Nordstrom devotees know summer is the best time of the year for scoring deep discounts at the department store. Unlike most major sales, Nordstrom’s Anniversary Sale isn’t just a way to get rid of last season’s spillover—shoppers will find deals on brand-new items and made-for-the-sale kits across every category (clothing, shoes, luggage and bags, accessories, and home goods included).
For select Nordstrom cardholders, the sale opened up July 6. Cardholders with “Icon” Nordy Club status have first dibs on the deals, with “Ambassadors” and “Influencers” gaining access on July 7 and 9, respectively. On July 15, Nordstrom’s 2022 Anniversary Sale will open up to the general public. If you’re in the last camp, don’t worry, there will be plenty of deals available through July 31, the last day of the sale—but to maximize your chances of scoring exactly what you want, create an account and add your top picks to a wish list so you can start shopping ASAP.
Not sure where to start? Read on for the travel-friendly purchases we’re most excited to see on sale, with picks from trusted brands like Tumi, Sam Edelman, Béis, and more. Check back for even more sales throughout the month, and remember that while the sale prices are live now, non-cardmembers can’t snag the deals until July 15.
Nordstrom is often the place we turn to for comfortable basics that fit right into our travel uniform. During the Anniversary Sale, many of the department store’s bestsellers are discounted, including Barefoot Dreams’ super-soft cardigan and a Nordstrom-made cashmere sweater, both of which are great layering pieces for plane rides. You can also find several pieces from Zella, Nordstrom’s in-house athleisure brand, on sale; beyond the joggers and leggings below, the popular high-waist workout leggings and summer-friendly bike shorts are marked down, too.
Hundreds of men’s clothing items are included in the sale, with deals from brands like Marine Layer, Adidas, Cole Haan, Levi’s, and more. Stock up on everything from dress shirts fit for fall weddings to summer-ready swim trunks and comfortable cotton T-shirts.
A good pair of wear-all-day shoes is a staple in any travel uniform, and thankfully, this year’s Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is filled with deals on men’s, women’s, and kids’ styles, whether you’re looking for sneakers, sandals, dress shoes, or slippers. One of our favorite sandals for lounging around the house, Airbnb, or hotel, the Adidas slide, is 25 percent off.
Luggage and backpacks
If you’re in need of a luggage refresh, Nordstrom has a solid selection of options from some of our favorite brands—Tumi, Béis, and Dagne Dover included. Beyond the suitcases and backpacks highlighted below, there are plenty of duffels on sale: pick up a discounted Dagne Dover carry-all in a Nordstrom-exclusive color, a water-resistant Herschel bag, or a lightweight Tumi overnighter. Planning for an extended trip, say a month or longer? This oversized Tumi case might be just what you’re looking for.
Along with luggage, the Anniversary Sale includes discounts on tons of crossbody bags, totes (like this always-popular Tumi Just In Case tote), and fanny packs to keep your belongings close by on the go. You can save on bags from Clare V., Longchamp, Rebecca Minkoff, and Proenza Schouler, too.
A heads up to parents: You can save almost $300 on an Uppababy stroller during the Anniversary Sale, or $200 on a Thule stroller (head here for more baby gear). Other noteworthy deals in the accessories section: Dopp kits from Tumi, Longchamp, and Dagne Dover; jewelry cases; and facial cleansing devices.
We may be back out in the world again, but that doesn’t mean we’ve stopped needing a sanctuary to come home to. Upgrade your home decor and accessories with the softest blankets from Barefoot Dreams, a bright, eye-catching Dusen Dusen robe, or a silk pillowcase you’ll want to use at home and on the road. Also on sale are art prints from Deny Designs featuring iconic locations like Marfa, Texas, Palm Springs, and Marrakech.