The 12 Best Shoe Deals From Nordstrom’s Half-Yearly Sale

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Memorial Day Weekend is upon us, which means it’s time for some very good sale shopping. One of the best, in our book, is Nordstrom’s Half-Yearly sale. It’s not technicallya Memorial Day sale, but a semi-annual event that the retailer just happens to run over this particular weekend (and all the way until June 2).

But no matter how you want to qualify it, the Half-Yearly sale is always one for the record books, filled with all kinds of great products at up to 50 percent off. And there’s the rub: Nordstrom has so much stuff in the mix that it can be overwhelming. That’s why we did the legwork for you. And since there’s no better time than now to shop for new shoes, that’s exactly what we focused on. Whether you need summery sneakers, sandals, or new dress shoes for the office, we’ve got you covered. Happy shopping.

Harrison Grand Cap-Toe Oxford
Cole Haannordstrom.com
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$139.90

Originally $200.00 (35% off)

Epic React Flyknit 2
Nikenordstrom.com
SHOP

$100.49

Originally $150.00 (33% off)

Old Skool Sneaker
Vansnordstrom.com
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$43.51

Originally $64.95 (33% off)

Camo Rockrunner Sneaker
Valentino Garavaninordstrom.com
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$476.98

Originally $795.00 (40% off)

Aldrich Mid Chelsea Boot
To Boot New Yorknordstrom.com
SHOP

$266.66

Originally $398.00 (33% off)

Nite Jogger Sneaker
Adidasnordstrom.com
SHOP

$97.00

Originally $129.95 (33% off)

Ferguson Plain Toe Derby
Calvin Kleinnordstrom.com
SHOP

$99.90

Originally $150.00 (33% off)

574 Classic Sneaker
New Balancenordstrom.com
SHOP

$60.26

Originally $89.95 (33% off)

Seville Slide Sandal
John Varvatos Collectionnordstrom.com
SHOP

$178.80

Originally $298.00 (40% off)

Z/Cloud Sport Sandal
Chaconordstrom.com
SHOP

$88.00

Originally $109.95 (20% off)

Wallabee Moc Toe Derby
Clarks Originalsnordstrom.com

$139.95
SHOP

$83.96

Originally $139.95 (40% off)

Replica Low Top Sneaker
MM6 Maison Margielanordstrom.com

$293.98
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$293.98

Originally $490.00 (40% off)

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IS RIHANNA LAUNCHING HER OWN LUXURY FASHION HOUSE?

BY MAHALIA CHANG
Rihanna.

She’s already thoroughly conquered the world of beauty and lingerie, now it seems Rihanna has set her sights on the fashion world.

Rumour has it—buoyed by a report by WWD—that the singer and designer is preparing to launch her own luxury fashion house under her own name.

The report alleges that the 30-year-old is teaming up with luxury titan LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton to launch the project. If it goes ahead, Rihanna’s label will be the first new brand the company has launched since Christian Lacroix in 1987.

The wheels, it seems, are already in motion.

“LVMH has already handpicked a clutch of employees from within, including some from Louis Vuitton and Celine,” WWD writes.

Not much else is known about the launch—including a house name or timing.

Rihanna has previously designed collections for British retailer River Island, collaboration Fenty x Puma, and for her own Savage x Fenty.

Meghan Markle Steals The Royal Show With Her Glamorous Maternity Fashion Style

Meghan and Harry visit Courtnay Creative for an event celebrating the city’s thriving arts scene in Wellington, New Zealand         Photo: Samir Hussein/WireImage

Pregnant and radiant, with her winning smile, intelligence and down-to-earth warmth, Meghan Markle has been unquestionably the star of the first official extended overseas royal trip she and Prince Harry are taking for 16 days to cities in Australia, Fiji, Tonga and New Zealand.

According to the local press, she has taken the region by storm and the talk is about ‘Meghan Mania,”  her popularity among the public and in particular the young women and children with whom they come in contact, her influence on the fashion industry that follows her every sartorial choice and the almost immediate effect her taste has on the fashion houses she chooses to wear.

Meghan visits Courtnay Creative for an event celebrating the city’s thriving arts scene in Wellington. Considered one of the best looks of the tour, this white tuxedo dress with adjustable buttons by New Zealand-based designer Maggie Marilyn was custom-made for Meghan. The blue shoes are Manolo Blahnik    Photo: Samir Hussein/WireImage

Glowing naturally as pregnant women do during their second trimester, Meghan has looked stunning in each of the many outfits she brought for the trip,  from a mini tuxedo white dress she chose for a cultural event that has been praised to the moon by fashionistas, to the spectacular Oscar de la Renta princess gown she wore for the Australian Geographical Society Awards and all the formal and informal stylish looks in between, including beach wear, city chic, sporty gear, ballgowns and environmentally-responsible  jeans.

“Australian designers get a taste of the ‘Meghan Effect’ after the Duchess of Sussex championed a spate of local names during the royal tour,” WWD wrote in an article about “Meghan Mania” sweeping Australia, and the fact that she included a number of local labels in her tour wardrobe, “alongside international brands as Brandon Maxwell, Jason Wu, Roksanda Ilincic, Stuart Weitzman, Manolo Blahnik, Gucci and Birks.”

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Is Plus Size Fashion Finally Coming To Pakistan?

Fed up with looking for clothes that fit, two thirty-something best friends from Lahore, Zenab Ali and Maryam Yousaf, launched their plus size clothing brand, The Rack Couture, in April (this year), in a bid to introduce body positive fashion to Pakistan’s thriving fashion industry.

Maryam Yousaf and Zenab Ali, of The Rack Couture, hope to make body positive fashion popular in Pakistan.Xpressions Photography

From semi-formal, formal and casual apparel, The Rack Couture caters to all shapes and sizes, all the while adopting a fierce anti-body shaming policy.

“We’re brainwashed into thinking that wearing black or vertical lines will make us look slim,” mentions Ali, “But the aim of our brand is not that a woman looks thin, but that she looks and feels beautiful.”

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Maryam Yousaf (left) and Zenab Ali (right).Zahra Ali

Stating that she finds it surprising that some of the country’s biggest fashion brands haven’t yet tapped into the plus size market, Ali says; “Common sense dictates that if there’s a demand for a product, intelligent market leaders will try to capture that market. It’s baffling that body positive clothing hasn’t been given much thought in Pakistan when it has been embraced the world over! The Pakistani woman is curvy and bootylicious! Forget brands that have introduced sizes 14 and 16; those are average sizes. By plus size I mean 18, 20, 22 and even 24.”

“We’ve been inspired by women just like us; from our friends to our family,” Yousaf adds, “Every body is a good body – in our advertising campaigns we make it a point to feature average, curvy and slim physiques. We don’t use professional models; they’re ordinary women. It’s sad that local designers have this misconception that people don’t want to see curvy women modeling their clothes – they think it won’t sell. But they couldn’t be more wrong.”

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