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.

Meet your new 9-to-5 (or 5-to-9) mules.

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.

Light-wash jeans are still all the rage.

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.