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What to Buy at the Nordstrom Sale: Beauty, Bags and Accessories

Continuing with the Nordstrom Sale, I’m highlighting the top Beauty, Bags, and Accessory today.

Today’s post isn’t too involved, just the best of the best. I sorted through the entire selection to highlight only the items I know you are looking for or already love. This particular assortment offers some of the best savings in the sale. 

Nordstrom Sale: Beauty, Bags and Accessories

All cardholders may begin shopping starting tomorrow, July 9th. The sale opens to the public on July 15th. And  I’ll keep everyone updated on restocks and deals in our Private Facebook Group

Nordstrom Sale Beauty 

Since the savings are significant, most of my beauty splurges come from this sale. I own and use every single item below. So pick up something for yourself or buy it now and hold onto it until the holidays to give as a gift.

JO MALONE LONDON™ Peony & Blush Suede Fragrance Set, $165. Peony & Blush Suede is my absolute favorite fragrance of all time. It’s divine, and this is a great price. Every time I wear it, at least one person tells me how great I smell. Immediately add to cart for me. 

LAURA MERCIER Caviar Stick Eyeshadow Trio, $58. I adore these eyeshadow sticks. They blend beautifully, don’t sit in your crease, and have a lovely pigment. 

NÉCESSAIRE The Body Duo Set, $30. Nothing feels better than taking a shower after a sweaty workout and using this fresh-smelling shower gel and lotion. 

CAPRI BLUE Volcano Signature Candle Jar, $23. I ordered several of these to keep in the gift closet. They are the best. 

BENEFIT COSMETICS Gimme Brow Set,$20. Long-time readers know I am eyebrow obsessed and crazy for Gimme Brow. This is a fantastic price for the set. 

DERMAFLASH DERMAPORE Ultrasonic Pore Extractor & Serum Infuser, $66. I just ordered this, so I’ll have to report back, but I’m down to try pretty much anything in pursuing clear skin. 

NUFACE® Trinity® Facial Toning Kit, $199: I splurged on this face toning gadget a few years ago and frequently used it. It uses microcurrents to help rejuvenate and tighten your skin. 

PMD Clean Facial Cleansing Device, $66: (not pictured) I replaced my old Clarisonic with the PMD Facial Cleansing Device. This uses silicone bristles (so it doesn’t hold dirt and bacteria) to help massage and deep clean your skin.

Slip Pillowcase Set, $125 – I can’t sing the praises of these silk pillowcases enough. They stay cool at night, feel indulgent, and have many beauty benefits like reducing wrinkles and preventing hair breakage. You can certainly buy one of the dupes on Amazon (they are nice too), but I can confidently say that nothing compares to the original, and they make beautiful gifts.

Nordstrom Sale Bags


The bags I’ve purchased over the years during this Sale have been some of my favorites.

BÉIS Weekend Travel Bag, Retail: $98, Sale: $68. My girls frequently steal my weekender bag, which is fine until we go somewhere together. So picked these up for them to take to our upcoming weeks at the beach. 

COACH Pebbled Leather Crossbody Bag, Retail: $350, Sale: $199. I’m surprised how much I love this red Coach bag. It’s gorgeous, nice size and timeless shape. Also available in black. 

COACH Colorblock Leather Crossbody Bag, Retail: $150, Sale: $99. For just under $100, I adore this slim Coach crossbody. It’s simple, chic, and will go with anything. 

CLARE V. Perforated Suede Foldover Clutch, Retail: $245, Sale: $164. You’re coming home with me. I love how CLARE V. designs mix timeless style with a preppy vibe. If you keep your wardrobe in solid, neutral colors, you can carry this bag all day and night. 

BTB LOS ANGELES Out of Office Straw Tote, Retail: $98, Sale: $58. I love a fun, cheeky beach tote. 

Nordstrom Sale Accessories


KATE SPADE NEW YORK Mini Small Square Stud Earrings, Retail: $32, Sale: $19. We regularly feature these Kate Spade earrings. They look like little glittery fireworks on your ear, and this is the best price I’ve ever seen them. 

MADEWELL Story Set of 3 Layered Necklaces, Retail: $48, Sale: $32. If you’re like me and terrible at layering necklaces but love the look, grab a set of three. Bonus points are that it mixed metals, making it ultra-versatile. 

BRACHA Initial Pendant Necklace, Retail: $50, Sale: $36. My girlfriend wore this with a simple cotton dress to her 4th of July party this year, which looked so pretty. Great price at under $40.

THE POSH TECH Assorted 3-Pack Apple Watch® Bands, Retail: $99, Sale: $65. You probably don’t love the bands that come with the Apple watch. This set comes with three options. My favorite is the two-tone, which will easily dress your outfit. 

NORDSTROM Reversible Wool & Cashmere Travel Ruana, Retail: $149, Sale: $98. I just ordered this to replace a similar style I had for years that I pretty much wore out. You’ll be surprised how much you use something like this. I throw it over everything; it’s great on nights you don’t need a coat, super chic with a turtleneck, or over a white shirt or long sleeve cotton tee. 

QUAY AUSTRALIA Level Up 51mm Square Sunglasses, Retail: $65, Sale: $44. Finally, I have accumulated a handful of QUAY sunglasses. You can’t beat the price. You can try a bolder style without a huge commitment; keep one in the car and pool bag, so you’re never stuck without a pair. 

See our top picks for Basics, Coats and Shoes here. 

See our top picks for Workwear, Favorites and Splurges here. 

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What to Buy at the Nordstrom Sale: Beauty, Bags and Accessories

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Saturday 15th of August 2020

I was fortunate enough to purchase the purse before they sold out this week, and yes, it is absolutely gorgeous. Thanks for doing the leg work, Megan. Love reading your blogs and fashion recommendations, although it results in me spending money!! 😉


Thursday 13th of August 2020

Thanks for these ideas! Yeah, my sister-in-law works for Nordstrom in Ohio and said that they were not carrying the inventory levels that they normally would in the past due to Covid (lack of in-store shopping over several months). So that is why the items are selling out faster than during past annual sales.


Tuesday 11th of August 2020

I ordered the Tory Burch purse last year during the Nordstrom sale and love it! The color option this year is gorgeous!! Mine is all tan. The logo is not large at all. I find that since I am working from home this is the only purse I use. Very convenient to run errands to the store.

Megan Kristel

Tuesday 11th of August 2020

Love it! I can't wait to get mine :)

Deanna Debrecht

Tuesday 11th of August 2020

I've been eyeing that Tory Burch bag for days, putting it in my cart then taking it back out; just now took the plunge and ordered it! I love that it combines taupe and cognac with the black and white, but am not sure I like the logo...I'm generally a "no logos" woman :) Will be interesting to see if I like it in person...

Megan Kristel

Tuesday 11th of August 2020

I never like a big logo either, but then I buy all the Tory shoes and bags with them on it - I guess I make her the exception :)