19 Can’t-Miss Memorial Day Deals to Shop Early at Nordstrom
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Last year, Nordstrom’s highly anticipated Half-Yearly Sale fell right around Memorial Day weekend. While there’s no official word yet on this year’s dates and deals, we’re anticipating the event will occur toward the end of May—and rest assured, we’ll give you the full 411 on the 2023 Nordstrom Half-Yearly Sale as soon as we hear word ourselves.
But the beauty of Nordstrom is that even when shopping holidays or semi-annual sales aren’t happening, the retailer’s sale section is still ripe for the picking. There’s no shame in starting your Memorial Day sale shopping early or saving on last-minute Mother’s Day gifts when there are hundreds of covetable items marked down right now.
Below, we’ve rounded up our top picks from the ahead-of-schedule Nordstrom sale to get your wardrobe ready for summer, just in time for summer. From designer dresses and diamond jewelry to Ugg boots and Allbirds sneakers, there’s a good chance these must-haves will sell out before official sales even begin.
Inset Edition Superwide Leg Jeans
Madewell added 90s-inspired insets at the hems to create an effortless wide-leg look that fits your waist and flatters your backside. Even better, it’s on sale in a timeless summer wash.
Kira Small Straw Chevron Tassel Shoulder Bag
Where do fashion editors find keep-forever handbags that don’t cost a fortune? The Nordstrom sale section, where you can save hundreds on designer gems like this leather-trimmed Tory Burch shoulder bag.
Icon Petite Diamond Stud Earrings and Pendant Necklace
Handcrafted in Italy from 14K yellow gold and glittering G/VS diamond pave, this Bony Levy necklace and studs set makes the ultimate Mother’s Day gift or birthday present.
Vince Dara Sandals
A curved block heel brings a bit of whimsy to these three-strap heeled sandals you’ll dress up and dress down all summer long. They’re a surprisingly versatile addition to any woman’s footwear arsenal.
Nova REPREVE® Sling Bag
Meet your new travel companion: this versatile Dagne Dover sling bag. Equal parts backpack and fanny pack, it makes an excellent choice for international vacations and outdoor adventures.
Ultra Mini Classic Boots
After becoming winter 2022’s trendiest shoe, these mini UGG boots are sure to come back this fall. Most colorways have already sold out for the season, so hurry and snag this vibrant blue hue before it does, too.
Tree Flyer Running Shoes
Calling all Allbirds fans: The cult-favorite sneaker brand has a lightweight, eco-friendly running shoe on sale at Nordstrom for under $100.
“Hands down the most comfortable shoes I own,” writes one reviewer. “Perfect even weight distribution and arch support. Awesome investment.”
Alex Acid Wash Straight Leg Jeans
Dark grey acid wash could be the wash your denim collection is missing. These straight-leg jeans from rag & bone have a grungy vintage vibe that contrasts beautifully against strict button-ups and frilly blouses.
Bonita Tweed A-Line Dress
The contrast between preppy tweed fabric and sexy leather straps brings grown-up Gossip Girl vibes to this Alice + Olivia minidress. Throw on a black blazer and pumps for an easy office outfit.
Hypernature Votive Candle Set
If you spend a lot of time scrolling TikTok, you’re probably already a full-fledged fan of Boy Smells’ candles. This five-piece votive set makes an excellent intro to the brand’s transcendant scents.
Scoop Neck Long Sleeve Bodysuit
Between seasons, stock up on basic tees, tanks, and bodysuits that’ll make transitioning your wardrobe a breeze. This Good American bodysuit is cut from light, stretchy fabric that’s double-layered for smoothing and support.
Quilted Patch Pocket Jacket
This classically chic quilted jacket will transport you to the English countryside each time you reach for it. Logo-stamped buttons and a corduroy collar bring that little something special to its timeless cut.
Re-Nutriv Ultimate Facial Massager
Upgrade your nightly skincare routine with this diamond-faceted massage roller from Estée Lauder. It’s made from a cooling golden alloy and precisely angled to reach the contours of your face.
“It is a heavy sturdy tool that screams of proper quality and craftsmanship (not to mention luxury),” writes one reviewer. “The price is the same as similar tools by other luxury brands, however, I find this one much more effective and easier to use. I cannot recommend this highly enough!”
Medusa Patent Leather Platform Pumps
While Versace’s platform heels may not be for the faint of heart, they certainly are for deal hunters searching the Nordstrom sale section for designer scores. Adorned with a crystal-embellished ankle strap, dangling Medusa charm, and stacked platform sole, you’ll feel as though you stepped straight off the runway every time you slip them on.
Bosea Cotton-Blend Tweed Jacket
With embroidered trim and embossed buttons, this sophisticated tweed jacket oozes quiet luxury. Style it with black trousers for the office or white jeans for an elevated casual look.
Life Double Knee Pants
From Kourtney Kardashian Barker to Emily Ratajkowski, Dickies workwear pants have quickly become an off-duty celeb style staple. Contrast stitching and oversized belt loops add a fashion-forward feel to this high-rise pair.
V-Neck Wool and Cashmere Blend Sweater
Come September, you’ll thank yourself for snagging this slouchy-chic cashmere sweater while it’s 30 percent off. Reviewers say it’s soft, cozy and “a classic that delivers.”
5G 52mm Square Sunglasses
These sleek, square-framed sunglasses were designed by the French label Coperni in collaboration with the celeb-loved sunglasses brand Gentle Monster. In addition to style, they offer wearers 100 percent UV protection.
Element Half-Zip Pullover
Some of the best early Memorial Day sales are happening now in the Nordstrom activewear section. Exhibit A: This lightweight Nike half-zip that’s ideal for outdoor adventures, travel, and unseasonably cold summer nights.
“It’s lightweight, soft, and has an easy body fit,” writes one reviewer. “That allows for airflow which is essential for outdoor workouts.”
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