Get excited for the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale!!! For many it’s the most wonderful time of year…for the epic retail therapy that it is, lol! The preview went live last week and I did my due diligence in scouring all the categories for the best of the best.
I understand it can be so overwhelming going through it all and worrying about possibly missing something you were on the lookout for. So to make it a little easier I spent a ton of HOURS, (a few days consecutively in fact), narrowing it down to my favorite finds in each category and putting together themed collages to additionally offer some seasonal outfit inspo whether your shopping the sale or not!
But for those shopping the sale this year, the following is the calendar of sale access dates:
- July 12: Early Access for cardmembers with Icon status.
- July 14: Early Access for cardmembers with Ambassador status.
- July 16: Early Access for cardmembers with Influencer status.
- July 28: Anniversary Sale opens to the general public.
- Anniversary Sale ends at 3am ET/12am PT on August 9.
I feel like there are so many great new brands added this year and a ton of versatile wardrobe staples. I love shopping the sale for getting holiday gifting done early….so many awesome gift-worthy items; my faves for top gifts are all featured in the “home,” “beauty” and “cozy” boards.
The Anniversary Sale is also an especially great time to snag bigger ticket items at a steep discount; think designer denim, quality handbags, outerwear and shoes. It’s also a great time to stock up on the wardrobe staples and basics you’ll need throughout the year, plus larger sizes of their beauty exclusives of products you already love and use.
Shopping online is my preferred method of shopping the sale and I love the convenience of curbside pickup (because this girl hates waiting for the goods!), but keep in mind, some items are HOT, and they WILL sell out. So if you have your eye on something, snag it while you can! I would even recommend ordering double of an item if you are unsure of sizing. Nordstrom’s return policy couldn’t be easier to return things that don’t end up working out, and be sure to take advantage of their Double and Triple point days so you can get a nice reward note at the end of it to snag restocks you may have missed out on! It’s all about strategy with this sale, amirite?! 😂
Lastly, a gentle reminder and something I am always saying to my followers: you certainly don’t need everything I share; (at the end of the day, these are just things), but I ALWAYS appreciate when you shop through my links and genuinely enjoy my recs… so for that I am forever grateful! 💗
That being said, for ongoing NSale full coverage details, links, hauls and product reviews, be sure to follow me on my LTK page, tune in on my IG stories throughout the sale and be sure to bookmark this page for future reference so you don’t miss a thing!
🌟 Beauty Tools & Devices 🌟
If you have had your eye on coveted beauty tools but couldn’t justify the full price, the sale is a great time to snag those higher priced items at a great discount. The sale is full of facial steamers, luxe treatment & facial devices, along with cult favorite T3 hair styling tools. If your holiday shopping early, the Slip silk pillowcases, accessories or makeup brush sets make great gifts for the beauty lover in your life!
🌟 Best of Beauty 🌟
Stocking up on makeup, haircare and body care favorites is always on my list. I’ve heard so many great reviews on the Revitalash serum and Oribe dry shampoo, so both are on my wishlist. I am happy to see my favorite St. Tropez tanning mousse in the sale. along with my favorite ABH brow pencils. I refuse to buy them at full price and will usually buy a drugstore dupe because I go through them so quickly, but will always take advantage of the sale price and stock up!
Lastly he Herbivore and Loccitane bath sets make a great luxe self care gifts for yourself or some lucky recipient!
🌟 Pajamas, Lounge & Cozy Finds 🌟
Cozy lounge pieces and casual athleisure is probably where most of my money will go, lol. Working from home means I need to be comfortable daily, and having a healthy selection of sweaters, cardigans, joggers and even cute matching sets are my version of closet staples. You can never go wrong with Ugg slippers or a Barefoot Dreams cardigan…trust me you will live in both! I also like the Nordstrom Lingerie Moonlight pajama sets; they are incredibly lightweight and soft. Any of those would make solid investments and awesome gifts as well!
🌟 Athleisure & Athletic Wear Faves 🌟
If you have been a follower for any length of time, you will know that Adidas sneakers have my heart. I am so thrilled to see some of my favorites in the sale, including the Adidas Swift leopard pair. I have my eye on those nude Adidas Ultraboost. I need another pair of sneakers like I need a hole in the head but I am soooo tempted! lol
🌟 Fall Boot Favorites 🌟
If you’re in the market for a new pair, it’s always a good idea to snag a pair of fall boots. Especially living in New York, having a good pair of fall boots are essential, and this year there is no shortage of options. I’m always a fan of having a waterproof pair like Hunter rain boots or Sorel wedge boots. I already own a Sorel pair, love them and have gotten so much use out of them for YEARS.
Additionally I always like to have solid basic booties both in black and in a neutral shade for outfit versatility. Vince Camuto booties and Steve Madden boots are my go-tos. Between the quality, reasonable price point and trendy options, both make a solid choice!
🌟 Favorite Trendy Pieces 🌟
I put together a collage of trendier pieces, because sometimes you just want to add some interest to your cart (and eventually your outfit). Graphic tees are always a versatile solid choice and can def recommend the Free People Adella dress. I love it so much, I own it in three colors! A favorite style of Quay sunglasses are also included, as well as plenty of matching sets, all things leopard print and tie dye pieces to choose from!
🌟 Best of Bags, Jewelry & Accessories 🌟
It should come as no surprise that I rounded up so many neutral and gold accessories. They are legitimately my favorite for the simple reason that they go with everything and are year-round worthy, making them the most versatile options. My favorite Gorjana crescent necklace is included this year (I have had mine for years and highly recommend as a staple layering piece!), and I love all the price friendly fedoras available too!
🌟 Jacket Favorites 🌟
I was one of the last people to jump on the shacket trend and I can’t say I am mad about so many options of shirt jackets included i the sale this year. I just love the casual cool vibe they have, and it has quickly become a fall favorite! Having a good leather (or faux leather) jacket is always a great staple to have in your closet, and BlankNYC moto jackets always have a nice variety of colors and styles available in the sale.
🌟 Sweaters, Cardigans & Hoodies 🌟
Like I mentioned earlier, cozy finds are the bread and butter of my wardrobe. I am loving the Free People striped henley sweater and the Madewell Kent colorblock cardigan. Probably safe to say both will be a sellout risk, so if your interested you should snag them quick!
🌟 Wardrobe Basics & Closet Staples 🌟
Last, but certainly not least, if you’re looking to get the most bang out of your buck in the Nordstrom Sale, your best bet is to stock up on basics and closet essentials. Think about pieces you get the most wear and use out of and those are ones you want to be sure to pick up at a discounted price. Things like layering camis, a quality blazer, wool camel coat, everyday crossbody bag if you work in an office, and even everyday jewelry pieces like the Tory Burch studs.
If you hung around til the end, THANK YOU! I look forward to covering the sale every year and hope I help make it a little easier! Make sure to follow me on IG for NSale try-ons, restock alerts and additonal deets. If you found this guide helpful or manage to snag some new pieces per my recs, be sure to tag me on IG and show me how you styled it or let me know what you’re loving!
Happy shopping! 😊