What is the Anniversary Sale….
Ok, if we are being 100% honest I have mixed feelings that Nordstrom is having their Anniversary sale! This is one of the most popular sales and I totally understand why. Most sales happen at the end of the season when they are trying to move the merchandise that they have been sitting on all season…. That is NOT what the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is! It is however, HUGE markdowns on new fall and winter items the day they hit the website! The sale also includes TOP BRANDS like MADEWELL, Vince, TopShop and so many more. It is the perfect opportunity to snag fall sweaters, booties, winter gear, and more for the whole family!
Now I understand why they do it but I hate how they have different shopping days depending on how much you spend with Nordstrom during the year. I also don’t love that they push their credit card. They have however started to reward people with or without the credit card so there is that!
One thing I will say, things will sell out, but keep in mind these are just things! They are most likely not needs but more likely just wants. This sale can feel very much “keeping up with the joneses’ and that is what I do not like. It doesn’t matter when you can shop or if you shop it all. These are not things that you should over extend you finances to have. Please think before you shop and buy because you know you will wear it a ton!
When can you shop the Anniversary Sale….
Everyone can shop the sale starting July 28. You can shop even earlier depending on your Nordy Club status. Check your status here. Prices go up August 9. You will be able to shop the sale in stores during normal business hours.
How to get ready to shop….
Have your Nordstrom card ready if you have one.
Nordstrom cardmembers can shop the sale before everyone else.
Already have a card? Add Your Nordstrom Card
Want to shop early? Apply for a Nordstrom Credit Card
(Subject to credit approval)
Don’t Want a card? Thats ok too! Just make sure you have an account on
Nordstrom and have payment methods saved for faster and easier checkout
Know your Nordy Club status.
Like every year, Nordstrom cardholders (Icon, Ambassador, and Influencer level) have the opportunity to shop the sale during Early Access. The date of when you get to start shopping is determined by your Nordstrom cardholder status, which is set by your annual purchase amount. Find Out Your Status
Mark your calendar and set your alarm!
Don’t forget to set a reminder so you’re ready to shop as soon as you have access. Sale items sell out fast, and with the ability to add favorites to your wishlist, I would fully suggest setting an alarm so that you can easily checkout and ensure you get the items you have your eye on! I am not one to advocate for buying/returning items. But with how quickly things sell out, and with the great return policy at Nordstrom, if you are unsure of sizing I would snag both and keep what fits. Most items will be sold out by the time you try an item and realize you need to exchange for a new size!
Some extra tips….
Plan Ahead. The anniversary sale is the best time to snag fall and winter favorites. What do you need for the upcoming seasons? Whether it’s fall cardigans, winter boots, or outerwear for the kiddos, have an idea of what you’re looking for. There are SO many items included in the sale. Narrowing down what you want can make it a bit less overwhelming!
Save your wishlist. I am SO excited about the preview available to everyone on July 24th. Start shopping early, add favorites to your wishlist, and take the time to decide what you really want.
Do not go into debt. I know this should go without saying but lets be real… this is just stuff! Its not stuff we necessarily need but we want! You will see so many posts about all the cute stuff and I know its so easy to get caught up in and think you NEED it. It is also easy to fall into the trap of adding to cart and checking out quickly and not really thinking about what you just did. Again, the beauty of this year is you have time to think about what you really want to buy and hopefully that will curb some of the overbuying. Set yourself a limit now!
What to expect from me..
I will update this post once the preview comes out with any additional tips, tricks, and anticipated hot items. I will 100% be sticking to doing my shopping from home (and form the comfort of my couch and pajamas).
My Nordstrom Sale Preview Favorites
Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Try On
Everything from this try on was TTS.
Spanx Faux Leather Joggers
These joggers are apart of the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale and it is a great time to grab them! They are TTS, comfy, and versatile!
As always, I LOVE and am so grateful when you use my links to shop! Here is my Nordstrom link if you want it. I also want to say, that bloggers put a ton of work into this sale and really all sales for you. So, when one of them shares something you really want… Shop their link! It doesn’t cost you a thing but it means a ton to them!
Happy Shopping friends!!
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