Which stores are open on Labor Day? Everything you need to know

Target, Walmart, Lowe's, and many more big retailers will be open for big Labor Day discounts. Here's everything you need to know

What's open on Labor Day - a strip mall
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If you're planning on tackling the Labor Day sales in person, it's not always clear which store will open and when. 

Thankfully, most of the biggest stores will be open and they'll be offering some excellent discounts. I've checked at the opening hours for Target, Walmart, Lowe's, and more, so that you know where to go when the sales start.

I've also included some of the best deals on offer at each retailer. You can make a list online and find those items in store if you want to hold them in-person, but we've already researched and tested these products in our team of experts. 


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Target will be open for normal business hours: 8 am to 10 pm. However, some of those hours will depend on location. I would recommend taking a look at Target's online sale before doing a sales run in person.


A wooden outdoor furniture set in a Mediterranean-inspired terrace

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Walmart will be open for their normal business hours, which is 6 am to 11 pm, giving you plenty of time to grab a deal. Local stores might have different hours, so make sure you check online before heading out. I'd recommend looking at their Labor Day mattress and outdoor furniture sales in person, because it always helps to test them in person.

Home Depot

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Home Depot have some incredible Labor Day appliance discounts on products both big and small. If your home needs a refresh, I would recommend taking a trip to your local store. They've announced that Home Depot will be open, but hours will vary depending on your location.


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Lowe's will be open, but the store opening hours will depend on your location. Look at their store finder to check the times at the stores closest to you. They have some excellent appliance discounts, so make sure you don't miss them.


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I love Nordstrom, especially for their candles. Nordstrom and Nordstrom Rack plan on being open on Labor day, but you'll need to check your closest store for specific hours.


When is Labor Day?

This year Labor Day falls on September 4 and the sales won't carry on much past the end of the day. If you see something you like, don't miss it.

When do Labor Day sales stop?

Some sales might carry on for the day after, but most will end at midnight on September 4.

Final Thoughts

Sometimes sale shopping in person is better than online - I love a bit of both. It's good to scout out your options online, so I would recommend browsing our sales pages before you head out. That way, you'll be able to wade through the hectic sale floors with clear direction, ensuring you make the best buys on Labor Day.

Laura Honey
eCommerce Editor

Laura is our eCommerce editor. Before Homes & Gardens she studied English at Oxford University. Alongside her studies, she qualified as a barista and trained as a master perfumer. This makes her our certified expert for all things coffee, candles, and fragrance. She has passed our five-step tests to become a certified Customer Advisor, making her our resident expert. Laura has worked for luxury retail brands, reinforcing the importance of quality and style over quantity and fads. She looks for products which have been designed with thoughtful finishes.