrobe_oxygen
The Friday Shop

It's Labor Day weekend and if you didn't realize that you're not alone. It's hard to celebrate the end of a summer we hardly realized happened! But some retailers are celebrating with great promotions this weekend... scroll down to the best sales I've found taking place! Because there are so many sales I've removed a few of the regular Friday Shop categories, but they will be back next week!

Retail News

Fashion's leading designers on the past half-year, the relentless pace of consumerism, and their relationships with creativity. (The Cut)

We bought a desk chair instead of a backpack, only one pair of shoes but several t-shirts and some new face masks, and I passed down my travel laptop since it's not traveling anywhere any time soon. No one knows what "back-to-school shopping" means this year. (Vox)

ELOQUII to close all brick and mortar shops, plus an interview with the company's CEO. (The Curvy Fashionista)

A peek into brand trademark filings and how other brands try to stop them. This go-round, it's Vans and Nike. (The Fashion Law)

GenZ is the generation most willing to invest in sustainable and ethical fashion so rental might seem an easy sell. But young people believe laundry, delivery, and returns make it less ethical than other options like resale. (Vogue Business)

Retailers respond to consumer interest in Black-owned businesses. (Reuters)

How Lands' End refocused its product assortment to stave off inventory problems. (Glossy)

From the Mailbag

I'm looking for a unicorn- high waisted underwear that isn't shapewear. I've tried several brands and styles and the panties are either too baggy/saggy and roll down or so they're so tight that its uncomfortable to breathe let alone sit at a desk for a few hours. Light compression would be ok, but I just want to feel comfortable when I sit down to work without pulling my underwear up over my belly pouch every 10 minutes. Any suggestions?

I hear you! So many popular styles of underwear look great until I sit down and then they roll under my stomach. If they don't do that, they're big and baggy, sometimes coming up over my pant waistband and having the worst VPL (visible panty line). It has taken me a long time to find underwear that stays over the belly, is comfortable all day, and isn't a saggy baggy lump of sadness. For me as a 5'3″ woman, the Modern Brief from Soma is perfection. It comes just at the bottom of my belly button, is smooth and fits great without being tight, and most styles are virtually invisible under all clothing. For those who have a longer torso or are taller, you may prefer Soma's Retro Brief. Most are without any compression, the "vanishing tummy" style has a bit of compression but isn't like wearing a traditional control garment.

Shop my Picks from Soma (which are on sale 25% off):

Sale Alert

There are a lot this weekend, so I have them separated by category and then in alphabetical order so you can scroll to your desired retailer. Please note some sales may not be exactly what is posted, I often find the "intel" I get as a blogger isn't always accurate. If you see a mistake when shopping let me know so I can update accordingly.

Department Stores

Bloomingdale's is offering an extra 50% off clearance and save up to 60% on regular-price items. That previous link is for allll the sale stuff, here is the link just for women's sale. And here is the link to the plus-size offerings in the sale.


The Friday ShopMy picks from Adidas: blue track jacket and matching pants | hot pink track jacket and matching pants | sports bra available in cup and band sizes | cap in two colors | stripe leggings | Stan Smith sneakers | classic trefoil hoodie in multiple colors | cropped hoodie and matching shorts

Adidas has 25% off the entire site with promo code SALE25. You may buy Adidas at other retailers, but it's worth perusing their site because the selection in regard to product as well as size range is far better than anywhere else. There are comfy staples like joggers, track pants, and matching track jackets (this combo may or may not be in my virtual cart). We're talking back to school essentials. We're talking plus-size activewear available up to 4XL. Speaking of which, hello plus-size track jacket and matching track pants which I never see available together on other sites, especially in colors other than black! They even have face masks in sizes for a great 3/$20 price. And if you're looking for a trendy sneaker that isn't too trendy or try-hard no matter your age, you can't go wrong with Stan Smiths and the site has the most amazing selection of cool, classic, and creative versions!


Colleen Rothschild has 20% off this weekend with promo code LBDAY20. I've recently written about my favorite Colleen Rothschild products, and I love that this sale covers everything. Yes, this cleansing balm is phenomenal, this cream is a great barrier cream for those wearing masks, I keep this scrub in the shower for weekly facial exfoliation, this body butter will turn your skin into supple silk, and this little gadget will help you get every drop out of your tubes of moisturizer, serums, hand cream, and toothpaste.


The Friday ShopMy picks from Ann Taylor: flowing maxi dress (two colors) | linen cardigan (six colors) | tile-print blouse | jumpsuit (two colors) | wrap dress (three colors) | striped top | open cardigan (two colors) | floral and dot dress The Friday ShopMy picks from Boden: cashmere sweater (multiple colors and prints) | ponte culottes (two colors) | Breton top (multiple stripes and patterns) | shirtdress (four prints) | sneakers | face masks | Ravello blouse (I own and love) | silk shirt (multiple colors and prints) | coat (four colors and petites) The Friday ShopShop my picks from ELOQUII: boilersuit | moto jacket | sweatsuit (two colors) | maxi dress | sweater | wrap dress (four colors) | chevron-print dress | jungle-print dress

ELOQUII has up to 60% off absolutely everything, including sale. Their latest arrivals are phenomenal and are worth checking out. I'm a fan of this cardigan for WFH life, their faux leather leggings get great reviews and come in two colors, and their moto jacket is owned by several friends and it's a great fit and holds up beautifully.

The Friday ShopMy picks from J. Crew: a denim shirt that gets better with time | shirtdress meets caftan for perfection | a long cozy sweater dress (also comes in purple) | cover those roots with a plaid cap | the perfect WFH cardigan (two colors) | a fall upgrade to your flipflops | a true raincoat in the best selection of colors and prints | all you need is love and this cashmere sweater | the chicest version of a denim jacket I've seen | a hint of sparkle totally appropriate for day (and Zoom and they come in 5 colors) | this amber resin cuff is a piece you'll wear for years and the price is so nice The Friday ShopMy picks from J. Crew Factory: chic zoom blouse | pretty headband in three colors | one of the most popular WFH cardigans (multiple colors and petite sizes available) | classic t-shirt dress in 2 colors | joggers in multiple colors (petites available) | adorable apple graphic tee | chic blue light glasses | leopard sweater blazer | printed cotton sweater | rainbow sneakers | classic raincoat in three colors

Lands' End has 40% off regularly-priced items with promo code NICE and TBH, Lands' End is hardcore on my radar this year realizing I need practical clothes instead of just cute clothes. Their Thermaskin collection is a must for me; the cami and tank slip under most anything for extra warmth and I love the pants under maxi dresses and jeans for additional insulation. Their outerwear is the best; I have a Squall that is almost two decades old and in fantastic shape and I can't believe during this sale it's less than $50!

The Friday ShopMy picks from Talbots: contrast-trim Mac | merino sweater dress and leopard midi dress | green floral dress and denim jacket | rainbow Breton with flare jeans | Breton sweater and stretch cords | double-faced vest with matching Audrey sweater and ankle pants The Friday ShopUniversal Standard on sale that I own: Seine jeans in blue (the white is on sale but same fit) | Hannah shirtdress (also cute as a tunic over leggings) | Misa dress (now-discontinued color)

Universal Standard has a few of their popular items on sale, different items each day:

Home and Gifts

Home Depot has a variety of promotions this weekend, many with free shipping or contactless pickup at your local store. While there's plenty to get your Heidi Homeowner fix, it's also worth checking out that they have up to 40% off small appliances and 40% off select bath and bed linens.

The Friday ShopMy picks from Rifle Paper Co: AirPods case | iPhone case | stationery set | 2021 wall calendar | indoor/outdoor rug in multiple sizes | greeting cards | monogrammed mugs | embroidered pillow | tea towel

Rifle Paper Co. is offering 20% off sitewide with code LABORDAY and free shipping on orders over $50. I ADORE Rifle's prints, they're so beautiful and anything I've gotten from the brand is high quality. I own this address book and have for years, filled one of their journals, and had one of their phone cases for an old iPhone. I'm seriously scoping out their indoor/outdoor rugs for our deck.


Bare Necessities is offering 25% off most of their selection plus free shipping. The items part of the sale are available at this link. It's not just bras; it includes undies, sleepwear, shapewear, swimsuits, hosiery, leggings, and much more. The sale has some amazing things like my favorite Freya "Sonic" sports bra, and I just got this underwire bathing suit top which is cute and supportive and several of the colors are part of the sale. For reference, this is the bottom I got to match which has the same colors on sale but there are a variety of bottoms available to match the top.

The Friday ShopMy picks from Soma: The Sunday Wrap and Sunday Wide-Leg Pants | Sweater Hoodie and Matching Joggers | Silk Kimono Robe with Satin Sleep Cami and Pajama Pants | Enbliss Wireless Bralette | Vanishing Back Bra | Cool Nights Lace-Trim Gown | Cool Nights Pajama Top and Ankle Pants | Slub Tee (I have and it's my favorite white tee even with dozens of washes)

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