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15 Of The Absolute Best Sales Happening This Columbus Day Weekend

by Karen Belz
Karen Belz has written for sites such as Bustle, HelloGiggles, Romper, and So Yummy. She's the mom of a sassy toddler and drinks an alarming amount of Sugar-Free Red Bull in order to keep up with her.

In elementary school, you probably learned a lot about Christopher Columbus. He sailed the ocean blue in 1492 and had three ships — the Nina, Pinta, and Santa Maria.

It was all just part of the curriculum.

Then, adulthood hit — and you might have started viewing Columbus in a completely different way. These days, he’s not celebrated quite as much for “discovering” the New World. Instead, he’s been put under the spotlight for the way he treated indigenous people.  Records show he was violent and even introduced a host of diseases. Those facts aren’t mentioned quite as often in school. So even though he changed history, people rightfully believe that there are far better people out there to celebrate.

That’s why Indigenous Peoples Day was created, which overlaps with Columbus Day. It celebrates Native Americans and recognizes that they were oppressed. And that might be why certain retailers are starting to drop the phrase “Columbus Day Sale.” It’s great, because it means the world is progressing — and we can still celebrate the good parts of history with a full online cart.

This Monday, October 14, you can read up on both Columbus Day and Indigenous Peoples Day and also get some great discounts in the meantime. Plenty of stores are offering up some great deals. And if you’re lucky enough to have the day off from work, even better — you have more time to shop online.

Here are 15 stores that are celebrating the weekend holiday by dropping some incredible discounts.

AllModern

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Are you in the market for new furniture? Then you might want to check out AllModern. The retailer is offering up to 65% off all weekend long. Even better, when you use the code GOBOLD at checkout, you’ll get an additional 15% off. This particular desk, once $214.38, is currently 58% off if you snag it now.

Shop Now: Paige Desk ($88.99, AllModern)

Shop Now: AllModern Long Weekend Clearance

 

Anthropologie

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You probably know by now that Anthropologie is a great store for clothes and accessories — so it’s good to know that the retailer is offering 20% off decor, furniture, and bedding, in case you want to try shopping its entire collection. Sale items are also an additional 40% off for a limited time. It’s a great weekend to pick up this brass mirror — with a handy shelf, it’s perfect for a small bathroom.

Shop Now: Brass Mirror Shelf ($30.40, Anthropologie)

Shop Now: Anthropologie Limited Time Sale

 

L.L.Bean

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L.L.Bean fans will want to jump on the brand’s Columbus Day sale. The site is offering 20% off clothing, outerwear, and footwear when you use the code BEAN20 at checkout. And since the weather is getting cooler, it’s probably a great time to grab a fleece zip jacket or two. This sale ends on October 14.

Shop Now: Fleece Full-Zip Jacket ($89, L.L.Bean)

Shop Now:  L.L.Bean Weekend Sale

Macy's

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Your savings will be anywhere from 40% to 60% off at Macy’s Columbus Day Sale. Just make sure to use the code SAVE at checkout to get the best deal on the store’s already discounted merchandise. Since this Michael Kors bag is available in five colors, you may be able to plump up your bag collection, all thanks to this sale alone. Just make sure you shop before the sale ends on October 14.

Shop Now: Michael Kors Crossbody Clutch ($84, Macy’s)

Shop Now: Macy’s Columbus Day Sale

Bed Bath & Beyond

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This holiday weekend, Bed Bath & Beyond is offering up to 50% off some of its inventory. A few models of Kitchen-Aid mixers and Roombas are up to $100 off. But one of the best deals, especially if you’re planning on entertaining family this holiday season, is probably the Google WiFi. Thanks to this sale, it’s 23% off.

Shop Now: Google WiFi ($99, Bed Bath & Beyond)

Shop Now: Bed Bath & Beyond Holiday Weekend Sale

Cost Plus World Market

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World Market is taking up to 30% off its inventory — that is, except for its food and beverages. Those will be 10% off up until October 14. This gold and black wall shelf is too cool to say no to, especially on sale. Just apply the code FRIENDSFAM to your online cart.

Shop Now: Wall Shelf ($79.99, Cost Plus World Market)

Shop Now: World Market Friends & Family Sale

 

Urban Outfitters

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For a limited time, Urban Outfitters will be selling its on-sale merchandise for up to 40% off. That means that if you’ve been stalling on buying this adorable Persian cat pillow, now’s the time.

Shop Now: Persian Cat Pillow ($19.99, Urban Outfitters)

Shop Now: Urban Outfitters Limited Time Sale

Old Navy

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Old Navy

Old Navy always has a great promotion going on. Right now, thanks to the holiday weekend, sweaters and jeans are up to 50% off. It’s the perfect time to stock up. A personal favorite? These Crew-Neck Sweaters, which come in an array of different colors.

Shop Now: Crew-Neck Sweaters ($20, Old Navy)

Shop Now: Old Navy Sale

Amazon

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Amazon

Amazon is the perfect place to shop if you need … anything, really. It’s even better when you have Prime because your purchase will arrive right at your doorstep within days. That said, the online retailer’s Columbus Day sales may be a little rough on your wallet. Amazon is offering sales in its Gold Box. That means you’ll want to keep your eye out for lightning deals. One of those deals? These glass prep containers, which are perfect for everything related to meal prep.

Shop Now: Glass Meal Prep Containers ($19.03, Amazon)

Shop Now: Amazon’s Gold Box Deals

 

JCPenney

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Looking for a new mattress? Then you might as well check out the Columbus Day Sale over at JCPenney. The company is offering up to 60% off furniture and mattresses, with an additional bonus 10% off at checkout with the code STYLEUP. That’s quite a steal, especially for chair-side tables like this that used to be priced at $200.

Shop Now: Chairside Table ($80, JCPenney)

Shop Now: JCPenney Columbus Day Sale

Joss & Main

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Joss & Main isn’t calling its sale a Columbus Day sale — the retailer refers to it as the Fall Clearance. Regardless of the name, the deals are still fantastic. Tons of furniture and home decor are up to 75% off.  This versatile corner bookshelf is included in the sale at 19% off the regular cost.

Shop Now: Corner Bookshelf ($80.99, Joss & Main)

Shop Now: Joss & Main Fall Clearance Sale

Target

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Target

Be honest. You were going to go to Target regardless of the sales being offered. But still, it’s good to know beforehand that you can save up to 25% on home items and 15% on items for your bed and bathroom. More deals will likely be released through the Cartwheel app. It sounds like it may be the perfect time to bulk up your fall candle collection.

Shop Now: Pumpkin Spice Candle ($6.99, Target)

Shop Now: Target Sale

Wayfair

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Wayfair’s calling its sale the Fall Refresh Sale. For a limited time, you can get plenty of items for up to 70% off. It’s also a great time to buy bedroom furniture, as Wayfair is pricing items at $99.99 and above. But if you’re good with furniture, have no fear. There are still plenty of items to put in your cart, like this very cool (and very in-season) canvas print.

Shop Now: “Orange Awakening” Print ($69.99, Wayfair)

Shop Now: Wayfair Fall Refresh Sale

Nordstrom

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Nordstrom has plenty of items marked down this weekend, starting at 70% off. If you like jewelry, it’s definitely worth taking a look at the site. These rings would fall into the category of costume jewelry, but they’re still the perfect way to add a vintage touch to any outfit.

Shop Now: Set of 5 Multicolor Rings ($20.98, Nordstrom)

Shop Now: Nordstrom Weekend Markdowns

Kohl's

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Kohl’s has a ton of Columbus Day weekend specials in every category. From shoes to sheets, the department store has everything. You’ll want to make sure you check out the bargains on home appliances — like this Cuisinart Air Fryer, which is $50 off.

Shop Now: Cuisinart Air Fryer ($89.99, Kohls)

Shop Now: Kohl’s Columbus Day Weekend Specials

Psst: If you choose to purchase an item on this list, LittleThings may receive a small cut. Each item and price is up to date at the time of publication; however, an item may be sold out or the price may be different at a later date.