It’s a big week for really good sales. First Amazon Prime Day exploded everywhere and inspired many a brand to offer temporary markdowns to compete, and now Nordstrom’s Anniversary sale is here to offer the true fashion and beauty heads the chance to score brand new, in-demand designer items at deep discounts for a limited time. We’re talking eclectic Cult Gaia accessories, All Saints cool-girl closet staples and Marc Jacobs leather goods in the fashion department; Charlotte Tilbury’s celeb-approved makeup, Olaplex dyed-hair saviours over in beauty.
If you’re in the store’s loyalty program, what’s known as a “Nordy Club Ambassador,” you get early access and can shop the sale early, actually right now. (If not, you can preview the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale online right now to see if your fave brands are in there.) The sale opens to the public tomorrow, July 15, and runs until July 31 — prices will zip back up to where they belong on August 1.
You could set up your wardrobe — and beauty top shelf — for the rest of the year. Notoriously, 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 Charlotte Tilbury celeb-approved lip set
Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Lip Kit, $76 (on sale from $92), nordstrom.ca SHOP HERE
Pillow Talk devotees, snap up this Charlotte Tilbury lip trio ASAP. The kit includes Tilbury’s Matte Revolution Lipstick, Lip Cheat Lip Pencil and the Shop Smart-approved Hyaluronic Happikiss Lipstick in the brand’s most iconic shade. The rosy brown, wear-with-anything shade is a classic for a reason: The flattering neutral shade 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 layering necklace
Jenny Bird necklace, $100 (on sale from $150), nordstrom.ca SHOP HERE
ICYWW: Jenny Bird is something of a jewelry layering expert, 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 chicest neck party, take Bird’s advice: “I think three is beautiful — think about three chains of slightly different weights, slightly different lengths and very different textures.” Get the look effortlessly with this stylish three-in-one necklace, which features a round chain, a triangular 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, quirky statement heels have been pulling at our heartstrings for the past few seasons. While the aforementioned brand may be a little avant-garde (and out of budget) for many of us, this navy Cult Gaia pair with curvy gold heels satisfies that sartorial craving while still feeling timeless (at 40 per cent off!). Pair the square-toed sandal from the It girl-fave brand with everything from your summer T-shirt and jean uniform to your favourite 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 one automatically lights up your face as soon as you look into it. It also comes with a candlelight setting, so you can admire yourself in soft lighting and see how you’ll look in dimmer environments. Your makeup (and stray brow hairs) will thank you.
The Marc Jacobs crossbody bag
Marc Jacobs bag, $280 (on sale from $430), nordstrom.ca SHOP HERE
The crossbody is travel-friendly, versatile and chic, and this Marc Jacobs camera-style leather bag ticks all the boxes. Available in beige, pink and black pebbled leather, this structured mini bag features two zip pockets with interior slips to keep your cards and personal items organized, so no additional wallet is necessary. Sling it over your shoulder while running around the city or remove the adjustable strap and carry it as a sleek clutch for evening.
The Olaplex cult-favourite repairing hair care
Olaplex Bond Maintenance set, $134 (valued at $170), nordstrom.ca SHOP HERE
Want healthy, shiny breakage-resistant hair? (We’re looking at you, blondes.) This three-piece set from colourist-favourite hair care brand Olaplex is here to help. It comes with the full-size shampoo and conditioner, plus a special jumbo size version of the brand’s most beloved pre-shampoo treatment: the bestselling 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 picking 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 is also available in deep berry and dove grey. It gives instant cool-girl energy and will help you stand out from the sea of black jackets come fall.
The beloved Fresh cleanser
Fresh Soy Cleanser Duo Set, $48 (on sale from at $69), nordstrom.ca SHOP HERE
Sales are the best time to stock up on your favourite face wash because, well, you’ll always need it! Case in point: This duo from Fresh, which comes with a full size of the brand’s much-loved gentle and effective Soy Cleanser plus a travel-friendly mini that you can stash in your carry-on when you go on your next trip.
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