Nordstrom Anniversary Sale – My Picks & Shopping Tips

One of the biggest sales of the year, the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale (#NSale), opened for Early Access today!
The sale opens to everyone on July 21st and runs through August 6th. Most items are on sale up to 40-50% off and will sell out super FAST. The best thing about the NSale is that it features BRAND NEW fall and winter items on sale. It even includes designer brands like Kate Spade, Tory Burch, and Michele watches. For today’s blog post, I’ll be showing you some of my top sale picks as well as how to get early access to the sale. Let’s go!

1. Know When to Shop

Nordstrom card holders get first access to the sale. Early Access opens on July 13th and runs until July 20th. The Anniversary Sale (#NSale) opens to the general public July 21st and ends on August 6th. Because Early Access is 8 days, the most coveted items are usually sold out by the time public access opens on July 20th.

2. Get Early Access – The Card is the Key

Early access to the sale begins on July 13 and is open only to Nordstrom card holder. Your first option is to sign up for a Nordstrom Credit Card here. If you sign up and are approved before July 9th, you will gain early access to the sale and also receive a $20 Nordstrom Note! Nordstrom Notes are just like a store credit that you can apply directly to your order.

Your option is to join the Nordstrom Rewards program without applying for a credit or debit card. You can join the Rewards Program here and you’ll get a $10 Nordstrom Note to spend!

3. Know What to Shop First

The top-selling items from the 2016 Anniversary Sale include shoes (especially booties), tops and blouses, leather jackets, dresses, and handbags. “BP” and “Lush” were two of the top-selling brands. Items from these brands will probably sell out super fast. Designer brands like Tory Burch and Kate Spade won’t last long either. One of the most popular items every year are the Tory Burch riding boots, which are almost $200 off!

Below I have rounded up some of my top brand picks that I think will sell out the quickest.

Rag & Bone
Tory Burch
Kate Spade
Rebecca Minkoff
Stuart Weitzman
Vince Camuto
Trina Turk
Sam Edelman
Ted Baker London
Chelsea 28
J. Crew
Charlotte Tilbury





Handbags & Wallets






Lounge & Sleepwear


Happy Shopping!


  1. I miss Nordstrom so much! I used to go ALL the time, but I haven’t been in years. Not sure what happened! Thanks for the overview on the sale!

  2. Oh my! This is good news for my ready-to-upgrade wardrobe and dangerous for my credit card 🙂 Love the sneek peek and early access opportunity. because am in love with the cole-haan-lacey-ankle-strap-wedge-pumps!
    I need those in my life asap lo! Great post Courtney, thanks for the heads up.

  3. Oh wow! what an extensive list! I have never to Nordstrom but it sounds like they have really great brands and interesting deals!

  4. I haven’t heard about Nordstrom and it was a great collection I love the sweatshirt and the sunnies. glad that you share this

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