Nordstrom's Designer Clearance Sale is on now: 12 best bags to shop under $500

·Shopping & Lifestyle Editor
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These Nordstrom Designer Clearance Sale bags are too good to pass up.
These Nordstrom Designer Clearance Sale bags are too good to pass up.

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While designer goods typically come at a premium price, if you know the best times to shop you can often find the same styles at a much more wallet-friendly price tag.

That's why the Nordstrom Designer Clearance Sale (shop here in Canada, shop here in the U.S.) is one of our favourite annual sales to score designer finds on a budget.

Included in the sale you'll find everything from denim and dresses to shoes and accessories — all at up to 40 per cent off.

Ahead, we've rounded up 12 of the best sale bags to shop from the Nordstrom Designer Clearance Sale — all under $500.

Best Nordstrom Designer Clearance Sale bags under $500 in Canada

Strathberry S Loch Print Saffiano Leather Baguette Bag

Strathberry S Loch Print Saffiano Leather Baguette Bag. Image via Nordstrom.
Strathberry S Loch Print Saffiano Leather Baguette Bag. Image via Nordstrom.

A favourite of the Duchess of Cambridge, Strathberry's elegant bags make for a perfect addition to any purse collection. This shoulder bag features a print inspired by Scottish landscapes silver hardware.

$550 $330 at Nordstrom Canada

Mansur Gavriel Mini Cloud Leather Clutch

Mansur Gavriel Mini Cloud Leather Clutch. Image via Nordstrom.
Mansur Gavriel Mini Cloud Leather Clutch. Image via Nordstrom.

If you've been waiting to buy one of these on trend leather clutches, consider this your sign. The strawberry shade of this popular Mansur Gavriel bag is now 40 per cent off, making it a total steal.

$459 $765 at Nordstrom Canada

Isabel Marant Darwen Stripe Tote

Isabel Marant Darwen Stripe Tote. Image via Nordstrom.
Isabel Marant Darwen Stripe Tote. Image via Nordstrom.

When you need extra room to carry your everyday essentials, this spacious tote has you covered. An interior zipper pocket keeps valuables safe while a large inner compartment has space for everything else.

$282 $470 at Nordstrom Canada

Rosantica Alba Medium Crystal Shoulder Bag

Rosantica Alba Medium Crystal Shoulder Bag. Image via Nordstrom.
Rosantica Alba Medium Crystal Shoulder Bag. Image via Nordstrom.

On your next night out, reach for this glittering shoulder bag that's embellished with all-over crystals. A gold chain strap adds the finishing touch to this glam pick for summer.

$403 $672 at Nordstrom Canada

Stand Studio Diya Leather Top Handle Bag

Stand Studio Diya Leather Top Handle Bag. Image via Nordstrom.
Stand Studio Diya Leather Top Handle Bag. Image via Nordstrom.

The mini bag trend is still going strong, and this crossbody with chain detailing is a standout choice for the season. Padded leather construction brings an extra fun element to this design.

$357 $595 at Nordstrom Canada

JW Anderson Crochet Shopper

JW Anderson Crochet Shopper. Image via Nordstrom.
JW Anderson Crochet Shopper. Image via Nordstrom.

Bags don't get much more summery than this woven tote that comes in two fun shades: green and orange. Pair it with a bikini and you're ready for a day at the beach.

$330 $550 at Nordstrom Canada

Best Nordstrom Designer Clearance Sale bags under $500 in the U.S.

Alexander McQueen Small Skull Faille Shoulder Bag

Alexander McQueen Small Skull Faille Shoulder Bag. Image via Nordstrom.
Alexander McQueen Small Skull Faille Shoulder Bag. Image via Nordstrom.

Featuring McQueen's signature skull detailing, this shoulder bag combines both an edgy and ladylike aesthetic. This bag is also available in blue, red and coral for those who aren't afraid to experiment with colour.

$474 $790 at Nordstrom U.S.

Off-White Small Commercial Logo Denim Tote

Off-White Small Commercial Logo Denim Tote. Image via Nordstrom.
Off-White Small Commercial Logo Denim Tote. Image via Nordstrom.

Perfect for your next casual outing, this denim tote bag adds the finishing touch to any look. It features both shoulder straps and top handles for comfortable wear.

$423 $705 at Nordstrom U.S.

Strathberry Mini East/West Crochet Stitch Leather Shoulder Bag

Strathberry Mini East/West Crochet Stitch Leather Shoulder Bag. Image via Nordstrom.
Strathberry Mini East/West Crochet Stitch Leather Shoulder Bag. Image via Nordstrom.

Crochet trim brings a fresh take to the classic East/West bag by Strathberry. A wide shoulder strap and thoughtfully designed interior ensure that this is a bag you'll want to reach for again and again.

$420 $700 at Nordstrom

Coperni Mailbox Cow Print Genuine Calf Hair Crossbody Bag

Coperni Mailbox Cow Print Genuine Calf Hair Crossbody Bag. Image via Nordstrom.
Coperni Mailbox Cow Print Genuine Calf Hair Crossbody Bag. Image via Nordstrom.

The playful cow print on this eye-catching bag is sure to stand out among the crowd. Its envelope-inspired design lends a structured, modern feel that will stand the test of time.

$428 $1,070 at Nordstrom U.S.

Dauphinette Stamp Tote

Dauphinette Stamp Tote. Image via Nordstrom.
Dauphinette Stamp Tote. Image via Nordstrom.

Collect and carry your own special treasures using this clear quilted tote that's preserving a unique array of vintage stamps and real pressed flowers. Leather trim adds the finishing touch to this unique tote.

$315 $525 at Nordstrom U.S.

Stella McCartney x Ed Curtis Shared 3 Logo Faux Leather Card Holder

Stella McCartney x Ed Curtis Shared 3 Logo Faux Leather Card Holder. Image via Nordstrom.
Stella McCartney x Ed Curtis Shared 3 Logo Faux Leather Card Holder. Image via Nordstrom.

A graffiti logo hand painted by London-based artist Ed Curtis elevates the look of this compact card holder made of faux leather and styled with a convenient crossbody strap.

$327 $545 at Nordstrom

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