By Janet Kelly
WHO IS there who doesn’t love a sale? News of sliced prices on everything from sneakers and sweatshirts to lip liners and linen pants are filling our inbox. The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale weighs in as the big kahuna; it kicks off July 13 (earlier for card holders) and lasts through July 31. Until then, it’s worth digging through the retailer’s sale section—for deals up to 60% off—to create your wanna-have list.
Skincare and beauty site Dermstore is marking down spendy Skin Medica and Jan Marini, as well as multi-product sets for brightening and tightening the complexion. For the next two weeks at Ulta, you can score discounts on mega-size shampoos from Pureology and Biolage and buy-one-get-one-50%-off deals on Ouidad, Deva Curl and more.
If your workout wear is looking worn out, Sweaty Betty, Athleta and Splits59 come to the rescue with big reductions on tights, tanks and hoodies.
There’s plenty of summer left, but savvy shoppers know now’s a good time to buy on-sale clothing—from Cos, Everlane and Shopbop—that will transition to fall.
On our radar this month:
LEFT: Treat your mane to Ulta’s Summer Hair of Love event, which runs through July 16. Brands like Pureology, Biolage and Briogeo are marked down by 15 percent and more. If you’re game to try Ouidad’s Curl Quencher Moisturizing Shampoo ($18 for 8.5 ounces), you can score a second one for half off.
RIGHT: Dermstore’s Last Chance Sale is tempting, especially the Brightening Regimen, which helps reduce hyperpigmentation, dark spots and dull skin. It includes an exfoliating scrub (.5 ounces) from Lancer Skin Care, two 4ml vials of SkinCeuticals’ Discoloration Defense, an Obagi sheer sunscreen lotion (1 ounce) with both UVA and UVB protection and 3 Neostrata glycolic-peel pads. It’s reduced from $75 to $52.50; enter code EXTRA10 for another 10% off. Through July 10.
ABOVE: Nordstrom’s Anniversary Sale is long on beauty deals from favorites like Charlotte Tilbury. The makeup artist’s limited edition Pillow Talk Lip Kit includes a lip liner, a hydrating balm and a long-lasting matte lipstick. A $92 value, it’s selling for $59.
LEFT: Bum-sculpting yoga leggings with a high waist, flat waistband and handy side pocket from Sweaty Betty won’t let you down while practicing Downward-Facing Dog or any other move. Originally $108, they’re now $43.
RIGHT: On’s lightweight Cloudflow Running Shoe (reduced to $99 from $139.95) looks like therapy for your feet. It also looks (from the number of people ogling it) as if it’s likely to sell out to card holders who have early access to Nordstrom’s sale. One can only hope.
LEFT: Everlane’s sale section is packed with discounts that range from 35 to 65% off. This oatmeal cable-knit vest, made of a cozy blend of merino wool, pima cotton and alpaca, has the warmth of a sweater sans the bulk. Transition piece, anyone? Originally $125, it’s selling for $50.
RIGHT: You may have given up sweats, but come fall, you’ll be happy you own this cornflower-blue fleece sweatshirt (reduced from $148 to $59) from Sweaty Betty. It’s perfect for layering and the curved hem wins our approval for covering your assets. Psst: Don’t’ miss Athleta’s semi-annual sale, with discounts up to 60 percent off tights, sweatshirts and tank tops—through July 8. And don’t forget the sale at Splits59 for up to 70% off on workout leggings, sports bras and hoodies.
LEFT: Easy-going white pants are practically a rite of summer in my book. Find this cropped pair from Club Monaco, made from a lightweight linen blend, in Shopbop’s frequently updated sale section. It’s selling for $118.65, reduced from $165.
RIGHT: We loved the look of Cassidy Hutchinson’s clean, truth-telling white jacket. When you don’t have to testify before the January 6 committee, though, this black crepe jacket from I. State is a versatile addition to a work or any other sort of wardrobe. During the Nordstrom sale, it’s $92.99. Post-sale, it goes up to $139.
LEFT: Okay, it’s not on sale. But, looking ahead to a late summer vacation, Cos’s racer-neck midi dress checks a lot of boxes. It’s made from a packable polyester (recycled) fabric and wearable from dawn to dusk. Just add or subtract accessories. And the price—$120—is not a budget buster.
CENTER: I’m fond of Vince’s clothing but its prices not so much. But, oh what a lovely shade of green on this knit cardigan, which has a collar, too. It’s now $227.50, reduced from $325, at Shopbop.
RIGHT: These linen-blend khaki green pants are just as crisp-looking now as they will be late summer and into early fall. They’re 4o% off during Cos’s July sale—down from $115 to $69.
ABOVE: Erase those shadows with Trish McEvoy’s Eye-Brightening Duo. A full-size Instant Eye Lift Treatment Concealer (0.13 oz.) brightens the under-eye area as it camouflages the look of fine lines sagging and puffiness, while a full-size Eye Base Essentials Brightening Eyeshadow Primer (0.12 oz.) helps correct darkness and discoloration of the lid. An $82 value, it’s $60 during Nordstrom’s big sale.
LEFT: This La Double J lined chic shopping bag (it’s 19.5 inches long) with grabbable straps is made from a slinky, silky twill and it’s reversible so you can choose between two eye-catching patterns. Originally $295, it’s now selling for $147.50 on final sale. Yep, it’s not returnable, but it’s not as if it has to fit.
RIGHT: I would normally jump on this price reduction from $68 to $47.50 on Natori’s Feathers Underwire Contour Bra. The issue is that this discount is only available in the pool-blue color, which I just noticed. A similar style—Bliss Perfection Underwire Contour Bra, which comes in deep blush and pink as well as pool blue, navy and tan, is also available during the Nordstrom sale. It’s $46.90—down from $70.
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