Our guide to the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

The Nordstrom Anniversary sale is something that we look forward to every year. It’s the best time to stock up on some of your favorites at amazing prices and its the first look at what the trends will be this coming fall. I have been shopping the anniversary sale ever since I was in middle school when my mom would take me early school shopping and this sale is one you dint want to miss. Thankfully we broke it down for you and made shopping that much easier! So sit back, read and get ready for the best sale of the year!

Be sure to check back periodically as I’ll be updating this guide leading up to the actual sale. BUT don’t worry we will also keep you notified about any changes we make 🙂 And if there’s any question I missed — feel free to drop it in the comments below.


– Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Home Page

– Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Digital Catalog


The 2018 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale begins Friday, July 20th and ends Sunday, August 5th — BUT, if you’re a Nordstrom cardholder, you can shop 8 days earlier than everyone else starting on July 12th – July 11th if you are a level 4 member.


It is so easy to get carried away with all the great deals so let us break down our strategy for you:

  • Buy all the shoes! Not seriously, but kind of. This is the time to get the best deals on the shoes you will love this fall this is also a category where you won’t see many of the styles go on sale again for months
  • Unless you can’t live without it – skip it. I have so many times thought to myself I needed that one sweater so badly in the middle of July, and by the time it cools down enough to wear it, I have either moved on to a new trending sweater or that sweater I thought I should have was on sale again – meaning I could have put that money towards something better well spent.
  • Utilize buy and pick up – If you don’t like shopping with loads of people then do it all online and grab it from the customer service desk. This allows you to snag all the great items without having to maneuver around everyone else.
  • If you are experienced like us then we recommend scoping out what you what beforehand making an appointment with a stylist. They will pull everything for you that is on your wish-list and you won’t have to walk the floor for it.


What is the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale?

The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is the best sale among similar retailers all year. It is also a fall preview. It happens every summer, usually spanning July – August and it only lasts for a limited time, usually three weeks which at that time all product goes up to regular price. The best part about this sale is that all the items are brand new on the floor and they are from some of the hottest brands, featuring the newest trends! The sale is for the whole store on select items, meaning MEN, CHILDREN, WOMEN, ACCESSORIES, HOME AND BEAUTY will all be included. Nordstrom cardholders get first access to the sale – a whole week early – and you can also use triple points during the sale!

How do I shop the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale?


If you are a Nordstrom card holder then you already know the drill – but if you don’t, this means you get first dibbs! Head to your nearest Nordstrom on July 12th or login online and shop your heart out on all the goodies.


No problem, you can sign up here – which we totally recommend. There are many card options – like the debit, which means it pulls from your checking account. This is the perfect way to keep yourself in check if you get overly excited about sales like we LOL!