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    29 Splurge-Worthy Things To Buy During Nordstrom's Anniversary Sale

    Deals on waterproof leather booties, organic cotton sheets, a giant bottle of Kiehl's body lotion, and other things that are worth the investment.

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    The day hath come! The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is now open to ALL shoppers so if you've missed out on early access for cardmembers, now's the time to snag those ~splurge-worthy~ items on your wishlist! There are hundreds of deals on clothing, beauty products, designer items, home decor, and more.


    The sale lasts through August 30 but stock runs out fast!

    Feeling overwhelmed by options? Don't be! We've picked out some of our favorite things in the sale to get you started:

    1. A pair of classic straight leg jeans that won't ever go out of style. They're stretchy but still look crisp — pretty much a unicorn in the denim world.

    Model wearing the jeans in a dark wash

    Promising review: "I am a fan of NYDJ so I was glad to get this pair on sale. When it comes to fit and fabric, this pair does not disappoint. The fit is tight enough to maintain the form and the fabric is durable, yet comfortable. You can easily wear this pair all day. The color is a true denim blue." —DrVA

    Price: $78.90 (originally $119; available in sizes 16–24)

    2. A Pendleton water-repellant wool blend coat to keep you warm and dry when it's misty out. The colorful lining makes it even more adorable.

    Model wearing the hooded coat in charcoal

    Promising review: "I just received this coat and I absolutely love it! The charcoal color is perfect, it's roomy without sacrificing style, the hood fits well (covers the head well) and the material feels high quality. Let the cooler weather begin!" —Jenjen231

    Price: $229 (originally $375; available in sizes XS–XL)

    3. A Kate Somerville ExfoliKate medicated daily foaming face wash for helping to unclog pores and balance oily skin *without* drying you out. It's actually suitable for all skin types!

    The face wash in four-ounce size

    Promising review: "This is a great daily cleanser. You only need a pea sized amount for a foamy result that also removes makeup. My skin feels much more hydrated and blemishes cleared right away." —Ecb1979

    Price: $22.50 (originally $38)

    4. A stunning Ted Baker comforter set so you'll literally be sleeping in the lap of luxury.

    The comforter set in a pansy and butterfly pattern

    It's made of soft cotton sateen.

    Promising review: "Cannot get over how great this comforter set is. This is my second purchase of a different pattern. It’s very modern and not your typical floral pattern. The quality is top notch as well." —DelXRocha

    Price: $189.90–$259.90 (originally $290–$395; available in sizes twin–king)

    5. A set of high quality loose-leaf teas that'll make your afternoon break feel a little more special. Heck, you might just brew some tea instead of having another cup of coffee.

    The teas packed in round tins, packaged in an ornate box

    This set includes:

    - Roasted Darjeeling Black Tea: A mellow Darjeeling summer tea with uplifting notes of date palm and fermented barley.

    - Assam Exotic Second Flush Black Tea: A mellow yet intensely flavorful Assam black tea blend with sweet, malty flavors and a sharp taste.

    - Double Spice Masala Chai Tea: The traditional Indian Masala chai with double the spices and strength. Bold flavors in every sip.

    - Turmeric Ashwagandha Herbal Tea Tisane: Experience the healing powers of Ashwagandha with bountiful turmeric and piquant lemongrass.

    - Earl Grey Masala Chai Tea: An artisanal blend of the traditional Masala Chai with the uplifting notes of natural bergamot oil.

    - High Mountain Darjeeling Second Flush Oolong Tea: A blender's choice, this Oolong tea is robust, full-bodied, and tipped with fruity flavors.

    Promising review: "I ordered this for the first time from Nordies, and everything from the packaging, brochure, and teas were amazing! A very high-quality, fresh tea shipped directly from India. This is for every tea drinker and tea aficionado. And the company has a family history and donates to local tea growers in India. Highly recommend this!" —nanez

    Price: set of six for $22.90 (originally $34.99)

    6. A pair of Rag & Bone slim fit ankle jeans you won't want to take off, because they are literally the perfect shade of blue.

    Model wearing the whiskered jeans in a medium wash

    Promising review: "These were my favorite jeans from the anniversary sale. They were slim yet baggy all at the same time. I'm only 5'3" with shorter legs, so I had to roll the denim up a bit, but it still really elongated my legs. These will be a staple pair of jeans for me!" —TheShoppingGolfer

    Price: $149 (originally $225; available in sizes 24–34)

    7. A pair of Tory Burch lug sole booties for anyone who appreciates chic and supportive footwear. Because they're so understated, you can wear them season after season.

    The heeled black booties with the iconic T-logo wrapped around the ankle

    Promising review: "Very well made, worth the $400 but excellent if you got during the sale. Sturdy construction, supportive to the foot, does hit up above the ankle a few inches but okay for me because I’m tall. Look forward to wearing for years to come." —ohio1j

    Price: $249.90 (originally $398; available in sizes 5–11)

    8. A retro daisy-print dress so you can enjoy the last bit of summer in this lightweight frock. We will resist pants-season for as long as possible.

    Model wearing the button-front dress with cute ties on the short sleeves in a blue floral pattern

    Promising review: "Great dress! I ordered this on a whim for the sale and was so pleasantly surprised. It is adorable and so flattering." —Tqr895

    Price: $79.90 (originally $128; available in sizes 0–24)

    9. A best-selling Kiehl's body moisturizer that'll help you fend off dry and flaking skin during the drier months. Slathering this on after a shower will feel oh-so-luxurious, and you can be generous with the amount thanks to the jumbo size.

    The 33.8-ounce pump bottle

    Promising review: "This is my to-go body moisturizer from autumn till spring. You don't have to use a lot to receive silky skin. I like that I don't have to wait long to put my clothes on after using this product. The smell is reserved and doesn't linger on the skin. I would say that the biggest bottle lasted a year of practically daily use." —xenya91

    Price: $49 (originally $80)

    10. A sleek T3 Cura Professional digital ionic hair dryer with enough power to dry your hair quickly, leaving it soft and frizz-free. It's lightweight, relatively quiet, and definitely worth the investment if you blow dry your hair every day.

    The hair dryer in midnight blue

    Promising review: "This was a real splurge for me. $155 for a blow dryer seemed silly. I have to say, I’m going to enjoy blowing my hair out with this blow dryer. It’s so pretty with the blue and gold. So chic! But the power really blew me away. Not literally obviously but close. It’s got some power in it and it heats up. It will def cut my blow drying in half. Great buy!" —KNordie

    Price: $155 (originally $235)

    11. A pair of suede booties that do not look waterproof (but totally are) — these are proof that you *can* wear cute shoes on a rainy day.

    The bootie in grey seude

    Promising review: "Wanted a low-heeled bootie for comfort and walking. These hit the mark and are very comfortable. They have a padded, lined sole that is cushioned and a nice arch support. Bonus, they are waterproof." —Mico1

    Price: $99.90 (originally $149.95; available in sizes 5.5–12 and three colors)

    12. A leopard-print calf-hair tote with plenty of room for all your stuff (including a tablet or small laptop, a water bottle, a planner, and more). Plus, it comes with shoulder straps and a crossbody strap so you have plenty of carrying options.

    The tote, featuring gold hardware and brown straps

    Promising review: "Just an absolutely beautiful purse. I was a little worried about it not having a zipper to close the top, but it hasn't been a problem. The purse is big enough where things settle in the bottom of it and do not fall out. I've really enjoyed using this purse because it is a good size for all my essentials and yet not too big. The calf skin is really beautiful. Well-worth the price." —mickeyshellkathryn

    Price: $119.90 (originally $188)

    13. An Anastasia Beverly Hills brow kit so you'll have just the right tools to shape, fill in, and brush out your eyebrows.

    The brow kit

    This kit comes with two full-size products: the Brow Wiz and Clear Brow Gel.

    Promising review: "A great kit. The brow pencil is the screw type, not the type that needs a sharpener. It is very slim and draws a nice, firm, fine line. The clear gel 'brow mascara' you follow it with makes the look stay PUT, without flakes or smudges." —LanierGirl

    Price: $27 (originally $47)

    14. A pair of buttery smooth Vince leather zip leggings that'll be a cold weather staple. They'll protect your legs from harsh winds and look incredibly stylish with pretty much anything (but especially oversized sweaters).

    Model wearing the black leather leggings

    Promising review: "So soft and fit like a glove. I really like the zipper detail on inside ankle. I unzip mine a little so they don’t bunch up. If you are on the fence, GET THEM!" —Geo1983

    Price: $499.90 (originally $995; available in sizes XS–XL)

    15. A suede moto jacket with the magic ability to make any outfit look ten times cooler.

    Model wearing jacket in gray

    Promising review: "I have eyed this jacket or ones similar for the past two years but was hesitant because of the price. Purchase in the Anniversary sale and would absolutely pay full price! Wish I purchased sooner. Weight, color, zip detail are high quality. You won’t be disappointed." —CRae86

    Price: $111.90 (originally $188; available in sizes XS–XL and two colors)

    16. A pair of packable Hunter rain boots for a practical purchase you can use year-round. Whether it's a light drizzle or a heavy downpour, these babies have got you covered.

    Model wearing the knee-high boots

    Promising review: "I liked this pair of Hunter boots better than my gloss black ones. I found these ones easier to put on/take off and less clunky and more tight-fitting. It came with a nice drawstring bag too that supposedly makes these easy to transport. Really worth the price!" —Simone74

    Price: $99.90 (originally $150; available in sizes 5–11)

    17. A relaxed plaid shirt you can wear to run errands, to work, or just to chill around the house. It's super comfy but feels a bit more ~dressed up~ than a tee.

    Model wearing the shirt in mulberry and white

    Promising review: "This is my favorite go-to shirt! It's buttery soft, light enough to wear in cooler weather, and has a loose fit that makes it very comfortable. The colors are beautiful. I own several Rails plaid shirts, size small, and they all fit the same, which is good to know when I order another." —KathyAnn27

    Price: $99.90 (originally $158; available in sizes XXS–XL and four colors)

    18. A pair of buttery soft Vince leather flats that'll need zero breaking in — they'll literally feel like wearing nothing!

    The square-toe flats in the color cappuccino

    Promising review: "I love this flat. Bought it in black and just ordered the cappuccino. Buttery soft leather. Appreciate the square toe as it doesn’t force your toes into a point. Just enough support yet it feels almost like walking barefoot they are so comfortable. I am going to live in these. Hope they keep this style and come up with other color options. I’m all in!" —SymponyFan

    Price: $179.90 (originally $275; available in sizes 5–11 and three colors)

    19. A pair of versatile Veronica Beard cropped pants to wear with a fancy statement blouse or just a T-shirt. You'll instantly look polished and put together when you put these on.

    Model wearing the tailored black trousers with silver button details

    Promising review: "My stylist at Nordstrom picked these for me and I did not think I’d be purchasing such expensive dress pants (even at the AS price) but these are just amazing. Pant weight is amazing and will be perfect for all season wear." —sab7987

    Price: $174.90 (originally $350; available in sizes 00–16)

    20. A Monica Vinader diamond pavé bracelet (made with 18k-gold-plated sterling silver) for a delicate piece you can wear every single day.

    The gold bar bracelet with an adjustable slide closure

    Promising review: "So much more beautiful in person! Oh my goodness! The sparkle. Ugh! I tried the bracelet in store and it is gorgeous." —lolololorayyyyy

    Price: $289.90 (originally $495; available in yellow gold and rose gold)

    21. A dusty blue teddy coat so you'll feel like being wrapped in a giant fluffy blanket. And who doesn't want that??

    Model wearing the longline coat, featuring high-pile fleece and pockets

    Promising review: "I love this coat, it’s super warm! I can’t believe it’s on sale for so cheap. It’s amazing. I have gotten so many compliments." —Vani10

    Price: $99.90 (originally $168; available in sizes S–XL and two colors)

    22. A Smeg two-slice toaster (with a gorgeous '50s-inspired aesthetic) that's 100% worthy of a spot on your countertop. Good looks aside, it's actually just a really great toaster.

    The toaster in rose gold

    Promising review: "This is such a beautiful addition to our kitchen! When you pick it up it has a little weight to it so it doesn’t feel cheap. You can dial in the exact amount of toasting once you figure out your taste and it’s very consistent. Really simple to use with very straight forward controls. I can’t say enough about the style as it can’t get any better." —Peabopp

    Price: $171.90 (originally $229.95; available in two colors)

    23. A small Tory Burch crossbody bag with a zipper to keep your essentials safe and your hands free for pumpkin spice lattes. Can't ask for more, really.

    The rectangular bag in red with a gold logo in the front

    Promising review: "Perfect little bag to carry essentials! Four card slots accommodate debit/credit cards, so you can leave the large wallet at home. Plenty of space for cell, lipstick and date night necessities! Perfect little cross-body or remove the strap and it’s a clutch! LOVE!" —GN2RVA

    Price: $149.90 (originally $248; available in two colors)

    24. A gorgeous green bouclé coat for anyone who wants to dress like a Gossip Girl cast member.

    Model wearing the double-breasted coat

    Promising review: "This coat is beautifuly made. The color is perfect emerald green." —adiruval

    Price: $129.90 (originally $220; available in sizes 4–14)

    25. A 400-thread-count organic cotton sateen sheet set so smooth and soft, getting out of bed will be even harder. As if you needed another excuse to sleep in!

    A bed dressed with the sheets and decorative pillows

    This set comes with flat and fitted sheets, along with two pillowcases.

    Promising review: "This was my first investment for good sheets. They did not disappoint. They’re cool in the summer and very smooth." —CGee408

    Price: $64.90–$84.90 (originally $99–$129; available in sizes twin–California king and five colors)

    26. A stretch crepe blazer that's sophisticated enough for a job interview but also casual enough to wear on a day off. It's a true wardrobe workhorse.

    Model wearing the black single-button blazer

    Reviewers recommend sizing up.

    Promising review: "It is exactly what I was looking for. As casual blazer that I could wear with jeans or casual pants. It fits well, the fabric is slightly stretchy so it hugs the body well. I love this jacket." —mom2divas

    Price: $63.90 (originally $129; available in sizes 00–18)

    27. A mixed pack of red wine glasses to elevate whatever you're drinking, whether it's a $3 bottle or a $30 bottle.


    This set includes two stemmed and two stemless crystal glasses.

    Promising review: "Great set and high quality expected of Riedel. Really nice to have two stemmed and two stemless glasses. Good deal for the quality." —InChiShopper

    Price: set of four for $43.90 (originally $59)

    28. A durable Tumi nylon tote bag you can fit your entire life into and throw around without worrying about it breaking or getting dirty. Bonus: it can pack down into a small pouch!


    Promising review: "This is a wonderful tote bag. This can be folded into another larger suitcase, it can be used for weekend getaways, carry on, everyday use, etc. The material is easy to clean and the bag is roomy and so light to carry. I highly recommend this nylon tote!" —RobinTer

    Price: $59.90 (originally $100)

    29. A ribbed cashmere scarf to keep your neck warm on a brisk fall walk.

    The scarf in pink rosecloud

    Promising review: "Purchased a few colors for Christmas presents. It's lovely. Very soft and elegant." —Ctmom123

    Price: $98.90 (originally $149; available in five colors)

    Want more? Check out everything in the sale!

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