I'm a Former Nordstrom Buyer—Don't Pass Up These Items From the Half Yearly Sale


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The legendary Nordstrom Half Yearly Sale is officially in full swing. In fact, we recently shared a range of some of the top-notch items currently on offer in the discounted section. Given that the sale is that good, we thought we’d showcase even more standout finds. Specifically, we turned to an industry insider for expert intel

Susie Wright, a stylist, the blogger behind So Susie, and a former Nordstrom buyer, is sharing her tips on what to buy from the Half Yearly Sale. Wright worked at the retailer for years, so she certainly knows what’s worth buying from a sale like this. 

Keep scrolling to check out the general categories and trends Wright is shopping for because of the A+ assortment of discounted pieces. 

1. Summer Dresses


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"Since 2022 is shaping up to be the year of the dress, adding a few to your collection during Nordstrom Half Yearly Sale is a smart move. Finding cute summer dresses on sale is a bonus."

2. Sandals

"After working dozens of Half Yearly Sales, I can confirm that Nordstrom always has an amazing selection of sandals! Look for neutral ones that will work with every summer outfit."

3. Denim


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"Denim on sale is probably the best deal of all, especially for the more expensive brands. Go for faded washes and anything light, including white or écru. They're trending right now."

4. Lightweight Jackets/Blazers

"Since jackets and blazers are the finishing piece to every outfit, I love when they're on sale. This is the best opportunity to get this all-important piece. Oversize blazers are first on the list, as well as anything in a bright, pretty color."

5. Summer Blouses

"Pretty summer blouses are definitely worth buying on sale. I would look for anything in white or a brighter color—they'll go perfectly with all your summer denim, as well as over dresses and with skirts."

6. Swimsuits and Cover-Ups


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"Stylish swimwear and cover-ups are essentials for the summer season, and giving your collection a refresh always feels good and gets you ready for your next vacation."

7. Summer Accessories

"Summer accessories like sunglasses, totes, or fun jewelry are perfect to grab during Half Yearly, and it's so fun to scour the sale tables for a special find!"

8. Pajamas/Lingerie

"Who doesn't love a fresh pair of pj's? The Nordstrom lingerie department is a favorite during sale time. The choices of pj's, bras, and panties are incredible—now is the time to stock up!"

Next, check out more items to consider from Nordstrom's sale section.

Market Director

Bobby Schuessler is a fashion editor with over a decade of editorial experience covering shopping, style, and beauty. He's spent over seven years at Who What Wear, currently leading the market team to deliver highly covetable and convertible content. He creates data-driven shopping guides featuring top retailers like Nordstrom, Shopbop, and Net-a-Porter and is at the forefront of Who What Wear's shopping tentpole strategies, including Amazon Prime Day. He also works on branded content initiatives and appears on camera in video and shopping livestream franchises. He has also worked across a variety of other media brands and fashion retailers like Refinery29, PureWow, Men's Health, and Gilt covering commerce, trend reporting, women's and men's fashion, home, and lifestyle.