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Fashion 1 year ago

nordstrom anniversary sale: everything you need to know


Y’all I can’t believe it’s already that time of year again to start talking about the nordstrom anniversary sale! It starts on July 6th this year! If you’ve been following me for a while, you know this is by far my #1 favorite sale of the year to cover. I know the #nsale can be kind of overwhelming + intimidating so today I just wanted to break down exactly what the sale is, the dates you need to know, when you can shop, etc!



what is the nordstrom sale + why is it a big deal?

The Nordstrom Sale is the biggest and BEST fashion event of the year! You get a chance to shop ALL of the top designer brands and new arrivals for fall at insanely discounted prices. It’s the best time of year to stock your wardrobe for fall and snag all of your essentials. I always find items that I wear throughout the entire year. You can even buy early Christmas gifts! The Nordstrom Sale is your opportunity to buy designer jeans, high-end activewear + sneakers, baby gear like diaper bags and strollers, boots and luxury shoes, beauty products, home decor and so much more for up to 40% off!

how do I shop the nordstrom sale?

Everyone can shop the Nordstrom Sale starting at 9:01pm on July 14th, but I would recommend applying for a Nordstrom Credit Card so that you can shop early because things will sell out quickly! Depending on your ‘status’, credit card holders can start shopping on July 6th.

If you get a Nordstrom Card you can…

  • Enjoy shopping the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale with early access!
  • Earn 3 points per dollar spent with us on your Nordstrom credit card. Exclusive to the Ambassador and Icon status.
  • Earn 2 points per dollar spent with us on your Nordstrom credit card!
  • Earn 1 point per dollar everywhere else Visa credit cards are accepted.

what day + time can I start shopping the sale?

Nordstrom Sale early access is exclusive to card members ONLY! Your Nordstrom Club level is based on yearly spend amount, but once you become a card member you immediately start at influencer status, which means you can shop almost a full week before the public!

Here are the days each level can shop…

  • July 6: Early Access for cardmembers with Icon status.
  • July 7: Early Access for cardmembers with Ambassador status.
  • July 9: Early Access for cardmembers with Influencer status.
  • July 15: Anniversary Sale opens to the general public.

Each club level will be able to shop at 12:01AM on the dates listed above!

should I shop in person or online?

While you can shop in person at your nearest Nordstrom, when you shop online there are a ton of options that you wouldn’t be able to find in store! Now they have a new feature where you can create a wishlist in advance, and right when your Nordstrom Club level is available to shop you can purchase your top picks! I 100% prefer to shop online for the nsale because there are way better options and then you can avoid crazy crowds too.

how should I figure out what to buy + prepare?

I suggest taking a look at your fall wardrobe and seeing what staple items you are missing or what you could use a refresher on. How is your denim selection for fall? Do you need new black jeans? Have you always wanted to invest in a leather jacket? Or are you using the #nsale to start stocking up on Christmas gifts like barefoot dreams blankets?! I’d go into the sale with a clear list of things you want like…

  • Leather jacket
  • 1 pair of blue jeans / 1 pair of black jeans
  • Cashmere sweater
  • Staple bag for fall
  • New pair of fall booties

Etc etc! The #nsale can feel so overwhelming because there are literally hundreds of items on sale. In my opinion, if you can only buy a few things, I’d suggest buying items like I listed above vs a BP t-shirt that might be $5 off haha. Those trendier / cheaper items are always fun too but I think you get the most bang for your buck by snagging things like designer jeans or workout shoes or a bag for fall.


what content can you expect from me?

So the Nordstrom sale is a few weeks long so I tend to do multiple blog + social posts during the sale. Here are some examples of things I will be sharing during the sale to make your shopping easier / less overwhelming:

  • My top picks / what I’m buying from the sale
  • The best activewear from the nordstrom sale
  • My top beauty picks
  • Best #nsale finds under $100
  • Denim roundup
  • My fave nsale shoes

I think that about covers it! But let me know in the comments below if you guys have any questions I can answer for you! Thanks for reading!

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xo Lauren

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