The Best Deals for Travelers in the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2022

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

The Best Deals for Travelers in the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2022

You can save hundreds of dollars on our favorite gear, including Tumi luggage and more.

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After a few weeks of early access previews for Nordstrom cardholders, the 2022 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is now open to the public starting Friday, July 15, and runs through August 1.

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.

Tumi V4 International 22-Inch Expandable Spinner Carry-On

This hard-shell spinner suitcase weighs just 7.1 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 since this suitcase expands, allowing you to pack extra. More of a checked bag person? The Tumi V4 31-inch trip expandable spinner packing case is also on sale—it’s marked down to $610 from $875 right now.

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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.

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Herschel Supply Co. Novel Water Resistant Duffle Bag

One of AFAR’s favorite weekender bags, this water-resistant bag is built with 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.

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Dagne Dover Ace Neoprene Belt Bag

Belt bags are great for going hands-free on bike rides or keeping your passport handy at the airport. This one from Dagne Dover is made with a water-resistant neoprene material created from 100 percent postconsumer recycled plastic bottles. The brand’s Landon duffle bag is also on sale—marked down to $134 from $200.

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Madewell Stripe Strap Transport Tote

A leather tote bag is a must for every traveler’s closet. This version from Madewell has two leather straps long enough to sling over your shoulder, as well as a striped canvas strap so you can wear it across your body and go hands free.

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Zella High Waist Studio Pocket 7/8 Leggings

These highly rated and 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 come with pockets perfectly sized to fit your phone.

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Oribe Gold Lust Shampoo and Conditioner Set

The mini version of Oribe’s Gold Lust Repair and Restore shampoo and conditioner is 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.

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La Mer Radiant Hydration 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 Creme de la Mer moisturizer. (The free travel pouch is an extra bonus.)

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Hydro Flask 32-Ounce Wide Mouth Water Bottle with Straw Lid

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.

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Slowtide Slow Burn 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.

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Wolf Zoe Round Travel Jewelry Case

Wolf is a family-owned German business that’s been around since 1834. Its floral-embroidered velvet 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 zippered pouch for larger objects.

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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.

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Ilse Jacobsen Tulip Slip-On Sneaker

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, come in five different colors, and are easy to take off and put back on at TSA checkpoints.

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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 Ohana flip flops for women are also marked down to $50 from $70 during this sale.

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Merrell Women’s Moab Flight Trail Running Shoe

Instead of letting a pair of hiking boots take up too much space in your suitcase, opt for a lightweight pair of hiking sneakers, like these from Merrell. The Vibram sole will give you traction on any type of terrain, while underheel cushioning absorbs shock and keeps things extra comfy on casual hikes. The men’s version of this same shoe is also on sale now.

This article was originally published in 2018; it was updated most recently on July 15, 2022, to include current sale information.


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