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25 Can’t-Miss Deals at Nordstrom’s Anniversary Sale

There's never been a better time to stock up on your favorites than at Nordstrom's Anniversary Sale.

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Deals too good to pass up

August is the most wonderful time of the year for devoted beauty, style, and fashion lovers. The always-epic Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is brimming with discounts as deep as 70 percent off retail prices, and luxury brands that almost never go on sale are suddenly marked down to can’t-afford-to-miss prices. You’ll be able to get those designer sunglasses with UV protection you’ve been fantasizing about, wardrobe staples like socks, underwear, and coats, and even rock-bottom prices on Nordstrom’s legendary selection of shoes. Early access is available now but the sale only stretches till August 18, so make your list and check it twice in a hurry. Don’t worry: we did most of the hard work for you. Read on to find some of our favorite finds from this year’s sale.

Note: Prices listed were accurate as of press time; pricing fluctuations may occur.

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2-for-1 deals on neuLASH and neuBROW

2 for $95

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Need to restock your supply of the best hair masks, favorite go-to lipstick shade, or face serum? Good, because the 2020 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is brimming with typically-expensive luxury beauty brands being offered at steep discounts. Lash and brows-pampering neuLASH and neuBROW will be offering a buy-one-get-one deal on their best-selling products to help pamper healthy eyelash and brow growth.

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Lingerie will be a steal


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Load up on basics and confidence-enhancing special occasion lingerie from brands like Commando, which are already marked down by 40 percent or more. Expect more markdowns and deeper discounts as August 18 nears, with some specialty pieces starting below $20 like these smooth-finish hipster panties. You can keep up to date on the latest steals by checking out the store’s newest sale arrivals.


Items you’ll treasure for years


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The Nordstrom Anniversary sale holds a special place in every expert-level shopper’s heart because it’s not about clearing out seasonal merchandise; rather almost every department is on sale, and seasonless items like home decor, small appliances, and beauty tools are often a fraction of their usual prices. You can stock up on tech gifts for someone special’s birthday, like this RIKI Skinny Lighted Mirror. It’s every amateur makeup artist’s dream with bright LED lights, phone attachments, and the perfect slim profile for any desk or vanity. Better yet, it’s $75 off the usual price during this year’s sale.


This is the best time to buy denim


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If you need new jeans, just want to try new styles, or ruined your favorite pair in the wash, this is the absolute best time of year to load your shopping cart with Kut From The Kloth jeans. The cult-favorite brand is known for high-quality denim, premium fits, and already reasonable prices, but they’re about to make denim fanatics burst with joy—and many of their top styles will be marked down below $60 for the Anniversary Sale. You’ll want to shop this one early to make sure your sizes are in stock—here’s how to find the best fitting jeans every time.


Top-selling gifts will be marked down big time


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Count your lucky stars for this Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, because some of the best hostess gifts will be marked down by as much as 50 percent. We found an exclusive NEST Fragrances Votive Candle Trio gift set worth $48 selling for $32, making it a good choice to buy now to save for your office Secret Santa gift pool.

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This sale item promises good hair days


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Don’t wait a minute longer to replace your nearly-ancient hair tools. Go forth into a perfectly coiffed future with major savings on hair must-haves like this T3 Luxe Brush Set for $67 during the big sale. It’s worth $100, so you can use the money you saved on these simple fashion upgrades that make you look expensive.

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Take $100 or more off your favorite purse designers


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Not every purse will be on sale, but the discounted designer bags list even includes the bags you’ve been fantasizing about, like this Tory Burch leather tote at more than $200 off the usual $528 price tag. There’s more good news—a bag like this tops our list of classic handbags every woman should own.

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Some of the most popular beauty and skincare tools come with hefty price tags that near car payments, and for good reason. All that technology can be worth it, but you don’t have to pay full price during the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. The Bio Ionic 10x 1-Inch Pro Styling Iron separates and protects hair for faster, safer heat styling, and is almost magically discounted by $81 during the sale.


Feed your shoe obsession


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High-quality and trendy shoe brands like Born, Karl Lagerfeld, Cole Haan, and others will offer discounts starting at 20 percent on major styles, with some styles marked down much more than that. Born’s business casual-appropriate comfy booties will be marked down to $99.90 instead of nearly $150. Does it count as a legitimate work expense if you wear them to the next Zoom meeting? We hope so.

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Even your beauty sleep is on sale


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Will this guarantee you more sleep? No, but it just might make the sleep you manage to get that much more luxurious and appealing because Slip Silk White Duo Queen Pillowcase Set will be offered at $125 for two face-flattering pillowcases. That means you and your sleep partner can wake up with your best skin ever, and at savings that’ll help you score other great sleep products.


Flattering dresses are already marked down


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Figure-enhancing casual dresses and other favorites from brands like Socialite are already marked down by 40 percent or more and will continue to be discounted as the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale start date approaches. The best news? Even petite and plus sizes are included in the price slashing across the Anniversary Sale’s offerings.


Go organic, you can afford to


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Scoop up Nordstrom At Home Organic Cotton Rib Towels for $18.90 each during the limited-time sale—an impressive savings over their usual $29 price tag. New towels are always great gifts for guys who are impossible to shop for.

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Designer baby brands will be up to 60 percent off


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You can browse the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale selection for seriously stylish babies here, but in the meantime, know that seldom-discounted brands like Nordstrom’s fashionable and often gender neutral baby line will be marked down by as much as 60 percent. This easily-washed set is already marked down to less than $20, making it a great affordable gift for the newest members of your family.


Cozy work-from-home essentials will be too good to miss


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Load your shopping cart up with work-from-home essentials like slippers, sweats, and relaxed casual classics at up to 60 percent off usual prices. You’ll find cozy slippers like these Minnetonka Flurry Scuff Faux Fur Slippers under $30 during the sale, making them cheap enough to be one of the best gifts under $50 for later in the year.

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Clean, good fun for less


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Tula Skincare fans will love knowing their favorite essentials from the line are all bundled together in one Ready, Set, Glow No Filter Skin Care Set for a wallet-friendly $68 instead of the usual retail value of $118. The line uses real probiotics to keep skin healthy, and yes—they’re the same kind known to restore and enhance gut health.

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Cool-weather items are already on sale


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Expect this year’s Nordstrom Anniversary Sale to be better than ever in one very exciting way—even the freshest stock of cold-weather items will be discounted heavily. Browse the selection of long sleeve button-downs for men by Mizzen + Main and you’ll find classic prints, patterns, and everyday-friendly pieces he’ll treasure all year long at over half off.


Men’s BP items will be drastically reduced


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His new favorite bomber jacket for cool nights, drawstring shorts, and sunglasses will be discounted by as much as 60 percent during the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. The store is already focused on fair prices for basic wardrobe staples, so you know this discount will be game-changing goodness for his wardrobe. These Zella joggers are under $39 now. Know these top psychology tricks to spend less while shopping.

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Timeless beauty gear joins the list of discounted life essentials


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All that new designer makeup you’re scooping up at this year’s sale should be applied properly. The right makeup brushes are timeless, easy to clean and use for years, and comfortable to handle. This Luxie Rose Gold Face Brush Set is normally $78 but is marked down by more than half for the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. It includes everything you need for a perfectly contoured look. Make sure you read these tips on makeup mistakes that seriously age your face.

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Get preppy


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You’ll be in the mood to hit up your favorite Ivy League schools, the golf club, and casual lunches after you score a major Vineyard Vines haul of 20 percent or more off usual prices. The brand’s cult following is a favorite for Martha Vineyard types and offers styles for men (including this zip-up pullover sweater), women, and kids.


Shop tabletop up to 40 percent off


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Or tell the folks shopping your wedding registry this is the best time to spend because even classics like cooking basics, flatware, and dinner plates will see prices slashed. This set of three Golden Rabbit marbled mixing bowls will be marked down to $29.90 during the sale, which means each bowl will be less than $10. Impressive, right?


It’s a very inclusive party


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Other retailers may have great sales, but few can compete with the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale’s selection of on-trend plus fashion finds. Score dresses, shirts, designer jeans, and more beyond size 14 with ease. This Caslon tee is nearly 50 percent off and runs up to size 4X.


Think ahead and buy winter coats now


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It may sound crazy to buy winter coats for the depths of January nearly half a year in advance, but if you like saving hundreds of dollars (or far more), this is definitely the time. This thin, insulated Patagonia parka is currently marked down to $139.90, making it attractive to buy and store for the winter. Supplies are limited though, so don’t expect to find steals like this very long.

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Cute stuff for the kiddos, too

This Pippa & Julie matching set is over 40 percent off during this year’s Anniversary Sale, and includes a snuggly-soft plush fleece sweatshirt and dark leggings with golden metallic hearts. Feel free to mix and match with the other pieces the brand has on sale right now—they’re meant to be fairly interchangeable.
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Nordstrom Beauty exclusives are always great deals


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Popular brands often release sub-collections and limited editions exclusively for Nordstrom, and those specialty pieces often see the greatest discounts. This Bobbi Brown Full Size Refresh Hydrating Skin Care Set is marked down to $80 instead of its usual $152 value, and includes three full-sized products.


Jewelry will be more affordable than ever


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While jewelry is hardly as essential as a good winter coat, it definitely can make a girl feel like a million bucks. Luckily these whimsical-yet-glam Kendra Scott friendship bracelets are part of this year’s Anniversary Sale and marked down to an affordable $28.90 instead of their usual $48 price tag. Bracelets like these make great thinking-of-you care packages to send friends in far-off places, but you can also find earrings, necklaces, rings, and other beautiful baubles up to 70 percent off during the sale.

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Bryce Gruber
Bryce Gruber covers gift ideas, shopping, and e-commerce at, although you've likely seen her work across a variety of women's lifestyle and parenting topics at, Bravo,, Martha Stewart, and on your TV screen through national talk shows including The Tamron Hall Show. She lives and works in New York's Hudson Valley with her five small children. Find her on social media at @brycegruber.