Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Guide & Preview 2019

Happy Thursday friends! The BIG sale is almost here – the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2019! Seems like the 2018 sale just happened, doesn’t it?! Time flies when you’re shopping the good deals!

Mark your calendars – the sale officially starts for cardholders on July 12th! Consider this your official Nordstrom Anniversary Sale guide! I’m going over how to best tackle the sale, common FAQs and what you need to do to gain early access. This should help you save the most and eliminate the overwhelm! I will regularly update this page with new info and with links to future posts as the sale begins. Make sure to bookmark it so it’s easy to refer back to! You’ll also be able to find it in my top bar under “Nordstrom Anniversary Sale“. And, be sure to subscribe to the blog because, once the sale goes live, I’ll be sharing posts on my top finds, dressing room try-ons, restocks and more!


Popular Fashion Blogger Lauren Meyer of The Lo Meyer Blog shares her Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2019 Guide

What is the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale or the #NSale?

I share a ton of sales, BUT The Anniversary Sale is unlike any other sale out there! Whereas most sales discount end of season inventory, for the Anniversary Sale, Nordstrom releases thousands of NEW Fall arrivals at 40-70% off as well as discounts a ton of current inventory! Tons of major brands are included like Free People, BP, Halogen, Tory Burch, Vince Camuto, Sam Edelman, AG Jeans and more!

When is the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale?

The Nordstrom Anniversary sale goes from July 12th-August 4th with July 12th-19th being open to cardholders only. There are tons of advantages to being a Nordstrom cardholder. Not only do you get access to this amazing sale 7 days before the general public. But you also can earn points towards free rewards, get credit towards alterations, and get access to exclusive events. And, because cardholders get access to the sale a week earlier, a ton of products do sell out, and they’re not always restocked. Last year, I was shocked at the amount of popular items that never got restocked after early access. So, safe to say, getting a card is super advantageous to snagging the best deals! You can get a card all the way up to 7/11 and still shop the sale! Head here to grab yours! Also just noticed that if you get a card before 7/10, you get $60 in bonus cash – hellloooo free money to shop the sale!!

July 9th: Icon level Nordy Club Members can pre-shop in stores

July 10-11th: Icon & Ambassador level Nordy Club Members can pre-shop in stores

July 12th-18th: Early Access! All Nordstrom Cardholders can shop the sale starting at 12:30 PM EST (note, this is a different time than previous years!)

July 19th-August 4th: The Sale opens to everyone. Prices go back up 8/5!

Popular Fashion Blogger Lauren Meyer of The Lo Meyer Blog shares her Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2019 Guide

What’ll be on Sale?

Everything from brand new Fall arrivals to discounted Summer faves will be included in the sale! Last year cardigans, basic layering tees, booties, denim, coats and beauty were your favorite pieces from what I shared. But, so much more will be on sale including bags, menswear & kids’ clothing, home decor and more! You can sneak a peek of just some of the items that’ll be available in the Anniversary Sale catalogue here!

How should I shop the sale?

Last year, I braved the crowds on the first day of early access to do a dressing room try and let me say, it was pure insanity! Because this is one of the best sales of the year, the crowds are essentially the same as they are on Black Friday. The best way to shop to get items in stock but avoid the crowds is to shop online with in-store pick up. You can even avoid going inside with Nordstrom’s curbside pick up option! Most orders are ready within 2 hours of your placing them. That means you can get your Nordy items the same day without dealing with the crowds! If you don’t have a Nordstrom near you, no worries! They offer FREE 2 day shipping and returns!

Here are some other helpful hints to keep in mind:

  1. If you are a cardholder, make sure to access the sale immediately as it opens on July 12th at 12:30 PM EST. Items will sell out in a matter of minutes. If you are on the fence about an item or between sizes, buy the item (or multiple sizes) and return it later. This ensures you get the item you want before it sells out. And, Nordstrom is more lenient on returns during this time too so you don’t have to worry!
  2. Make a list of the items you need for Fall/Winter – this is a great time to stock up on basics like sweaters, cardigans, tees, denim etc. It’s also the perfect time to splurge on those higher priced items like boots and bags!
  3. Review the Anniversary Sale catalogue here and start making a wishlist of must-haves when the sale opens. Put these in your cart and check out IMMEDIATELY when the sale opens so they don’t sell out. Again, shipping is free so you can check out as many times as you want!
  4. If an item you want is out of stock, pull it up on a tab in your browser. Check back periodically throughout the day. Oftentimes popular items get restocked as returns are made!

What Will I Post?

Starting on July 12th at 12:30PM EST, I’ll be posting my top picks from Early Access with a full dressing room try on to my blog and LIKEtoKNOW.it pages! I’ll also be posting the videos to Instagram stories! Throughout the sale, I’ll be covering the public access restocks, beauty finds, home decor (can’t wait to shop for our new house!), and more! You’ll be able to find all future posts under the “Nordstrom Anniversary Sale” tab on my blog’s top bar! As I did last year, I’ll also be sharing sale blasts on my shop page, LIKEtoKNOW.it and on stories throughout the sale!

If you want to see what I did last year and what was available at the sale, head here!

How do we give you credit during the sale?

As long as you checkout using one of my links, I will get credit for your purchase! Even if you select in store pick up, I will still get credit. So, when you’re ready to shop, make sure you head to the blog, click on any product or link that takes you to Nordstrom (like this one) and once you check out, I get credit for your entire purchase. You do NOT need to purchase the exact item you clicked on for me to get credit! Thank you SO much for using my links during this sale! This is one of the busiest times of the year for us bloggers, and we so appreciate all of your support!

That’s all for now! Be sure to bookmark this Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2019 Guide for future reference and subscribe to the blog so you don’t miss out on any future posts!

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