Good morning and happy Friday! I wanted to share some details about this year’s Nordstrom Anniversary Sale with you guys because a lot has changed from previous years! I always think of the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale as Christmas in July… it is truly something I look forward to ALL YEAR. This year it has been pushed back a little bit and is actually no longer in July… if anything, it is closer to the fall season, and waiting just makes me more excited!
To start with, what is the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale?
The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale (sometimes known as the #NSale on social media), is when Nordstrom releases brand-new fall merchandise at seriously discounted prices. We’re not just talking any old fall merchandise, though… all of the designers team up to offer exclusive items. I’m talking Sam Edelman shoes, Free People sweaters, Tory Burch handbags, Kendra Scott jewelry, even MICHELE watches. The prices are always insane and some items are marked down by several hundred dollars.
Why is it important?
Unlike other sales, where items start out at full price and then are marked down, the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is the opposite. Items start on sale for a selected period of time, and then prices go back up after the sale ends. You won’t find deals like this on brand-name items anywhere else for the rest of fall and winter, so people usually buy now and wear later.
When can I shop?
This year, the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale has an Early Access Sale for all Nordstrom cardholders starting on August 13th. During this time, only Nordstrom debit or credit cardholders can shop the sale. This is important because items usually sell out quickly and if you are able to shop early, you get the first pick and your size is guaranteed to be available. If you want to shop Early Access, you can sign up for a Nordstrom debit or credit card here (known as the “Nordy Club”). I would recommend signing up now!
The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is open to everyone August 19–30. Prices go up August 31.
What’s different about this year’s NSale?
Aside from the fact that the sale begins in August this year, another difference is that Nordstrom is giving everyone the ability to preview the sale items this year starting ONE WEEK FROM TODAY on July 24th. This is brand new this year! I love that Nordstrom is doing this, because it gives everyone the chance to preview the entire sale and save items to your Wish List so you can check out faster when it’s time to shop.
I will of course be sharing my top picks from the sale throughout the entire sale. Like usual, I’ll be doing my normal home Try-On sessions, as well as featuring my favorite beauty buys, home finds, best of fitness and more. Even my mom gets in on the action with her ever-popular Try-On blog post. Make sure you are checking my blog, Instagram and following me in the LIKEtoKNOW.it app to make your shopping easier!
Which items usually sell out quickly?
I’ve shopped the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale for so many years now, I can usually predict which items will sell out fastest. There are certain items that are “it” items that EVERYONE wants to get their hands on! Typically, fall shoes like suede booties and over-the-knee boots FLY off the shelves, as well as Topshop cardigans, Free People sweaters and designer jeans. Last year, a cozy leopard cardigan was the first to go. I always put together a roundup of my top picks that usually sell out first, so be sure to subscribe to my blog via email so you don’t miss a post!
What happens if I order something and it doesn’t fit?
Hands down, the best thing about Nordstrom is their customer service! If you order something online and it doesn’t fit, you can return it for free online or in the store. Each package comes with a return shipping label – you simply fill out the form inside, slap on the label and you’re good to go. I’ve been avoiding the post office because of COVID, and I’ve discovered that you can schedule the post office to pick up returns from your house. Easy peasy!
I think that’s it, but if you have any more questions about the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, be sure to let me know in the comments! I’M SO EXCITED!