Get ready, shoppers, the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is here! We’re talking major deals on everything from Jenny Bird jewelry to Sorel sneakers to a minimalist dream of a tea kettle that might just change your mornings.
Consider us your sharp-elbowed shopping assistant: We combed through all the fashion, accessories and home items to find the sale’s 10 best deals that you can shop now. (We actually had 12, but our picks for chic Celine sunglasses and a great AllSaints backpack have already sold out.) Time is clearly of the essence.
Vero Moda cardigan, sale $32, regular $55, nordstrom.ca
Presenting your all-season cardi, yours for the cost of a night at the movies! In these balmy months, wear it with a pretty bralette or tank top underneath; as we head toward fall, layer it over a turtleneck. Wear it with jeans, over a slip dress, or as the perfect partner to a high-waisted midi skirt. And speaking of high-waisted midi skirts…
Ted Baker skirt, sale $225, regular $375, nordstrom.ca
Isn’t this one good? You can hang with this high-waisted midi skirt this summer, but it’s guaranteed to slide into best friend territory this fall. Midi skirts popped up on the fall 2021 runways at all the purveyors of classic good taste: The Row, Max Mara, Dior. Wear it with a slim-fitting top (like a bodysuit) and strappy sandals, or dress it down with a cropped shirt (or cardi!) and flat slides. This Ted Baker skirt beautifully defines the waist, and that camel colour is pure “Oh, I bought it in Nantucket” class.
Jenny Bird earrings, sale $60, regular $110, nordstrom.ca
The Toronto jewelry designer Jenny Bird is basically a national treasure: If you don’t have one of her pieces, this is the time to invest. These two-tone earrings manage the tricky feat of being both statement and subtle. You’ll wear them with everything.
Fellow Stagg EKG electric kettle, sale $170, regular $240, nordstrom.ca
The chicness of this kettle. Imagine starting your day by flipping this on and, as the water boils, watching the steam move slowly across your kitchen. (Just add sun salutation for perfect meditative moment.) The precision-pour spout adds elegance to the simple act of pouring water, and the “hold” mode maintains water temperature for up to an hour so you can still have a perfect cup if that Zoom runs long. Consider it an investment in optimism.
Sorel sneakers, sale $120, regular $180, nordstrom.ca
A sneaker wardrobe is a very personal thing, but these Sorel sneakers are wonderful enough that they could saunter into every closet in Canada and kick the door behind them. First, the comfort: Every sneaker should make you feel like you’re walking on pillows, but Sorel footwear makes you feel like you’re walking on pillows sourced from the Ritz in Paris. The high-top look also feels so fresh in our current sea of low-top sneaks.
Julia Jordan dress, sale $88, regular $159, nordstrom.ca
It’s been a hard 18 months — buy a yellow dress! This Julia Jordan piece is perfect for any kind of outdoor gathering, and provides a very sunny answer to the question: what to wear to a wedding? The pockets take it from home run to grand slam.
Moonlight pyjamas, sale $40, regular $63, nordstrom.ca
During this stage in the pandemic, the temptation to wear a crumbling old tee and crumbling old leggings to bed is very strong. Let these extremely affordable (and super soft) shortie PJs tempt you in the opposite direction, toward third-act-rom-com-heroine-pouring-coffee-in-her-kitchen-and- smiling-enigmatically-over-the-cup-after-she’s-closed-a-big-deal-at-work territory. (You can picture it, right?)
Nordstrom cheese knives (set of 4), sale $33, regular $44, nordstrom.ca
At The Kit, four staffers have recently moved house — is it the same in your circle? This cheese knife set makes an excellent housewarming gift.
Frame jeans, sale $150, regular $229, nordstrom.ca
This is a great deal on Frame denim, one of the leaders in the jean game: The fit is consistently beautiful and the quality is top-notch. Straight-leg jeans may be on-trend right now — but honestly, the straight-leg style has moved into classic territory, so you could enact the fashion maxim of buying now and wearing forever. The high waist on this pair is flattering (hurrah), comfortable (essential), and would pair perfectly with that $40 Vero Moda cardi (how wonderful).
North Face parka, sale $225, regular $400, nordstrom.ca
Psst, may I have a word with your future self? The idea of a three-quarter-length parka right now is enough to make the most air-conditioned among us curse and throw another bottle of rosé in the freezer. However. When the temps begin to cool, you will be delighted to discover that you bought this North Face puffer (at $150 off!), and in green, the colour of the year.
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