Get the daily email
Trending stories, celebrity news and all the best of TODAY.

From school supplies to swimsuits to furniture, here's what to buy in August

Get more bang for your bucks.
Getty Images stock
/ Source: TODAY
By Donna Freydkin

Our editors have independently selected the items featured in this article because we think they’re worth knowing about. Shop TODAY has affiliate relationships so we may get a small share of the revenue if you buy something through our links.

It’s hard — OK, make that nearly impossible — to keep track of what to buy when, and what’s on sale at what time. So we asked lifestyle expert Bahar Takhtehchian to help make the most of our bucks, by guiding us to the best stuff available at the best prices. So get ready, and get shopping.


You should be upgrading your mattress every seven years or sooner, and luckily, August is the month to save huge on this big-ticket item.

  • Nectar: Get $125 off all mattresses and two free pillows at throughout all of August.
  • DreamCloud: Get $200 off all mattresses on throughout all of August.
  • MattressFirm: Save up to 30 percent off select mattresses.
  • Macy’s: Save up to 60 percent off select mattresses.

Beautyrest Silver Waterscape 15" Luxury Firm Pillow Top Mattress Set, $999 (normally $2,400), Macy's


From couches to bedroom sets and patio furniture, now is the time to reap deep discounts on indoor and outdoor furniture essentials for the whole house.

Winnett Zero Gravity Chaise Lounge with Cushion, $85 (normally $105), Wayfair


August is back-to-school season and retailers are celebrating the new school year by offering discounts on everything from crayons and backpacks to dorm room must-haves like beam bags, storage containers, and more.

AmazonBasics 5-Piece Bed-In-A-Bag, $39, Amazon


Summer may be over soon, but now is the time of year to trade in your worn-out bikini and board shorts for a newer, more stylish suit.

MAAJI Meteorite Colombia Reversible One-Piece Swimsuit, $91 (normally $152), Nordstrom

Kids’ Clothing & Accessories

You can never have enough clothing for a growing baby. Luckily, retailers are offering huge discounts on summer and fall clothing and baby accessories all month long.

J.Crew Kids' New York Mets Baseball T-Shirt, $20 (normally $37), J.Crew


During back-to-school season, tech must-haves are deeply discounted as well. Now is a great time to purchase a new home computer or an ultra-thin laptop for college-bound students.

Acer 15.6" Chromebook, $149 (normally $199), Walmart

Shop TODAY takes care to recommend our favorite items chosen by trusted experts and editors, as well as inform our readers of great deals, customer favorites, and newsworthy products from around the web. For more on our process, click here.