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The Best Deals From Nordstrom’s Anniversary Sale: From Madewell to Malin+Goetz

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For more than 50 years, Nordstrom has been celebrating its anniversary with a go-all-out sale, and this summer is no exception. The last day of the retailer’s 2022 Anniversary Sale is Sunday, July 31, so this is the final weekend to shop the sale.

Because it offers discounts on new styles, the sale is a great opportunity to stock up on fall goods — and we’ve already spotted lots of deals on some beloved items we’ve written about before, including our favorite bra from Natori, a “gold-standard” electric kettle, and a smudgeproof eyeliner that can withstand the most humid of conditions.

You can check out the rest of our picks from the sale below so you’ll know exactly which deals to add to your cart. But if you see something you like, don’t dillydally: Stock is limited, and picks have already started selling out.

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The cult-favorite Natori Feathers bra has been an Anniversary Sale best seller with Strategist readers for three years running. It’s also the top seller for shoppers at New York City’s Bra Tenders, according to store founder Lori Kaplan, who says the lightweight, seamless, deep-plunge bra works under T-shirts “but still has some feminine effects.”

If you’re looking for something even more seamless, Natori’s Bliss Perfection bra features cups made of foam-lined jersey to create a smooth, sleek line.

This lace-strap T-shirt bra by Natori is made to disappear under clothes.

It’s impossible to go wrong with a classic pair of high-top Converse — and this khaki colorway is neutral enough to go with everything in your closet.

The split hem on these ribbed ankle pants makes them especially easy-breezy.

Gear up for fall in this lightweight Eileen Fisher coat in a muted nutmeg shade.

Three cool people we spoke to named these SPANX leggings their top pick for the best faux-leather leggings. Fashion writer Belle Bakst, known as Little Fashion Stylist on Instagram, says they’re a wardrobe staple: “Whether you’re layering with a band tee, an oversize sweater in a bright color, or just running out to grab a coffee, you’ll feel put together enough to run into someone you know.”

Outdoor Voices’ exercise dress is the epitome of laid-back athleisure. Strategist editor Maxine Builder appreciates that the dress “remains supportive and comfortable, not constricting, all day long.”

The bold, graphic pattern of this Dusen Dusen robe is sure to put a pep in your step — even on dreary Monday mornings.

UGG’s cozy shearling slippers are both comfy and stylish; Vogue market editor Naomi Elizée says they feel “like a hug but for my feet.”

These UGGs feature an ankle strap for a little more support than your average slipper. They’re also a favorite among celebrities like Bella Hadid and TikTok star Addison Rae, who claims it allows her to “wear them all the time.” Plus, this Key-lime color is delicious.

NYC-based brand Argento Vivo’s elevated knife-edge earrings were included in our list of cheap (but expensive-looking) earrings — and now you can get them on sale for 36 percent off.

Cup of Jo founder Joanna Goddard said it best: “Eberjey makes the softest, most buttery pajamas — which, unlike the cotton ones, never wrinkle.”

This lightweight water-resistant tote bag folds down into a compact, envelope-size square, making it a great bag to travel with.

A comfortable, supportive sports bra is a must for high-impact activity. This one features padded straps and mesh panels for added breathability.

Hunter’s rain boots have been recommended to us as some of the best for adultskids, and even gardeners. A Seattle resident told us why: “They’re made from one plastic block, so you don’t get any leakage at all.”

We know winter still feels months away, but it’ll be here before you know it. Gear up with this insulating down parka that swaddles you from your neck to your knees.

Strategist editors love Quay’s oversized sunglasses. They possess all the stylishness of Joan Didion’s signature Céline pair, but without the accompanying price tag.

An unfussy open collar adds interest to this classic merino wool sweater.

Alo Yoga is teen-girl approved, with one 14-year-old we spoke to calling their leggings “so cute” after spotting Kendall Jenner sporting a pair.

Dansko’s comfortable shoes have been on our radar since 2017, when author Stephanie Danler recalled someone breaking into her car and stealing everything except her “fugly” Dansko Professionals. But these Brenda clogs manage to be simultaneously orthopedic and chic.

If you’re looking to upgrade your business look, try these Steve Madden pointed-toe mules with chunky chains.

Get ready to receive tons of compliments on these eye-catching glitter stud earrings from Kate Spade.

Dagne Dover’s Landon Carryall made our list of the best diaper bags for its streamlined, unisex silhouette. Fashion sales consultant Grace Premvaree loves its shoulder and crossbody options, its many interior compartments, and the fact that it’s easy to wash.


Since these chinos are made with some stretch, they’re a great option for guys who prefer a little extra give.

You can’t go wrong with Calvin Klein boxer briefs. Phillip Wong, co-founder and creative director of Hawthorne, has worn Calvins “for as long as I can remember.” He says the shape is “not too tight” and it’s “very low maintenance.”

If there’s ever a good time to stock up on white T-shirts, it’s in the middle of summer.

This versatile fleece pullover can take you from running errands to sitting around the campfire.

For soon-to-be college students, Herschel’s hefty backpacks are one of our favorite bags for hauling laptops across campus.

Look sharp in these Adidas sneakers, updated with a modern twist. The knit upper is flexible and breathable, while an EVA sole provides cushioning and support.

Pair your kicks with these ultra-comfortable track pants, featuring the classic Adidas three-stripe design.

This flannel Levi’s shacket is giving off all the fall vibes.

Ray-Ban’s specs look great on all face shapes and are a perennial favorite among cool guys.

These ripstop North Face slippers are basically a puffer jacket for your feet.

With two individually zippered interior compartments to keep everything in its right place, Ted Baker’s toiletry bag is a handy travel companion.

This stretchy piqué polo can take you from the office to the links in style.

Hit the gym in a pair of Nike shorts made with moisture-wicking fabric to keep you comfortable all workout long.

When chillier days roll around, you’ll reach for this understated half-zip sweater again and again.

These sleek-yet-trail-ready Timberland hiking boots come with cushioned insoles and a waterproof lining to protect against rain, puddles, and slush.

Kids and Babies

A comfortable, loose-fitting romper will let your kid run around and play with abandon.

Striped sleeves and an embroidered chest logo add a fun touch to this sporty sweatshirt.

These fleece booties from trusted slipper source L.L.Bean are guaranteed to keep little feet toasty warm.

Aspiring athletes will be comfortable and stylish with these easy elastic-waist Nike shorts.

It’s impossible not to smile while wearing a fuzzy jacket with cat ears.

Your kiddo will look oh-so-sweet in this flouncy floral dress featuring a tasseled trim.

The North Face makes some of our favorite cold-weather jackets for grown-ups — and the kids’ line is just as excellent. This reversible coat is made from a water-repellent fabric on one side and a fluffy faux fur on the other.

This dress shirt is crafted from soft, comfortable Supima cotton, so your kid won’t be tugging at their collar all night long.

Once it’s time for lights out, these glow-in-the-dark dinosaurs will keep your kid company at bedtime.

This adorable onesie was one of Strategist shoppers’ most-loved items from last year’s Anniversary sale. It’s back again for round two, so if you missed out the first time, don’t dillydally.

This convertible car seat can be used from infancy all the way through the toddler years. An automatic shoulder harness and magnetic chest clip simplifies getting your baby in and out of the seat.

Made without fire-retardant chemicals, this adjustable car seat allows kids up to 50 pounds to ride back-facing longer than many other seats do. The clean design is inspired by the ingenuity of Dutch designs.


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In line with its name, NARS’ famous Orgasm blush will remain budge-proof no matter what kind of amorous activities you get up to. “This has always been one of my go-to blushes in my personal and professional kit. It looks so pretty on all skin types,” says makeup artist Tobi Henney.

Henney also turns to Stila’s liquid liner for its staying power. “This liner is waterproof and won’t budge once applied,” she says. “It can be used to create a super-sharp winged liner look in seconds.”

LeVar Burton can’t live without this Kiehl’s Creme de Corps body lotion. “It has this luscious viscosity — you can tell by the thickness that it’s a superior product,” he says.

Strategist associate editor Louis Cheslaw is “addicted to the scent of this natural body wash.” Its warm, comforting aroma is “about the only thing convincing me to hop in every morning,” he writes.

Stock up on St. Tropez’s quick-drying, nonsticky bronzing mousse if you want your summer glow to last all year long.

Slip’s silk scrunchies are among the best for damaged hair because the smooth fabric “keeps the moisture and the natural oils” intact, according to hairstylist Cassandra Normil. Strategist writer Dominique Pariso is a loyal user; she found that the “silk protects my fine, highlighted, damage-prone hair from tension breakage.”

Comedian Catherine Cohen swears by her T3 flat iron, which she’s owned since college. “It keeps my hair sleek and elegant. I tried wearing my hair curly for years, but I just prefer it straight,” Cohen shares. The iron is also “very small, which is perfect because it’s easy to use and good to travel with.”

We’ve heard about Olaplex’s hair-saving products time and time again. The brand is often recommended for color-treated hair as it “repairs protein bonds in hair, limits split ends and subsequent hair breakage, and helps keep hair smooth and frizz free,” Stephanie Louis, the chief executive and operating officer of Stylebox Salon, told us.

Formulated without parabens or sulfates, this Oribe dry shampoo and texturizing spray set will extend your blowout for days

When we tested the best lighted makeup mirrors, the Riki Skinny emerged as the most travel-friendly option because of how sleek and lightweight it is. According to Monique Jayme, a prestige beauty advisor at Ulta Beauty, it’s “so slim that it looks like an iPad.”


The Fellow Stagg EKG is unquestionably “the gold standard of electric kettles,” writes Strategist kitchen and dining writer Emma Wartzman. Its speedy heating ability, durable material, and attractive design put it above the rest. It will last you for years, too: “I’ve had mine for maybe five years, and it’s still in great shape,” says Marco Suarez, one of the owners of Methodical Coffee.

Baking experts declare Great Jones’s sheets pan to be the best nonstick option. Erin Jeanne McDowell, recipe developer and author of The Fearless Baker, says its beautiful appearance “hasn’t caused its capabilities to suffer in any way. It hasn’t warped, scratched, or chipped” even after a year of use.

We’re also big fans of Great Jones’s good-looking Dutch oven. Meena Harris loves its long and shallow shape, “which makes it easier to cook stuff more evenly and takes less time because everything is more spread out.”