Memorial Day's arrival means it's officially time to swap the sweaters for sundresses and dust off the patio furniture.
Updating your closet and home for the new season can be costly, but here's some good news: Lots of stores are celebrating Memorial Day with the only "s" word we love more than summer . . . sales!
Here are some big ones to check out.
CLOTHING, SWIMWEAR AND ACCESSORIES
Lord & Taylor: Save 20 percent on sale and clearance merchandise with code MEMDAY, and save an extra 10 percent with your Lord & Taylor card and code MEMDAYPLUS. Get 25 percent off a selection of sandals, 20 percent off swimwear and cover-ups and 30 percent off regular-priced dresses at lordandtaylor.com, or print the in-store savings pass.
Shopbop: Enter code BIGEVENT and take $50 off purchases of $250, $100 off purchases of $500, $150 off purchases of $750, $250 off purchases of $1,000 and $400 off purchases of $1,500 at shopbop.com.
Maidenform: Save 25 percent on everything, including bras, panties, shapewear, swimwear and sleepwear from May 24-29 at maidenform.com.
Ann Taylor: Save 50 percent on select dresses, skirts, shoes and more in store and at anntaylor.com; no code necessary.
James Perse: Save up to 75 percent on tees, sundresses, casual shorts, cargo pants and more as part of the online summer sample sale at jamesperse.com.
Oakley Vault: Save up to 60 percent on men's and women's swimwear, sandals and sunglasses only at oakleyvault.com.
HOME, GARDEN AND APPLIANCES
Macy's: Save 50 percent on outdoor furniture, plus extra savings on select items. Also save on mattresses, including a BeautyRest Oakridge firm queen two-piece mattress set for $399 (regularly $859), at macys.com now and in stores Wednesday.
Pier1 Imports: Save up to 25 percent on seasonal home goods including outdoor furniture, dinnerwear, patio umbrellas, backyard lanterns and more at pier1.com and in stores through May 28.
Best Buy: Save 10 percent to 25 percent on major appliances, including LG refrigerators and ovens, Frigidaire microwaves, Whirlpool dishwashers and GE washers and dryers. Save an extra 5 percent when you use your Best Buy card in store or at bestbuy.com.
Home Depot: Save on select Toro lawn mowers, save up to 50 percent on patio furniture and save 10 percent on all appliances worth $397 or more in stores and at homedepot.com.
Kohl's: Save on Bobby Flay outdoor dinnerwear, Sonoma patio furniture, garden decor, gazebo tents and more online and in store. Plus, save an extra 20 percent on select women's, men's and kids' swimwear, beach towels, pool toys and more with code SUMMER20, only at kohls.com.