31 Affordable Items From the Big Sales at Nordstrom and More

Cheap but expensive-looking items from the Nordstrom Sale


The Style Stalker/Szymon Brzóska

When you think about those major sale moments throughout the year, it’s often specific time frames around holidays that seem to have the best deals. But after a recent scope through some of our favorite stores like Nordstrom, Shopbop, and Mango, it became apparent that there’s actually a slew of solid midseason sales happening right now.

That's right. Traditionally, fall and late-summer merchandise wouldn’t go on super-sale until later in the season, but the shopping powers that be seem to be in our favor, as a healthy offering of the must-haves we’ve had our eyes on (like these Chrissy Teigen–inspired boots) just so happen to be up to 50% off right now. Furthermore, all of the on-sale It items in question are also under $100—but look like they could legit cost five times the price. WIN.

With that, keep scrolling to see the affordable (yet expensive-looking) pieces in our carts, broken out by the stores with the best deals. But you better act fast; these sales aren’t necessarily going to stick around past September. Go!


These straight-fit jeans will always be an editor-favorite.

Western-inspired boots aren't going away anytime soon.

The sunny hue, longer silhouette, and cool frayed hems solidify this cardigan as a must-have.

The elongated button cuffs bring a polished twist to this classic sweater.

These have a four-star+ review for a reason, with the super-soft fabric and seamless look.

Tuck this chic wrap sweater into a skirt for an elevated vibe.

You can never have too many chunky knits in your arsenal.

These perfect black booties look like they would cost well over $100.


Yes, you may just live in this crazy-soft crewneck.

The leopard slip-skirt trend isn’t dying anytime soon.

It’s lightweight enough to wear indoors as an accent, but big enough to wrap around to keep warm outside.

This cute knit top looks like it would cost well over $200.

Woven bags aren’t just reserved for summer anymore.

Toss on a hoodie or tee and sneakers, and you’re all set.

A little designer trinket for under $50? Sign us up.

Try these with colored socks when the temperatures start to dip.


Take a cue from this fit and pair the V-neck sweater with a chunky gold necklace.

Nobody in your office will believe this blazer (in that rich hue) would be under $100.

A flawless black midi skirt is a wardrobe essential.

There are so many things right about these pumps—the subdued-blue hue, block heel, and square toe for starters.

Florals for fall feels especially fresh.

Croc-effect makes anything look more expensive.

A light cardigan is ideal for September temperatures.

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