After the same thing happened to me for a second year in a row, I learned my lesson and started saving for and shopping the sale as soon as it opened. I signed up for a Nordstrom (best decision ever) and strategically planned my personal and holiday shopping budget to be a little extra padded during the sale dates. It’s become a yearly tradition, and I now share the sale with anyone who will listen because I want you guys to be able to grab these deals too!
Also, unlike other sales, the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale isn’t filled with end-of-season items that no one wants. It’s mainly comprised of BRAND-NEW items for fall and winter along with a few classic items that rarely ever go on sale (for example, my all-time favorite Barefoot Dreams blankets and sweaters). No junky sale stuff – none. If you’d like to learn how to shop the 2019 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale and get a sneak peek of some of the items that will be included in the sale, keep reading!
Before we get started, here’s the basic info:
– Download the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale catalog HERE.
– Get all of the sale details HERE.
– Sign up for a Nordstrom card HERE.
How to Shop The 2019 Nordstrom Anniversary Early + Sneak Peek of Sale Items
What’s the big deal with the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale?As you can see from the sneak peek of sale items shown above, the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is filled with brand-name products that are brand-new for fall and 100% on-trend. The items that don’t sell out in the sale will immediately be raised to normal retail prices as soon as the sale ends and usually remain at that price for the rest of the year. For example, the Vince Camuto boots shown above are only $159.90 during the sale, but they’ll be $239.95 as soon as the sale ends. The savings are amazing, and the sale isn’t limited to high-end items. There are always items starting at around $10 and up!
The other advantages of this sale have to do with Nordstrom’s amazing customer service. They have free shipping, the best return policy on the market, and the most amazing customer service. Plus, they have all sorts of options to make your shopping trip better – including awesome rewards from their credit card, in-store pick-up on online orders, in-store tailoring, and more.
When does the sale start?
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If you are a Nordstrom card holder, you’ll get early access to sale between July 12th to July 18th. Early access may not seem like it’s a big deal, but it is. SO many items sell out on the first if not second day of the sale, and many of those items are not restocked. Using your Nordstrom card for the sale will also help you earn rewards back on your purchases, so it’s also great for earning gift cards towards your next purchase!
The Anniversary Sale will be open to the public between July 19th to August 4th, and prices will go up to normal retail prices on August 5th.
Do things really sell out that quickly?The most-popular items sell out very quickly, but I can’t tell if the exact item YOU want will sell out or not. I’d say that the most-wanted items will sell out within the first few days at the very latest (if not the first half of the first day), and while some of those will be restocked throughout the sale, some will disappear for the remainder of the sale.
What’s the best way to shop the sale early? Should I get a Nordstrom card?The best way to get early access to the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is to sign up for a Nordstrom credit card. In addition to getting a head start on the sale ahead of the public, you’ll earn money towards future purchases with every purchase at Nordstrom, Nordstrom Rack, Hautelook, and Trunk Club. You earn gift cards based on the points of your purchase (3 points per dollar spent), and you can you use your Double Points Day during the Nordstrom sale to rack up your rewards quicker!
I’ve had a Nordstrom card for about three or four years now, and to this day, it is the ONLY store card I have. In addition to the great perks, I find that I actually use it all the time because I shop at Nordstrom and Nordstrom Rack all the time. It’s also linked to your online account, which makes shopping quicker and easier. Like all credit cards, please don’t spend more than you can afford. I’d recommend setting a budget for the sale and paying it off ASAP after your purchase goes through!
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How can I make shopping the sale easier?Well, that’s my job haha! My goal is to make your Nordstrom Anniversary Sale shopping experience quick, easy, and enjoyable. The sale includes HUNDREDS of pages of items, and it can be hard to sort through everything to find the very best deals. I’ll be doing the heavy lifting for you and sharing all of the best deals, top-selling items, hidden gems, and of course, re-stocks throughout the sale on my blog and social media channels (be sure to follow along on Instagram stories and Facebook in particular), so that you can simply click to shop! You can also bookmark this post to get daily (if not hourly) updates throughout the sale!
A few other things you can do to make the sale more enjoyable are:
– Shopping online with the “Buy Online & Pick Up in Store” option (not available on all sale items unfortunately), and you can avoid the crowds, score the best items, AND have the items personally delivered to you in front of your local Nordstrom store while you sit in your car with curbside pickup.
– Take advantage of Nordstrom’s on-site alternations if you need any of your sale finds adjusted.
What will be on sale? What are the best things to buy?HUNDREDS and HUNDREDS of items will be on sale. It’s kind of overwhelming how many amazing things are included. I’ll be sharing all of the best items to buy, but I’d definitely be on the lookout for items and brands that you don’t normally see discounted. My go-to brands for the sale are always Barefoot Dreams, Gibson, Sam Edelman, Dolce Vita, Tory Burch, Kate Spade, BP, and more. They also have incredible limited-edition beauty sets at amazing prices, and it’s a great time to stock up on fall and winter essentials like boots, jeans, sweaters, scarves, handbags, and more. The fitness selection is always on-point with name-brand sneakers and sturdy workout gear at major savings, and their home sale section never disappoints (grab a Barefoot Dreams blanket – or five). You can also get great deals on baby items, so if you have a little one one the way, it’s the perfect time to pick up big-ticket items like strollers, carseats, and baby gadgets!
Will there be re-stocks if things sell out?Yes and no. Some of the items are restocked, but it’s mainly a limited selection without all of the sizes and colors. Some items sell out and don’t come back until the sale ends, but then they’re at full retail prices.
Overall, you guys are gonna LOVE this sale! If you have any requests for posts or particular items throughout the sale (ex: under $25, best boots, fall capsule wardrobe ideas from the sale, best baby items, etc), please let me know! Send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org, leave me a comment below, or send me a DM on Instagram at @ashleybrookenicholas. Happy shopping, friends!
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