2020 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale-Everything You Need To Know
July 23, 2020

I want to start this post off by saying I know the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale can be overwhelming and feel like a bit much on all fronts. Especially this year more than ever, with everything going on in the world, do not feel like you need to buy the latest and greatest! I know we all can quickly get caught up on having the trendiest items and something new, but often you can find old pieces in your wardrobe and repurpose them in new and exciting ways. Or even just pick up a new pair of booties and style them over and over again with pieces you already own.

Covering this sale is fun for me as I love looking at what is coming for the next season (fall is by far my favorite time of year) and you all seem to find the try-ons and finds useful from what I have gathered. This post is packed with information as Nordstrom changed a few things this year and have actually made it much easier for everyone to shop from home, preview the sale (tomorrow!) and save things into your wishlist for a quick checkout (more on this below). If you have any specifics you are looking for coverage wise day of, please leave them in the comments below!

What is the Anniversary Sale?

The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is the retailers largest yearly sale and one of my favorites to shop. Nordstrom will release the new Fall arrivals at heavily discounted prices from top brands like Madewell, AG Jeans, Vince, Patagonia, Top Shop and more! Summer items are often included and a good time to snag a few pieces you may have had your eyes on.

When is the Anniversary Sale?

All cardholders can begin shopping on August 13th followed by the sale being open to the public on August 19th. Depending on your Nordy Cardholder status you can shop as early as August 4th. The sale will end on August 30th with prices going back up on August 31st. Online shopping begins at 9:30am ET/6:30am PT.

New This Year– Instead of releasing a Nordstrom Catalog this year, they’re allowing everyone to preview the sale beginning July 24th, allowing you to save your favorites to a wish list for faster checkout once the sale begins.

Not sure what your Nordy Club status is? Check it here!

How do I prepare for the Sale?

If you’re a cardholder you’ll want to check your Nordy Club status first to see when you can begin shopping. If you’re not a cardholder, but would like to become one, you can apply for a Nordstrom credit card here and begin using your card immediately upon approval. While having a Nordstrom card does have its benefits and grants you early access to shopping the sale, it’s not necessary to have one and would only apply if you find it fitting for your circumstances.

However, everyone is able to join the Nordy Club and I encourage you to do so even if you’re not interested in getting a Nordstrom credit card. It’s free to join and earn points no matter how you pay.

I find is easiest to shop the sale when you go in with a game plan! Go through your closet and identify items your wardrobe may be missing or items you need to replace and make a list of things you need, items you want, and any potential gifts you may want to purchase for the holidays. You may also want to create a budget to help you stay on track while shopping.

Be sure to check back on the blog for sale updates, my sale picks and reviews. I’ll also be covering the sale on my IG account and posting content in the LTK app. Don’t forget to add your favorites to your wishlist for quicker checkout.

What’s included in the sale?

There is so much included in the sale like designer clothing, shoes, beauty products, accessories and even home goods. This is a great time to stock up on your basics like undergarments or plain t’s for layering, purchase new Fall weather clothes, or snag that handbag you’ve had your eyes on. In addition, the sale always includes great workout gear and tons of work appropriate attire. And while travel plans may not be in your future, the sale is a great time to scoop up new luggage at incredible prices.

I also try to cover items for men and children since I know so many of you, like myself, will be shopping for your families. Maybe I can wrangle Matt into his picks for a photo/try-on haul, ha!

You can check out previous year sale coverage here, here, here and here for a better idea as to what is typically offered.

Quick Tips!

  • Items go quickly- so if there is something you really want, I would purchase that first.
  • If you’re unsure of a size, purchase 2 sizes and return the one that doesn’t fit. (Nordstrom offers free shipping and returns)
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