Everything We’re Buying At Nordstrom’s Half-Yearly Sale

This just in: Memorial Day sale events aren’t really Nordstrom’s thing. Instead, the luxury American department store marches to the beat of its own drum with a limited-time deal-a-palooza called the Half-Yearly Sale. Hey, we’re not complaining. Rather, we’re already stocking up on a few discounted finds that are up to 60% off.
We're talking all kinds of top brands — Zella, Adidas, Skims, Open Edit, Khaite, Sam Edelman, and so on — going for way, way less in honor of Memorial...pardon us, the Half-Yearly Sale. Prepare to take 36% off wedding-ready sandals, 40% off scented candles, 35% off running shoes, and more discounts on summer must-haves. The clock's tickin', so scroll on for our 20 editors' picks that are sitting pretty in Nordstrom's sale section.
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39% Off Nest New York Rattan Bamboo Scented Candle

"I love Nest candles for the price and scent throw, and I really like that this comes in a summer-ready outfit."Marshall Bright, Affiliate Editor

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36% Off Dolce Vita Paily Slide Sandal

"If you're looking for new summer heels, these are perfect! I just bought them for a trip to Aruba, and they were so comfortable I wore them daily." —Sam Baker, VP, Commerce & Partnerships

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35% Off Adidas Adistar Sneaker

"I’m obsessed with sneakers, but my daily hot girl walks (aka walking my dog around the block three times a day), wear them out faster than I’d like. Which is why I will take any opportunity to get great, high-quality sneakers when they go on sale. Adidas isn’t known for huge sales, so I’m definitely adding this light-pink running shoe to my cart while it’s still avail. It’s the perfect summer sneaker." —Charlotte Lewis, Sexual Health & Wellness Writer

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40% Off KNC Beauty Big 3-Pack Facial Masks

"This is such a fun way to stock up on an easy beauty treatment for summer travel. I try to travel light, but I’m also a skin-care hoarder, so I love an extra product like this that won’t take up too much space." Marshall Bright, Affiliate Editor

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50% Off Bala Silicone & Recycled Steel 10-Lb. Power Ring

Although I admire it, I don't subscribe to the fancy-gym lifestyle. But recently I've been desperate for motivation to go exercise instead of heading to happy hour or straight to the couch. I'm curious if some luxurious equipment like Bala's normally $85 silicone weight will push me to get active, especially now that it's only $42. Plus, I can just use it at home for those days I really don't want to trek to the gym. I'm excited." Alexandra Polk, Affiliate Lifestyle Writer

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40% Off Khaite Preen Wide Leg Jeans

"If your style skews ‘quiet luxury,’ then you’re probably just as obsessed with everything Khaite like I am. The Nordstrom sale is THE time to snag high-quality wardrobe staples at a discount — like these slouchy jeans in a classic wash that would be a year-round staple in my closet." Kate Spencer, Senior Affiliate Strategist

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50% Off Skims Velour Wrap Robe

"I'm a big fan of Skims' fabrics — whether it's the TikTok-viral dress or the tank top the Shopping team recently tried out. So, of course, I'm going to cart one the brand's cozy robes." Alexandra Polk, Affiliate Lifestyle Writer

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25% Off Free People Charley Crop Vest

"I'm SO late on the waistcoat trend but I don't care. I finally get the appeal and will be adding this 25%-off Free People vest to my cart while it's still in stock." Alexandra Polk, Affiliate Lifestyle Writer

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70% Off Felina Lurra Bralette

"R29 readers seem to love Felina bras, as seen from our coverage of the brand’s past holiday sales, so I have to try one for myself. I really enjoy ribbed bralettes like this one. The low neckline in the front and back is also really nice for when I want to hide it under a lower-cut top. I can see myself lounging around or working out in the bralette this summer." —Victoria Montalti, Associate Affiliate Writer

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30% Off Calvin Klein Classics 3-Pack Cotton Boxer Briefs

"I’m absolutely obsessed with Calvin Klein boxers, whether I use them as sleep shorts or actual underwear. They wash very well, and look so good on! Super-comfy!" —
Mercedes Viera, Associate Deals Writer

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25% Off GIR Ultimate Spoon

"These are my favorite kitchen spoons. They can be used on every and any kind of pot or pan (won’t scratch nonstick or melt in super-hot cast iron) and clean like a dream. And, because they're silicone, you don’t get breaking or weird gunk building up between the handle and the head of the tool. I have a set (clearly), and I think they would be a perfect housewarming gift for my cousin who just moved." Marshall Bright, Affiliate Editor

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25% Off Hydro Flask 12-Ounce Coffee Mug

"Forever on the hunt for the perfect to-go cup that’ll keep my coffee hot all day and will survive my 30-minute walk to the office. Here’s hoping this one is IT." Kate Spencer, Senior Affiliate Strategist

"Tea time is all the time. I love this cute purple tumbler that will keep my tea warm all day long." —Becca Sax, Affiliate Coordinator

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23% Off Zella Studio Lite High Waist Print 7/8 Leggings

"Zella leggings are some of my favorites, and I have a lot of leggings. They are so comfortable and long lasting — they barely feel like they’re there. Any chance to grab them on sale is a win for me. For only $20 they’re a must-buy. "—Charlotte Lewis, Sexual Health & Wellness Writer

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39% Off Steve Madden Harlene Slide Sandal

"I’ve been looking for a new white sandal for the season, and these ones are perfect in my opinion. Sometimes I find that strappier styles are too fancy for work or daytime activities, and many name brands put large logos emblems on them, which feels a little tacky to me. But the gold buckle cutout on these sandals is pretty chic and doesn't literally scream 'Steve Madden.'" —Victoria Montalti, Associate Affiliate Writer

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60% Off Camila Mesar Capaes Mini Shoulder Bag

"This mega-sale is always great for buying something trendier, which might not last the test of time, for a super-discounted price. These brightly colored woven shoulder bags are everywhere right now, but I haven’t wanted to pull the trigger because of high costs. This bright-blue version with a chain strap is even cuter than I imagined, and at 60% off, it feels like a steal." —Charlotte Lewis, Sexual Health & Wellness Writer

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37% Off Felina Oversize Stretch Organic Cotton T-Shirt

"Those who have lived with me know that 75% of the time I walk around my house  without pants. After recently being introduced to the idea of a nightshirt, I am very excited at the idea of an oversized T-shirt with pockets nonetheless." —
Becca Sax, Affiliate Coordinator

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55% Off Madewell Bandana

"There’s no such thing as 'too many bandanas' — and no one knows that better than me, myself, and I. There’s simply no better bandana than a Madewell one. Trust me. I’ve tried them all." —Mercedes Viera, Associate Deals Writer

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30% Off Sam Edelman Kia Ankle Strap Sandal In Soft Jade

“My hunt for green strappy sandals ends here! With reviews backing this Sam Edelman pair’s uniquely flattering silhouette and incredibly comfortable block heel, the extra sweetness of the sale price was all the convincing I needed to add them to cart. I will 100% be relying on these for upcoming summer weddings.” —Elizabeth Buxton, Senior Affiliate Director

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57% Off Natori Feathers Underwire Contour Bra

"Newer bra brands pop up all the time, but I always find myself coming back to Natori. Its Feathers bra achieves the seemingly impossible — decent coverage and support while still looking cute and sitting well under a T-shirt. Nordstrom is my go-to for well-priced, high-quality bras in a wide array of sizes, and I never miss a chance to pick up a brand like this on sale." —Marshall Bright, Affiliate Editor

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60% Off Vince Camuto Enella Ankle Strap Sandal

"I recently bought another pair of Vince Camuto heeled sandals for rapidly approaching wedding szn, and they are surprisingly comfortable. With that in mind, I’m planning on buying a similar style in this incredible baby-blue hue. The heel isn’t sky-high but will still elevate — both literally and figuratively — any summer date-night outfit." —Karina Hoshikawa, Beauty & Wellness Writer

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