Luxury for Less! 21 Must-Buys From Nordstrom’s Anniversary Sale

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This is your chance to score high-end items at affordable prices. 

If you’re looking at your closet and thinking you have nothing to wear, don’t worry, you’re not alone. Two years of spending increased amounts of time at home made us dislike just about every piece of clothing in our wardrobe, and it’s time for a freshen-up without spending thousands of dollars on an entirely new wardrobe. 

Each year, Nordstrom holds an anniversary sale and marks down hundreds of items, from designer handbags to cult-favorite makeup to wardrobe staples. This year, it’s running from now to July 31, so you have time to score deals in every single category. New items are added frequently, too, so you should keep checking back to see what things from your favorite brands are marked down so you can save.

The Anniversary Sale page is full of fashionable finds, but it can take quite a while to scroll through unless you’re looking for something specific. You can filter the page by price, brands, and item type, but that doesn’t help much if you’re just looking for something that catches your eye. Feeling overwhelmed? We’ve got you covered — here are some of our favorite picks from all categories of Nordstrom’s 2022 Anniversary Sale. If you’re looking for summer- or fall-specific items and beauty deals from the Nordstrom Anniversary sale, we’ve got those, too.

The 21 Best Deals from Nordstrom’s Anniversary Sale 2022

Coach Polished Pebble Leather Shoulder Bag

Nordstrom

$395.00 $249.99

Consider this a more stylish version of Mary Poppins’ magic bag. It’s large enough to hold a wallet, makeup bag, phone, and your keys, and you can wear it as a shoulder bag or crossbody. The pebbled leather is buttery soft and will last you a lifetime, so this Coach bag is worth the (discounted) investment.

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UGG Genuine Shearling Slipper

Nordstrom

$100.00 $69.90

Step into comfort with these genuine shearling slippers by UGG. Not only are they the softest things you may have ever felt, but they have a durable outsole that you can wear outside to get the mail or pick up the paper. Who cares if UGGs are considered cheugy now? They’re adorable!

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Allsaints Kita Leather Shoulder/Crossbody Bag

Nordstrom

When it comes to versatility, this bag from Allsaints has it down. It can be worn with its longer strap as a large crossbody or with the shorter strap as a shoulder bag, and it comes with a zippered leather pouch you can carry separately as a clutch. Get it in light pink for a summery look or the black for year-round wearability.

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Ray-Ban 51mm Gradient Geometric Sunglasses

Nordstrom

Ray-Bans are certainly an investment, but there’s no time like the present to treat yourself. This pair have trendy, round frames with flat tops that let your eyebrows shine, and the lenses are a soft brown gradient that won’t be too dark to see through.

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Spanx Perfect Pant

Nordstrom

$128.00 $84.90

Booty boosting technology, smoothing fabric, and super stretch all combine to make these pants worthy of their name. Despite feeling like leggings, these look more like a trouser, which is amazing for dressy occasions or just when you want to feel dolled up.

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Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 39 Running Shoe

Nordstrom

$130.00 $95.99

Whether you’re looking for a starter running shoe or supportive sneakers for long walks, this pair of has the right amount of cushioning to keep you moving. Nordstrom has it in stock in every size from 5 to 12 (for now!).

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Cutter & Buck Virtue Eco Piqué Recycled Blend Polo

Nordstrom

$40.00 $23.99

Polos are perfect for golf, the office, and tennis games, making them a versatile wardrobe staple for just about anywhere. This one from Cutter & Buck is made from a blend of recycled fabrics that offer four-way stretch and sweat-wicking properties to keep him cool.

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Caslon Miller Water Resistant Chelsea Boot

Nordstrom

$99.95 $69.90

KCM readers obsessed over this water-resistant Chelsea boot last year, and thankfully, it’s back again for the 2022 anniversary sale in even more colors than last year. You can expect all six colors of this shoe to be marked down more than $30, which is extremely affordable for a durable and classic Chelsea boot. 

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Natori Feathers Underwire Contour Bra

Nordstrom

$68.00 $44.90

When was the last time you replaced the bras in your top drawer? If your favorite brassiere is looking a little worse for wear, it may be time for an upgrade. One with a contoured cup and underwire support is great for everyday wear, as it won’t show under shirts and offers some lift thanks to the wire. Lace details add a sexy touch to this one without feeling over-the-top, so it can serve as a sultry yet practical piece of mature lingerie.

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Barefoot Dreams Open Front Wrap

Nordstrom

$106.00 $72.90

Ever wondered what wearing a hug would feel like? We’d venture to guess it’s the equivalent to donning this soft, blanket-like wrap. Made from a luxurious microfiber fabric, this open-front cardigan can go from lounging around the house to running errands in a flash. Simply change out of your slippers before you head out the door and no one will suspect you’ve been lazing on the couch for hours. 

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Bonobo’s Cotton Chino Pants

Nordstrom

$99.00 $69.90

For the man who prefers something dressier than jeans, chinos are a comfortable and stylish alternative. They’re made from stretchy cotton that’s breathable and has some give, so he won’t feel uncomfortable when he goes to sit down if his pants are a little snug. These will fit like his favorite jeans but look like a pair of dress pants, all while being extremely comfortable.

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Great Jones Dutchess Cast Iron Dutch Oven

Nordstrom

$160.00 $119.99

A cast iron dutch oven will last you a lifetime, especially when it looks this sleek. Great Jones is known for its Instagrammable cookware, and this stunning red piece is no exception. It’s large enough for big meals that’ll serve the whole family, and the nonstick interior makes cleanup a breeze.

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Zella High Waist Studio Lite Pocket Legging

Nordstrom

$65.00 $38.90

Leggings have easily become one of the most-worn items in our wardrobes as of late, so adding another pair never hurts. This high-waisted pair from Zella also has pockets on the sides to hold your phone or a few cards, so you can easily run errands without having to bring a bulky purse with you. Or, if you’re wearing your leggings to workout, you can keep your phone close and sweat-free in said pocket.

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Click & Grow Smart Indoor Garden

Nordstrom

$99.95 $79.99

No green thumb? No problem. This countertop garden uses a hydroponic system to help grow and maintain herbs and veggies with little effort. It has a built-in grow light that gives your plants the “sun” they need to photosynthesize, has a water tank to keep them hydrated, and the seeds come in tiny pods that you just pop in and forget about!

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Bernardo Houndstooth Blazer

Nordstrom

$265.00 $149.99

If Diane Keaton has taught us anything, it’s that a blazer can instantly upgrade any outfit. A tailored waist and slightly longer fit make this blazer timeless, and the houndstooth pattern on a tan background is neutral enough to go with a number of different colored tops and pants. 

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Johnston & Murphy Hawthorn Plain Toe Derby Shoe

Nordstrom

$149.00 $99.99

Johnston & Murphy makes some of the most comfortable and dressy shoes out there, including these snazzy leather derby shoes. A slightly shiny leather lends to a classy feel, while the shoe itself is rather plain. These will become a staple in his wardrobe, and he can wear them to work with slacks, to a wedding with a suit, or with dark jeans and a polo for date night. 

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Fellow Stagg Electric Kettle

Nordstrom

$195.00 $140.99

Coffee and tea lovers, rejoice! Who thought a kettle could be so beautiful? A long gooseneck controls the stream of hot water for precise pouring and fewer splashes, while the kettle’s base has a temperature control option that you can set for up to 60 minutes of perfectly heated water. Plus, this comes in both black and cream colors so you can match your kitchen aesthetic.

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Zella Live In Pocket Joggers

Nordstrom

$65.00 $42.90

Joggers are the put-together cousin of sweatpants: All the comfort with a more sophisticated look. These ones from Zella were a favorite of KCM readers during last year’s anniversary sale, and they’re marked down again this year. Green, navy, and black colors will be discounted by more than $20 during the sale, so snag them while you still can.

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Rhone Crew Neck T-Shirt

Nordstrom

$68.00 $46.99

Runners know that seams on a T-shirt can mean the difference between a comfortable run and one with not-so-comfortable chafing. The seams on this top are around the shoulders, so they won’t rub his chest while he works out, and the material wicks sweat away, also helping eliminate any B.O. that comes with it. 

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Duchamp Rubberized Duffle Bag

Nordstrom

$179.00 $99.90

Having a roomy carryon bag is the key to hacking your travel, but having to carry it around is a pain.  This weekender has internal pockets to keep you organized and a sleeve to hook onto your suitcase handle for hands-free carrying. Despite being a simple bag, it’ll function for years to come, and the dark color won’t show any weird stains or scuffs. 

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OhOm Ui Mug & Warmer Set

Nordstrom

$88.00 $65.99

Never sip from a cold cup of coffee or tea again thanks to this ingenious mug and warmer set. A small saucer uses magnetic induction to keep this mug and your drink nice and toasty for hours at a time. Simply plug the saucer in with the included cord, place the mug on top, and you can keep your drink piping hot for as long as you’d like.

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