Nordstrom Is Having a Sneaky Sale, and I'm Freaking Out About How Good It Is

H&M Quilted Coat


@waityouneedthis; Pictured: H&M coat

Some sales have big blowout moments, like Nordstrom's Anniversary Sale or Amazon's Prime Day. There's a ton of buildup and PR, and to be honest, sometimes, it can consequently feel overwhelming and/or quickly picked over. That's why I'm a big fan of the sly little side sale. (Don't forget to bookmark the page with all of our sale coverage.) Usually, they're not hyped up a ton and, accordingly, actually have a ton of hidden gems. Nordstrom's River Island sale falls in that category (25% off now through February 2), so I had to take a peek, and I was actually surprised at how many great items I found. I scrolled through all 14 pages of products and culled the best here, all while taking mental notes about which products I'm going to text to my friends. The sale just got started, so start scrolling while the getting is good—before my friends get there!

From the caramel color to the shacket details like the pocket, this jacket is an absolute winner.

The half-zip sweater is a trend with real longevity. I like that this buttery yellow feels a bit outside the norm.

There's something substantial about this cute cardigan.

At this price, a statement coat suddenly makes sense. 

I have this theory that buying trousers isn't really fun, but they're something you wear a ton. This pair feels timeless and cool.

Everyone needs a sassy little knit dress in their closet.

A gorgeous blazer under $100 is a steal in my book. 

Okay wait, these jeans look triple the price.

A stretchy, thin, printed turtleneck will get a ton of wear. 

In my opinion, these jeans are the perfect fit. The crop makes them easy to wear, and they are formfitting around the top and relaxed through the leg.

The cozy polo top is the ideal trend. It's easy to wear and stylish without looking like you're trying too hard. 

Three words I love to see together: stretch cotton trousers. Basically, these will feel like workout pants, but they look much more put-together. 

It's hard to find good denim at this price, and these are checking a ton of boxes.

A front slit on slightly flared trousers creates a flattering effect.

This vest would look super cool layered over a trench coat.

The fit of these relaxed black trousers is bang on.

Easy statement dresses are a) an easy way to get dressed and b) compliment magnets.

I can't stop staring at this gorgeous statement collar and the pearl buttons.

I wouldn't call gold pants a staple per se, but I think they're more wearable than you'd think and could be downright fun to own.

Plissé is a dream fabric; it never wrinkles and looks incredible luxe.

The kind of throw-on-and-go dress that will become a wardrobe workhorse. 

Your coolest vegan-leather pants just got a sporty makeover.

A perfectly pretty top for just about any spring outing. 

I'm seriously impressed with how good the River Island jeans are looking, and this loose-fit gray pair is no exception. 

This gorgeous knit comes in three colors, and I just might need them all. 

You know you need a cottagecore vest in your life. 

I love the contrast of the sweet florals on a slightly edgier black knit. Don't miss the pearl buttons either. 

A cutout plus asymmetry? It's the most interesting easy black top ever!

This is your sign to start wearing more color. Plus, this blazer looks very expensive.

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