What’s so special about the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale?

If you have been around here long enough, you know I haunt sales like it’s my job. Unlike other sales that mark down old or last season’s trends, the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale has BRAND NEW items discounted by up to 70% from brands like Tory Burch, Top Shop, MAC, Stuart Weitzman, Free People, Rebecca Minkoff and SO many more! The sale runs for 3.5 weeks with new items added each day and at the end of the sale, everything goes back to full price.

When does the sale start?

July 13th– early access starts

July 21st– sale opens to the public

August 6th– last day to shop the sale

How do I get early access?

Only Nordstrom cardholders will gain access on July 13th- a full week before the rest of the world. The reason this matters is because most of the good stuff WILL sell out before public access opens. It happens every year. If you aren’t a fan of yet another credit card, Nordstrom also offers a debit card that you can hook up directly to your checking account. In fact you don’t even have to shop the early access sale with it, you just have to own it. You must apply for a card before July 9th in order to gain access. Apply here.

How to Shop it

I am not always a fan of online shopping, but when it comes to Nordstrom, they are one retailer that I always shop online verses going into the store. They offer free shipping and free returns so I don’t have to worry about things not working out. They also offer in store pick up if you want to bypass the sale crowds or curbside pickup! When it comes to this particular sale, each Nordstrom location will have items individual to that location whereas online will have thousands of the newest stock in more available sizing.

What to Shop For

The sale will bring out new items geared for Fall/Winter but there will also be items that you can wear now! While you might not be ready just yet to think about cold weather clothing, the deals that you will score now are well worth it later on. In years past my favorite items to shop for were leather boots, lightweight jackets, designer purses, jeans, everyday tops and beauty items. I highly suggest going through your closet now to see what items you actually need verses making impulse decisions when the sale comes.

How does IACTM cover the sale?

I will be shopping the sale in real time and will update you here and social media with all of the best items including those that I think will sell out super fast. To get an idea of how I will be covering the best items from the sale on my blog, check out last year’s sale round ups here. Make sure to follow along on my Instagram as well as I will be sharing sizing guides, favorite items, styling tips and giveaways!

This page is where I’ll be updating all my sale posts for you to browse as well as my giveaways, favorite picks and sale tricks. If you want to peruse a bit early check out the catalog here!