THE BIG ONE: The Labor Day shopping event of the season is the mall-wide sidewalk sale at Carlsbad Premium Outlets. Today through Monday, all items will be marked down 10%-70% on top of the existing 25%-65% off retail prices. When you do the math and factor in brand names such as Adidas, Bose and Calvin Klein, you can afford to be late to the barbecue for this sale.
LOFTY GOAL: Office casual dressing doesn't get easier than chic tops, sheaths and chinos, and Ann Taylor Loft in Westfield North County has a Labor Day sale that makes it easy to afford, too. This weekend, tops, pants, dresses and accessories have been marked down to prices as low as $7 per piece.
FRUITFUL: Men and women will have lots of reasons to get together this weekend. Banana Republic is throwing one more into the mix with their 30% off Labor Day sale. Through Monday, both genders will enjoy savings on pants, sweaters and shirts-even if they won't find much use for them until Tuesday.
EAST MEETS WEST: It's unclear why there are so few New York & Co. stores in San Diego, but there's no question that their Labor Day sale is a good reason to find them. They've marked down items up to 60% this weekend, including clothing and accessories.