The sleekest offerings from Nordstrom’s massive sale
It’s a big week for very good sales. The first Amazon Prime Day blew up everywhere and inspired many brands to offer temporary markdowns to compete, and now Nordstrom’s Anniversary Sale is here to offer real fashion and beauty bosses the chance to score some new items. from in-demand designers at deep discounts for a limited time. We’re talking eclectic Cult Gaia accessories, cool-girl All Saints wardrobe staples and Marc Jacobs leather goods in the fashion department; Charlotte Tilbury’s celebrity-approved makeup, Olaplex saves dyed hair beauty.
If you’re part of the store’s loyalty program, known as a “Nordy Club Ambassador”, you get early access and can shop the sale early, in fact right now. (Alternatively, you can preview Nordstrom’s Anniversary Sale online now to see if your favorite brands are there.) The sale opens to the public tomorrow, July 15, and will run through July 31 — the prices will go back to where they belong on August 1.
You can set up your wardrobe – and your beauty shelf – for the rest of the year. It’s notorious that the best and most exclusive fashion and beauty items sell out fast here – so to help make your shopping experience a little easier, we’ve picked out some of the hottest contenders.
The Celebrity-Approved Charlotte Tilbury Lip Set
Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Lip Kit, $76 (on sale from $92), nordstrom.ca SHOP HERE
Pillow Talk fans, grab this Charlotte Tilbury lip trio ASAP. The kit includes Tilbury’s Matte Revolution Lipstick, Lip Cheat Lip Liner and Shop Smart-approved Hyaluronic Happikiss Lipstick in the brand’s most iconic shade. The wear-with-everything rosy-brown hue is a classic for a reason: The flattering neutral hue is versatile without being boring (an impressive feat, TBH). Wear them individually or layer all three to amp up the glam factor.
The Jenny Bird layered necklace
Jenny Bird Necklace, $100 (on sale from $150), nordstrom.ca SHOP HERE
ICYWW: Jenny Bird is something of an expert in jewelry layering, which is why her eponymous Canadian brand is a go-to for cool girls looking to spice up their jewelry game. If you want to create the fanciest neck soiree, take Bird’s advice: “I think three is fine — think three chains of slightly different weights, slightly different lengths, and very different textures.” Get the look effortlessly with this elegant three-in-one necklace, which includes a round chain, a triangle link chain and a herringbone chain. It’s the perfect addition to your summer wardrobe.
The Cult Gaia It girl sandal
Cult Gaia Sandals, $350 (on sale from $509), nordstrom.ca SHOP HERE
Thanks to Loewe and its sculptural heels, the original heels have been thrilling us for a few seasons. While the aforementioned brand might be a little edgy (and off-budget) for many of us, this navy Cult Gaia pair with curved gold heels satisfies that sartorial craving while remaining timeless (at 40% off) reduction!). Pair the It girl-fave brand’s square toe sandal with everything from your summer t-shirt and denim uniform to your favorite linen dress.
The Simplehuman vanity mirror
Simplehuman Mirror, $188 (on sale from $250), nordstrom.ca SHOP HERE
A magnifying mirror might not seem like the most glamorous beauty tool, but once you get your hands on one, you’ll wonder how you ever did your makeup without it. With its 8-inch sensor, this Simplehuman automatically illuminates your face as soon as you look at it. It also comes with a candlelight setting, so you can admire yourself in soft lighting and see what you’ll look like in darker environments. Your makeup (and your stray eyebrows) will thank you.
The Marc Jacobs shoulder bag
Marc Jacobs Bag, $280 (on sale from $430), nordstrom.ca SHOP HERE
The shoulder bag is great for travel, versatile and chic, and this Marc Jacobs camera-style leather bag ticks all the boxes. Available in beige, pink and black grained leather, this structured mini bag features two zipped pockets with interior slots to store your cards and belongings, so no extra wallet is needed. Sling it over your shoulder when running around town or remove the adjustable strap and wear it as a stylish evening clutch.
The cult repairing hair care Olaplex
Olaplex Bond Maintenance set, $134 ($170 value), nordstrom.ca SHOP HERE
Want healthy, shiny, breakage-resistant hair? (We’re looking at you, blondes.) This three-piece set from colorist-favorite hair-care brand Olaplex is here to help. It comes with the full-size shampoo and conditioner, plus a special giant-sized version of the brand’s most popular pre-shampoo treatment: the best-selling No.3 Hair Perfector.
The All Saints biker jacket
All Saints Leather Jacket, $433 (on sale from $659), nordstrom.ca SHOP HERE
When it comes to choosing a leather jacket, a biker style is a timeless option. If you want to go beyond the usual black moto, consider this buttery soft brown version from All Saints, which also comes in deep berry and dove gray. It gives instant cool girl energy and will help you stand out from the sea of black jackets in the fall.
The beloved fresh cleanser
Fresh Soy Cleanser Duo Set, $48 (on sale from $69), nordstrom.ca SHOP HERE
The sales are the best time to stock up on your favorite face wash because you’ll always need it! Case in point: this duo from Fresh, which includes a full size of the brand’s much-loved gentle and effective soy cleanser, plus a handy mini that you can stow in your carry-on on your next trip.
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