What Marie Claire Editors Are Buying During Nordstrom's Enormous Sale

Thousands of must-haves from cult-favorite brands are discounted for Nordstrom's Half-Yearly Sale—but they're going fast.

A passerby wears a yellow t-shirt, a yellow and black pleated floral print skirt, a leather pink bag, a white large paper shopping bag, on July 04, 2020 in Paris, France.
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Shopping a great sale is one of my favorite activities. I simply live for a good discount find—but now that I’m a Shopping Editor, I shop said sales in a much smarter way than I used to. Now, I spend hours combing through the sale section to find all of the best on-sale items, rather than just adding a bunch of spur-of-the-moment favorites and checking out. Shopping a sale section—like the enormous one in Nordstrom’s Half-Yearly Sale—takes skill, so allow me to direct you to the best finds.  

Before we get into all of the (very amazing!) products and pieces themselves, here’s everything you need to know about the Half-Yearly Sale. It’s currently running until June 4, for one. Also, the discounts are massive. Like, up to 60 percent off massive. The sale includes top brands across tons of categories—including Reformation, Vince Camuto, Rag &  Bone, Sam Edelman, Yves Saint Laurent, and Clinique—so you can stock up on everything you need for the summer season and beyond. Think of the Half-Yearly sale as an elevated, all-inclusive Memorial Day weekend sale, chock-full of essentials you’re sure to fall in love with.

Ahead, members team Marie Claire hand-selected our most exciting finds ahead of all our summer vacations and weekend trips. From the perfect wedding guest dress to best-in-class mascaras that will make your eyes look amazing despite summer humidity, this list has it all. 

Julia Marzovilla, E-Commerce Editor

Gabrielle Ulubay, E-Commerce Writer

Jenny Hollander, Director of Content Strategy

Samantha Holender, Beauty Editor

Lucia Tonelli, Social Media Edtor

Julia Marzovilla
Fashion E-Commerce Editor

Julia Marzovilla is the Fashion E-Commerce Editor at Marie Claire, where she reviews the latest launches from fashion and beauty brands, finds the best on-sale items around the internet, and interviews experts to find the best products in any category to share with her readers. She also creates shopping guides that span every vertical on the site as an expert in everything from the best laptop bags to the best laser hair removal devices.

In her near decade of experience, Julia has both written for several top outlets in the E-Commerce space and worked at major fashion labels. Prior to joining the Marie Claire team, she contributed similar shopping stories to sites such as Bustle, InStyle, The Zoe Report, Who What Wear, and worked as the Trending Fashion and News Writer STYLECASTER. You can find her across the internet at @JuliaMarzovilla. In real life, you can find her creating shopping guides for her friends, cooking or baking in her too-small kitchen, or buying tickets for the next time Harry Styles is in town.

Julia has a Bachelor’s degree in English with a minor in Journalism from Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, California. She lives in New York City, her hometown.