Madewell Is Having an Epic Pre-4th of July Sale—All Shorts, Tees, and Swimwear Are 40% Off Right Now

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If you're anything like us, you're eagerly counting down the days (hours... minutes...) to the long, Independence Day holiday this upcoming weekend. While you're (im)patiently awaiting for Friday to roll around, Madewell has got you covered. On the shopping front, at least. The retailer is throwing an epic pre-Fourth of July sale that's so good, it deserves its own fireworks. Its entire line of shorts, T-shirts, and swimwear is a whopping 40 percent off—just in time for this summer's line-up of pool parties and barbecues (just a heads up, you may not receive your Madewell package in time, but at least you'll be well-prepared for the rest of the season). Cue the sparklers, 'cuz this sale is too good to pass up.

From classic denim shorts and Americana-inspired T-shirts, to patterned swimsuits and trendy cover-ups, the Madewell sale is stacked with cute clothes galore. Almost everything else—like its fan-favorite jeans, party-ready, breezy dresses, and other summer staples—are up to 25 percent off, too. Scour the site and you'll find very few items that are full price—something to celebrate in and of itself.

Stop staring at the clock and kill some time by shopping the Madewell pre-Fourth of July sale, happening now, online and in stores. Just use the code, "SUNSHINE" at checkout to score your discounts and this weekend will be here before you know it.

Check out the rest of our 4th of July sales and deals here!

Everything we want from the Madewell Pre-Fourth of July Sale

Activewear and athleisure

madewell running shorts
MWL Running Shorts — $35.00

Originally $58, now $35

It feels a whole lot breezier when you’re running with shorts on, so if you need to stock up on some good sporty shorts, Madewell is a great place to start. The (recycled!) nylon fabric is thin, yet sturdy, and gives you some nice stretch no matter what activity you’re doing. They’ve got built-in briefs, a zip pocket in the back, and one in the waistband for your phone or ID.


mwl fitness dress
MWL Flex Fitness Dress — $66.00

Originally $88, now $66

This exercise dress is a bestseller for a reason. Crafted using four-way stretch material that’s moisture-wicking and softer than puppy ears, this dress has a stylish crisscross back and built-in biker shorts for functionality. Bonus: It has a pocket.


mwl terry shorts
MWL Airyterry Stitched-Pocket Sweatshorts — $24.00

Originally $40, now $24

Whether you’re walking your dog or catching up on Stranger Things, these Airterry shorts will keep you cool and comfortable. With a ribbed waistband and pockets that are a bit bigger than most, these sweatshorts are a good choice for the when the temps are high. Crafted with a cotton blend that’s partially organic, they’re also machine-washable and fuss-free.

mwl sweatshirt
Cotton-Hemp Henley Hoodie Sweatshirt — $52.00

Originally $88, now $52

And for those cooler nights on the porch (or in the house/office when you blast the A/C), it’s nice to have that go-to sweatshirt that you can shuffle into and feel nice and toasty (but not too toasty). This sweatshirt is made with sustainable, organic cotton and hemp, and it’s got cool, balloon sleeves that make it feel a little more unique than your standard hoodie.



Shorts that keep you cool

Relaxed Mid-Length Denim Shorts — Bradbrook Wash — $53.00

Originally $88, now $53

“Comfortable” and “denim” don’t usually go hand in hand (at least, not in the last two years), but these shorts prove otherwise. They’re slouchier and more relaxed than other summer styles, swapping the Daisy Duke hem for a mid-length inseam instead. The result? A looser, chiller feel that doesn’t ride up or slide down in all the wrong places.

The Perfect Jean Short — Fiore Wash: Destroyed Edition — $51.00

Originally $85, now $51

If you do wanna throw on some Daisy Dukes, check out this distressed pair. The lighter wash will carry you through summer effortlessly, whether you want to wear a T-shirt, tank top, or swimsuit. And no worrying about getting swampy or stiff on hot summer days—the denim is made with just a smidge of stretch, giving you that perfectly broken-in feel.

Lightspun Easy Pull-On Shorts — $30.00

Originally $50, now $30

Or, skip the denim altogether and slip into these light-as-a-feather shorts instead. They’re made from airy, cotton gauze, so you’re guaranteed to stay cool once that summer sun gets high. No worrying about them being see through, though—the double layer protects you from any unwanted peep shows. Available in black, white, dusty rose, and faded lavender.

Embroidered Linen Pasadena Pull-On Shorts — Tropicale Floral — $51.00

Originally $85, now $51

Transport yourself to the Mediterranean sea in these stylish linen shorts. The stark white linen is offset by chic embroidered tropical leaves and flowers in a way that’s more Cote d’Azure than Costa Rica.

Breathable tees

Knit Lightspun Camp Shirt — $35.00

Originally $58, now $35

Few wardrobe staples are as essential as the classic white button down, like this sheer, lightweight camp shirt. Pop it on over a bikini top when you’re headed to the beach, throw it on over an exercise dress, or rock it buttoned up with a pair of shorts—you literally can’t wear it wrong. For $35, adding it to your cart is an obvious decision.

Ribbed Button-Front Tank Top — $24.00

Originally $48, now $24

If you’re on the hunt for a bargain, don’t miss this best-selling tank top. Originally $48, this ribbed tank was marked down to $40. Just use the code “SUNSHINE,” and it’s only $24. Also available in black and white. *Adds to cart.*

Jacquard Peekaboo-Back Crop Tank — $30.00

Originally $50, now $30

Another non T-shirt “tee” that’s on sale, but we’re not complaining. This beach-y tank is giving coastal grandma with its sea foam color and jacquard weave pattern. Our favorite part is definitely the keyhole between the shoulder blades, though, giving it just a bit of edge. Also available in white.

Lyndale Oversized Tee — Indigo Mariner Stripe — $36.00

Originally $60, now $36

Another nautical steal is this oversized T-shirt, printed in a navy blue mariner stripe. Looks aside, the feel of this shirt is where it’s at. It’s made from ethically-sourced cotton that’s soft and cooling. On top of the boxy design, you’ll stay comfy, even when temps soar.


Second Wave Square-Neck Tank One-Piece Swimsuit — $30.00

Originally $70, now $30

You’ve heard of the LBD, but what about the LBS—little black suit? Every person should have one, and Madewell has got you covered with this classic, square-neck one piece. The low, scoop back and high-cut legs give it some flair, and if black isn’t your color, it comes in a light pink, too.

Second Wave High-Cut Bikini Bottom — Seahorse Sketch — $27.00

Originally $45, now $27

Bored of black? Check out these adorable seahorse printed bottoms that are equal parts playful and stylish. The high-rise cut hits just below your belly button, providing enough coverage for you to swim, run on the beach, and bask in the sun. Luckily, the matching top and cover-up set are all on sale, too, so you can complete your seahorse outfit as much or as little as you like.

Lightestspun Tie-Back Cover-Up Jumpsuit — $59.00

Originally $98, now $59

Speaking of cover ups, make this your new go-to beach, pool, or lake look. It’s made from the brand’s lightest, mot gauziest cotton, so heatwaves are no problem (well, they still are, but these make them a bit less sweatier). The the cutout back over your bikini, or pop it on as the day’s outfit.

Second Wave Spaghetti-Strap Bandeau Bikini Top — Color Collage — $24.00

Originally $40, now $24

Stand out on the shore in this modern bandeau bikini top. Like the other styles in the Second Wave collection, it’s made out of recycled polyester that’s better on the planet compared to virgin textiles. Wear it as a bandeau or pop on the straps when you want something supportive.

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