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It’s your last chance to shop our favorite sale of the summer, Nordstrom’s Anniversary Sale, before it all ends this weekend. Part of what makes this sale so special is that you’ve got a chance to pick up in-season styles, most of which are at least 25 percent off. But it’s also a great opportunity to stock up on classic pieces you were perhaps waiting to splurge on, including our favorite bra from Natori, the face-sculpting NuFace, and a Le Creuset Dutch oven.
To help you sift through the thousands of products on sale, I’ve broken up everything I think is worth buying into categories. I’ll be doing just one more stock check before the sale ends at midnight on Sunday, August 6 — so don’t dillydally if you spot something you like, as popular sizes and colors usually sell out quickly.
This is always the most robust section of the sale, and this year is no different — I spotted heavily discounted apparel from several of our favorite brands, from Levi’s denim to our best overall bra.
Women’s Shoes & Accessories
The accessories section also has a lot of hidden gems like cross-body bags from Coach and Nike running shoes.
While the men’s section isn’t as vast as the women’s, you can still find many in-season pieces as well as a bunch of basics to stock up on.
Men’s Shoes & Accessories
You’ll mainly find sneakers in this section, but I did spot a few standout accessories like Quay sunglasses and New Balance sneakers.
The beauty section is mainly deals on value sets and big-ticket tools like the highly coveted Dyson Airwrap. And if you missed out on purchasing the face-sculpting NuFace during Prime Day, it’s on sale for the same price in a sweet pink color.
Home & Kitchen
Bedding is the name of the game here, with deep discounts from Strategist-approved brands like Casper, Parachute, and Piglet in Bed. There’s also usually something from Le Creuset during Nordstrom sales, and I found a very nice oval Dutch oven for 36 percent off.
Luggage, duffels, and toiletry bags from a few of our favorite brands are on sale, but most are only discounted in a particular colorway (often a limited-edition shade from the most recent season).
Kids & Babies
In addition to a plethora of utterly adorable children’s clothing, I spotted one our favorite strollers for jogging.
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