The Best Deals for Travelers in the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2023

You can find some of AFAR’s favorite shoes, bags, and skin-care products at a serious discount during the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale.

Longchamp tote (pink), Herschel duffel bag (brown), and Hydro Flask water bottle (lavender)

Longchamp, Herschel, and Hydro Flask are just a few of the AFAR favorite travel gear brands marked down during the Nordstrom Annivesary Sale.

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After a few weeks of early access previews for Nordstrom cardholders, the 2023 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is now open to the public starting Monday, July 17, and runs through August 6.

We’ve curated this selection of some of our favorite travel bags, skin-care products, water bottles, and shoes from our favorite brands that have been marked way down. While popular sale items may sell out quickly, there are always plenty of deals to shop before the sale ends. Read on for more information on each item and check back often as we add new ones.

silver Tumi carry on suitcase with black handle

The Tumi V4 Collection 22-Inch Carry-On comes in silver, as well as forest green.

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Tumi V4 Collection 22-Inch Carry-On Expandable Spinner Packing Case

This hard-shell spinner suitcase weighs just seven pounds and has four multidirectional spinner wheels, so you can glide through the airport. Plus, you’ll never have to worry about running out of space because this suitcase expands, allowing you to pack extra. More of a checked bag person? The Tumi V4 Collection 28-Inch Extended Trip Expandable Spinner Packing Case is also on sale—it’s marked down to $665 from $950 right now. Both suitcases are available in silver and forest green during the sale.

Longchamps tote bag in pink-coral with brown handles

The Longchamp Le Pliage Expandable Tote in “Pomegranate”

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Longchamp Le Pliage Expandable Tote

End up shopping so much on your trip you can’t fit it all in your bags on the way home? This expandable—and water-resistant—tote unzips into an extra-large tote to fit all your souvenir purchases.

Dagne Dover belt bag in ash blue

The Dagne Dover Ace Water Resistant Belt Bag in “Ash Blue”

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Dagne Dover Ace Water Resistant Belt Bag

Fanny packs are great for going hands-free on bike rides or keeping your passport handy at the airport. This beautiful ash blue one from Dagne Dover is made with a water-resistant neoprene material created from 100 percent postconsumer recycled plastic bottles.

Herschel duffel in brown with black straps

The Herschel Supply Co. Novel duffle bag is on sale in a variety of colors.

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Herschel Supply Co. Novel Duffle Bag

One of AFAR’s favorite weekender bags, this bag has one large internal compartment, plus an external zip shoe compartment so you can keep the rest of your belongings separate and fresh. It features removable padded shoulder straps that can easily be hidden or tightened along the side and fits most airline carry-on size requirements.

Dark purple Zella leggings

The Zella Live In High Waist Leggings in “Purple Nebula”

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Zella Live In High Waist Leggings

These buttery soft leggings are great whether you’re doing yoga or on a road trip and need comfy pants that won’t pinch your stomach after hour five of a long drive. Plus, they have over 5,000 five-star ratings on Nordstrom’s website.

La Mer rectangular green bag with 4 small skin-care bottles

Test out La Mer products before taking the plunge on full-price items.

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La Mer Radiance Regimen Skin Care Set

Whether you’re curious to try out La Mer before making the commitment to its full-size skin-care products or want mini versions of your favorites to keep in your toiletry kit, this four-piece set is seriously discounted. In it you’ll find miniatures of La Mer’s highly rated cleansing foam, treatment lotion, renewal oil, and a moisturizing soft cream. (The free travel pouch is an extra bonus.)

Oribe Gold Lust Shampoo and Conditioner Set in two full size and two travel size bottles

This shampoo and conditioner set comes with two full-size bottles to leave at home and two travel-size bottles for your suitcase.

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Oribe Gold Lust Shampoo and Conditioner Set

The mini versions of Oribe’s Gold Lust Repair and Restore shampoo and conditioner are ideally sized for your toiletry kit to revive parched and damaged hair on the road. Bonus? This four-piece set also includes full-size versions to keep at home.

Lavender Hydro Flask

The Hydro Flask 32-ounce wide mouth water bottle in “Ultraviolet”

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Hydro Flask 32-Ounce Wide Mouth Water Bottle

Not using a reusable water bottle yet? Now is the time to get one. This bottle can keep cold drinks cold for up to 24 hours and hot ones hot up to 12 hours, which makes it great for hikes, bike rides, and camping trips.

Slowtide Opt Out Fringe Trim Cotton Beach Blanket in green geometric pattern

This cotton beach blanket comes in a geometric pattern in muted green tones.

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Slowtide Opt Out Fringe Trim Cotton Beach Blanket

Fans of lightweight Turkish cotton towels will love this oversized version to use as a beach blanket for trips to the shore. It doesn’t just look good—it also is super soft and packs down well so it doesn’t take up all the space in your beach bag.

Red leather Bey-Berk travel jewelry case with mirror

This travel jewelry case comes in rich deep-red leather.

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Bey-Berk Leather Travel Jewelry Case

This burgundy red leather case will keep your jewelry safe and organized when you travel. There are two small compartments and a row of ring slots, as well as a mirror to help put earrings on.

Bombas no-show socks in six colors

Bombas socks rarely go on sale, so these always sell out.

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Bombas Women’s 6-Pack No-Show Socks

Bombas makes some of our favorite compression socks for travel, but we’re also equally as obsessed with its no-show socks that never, ever slip down. Stock up now, since these will sell out ASAP.

On running shoes for men in dark blue tones

Nordstrom has a variety of On running shoes for men and women on sale right now.

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On Men’s Cloudswift Running Shoes

Designed for street running, this sneaker from Swiss brand On will also support you on long days of walking on European cobblestones. This design is available in three different muted shades of black, blue, and gray that will go with everything you’ve packed in your suitcase.

Ilse Jacobsen Tulip Slip-On Sneakers in black with white soles

These slip-on Ilse Jacobsen sneakers come in a variety of colors, including black.

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Ilse Jacobsen Tulip Slip-On Sneakers

A comfortable pair of walking shoes are a must on any packing list. These slip-ons from one of our favorite Scandi brands are lightweight, on sale in six different colors, and are easy to take off and put back on at TSA checkpoints.

A single black leather men's flip flop

The Olukai Men’s ‘Auinala Flip Flops come in black and brown leather.

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Olukai Men’s ‘Auinala Flip Flops

Made with thick, leather straps and a contoured footbed, these men’s sandals feel like wearing slippers but are sturdy enough to last you through many summer seasons at the beach. Olukai’s highly rated Kulapa Kai flip flops for women are also marked down to $55 from $75 during this sale.

Merrell hiking shoes for children in gray with orange and blue details

These Merrell Altalight hiking sneakers for kids are marked down 25 percent.

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Merrell Altalight Waterproof Hiking Sneakers for Kids

Instead of letting a pair of hiking boots take up too much space in your kid’s suitcase, opt for a lightweight pair of hiking sneakers, like these from Merrell. The Quantum Grip rubber sole provides traction on any type of terrain, while underheel cushioning absorbs shock and keeps things extra comfy on casual hikes.
This article was originally published in 2018; it was updated most recently on July 17, 2023, to include current sale information.

Lyndsey Matthews is the senior commerce editor at AFAR who covers travel gear, packing advice, and points and loyalty.
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