Only one summer event has power to glue fashion people, online window shoppers, and my entire extended family to their laptops for a weekend. Nope, not a TV premiere—I’m talking about the huge Nordstrom Anniversary Sale.
Every July, the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale marks down more pieces than Celine Dion could fit in her roomy luggage allowance for Paris Haute Couture Week. (I.e., there’s a lot to choose from.) It’s not last season’s stragglers the retailer’s hoping to offload with a hefty discount either. Most of the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale includes its new arrivals, meaning you can grab a sundress for your late-summer vacay while replenishing your fall jackets and boots. All the essentials are on sale too: jeans, totes, that cult-favorite bra you’ve been meaning to try but just haven’t committed to yet, and more.
With thousands of shoppers ready to pounce on Nordstrom Anniversary Sale one-time-only discounts, a moment’s hesitation can mean the difference between a Meghan Markle trench coat you’ve eyed for months and a suburban mall-empty cart. And the sheer volume of fashion buys on sale is a blessing and a curse when you’re sifting through it alone. But fear not: We already did the hard work of selecting the best fashion buys under $200 from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale for you. All you need to do is pick your favorites and hit “purchase.”