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19 travel essentials on sale in the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

July 17, 2023
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It's July, which means the annual Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is here.

For those not familiar, this once-yearly sale allows Nordstrom shoppers to buy next season's and items that rarely go on sale at a substantial discount for a limited time, from clothing and shoes to beauty products and luggage.

From July 11 to 16, the sale was restricted to members of Nordstrom's loyalty program, Nordy Club.

In anticipation of the sale opening to the public today, July 17, we've previewed and selected some of our favorite Nordstrom Anniversary Sale travel-related items.

Related: How to maximize purchases at the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

2023 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale dates

  • July 11-16: Early access for Icon members, Nordstrom's top-tier status
  • July 12-16: Early access for Ambassador members and Nordstrom Visa Signature Card holders
  • July 13-16: Early access for Influencer members with the Nordstrom card
  • July 17-Aug. 6: Sale opens to the public

With those dates in mind, here are our top 19 travel products from this year's sale.

The information for the Nordstrom Visa Signature Card has been collected independently by The Points Guy. The card details on this page have not been reviewed or provided by the card issuer.


Beis Carry-On Roller


If you're looking for a new carry-on for domestic travel, consider this carry-on roller from Beis. At less than 9 pounds, it's lightweight yet durable with its hard-shell exterior. Its 360-degree swiveling wheels, aerodynamic design and cushioned silicone grip handle mean you can easily glide through airports and not risk missing your flight.

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Inside, organize your stuff in a dual-compartment interior with zip pockets, compression straps and two drawstring pouches for separation.

To buy: Beis Carry-On Roller: $162.99 (normally $218)

Rains Mini Belt Bag


Many people know the pain of being unable to leave a house without a bag, especially when traveling. Luckily, the invention (or reemergence?) of belt bags has really changed the game for me when traveling. Instead of bringing a purse, I now throw my phone, wallet, sunscreen, portable charger and other travel essentials into a belt bag. This mini bag from Rains is among the most compact options.

At just 13 1/2 inches wide and 6 inches high, this compact belt bag is perfect for travelers on the go. Its adjustable belt expands to 50 inches, transforming it into a cross-body bag if desired. It's also waterproof. If this isn't the one for you, here are some of our other favorite belt bags for travel.

To buy: Rains Mini Belt Bag: $39.99 (normally $60)

Dagne Dover Water Resistant Belt Bag


If you are on board with the belt bag trend but want something practical yet sleek, Dagne Dover may have the answer: the water-resistant belt bag in ash blue. Its polyester lining is made from 100% post-consumer recycled plastic bottles and features four handy interior pockets.

To buy: Dagne Dover Water Resistant Belt Bag: $65.99 (normally $95)

Dagne Dover Large Carryall Duffle Bag


If you can't enough of Dagne Dover's ash blue collection, consider the large duffle bag in the same color. This bag is versatile and satisfies most international and domestic carry-on requirements; it's suitable as a personal item or overhead bin bag, depending on the airline. Perfect for overnight trips, long weekends or a flight abroad, its interior expands for easy access and storage.

To buy: Dagne Dover Large Carryall Duffle Bag: $149.99 (normally $215)

Beis The Weekend Duffle Bag


Beis offers another duffle option with just a bit more specificity. The company excels in thinking of everything a traveler could need in a product.

Although "weekend" is in its name, the Weekend Duffle Bag works for day trips or even long weekend trips thanks to its removable shoulder strap, padded laptop sleeve and travel-ready trolly pouch.

Its water-repellent material and protective metal feet make it a convenient option for whatever the day brings.

To buy: Beis The Weekend Duffle Bag: $80.99 (normally $108)

Herschel Supply Co. Pop Quiz Backpack


If a backpack is your — or your kids — preferred carry-on, this one from Herschel may be for you. It has padded straps, a fleece-lined laptop sleeve for most laptops up to 15 inches and a media pocket for all your devices.

Available in various fun colors, from Fandango Pink to Sulphur Spring, this backpack is sure to make a statement while satisfying carry-on size requirements.

To buy: Herschel Pop Quiz Backpack: $62.99 (normally $90)


Zella Hybrid Tech Commuter Pants


As the name suggests, Zella's Hybrid Tech Commuter Pants are a good option for your travel-day outfit thanks to their performance stretch fabric, comfortably moving you through your travels.

Their material (95% polyester and 5% spandex) make them lightweight and easy to wash and dry. They're also made with "sustainably produced components and responsible manufacturing processes."

To buy: Zella Hybrid Tech Commuter Pants: $49.99 (normally $79)

Zella Studio Luxe High Waist Flare Ankle Pants


Zella's Studio Luxe High Waist Flare Ankle Pants provide a comfortable yet slightly elevated travel-day look. These high-waisted leggings with flared legs can take you straight from the plane to the gym to dinner and everywhere in between.

To buy: Zella Studio Luxe High Waist Flare Ankle Pants: $49.99 (normally $75)


Adidas Ultraboost 1.0 DNA Sneaker


As these are among my favorite tennis shoes ever, I take advantage anytime Adidas puts its Ultraboost sneakers on sale. The first time I wore my Ultraboosts, it felt like I could become an instant track star. Their Springy Boost cushioning positions the Ultraboosts as a "running shoe reborn as a street sneaker made with high-performance recycled materials."

This provides utmost buoyancy, and the pull-on sock upper protects your ankles from blisters. Also, their Continental Rubber tread means you can wear the shoe in wet or dry weather conditions.

With fibers constructed from Parley Ocean Plastic sourced from upcycled plastic waste intercepted from remote islands, shorelines, waters and coastal communities, this is one of the most eco-friendly tennis shoes on the market.

If you're worried about the ecru color getting dirty, know you can throw these in the washing machine without issue.

To buy: Adidas Ultraboost 1.0 DNA Sneaker: $149.99 (normally $190)

New Balance 574 Sneaker


If you are looking for a less sporty yet still comfortable sneaker, there's nothing more classic than the New Balance 574 sneaker.

This running shoe-turned-street sneaker, first popularized in the 1970s, provides soft, even cushioning for comfort.

To buy: New Balance 574 Sneaker: $79.99 (normally $99.99)

Allbirds Tree Runner Sneaker (Men)


Often touted by fans as their most comfortable travel sneaker, Allbirds sneakers are a tried and true favorite among many TPG staffers. It's known for being incredibly lightweight and cooling, thanks to its sustainably minded mesh upper and springy sole made with sugarcane-based foam.

On sale in Mist (gray) and Jet Black, Allbirds are comfortable yet attractive-looking travel tennis shoes.

To buy: Allbirds Tree Runner Sneaker (Men): $69.99 (normally $105)


Hydro Flask 24-Ounce Wide Mouth Water Bottle


The Hydro Flask is hands down the best water bottle I've ever owned, and it's a travel essential (even though I have lost three during my travels thus far). I have yet to find a water bottle that keeps water cold to the degree that the Hydro Flask does (up to 24 hours), thanks to its TempShield double-wall insulation.If hot beverages are your thing, rest assured the insulation works just as well on the opposite end of the spectrum, keeping your hot beverage hot for up to 12 hours.At just one pound, this bottle is ideal for travel, holding up to 24 ounces of liquid with a leakproof screw-on cap. I've dropped my Hydro Flask many times, so I can also attest to its durability and sweat-free nature.

To buy: Hydro Flask 24-Ounce Wide Mouth Water Bottle: $34.99 (normally $47)


Supergoop Unseen and Play Sunscreen SPF 50 Set


A three-in-one deal, this set of Supergoop sunscreens is one of my favorite SPF options. It features two bottles of Unseen Sunscreen with broad-spectrum SPF 40 and one bottle of Play Everyday Lotion with SPF 50.

Unseen is an invisible, weightless and scent-free sunscreen that doubles as a makeup primer. If you're not planning on wearing makeup, try the Play sunscreen, which is fast-absorbing, nongreasy, and water- and sweat-resistant. It's suitable for your face and body.

Supergoop is my go-to sunscreen, and these convenient travel sizes meet the Transportation Security Administration's 3-1-1 liquid requirements.

To buy: Supergoop Unseen and Play Sunscreen SPF 50 Set: $52 (normally $78)

Coola Two Ways to SPF Bestsellers Set


If you want face coverage only, this Coola set provides two bottles of SPF 50 sunscreen. The full-size Classic Face Mist Sunscreen has broad-spectrum SPF 50. It's nongreasy and applies over makeup, allowing you to refresh as needed.

For a more traditional sunscreen, try the full-size Classic Face Sunscreen with broad-spectrum SPF 50.

At 3.4 ounces and 1.7 ounces, respectively, both can be carried on.

To buy: Coola Two Ways to SPF Bestsellers Set: $39 (normally $64)

Tula Skincare Everyday Glow Best Selling Essentials Set


For a complete travel skincare set, look no further than the Tula Skincare Everyday Glow Best Selling Essentials Set — a cult favorite loved by many, including me.

Branded as "an iconic trio," the Tula cleanser, moisturizer and sunscreen are packed with probiotic extracts and superfoods.

Use the face cleanser to remove dirt, impurities and makeup without stripping or overdrying your skin; follow it with the 24/7 Moisture Hydrating Day & Night Cream. Before you head out, be sure to throw on Tula's Protect + Glow Daily Sunscreen Gel Broad Spectrum SPF 30, providing not only protection from the sun but also from pollution and blue light.

To buy: Tula Skincare Everyday Glow Best Selling Essentials Set: $98 (normally $146)


Jetkids by Stokke BedBox 19-Inch Ride-On Carry-On Suitcase


On the plane, this rideable suitcase transforms into a leg rest or a mini bed for small kids, making it easier for them to sleep. It's a love-it-or-hate-it gadget, as it's not always as convenient as you'd hope to have kids ride through the airport. Also, not all airlines allow the use of products like this.

Still, when it works out, it can really work well. So if you've been looking to try this product, buying at a discount may be the perfect opportunity.

To buy: Jetkids by Stokke BedBox 19-Inch Ride-On Carry-On Suitcase: $170.99 (normally $229)

Merrell Altalight Waterproof Hiking Sneaker


When heading to national parks or other outdoor adventures, kids sometimes need a versatile shoe that's more stable than a sneaker but not necessarily as bulky as a true hiking boot. A hiking sneaker like this can be just the ticket.

To buy: Merrell Altalight Waterproof Hiking Sneaker: $40.99 (normally $54.95)

Babyzen YOYO² Stroller Bundle with Frame & Color Pack


This stroller is ideal for families traveling thanks to its collapsible design that is easy to fold and unfold. It's also lightweight and compact. It fits in many overhead baggage compartments when folded and has a shoulder strap for a convenient carry option as you head down the plane aisle.

Also, its large canopy has a peekaboo window while being protective against UPF 50+ UV rays and is waterproof.

To buy: Babyzen YOYO² Stroller Bundle with Frame & Color Pack: $335.99 (normally $449)

Nuna PIPA urbn + TRVL™ Stroller & Car Seat Travel System


For stylish parents looking for a stroller and car seat, this option from Nuna is among the chicest you will find. It's also the only baseless infant car seat with a pipaFIX rigid latch that can be installed in as little as two seconds. Weighing less than 14 pounds, this is a compact travel stroller with a one-handed self-fold, making for easy plane rides, road trips and beyond.

To buy: Nuna PIPA™ urbn + TRVL™ Stroller & Car Seat Travel System: $674.99 (normally $900)

Bottom line

The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale ends Aug. 6 this year, but items will likely sell out before then. We recommend shopping sooner rather than later to have the widest range of options.

Happy shopping!

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Editorial disclaimer: Opinions expressed here are the author’s alone, not those of any bank, credit card issuer, airline or hotel chain, and have not been reviewed, approved or otherwise endorsed by any of these entities.