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Though not quite as massive as the retailer’s Anniversary Sale, Nordstrom’s Spring Sale has a fair amount of Black Friday–level discounts, with thousands of beauty, apparel, and home-décor items for up to 60 percent off. And the name of the game this year is spring-break attire: I found excellent deals on in-season sandals, shorts, and sunglasses. Scroll down to see all of our picks so far, or use the links on the left to jump to the category that you’re most interested in. The deals end at midnight tomorrow night, April 11, so don’t dillydally; you can see everything on sale by clicking here.
This versatile maxi dress comes in nine colors, as well as standard and petite sizing.
These supersoft pajama pants from Commando are now 40 percent off.
Our pick for the best-overall bra in a fun, spring-ready colorway.
And for something even sexier, here’s a rose-print, lace-trimmed bralette from Hanky Panky.
Our favorite thongs are on sale in five fun colors.
When it comes to jorts, Levi’s can’t be beat.
The Levi’s Ribcage jeans have appeared numerous times on the Strategist, including in our guides to the best mom jeans and high-waisted jeans.
A lot of Crocs are on sale — and not just the regular old closed-toe clog. These surprisingly chic slides are available in black, white, beige, and bubblegum pink.
Or if you’re into that chunky Crocs look and really want to lean into the “ugly shoe” of it all.
The classic silhouette gets a glittery upgrade.
You can’t go wrong with a pair of Wayfarers — especially when they’re on sale.
These sandals are discounted in brown, silver, and white — ideal for any cocktail party coming up on your calendar.
These stretchy houndstooth-plaid pants are polished enough to wear to work but can also be paired with a basic tee for a casual weekend look.
A spacious, wipe-clean Dopp kit for your next vacay.
If you hate dealing with lacing and re-lacing on the trail, get these waterproof slip-ons that are currently half off.
Just in time for wedding season: some classic penny loafers from Allen Edmonds, a shoe maker that’s been in business since 1922.
A boxy plaid button-down that pairs perfectly with chinos and a beanie.
It’s not the biggest discount, but it’s rare to find these retrofuturistic Oakleys on sale.
Or if you want a style that’s a bit more classic, here are some Ray-Bans that are straight out of Top Gun.
This trio of retinol alternatives are packed with bakuchiol, plant peptides, and superfruits, which smooth and tighten while being gentle on the skin. It would definitely make a nice Mother’s Day gift.
This do-it-all serum from celebrity-approved skin-care brand Perricone MD is brightening and healing and has skin-rejuvenating benefits.
For the dry guy, here’s a set of SPF 25 lip balm and “industrial strength” salve that can be used on hands, elbows, and heels.
Home and Kitchen
One of our best-in-class nonstick skillets is up to 40 percent off (depending on which color you select); our kitchen and dining writer Emma Wartzman says it’s “unparalleled” on the stove thanks to its heat-retaining copper core.
I have a set of similar knives from Material and can confirm that they’re a dream to use (and, thankfully, dishwasher safe). This knife quartet is available in an all-blue or multicolor set and comes with a sleek wooden base, too.
Fellow’s ultraquiet coffee grinder is nearly $100 off in white. The Ode is fast and compact and has thoughtful details that Jerad Morrison, co-founder and co-CEO of Sightglass Coffee in San Francisco, calls “very intuitive” — like a dial that adjusts the grind size and a magnetic cup to catch coffee grounds.
One of our favorite tomato-scented candles is over half off.
This duo from one of our favorite budget candle brands, Voluspa, includes two bright scents: French lavender and apple.
It’s your last chance to buy scents from the Secrete Garden collection that Boy Smells — which makes some of the best-smelling candles — released last spring. Damasque, which smells like apricot, cardamom, rose, tobacco, and oud, comes in a jar you’ll definitely want to reuse once it’s finished burning.
Artist Piera Bochner may have exited the candlemaking biz last year, but you can snag a few of her final pieces at a deep discount. In addition to this intriguing Romanesco-shaped candle, there’s a spiky kiwano, a bitter melon (which Strategist writer Dominique Pariso has kept on her desk for years), and a table gourd.
Here’s a plush bath mat that’s a treat for your toes.
Snag this set of handsome baking dishes — they’ll transition beautifully from oven to table — for just $100.
Le Creuset’s sturdy cast-iron skillet, accented in the brand’s signature colorful enamel, is sure to brighten up your kitchen.
Kids and Babies
In this kid-friendly version of Bingo, players take turns drawing cards that depict different animal families taking part in household activities. The first person to fill their house-shaped game board wins.
An excellent baby-shower gift for outdoorsy new parents.
This plush Grogu toy makes noises when squeezed and can be toted around with the included cross-body bag.
This fuss-free onesie from Magnetic Me has magnets instead of snaps or zippers, making it a great gift for stressed-out new parents.
For spit-up, juice spills, and everything in between.
With the rainy season well underway, you’ll want to get these easy-on, easy-off boots.
This fun bike helps kids balance — and burn off some energy.
I kind of wish these came in adult sizes.
This surprisingly stylish diaper bag from Béis doesn’t look like a diaper bag.
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