Nordstrom Dropped a Sale, and I Scanned the Whole Thing—These Buys Are It


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Whenever Nordstrom drops a sale, it's virtually a holiday at this point. It's not uncommon to catch the final drop of end-of-season sales around this time in January, but few rival Nordstrom's expansive selection of epic markdowns. So when the retailer launched a semi-sale a few days ago, I stopped everything to see what was up. And scan every corner I did—precisely 400-plus pages of boots, dresses, denim, sweaters, and more. 

A set of tired eyes and fatigued fingers later (because I'm just that dedicated), I found the most compelling fashion buys of the bunch. It's great news if a wardrobe refresh or trend experiment is on the seasonal agenda—there were so many great designer discounts included in the sale, like Prada and The Row for 60% off. But if your budget calls for staples that are more affordable, there's plenty of that too. Ahead, keep scrolling to shop the deals that trump the rest. 

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Fashion Market Editor

Indya Brown is a fashion editor, stylist, and writer living in Los Angeles. While going to school at Columbia University in New York City, she got her feet wet in the fashion industry interning at Elle magazine, Harper's Bazaar, and New York magazine's The Cut. After graduating in 2016, she joined The Cut as a fashion assistant, eventually working her way up to fashion editor. There, she worked on a multitude of projects, including styling inbook feature stories for New York magazine's print issue, writing and pitching market stories for The Cut, and serving as fashion lead for The Cut's branded content. While New York has been her home for over 10 years, she moved to Los Angeles in the midst of the pandemic in 2020 for a new chapter. Now she is a fashion market editor for Who What Wear, focusing on emerging designers, rising trends on and off the internet, interior design, and BIPOC creatives and brands. Aside from her duties as a fashion market editor, Brown is also a freelance stylist and writer, working on national print and video commercial campaigns for Sephora, The Independent, and Cadillac. Her bylines also include Harper's Bazaar, Vox, and The New York Times. But once the computer goes down and the emails turn off, she's likely eating her way through Koreatown, hunting down vintage furniture, scoping out new outrageous nail designs to try, or taking a hot cycling class.