Surprise! Nordstrom Is Having a Half-Yearly Sale This Week

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Memorial Day Weekend just got so much better. 

Between bites of barbecued hamburgers and conversations with friends and family this Memorial Day, we urge you to set aside some time to peruse the sales occurring over the weekend — you’ll regret it if you don’t. (In fact, scrolling through some sales on your phone is a great way to avoid conversation with that neighbor or family member who showed up that you’d rather not interact with — just make sure you look really serious as you scroll.) If you don’t prioritize this time (think of it as self-care), you’ll miss out on one of Nordstrom’s famous events, which discounts some of your favorite brands and even the luxury items you’ve held out on purchasing.

Nordstrom just announced they’re hosting a half-yearly sale ahead of their annual anniversary sale, which takes place in July. So, while we thought we’d be spending this time stocking our carts waiting for the summer deals to drop, this pleasant surprise allows us to scoop up items on our wishlist now. (And then shop some more in a month.) Nordstrom has marked down hundreds of items from brands like Coach, Splendid, Tory Burch, and more.

From summery maxis to men’s chinos, there’s sure to be something you’ll want from the retailer’s sale section. Treat yourself or buy a Father’s Day gift before the holiday sneaks up on you. Not sure where to start? Here are our top picks from Nordstrom’s Half-Yearly Sale.

The Best Deals from Nordstrom’s Half-Yearly Sale

Splendid Mariella Tie Waist Joggers


Joggers are are gift. They’re basically put-together sweatpants, and we love them for that. They’re chic enough to wear out of the house but comfy enough to lounge in all day. An army green color goes with everything, and the high waist on these means you can easily tuck in a loose T-shirt for an effortless look that’s also flattering.

Was $158 (40% off)

$95 at Nordstrom

Loveappella V-Neck Jersey Maxi Dress


A comfy maxi dress is a staple you can wear all summer long. Not only is it insanely flattering and comfy because of its floor length, but you’ll easily feel like you’re in Under the Tuscan Sun while wearing it. All you need to complete that fantasy is a house in the Italian countryside and a glass of white wine.

Was $68 
$48 at Nordstrom

Sam Edelman Bay Cutout Slide Sandal


A classic slide sandal can go with just about any summer outfit, making it a great option for beach days, brunch dates, and any event in between. This one from Sam Edelman comes in a variety of colors, eight of which are on sale for less than $90.

Was $120 (30% off)

$84 at Nordstrom

Barbour Newbie Quilted Nylon Jacket


While summertime doesn’t scream “outerwear,” now is a smart time to invest in a high-quality jacket because they’re all on sale. We’ve waxed poetic about Barbour’s waxed jackets, but this quilted style is easier to wear year-round, especially on surprisingly cold July nights.

Was $280 (25% off)

$210 at Nordstrom

Barefoot Dreams CozyChic Lite Ribbed Travel Wrap

A reliable cardigan will never do you wrong, but a shawl is meant for beach bonfires. It’s the ultimate layering piece for chilly summer evenings, but it can also be a timeless accessory to wear during cold winter evenings out. This one is a little longer than most, making it easy to wear over leggings to cover any underwear lines.

Was $118 (20% off)

$95 at Nordstrom

Vince Cotton & Linen Blend Dress


A streamlined dress design that’s elegant and comfortable to wear from an outdoor dinner to a boardwalk stroll is what we search for all season. We love the minimalist silhouette on this one, which feels like it can be worn to work or abroad on your next vacation. Plus, it’s made from a cotton and linen blend fabric, so you won’t be sweating uncontrollably despite the longer sleeves.


$130 at Nordstrom

Tory Burch Minnie Ballet Flat


Summer wedding season is officially upon us, and we are here to make the case for wearing flats instead of heels to the next ceremony you attend. Not only are they infinitely more comfortable than heels, but flats are also more adaptable than heels, meaning you’ll get more wear out of them. Plus, ballet flats are back in style, if you haven’t heard. These burgundy slip-ons will add a subtle pop of color to your outfit, and the stretchy heel will ensure you stay strapped in without feeling restricted.

Was $298 (30% off) 

$209 at Nordstrom

Zella Studio Lite High Waist Print 7/8 Leggings


It’s no secret that we’ve been living in leggings for the past few years (a positive of the pandemic?). But they’re even better when they’re made to last with performance in mind. This pair is designed in a supportive fabric that has moisture-wicking technology, so you’ll look cute and stay sweat-free for your next workout or stroll.

Was $65 (Up to 69% off)

Starts at $20

Coach Polished Pebble Leather Day Tote


Coach products stand the test of time, and we mean both in terms of trend and leather lifespan. It helps that the designs are classic, like this tote you’ll own for life. The mustard hue is way more versatile than its first impression (it’ll match so well with denim), but if you’re looking for a neutral, there are a few options in black and cream, too.

Was $295 (30% off)

$207 at Nordstrom

Cole Haan Cloudfeel Espadrille Wedge Sandal


We get it, not everyone likes the way flats look and feel — sometimes, you just don’t want to be that close to the earth. If you’ve looking for something more comfortable than a heel but with a little lift, opt for an platform. They often offer more support than a heel or a flimsy flat. This one has a super cushy footbed that’s hidden by the boho woven espadrille design. 

Was $165 (22% off)

$110 at Nordstrom

Nisolo All Day Sandal


If you live in heels but find your body isn’t too happy about that, there are heels that won’t hurt you. Despite the wooden pump, this pair by Nisolo has a memory foam cushion so you won’t feel like every step comes with a heavy clonk. They’re also sustainably made: At least 50 percent of the leather was sourced from a tannery that has achieved a Leather Working Group Silver rating for energy use, waste production, and water treatment.

Was $170 (50% off)

$85 at Nordstrom

Chantelle Rive Gauche Full Coverage Underwire Bra

Chantelle is known for designing the most supportive bras that don’t look it. Basically, they make support look sexy. Take this lacy number, for example. It’s got frilly details but a thousand reviews raving about how comfortable it is thanks to the soft lining. Unfortunately, this innovation doesn’t come cheap, so stock up on Chantelle bras when they’re on sale.

Was $88 (35% off)

$57 at Nordstrom

Clinique Moisture Surge Sheertint Hydrator Broad Spectrum SPF 25


We don’t always feel like wearing a full face of makeup, so for those days, sheer coverage in an ultra-moisturizing formula is our low-maintenance preference. This Clinique tint will give you a subtle boost to even out your complexion, hydrate your skin for up to 12 hours, and provide the added protection of SPF 25.

Was $42 (30% off)

$30 at Nordstrom

Bonobos Stretch Washed Chino 2.0 Pants


Molner’s closet is filled with durable, transitional, sophisticated pants just like this olive-hued style. This is a classic chino that can be worn to an important meeting, but it’s woven with a four-way stretch so you won’t feel as constricted as you would if you were wearing traditional chinos.

Was $99 (20% off)

$80 at Nordstrom

Calvin Klein 3-Pack Low Rise Microfiber Stretch Boxer Briefs


You can never have too many pairs of underwear. Wait, let us rephrase that — you can never have too many pairs of clean, new underwear. And if they won’t rip in the crotch after only a few wears, they’re even better. Calvin Klein has been the go-to underwear brand since way before Marky Mark donned them, although that certainly secured their standing. But mix things up with this vibrant set — we’re tickled pink by the unexpected hues. More of a traditionalist? Don’t worry, there are a few gray and navy blue sets too.

Was $48 (40% off)

$29 at Nordstrom

Rag & Bone ICONS Nina Jeans


While skinny jeans are no longer the “it” pant, you don’t have to go full-blown bellbottom or mom jean to appear on-trend. Ease out of your tight denim in something fitted with a slight flare, like these dark jeans. You’ll appreciate the smidgen of extra room in the leg than you anticipate. The cropped cut makes them ideal for pairing with booties or summer sandals.

Was $225 (30% off)

$135 at Nordstrom

All Birds Tree Flyer Running Shoe


You don’t have to sacrifice style for comfort when you reach for this pair of sneakers. Not only is it made with eco-friendly materials, but it’s also made to be a high-performing shoe for any exercise, including running. We love the summery sage hue of this style, but black and teal are also on sale.

Was $160 (40% off)

$96 at Nordstrom

TOMS Darcy Flat


Searching for a hybrid shoe that’s not quite a casual sneaker, but not a stuffy formal flat? This style might be for you. Its printed upper elevates it from your typical slip-on, so you can feel good about pairing it with jeans, floral dresses, and beyond. But its cushioned insole means you’ll be able to reach your daily step count.

Was $90 (61% off)

$35 at Nordstrom

Eileen Fisher Slim Knit Ankle Pants


High-waisted pants are a no-brainer, especially when they have a flattering slim-but-not-skinny cut like these. Think of this as a sneaky lounge pant masquerading as a pair of slacks, because they’re actually made from a knit fabric similar to sweats. But no one will know the difference unless you tell them. 

Was $168 (35% off) 

$110 at Nordstrom

Madewell Whisper Cotton Scoopneck Tee


While they’re on sale, snag any basics you may need to complete your wardrobe. A scoop-neck tee is great under sweaters, button-downs, or on its own, and this one costs less than $20. We recommend getting at least a few while they’re so cheap. 

Was $20 (34% off)

$13 at Nordstrom