This is the sale I look forward to most during the year. It’s once a year and unlike most sales, it’s a sale on NEW FALL items. Fall is my favorite season to get dressed for, and even if it’s 100 degrees outside, I’m still on board with dreaming of Fall weather, Fall style- Fall everything. New Fall shoes, clothes, hats, bags, accessories, kids’ clothes, men’s clothes, and beauty products are all on sale. Also staple products from NORDSTROM also go on sale during this period and I always stock up!
WHEN IS THE SALE?
Typically this sale happens in July, but because of Covid and so many unusual events this year, it was pushed back. This year’s dates area little different and the sale is a little different than normal in general. In fact- today you can actually preview much of the sale online, before anyone can shop! Then the sale opens up on different days to each cardholder level. Depending on your spend level- you can shop on different days. Obviously you can shop earlier if you have spent more in the past.
SALE DATES (Mark these on your calendars!)
Icon Status: August 4-18 – cardmembers
Ambassadors: August 7-18 – for cardmembers
Influencers: August 10-18 — for cardmembers
Insiders: August 13-18 — for NEW cardmembers
Everyone: August 19-30
DO YOU NEED A NORDSTROM CARD TO SHOP THE SALE?
The very best deals or hottest items always sell out earlier. It will be interesting to see how things have been stocked this year between the stores and online, but I expect that the hottest items will still sell out earlier. So, if you really want to shop the sale before things sell out, you’ll probably want to open a card. This year you can apply for a card today and be approve to use it before shopping even opens up. I know it’s another cc- I get it! But even if you only shop this sale every year, it’s worth getting the card. You get access a full week early, you can order the items you want, and you earn points with your card that go toward Nordstrom cash later. Also, it’s free to apply and there are no fees. New card members will be able to shop August 13th. And just for applying, you instantly get a $60 Nordstrom note to spend with your Nordstrom card.
HOW DO I SHOP THE ANNIVERSARY SALE?
Your best shot of getting what you want is to shop the Early Access online on August 13th or sooner if you have the card status to shop sooner. You can also shop in-store, but they don’t have as wide of a selection as online.
To shop in stores, the sale is sectioned off with yellow tape. Anyone can wander through the sale, but you’re not able to purchase anything from the sale unless you have a Nordstrom card. If you are a cardholder you get to pick a few days of the year to designate as your Double or Triple Points Day. I always use the first day of the sale for mine because I spend the most money that day. Those points add up fast when they are tripled!
WHAT PIECES ARE WORTH BUYING DURING THE SALE?
This is the sale to look at investing and splurging on things like designer denim, leather bags, leather boots and solid, staple sweaters. Investment worthy items are on sale during the Anniversary Sale and I always pay close attention to those. I’m planning a blog post where I feature a few investment pieces. I’ll also do a big designer denim post with try-on’s during the first week of the sale. My favorite $200 jeans always go on sale and they are WORTH grabbing at 40-50% off!
HOW CAN OLM HELP?
NORDSTROM is sometimes overwhelming to shop because there is so much, but the sale shrinks the selection and I’ll help pick things out. The Anniversary Sale has thousands of items on sale. It’s a lot to sort through- especially if you only shop at Nordstrom a few times a year. That’s one reason I always put so much effort into filtering and sorting it out for you. I’ll be shopping on August 4th and will have a list of my faves up on on the blog like I did last year.Be sure to keep checking back here once the sale kicks off, I’ll be keeping close tabs on the sale and will be sharing all of my favorites!
MY FAVORITES FROM LAST YEAR’S SALE:
BLAZER: Typically I love to find a new blazer or two for Fall at this sale. This year I would love to find a new plaid and maybe even a solid color blazer to update my Fall wardrobe
PURSES: The NSale is also a great time to invest in a designer purse. I bought this Rebecca Minkoff purse last year and almost bought it in two colors- I loved it so much. It was one of the items you all bought the most as well.
SNEAKERS: Slip on sneakers are also a great buy at this sale. I update my nicer sneakers at this sale. This pair from UGG were a great purchase last year.
STRIPED TEE: Basic tees are another items to stock on at the sale. I typically will grab new striped and basic tees for a great deal.
HATS: Hats are another Fall accessory that are usually included in the sale and are a fun way to get wearing some Fall trends.
JACKETS: I bought my favorite jean jacket last year at the sale, but many jacket styles are typically included in the sale. This sale is a great time to refresh your camo or military or leather jacket.
LOUNGE WEAR: If there was ever a year for lounge wear, this is it. I would expect the lounge wear to sell out the fastest this year at the sale. Typically you can find great sets at the sale. I also will refresh my favorite Zella leggings, my favorite robe, workout tanks, shorts, pjs and more.