A Closer Look: Nordstrom’s Shoe Clearance

While rounding up the TON of good Labor Day sales going on right now, I noticed thatNordstrom clearance sale small.indexedNordstrom’s shoe clearance features so. many. brands that readers have sworn by in our Guide to Comfortable Heels that it’s crazy…

The biggest bucket on the Nordstrom sale is, of course, the shoes under $100 (almost 1500 items) — so I thought I’d round up some of the top-rated shoes (both for the office, weekend and beyond).  We have:

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1. The Halogen Bianca wedge — six colors, 31 positive reviews (4 stars), was $119.95, now $80.36 (33% off).

2. Ivanka Trump Candice Pump — 21 positive reviews (4.5 stars); three colors (know your office policy re: peep toes!).  Was $119.95, now marked to $80.36 (33% off).

3. Seychelles Turning Point Sandal – three colors, lucky sizes — I think it would work well with tights or on its own for a more casual office (but know your office); 5 positive reviews.  Was $79.95, now marked to $53.56.

4. Hinge ‘Fraser’ Oxford – 14 positive reviews, almost 5 stars — two colors — was $79.95 now $53.56.  I think it could look cute with cropped skinny pants or as a flats-with-a-dress look, but both are more casual.

5. Sperry Top-Sider Lynbrook Sandal — 27 mostly positive reviews (4 stars), 3 colors, LOTS of sizes.  Was $94.95 now $63.61 (33% off).  Cute for the weekend.

6. Julianne Hough for Sole Society ‘Addy’ Flat — lots of colors, lots of positive reviews across three product pages, and lots of sizes left.  Some colors were $49.95, now marked to $33.46 (33% off); other basic colors are still full price.

Readers, what are your favorites from the Nordstrom shoe clearance sale?



  1. I got a Naturalizer sandal that looks somewhat similar to the Sperry Lynbrook, for about $25. Raffia upper, low cork wedge. I think the style name is Frazzle. I have to admit that the non-raffia portion is fake patent leather, but it’s a very comfortable shoe. One reviewer said the shoe squeaked, but luckily I found it squeaked for an hour or so and then ceased its squeaking permanently.

  2. I thought the white portion of shoe #2 was metallic. I’m disappointed that it’s not.

    • I think the white cutout looks super cute!

    • I have these in the pictured nude with white. Definitely a spring/summer shoe, but adorable! I have received SO many compliments on them. Can wear to the office for a casual day, to church, parties, etc. Love them.

  3. I'm Just Me :

    I just ordered that oxford in the mauve color. I was looking for an oxford for the fall. Glad Kat called my intention to it.

  4. I’ve never hated my size W flipper feet more… *sigh*

  5. Equity's Darling :

    Sigh, I’m still lusting over those Isola Isabel leopard pumps that Kat posted a little while ago, but they’re not on sale, unfortunately. I’m going to keep stalking them though…

  6. Hanging out a shingle :

    Any lawyer ladies here who’ve hung out their shingle? I’m a big-firm lawyer with a niche practice (so much of a niche that it’s me, myself, and I holding down the fort even though my firm has tons of lawyers). I bring in X and I get paid 1/4X, which has been pretty consistent throughout the recession / recovery. I am tired of having to run a small business with no say in the management (I am a partner, but that is in name only — I get a W-2).

    Do fortune 100 clients follow lawyers to solo shops? I know they’d have to follow me to another firm (or leave, if I got hit by a bus). My competitors are all BigLaw firms you’ve heard of. I’ve looked a bit into malpractice coverage (have no idea what it is at my firm, but likely tons higher than a solo is offered). [I can handle the cash flow — most clients pay bills very timely.] My business line clients are probably indifferent, but I don’t think I could ask in-house people directly (or am I just making excuses), so here I am, asking y’all.

    I am mentally done with Leaning In — girlflriend wants to lean way out.

    • I see you haven’t had any answers yet so I’ll take a stab at this.

      First of all, I’m with you on the leaning out. That’s part of the reason why I left BigLaw myself. But I’m not brave enough to hang out my own shingle, partly because my practice area works best with a minimum depth of knowledge in adjoining practice areas down the hallway.

      However, based on my experience and observation, big public clients will follow you if, and only if: (a) your practice area is so niche that they can’t easily find the expertise elsewhere, (b) you have a very strong personal relationship with them, and (c) you have a depth of knowledge about their business that it would take them years to develop with another lawyer. If you can’t answer yes to all three, I suspect that they wouldn’t follow you – simply because public companies like the synergies that come with dealing with one or two large service providers.

      In my own practice area, I don’t think I could attract large clients on my own. But if your practice area is sufficiently independent already, it might be worth a shot. Maybe try practicing for the next six months or so in situ but as if you don’t have the resources of a large firm, and see how it works for you?

  7. I’m intrigued by #6 but am wondering whether the strap will look awkward on my big feet. Anyone tried this out? I wish shoe stores would post pics with feet in the shoes sometimes!

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