Fashion & Beauty

Sales Talk: Nordstrom’s Anniversary Sale

By Janet Kelly

THOSE WHO had early access (store cardholders) to the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale scored some great deals, but there are still plenty of discounts to be had during the chain’s annual event, which opens to the public today, July 17, and continues through August 6. Thousands of products, including designer coats, jeans in all silhouettes, winter boots, silk pajamas and makeup, too, are marked down. Here are 10—with some alternatives—that made our own list.

Barbour’s quilted trench with classic epaulets is already sold out in most sizes, but the label’s khaki-colored, tartan-lined water-resistant trench is also reduced—from $420 to $299. And, the price of a double-face wool, A-line camel coat from Proenza Schouler has recently been slashed to $897 from $2,990, a whopping 70% discount. Any of these would satisfy a requirement for a weather-ready coat for fall and into winter.

Sweaty Betty’s cropped yoga leggings in navy (above) are $118, but if you’d prefer the color of the moment (read Pink Gets Pinker this Wednesday), you can score these fancy workout pants with handy pockets in glow pink for $86.40.


Fans of Charlotte Tilbury, take note. A three-piece kit (lip liner, matte lipstick and lip gloss in the brand’s Pillow Talk hue (a nude pink) is reduced to $62 from its $92 value.

It’s too hot for them now, but come cooler weather, you’ll pat yourself on the back for buying these Blondo waterproof tall boots with a pointy toe and streamlined silhouette. Made from suede, they’re available in black or brown and have a side-zip for easy on and off. They’re $149.99 now; after the sale, the price goes up to $229.95.

Sold exclusively at Nordstrom’s, Wit & Wisdom’s “Ab” solution straight-leg jeans in a cotton and rayon blend with 2% Spandex are designed to comfortably mold and hold. They’re regularly $79, but during the sale they sell for $49.99.

Paul Green shoes are not only stunning looking, they’re comfortable and made to last. A pleated strap adds interest to the vamp of this soft suede Sadie loafer grounded on a springy, lightweight sole.They’re $299 now, $429, post sale.

Over the years, I’ve owned at least two of Natori’s Feathers underwire T-shirt bras. The contoured cups with molded mesh provide shape and support while elastic-edged, stretch-lace sides hug the body without digging in. At $47.90 instead of $72, I’ll click on the buy button as soon as possible.


I like pjs that can double as lounge wear so that if I’m still wearing them mid-morning or at 6pm in the evening, I still feel somewhat dressed. These washable silk pajamas (they also come in white and cloud blue) from Lunya just might fill that niche. Moreover, the slightly cropped top pairs nicely with the high-waist pants that, get this, have grippers along the waistband so they stay in place. They’re selling for $208.99 now.

Lightweight fabric, side slits and pockets on this flowy, pleated dress from Vince make it a good choice to slip into your suitcase before jetting off to faraway realms. Cinch in the drawstring to create a more defined waist or loosen it for more casual looks. Dress up with slinky sandals and jewelry; dress down with, say, Birkenstocks. It’s $269.99 until August 6 when the price goes up to $425.

A refreshing change from Longchamps’ Pliage line, this small, structured leather crossbody bag with flat bottom (6 1/2 inches wide-by-5 1/2 inches high-by-3 inches deep) in Barbie pink will accommodate a cell phone; an interior pocket can store credit cards and cash. During the sale it’s 40% off —$375—its post-sale price of $595.


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3 thoughts on “Sales Talk: Nordstrom’s Anniversary Sale

  1. Nancy G says:

    The bra was already in my cart!

  2. Thanks for the info—
    It all looks good
    I’m going to get the boots and the bra!

    1. Janet Kelly says:

      Good choices!

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