Labor Day traditionally means holiday sales, but consumer confidence about finding deals is lacking, so citizens may opt for grilling out instead of shopping.
Forbes.com contributor Marianne Bickle wrote that data showed that—although Labor Day weekend is important for retailers—75.9 percent of consumers surveyed said that they don't think they will be able to make big-ticket purchases this year.
Also—brace yourself—Bickle wrote that Labor Day is the unofficial kickoff of the Christmas season.
"Retailers will try to slip in subtle hints of the holiday season," she said. "Gift-boxed and bundled merchandise will be shown in greater quantity. Shelves will become stocked to the brim. For many retailers, Labor Day represents day one of the holiday season."
Click here to read more from Forbes.
But for area residents who want to seek out deals, here's information about sale items.
Hamilton Place, Northgate
According to the mall's Facebook page, Labor Day means some sales at Hamilton Place. Children's clothing store Gymboree is offering 40 percent off of previously reduced items.
American Eagle is also offering 40 percent off everything in the store, according to the Hamilton Place website.
It may not be Labor Day-specific, but Aeropostale is also offering sales through Sept. 15. Click here for more information.
At Northgate Mall, The Children's Place is offering discounts through Sept. 9. For every $40 a customer spends, they get $20 of "Place Cash" to use on the next purchase of $40 or more.
Best Labor Day deals
According to CBS' MarketWatch, items that tend to be best buys for Labor Day include hot-weather apparel because retailers are starting to bring in fall styles.
Computers are also a good deal, according to CBS.
And Best Buy is having a four-day Labor Day sale, according to its website.
Customers can save $200 on a MacBook Pro and up to 30 percent on major appliances. Click here for more information.
CBS reported that desktops are likely to go on sale in September.
Patio furniture and grills are also likely to be on sale around town.
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