If you’ve been looking for Christmas in July, then you’ve come to the right place! The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is just that! But it can also seem confusing and overwhelming, so let me break it down for you.
When does the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Start?
Early access starts on July 12 at 11:30am CST. Public access for everyone starts on July 19.
How can I get early access to the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale?
Easy! All, you need is a Nordstrom credit card.
How long does it take to get the Nordstrom card?
I spur of the moment a couple years ago decided that I just had to have early access to the sale. I was approved in just a few moments and then immediately had access to the sale and was able to shop with my new Nordy card! It was fast and easy and so worth it!
When does the Nordstrom Anniversary sale end?
August 4, and prices go back up on August 5. Whatever you do, don’t wait until after this date! Nordstrom is pretty good at restocking pieces during the 3 weeks of the sale, but still, I wouldn’t risk waiting this long to shop because so many great pieces will sell out! It happened to me quite a few times last year, and fomo isn’t fun. = )
How do I shop the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale?
You can shop online or in stores. The closest Nordstrom to me is 3 hours away, so I do most of my shopping online. But the good news is that shipping and returns are free, and also they have an amazing return policy with no time limit on returns.
Do I need a promo code to shop the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale?
Nope! You don’t need any coupons or any codes. All sale prices will be marked so you will know exactly what you’re paying for.
What kind of items will be on sale?
There will be some summer pieces, but the bulk of the pieces on sale will be fall and winter items…hence Christmas in July. This will be THE time to stock up on some great cold weather pieces. I know it’s hard to think about spending money on winter clothing in July ,but trust me, you will thank your past self come fall and winter.
What are your favorite pieces to shop during the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale?
This is the best time to stock up on your favorite brands for less. I bought some Topshop jeans a couple of years ago during the sale, and I still wear them a ton.
Work, date night, church, weddings. Dresses are so versatile, and I love finding them for a steal.
This is the time to buy all those beauties you’ve been dreaming of!
Boots & Booties
I got so many great pair of otk and ankle boots last year. I promise, you can never have too many!
I got Leighton the cutest little North Face jacket for 40% off last year!
I basically live in sweaters, cardis and wraps all winter, so this a favorite staple to buy during the sale.
I go through running shoes pretty quickly. It’s the best time to scoop up my favorite pair of Nikes.
Some of my favorites are watches, bracelets and necklaces, but you can find so many great investment pieces or trendy pieces on sale.
Makeup & beauty items
Sometimes forgotten about, but Nordstrom carries some of the best cosmetic lines. Been wanting that Clarisonic, a new blow dryer or some designer perfume? The sale is the time.
Bedding & home decor
I scooped up some of my favorite pillows during the sale last year. It’s the perfect time for a home refresh.
Now…it’s time for a giveaway! I am giving one lucky reader $100 to shop the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale! Public access starts on July 19, so the giveaway will run through July 18. I will email the winner a digital gift card so you can shop the sale immediately! To enter, just use the rafflecopter widget below and good luck!
What is on your Nordstrom Anniversary wish list right now?
455 thoughts on “Tips on How to Shop the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale + $100 Nordstrom Gift Card Giveaway!!”
I’m looking forward to buying school cloths.
Cannot wait for this sale!
Straight A Style
I want to buy jeans and sandals
New fall items!
Very excited about the sale!
A dress to wear to a friend’s wedding
New fragrance and shirts
Can't wait to shop this sale!
The best sale of the year!! Cannot wait!
I love your Nordstrom sale rundown. I don't usually shop it, but I might this summer.
The Nordstrom sale is life!! I am so excited for it.
I soooooooo want to win!!! I love Nordstrom and can't wait for the sale!!!
I am excited for bright colors!
I really want a pair of ankle boots
SO excited to shop the sale! Can't wait.
xo Laura Leigh
So many great tips! I can't wait to shop the sale on Thursday!
great tips! love this giveaway too!!
I think I'm going to try and stay away but we'll see if I get tempted haha!
I’m looking for cardigans and cute tops! Love this sale!!!
Literally beside myself with excitement for the sale!!
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I am all ready for the sale! Have my favorites picked out and ready to shop!
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I am super excited for the sale! I cant wait to start shopping:)
I’m moving to a new apartment soon, so I’d love to get some home items like a Barefoot Dreams blanket.
I will be shopping for some new jeans.
I am looking for plaid items. I love the plaid coat that has been pictured.
I really want some kind of flowy dress!
I am looking for some new workout leggings and sports bra
Kate Spade designs, as we don’t have them in Spain!
I am looking forward to some florals. Maybe a maxi dress.
Cant wait to see what the have on sale in sandals!!
Knee high 👢 boots
I’m looking to get some new Diesel jeans!
Love all the items especially the button dress by Something Navy.
I’m looking forward to buying some fall clothes! Thanks for the chance to win!
I would love to get myself a nice new bikini. In desperate need of a new one because I packed on some pounds, unfortunately!
I love the Topshop Tie Dye Slipdress.
looking forward to seeing what’s available. i could use a new blazer.
Super excited for the sale!!
I would love to purchase some new perfume or beauty product.
I need a new dress for summer cruising!
I just purchased a pair of boots for winter but I also want to purchase a new pair of sneakers.
I’m looking froward buying the Halogen sweater & Charlotte tilbury pillow talk duo
I’m looking forward to buying a new purse!
I would love to get a new designer pocketbook
Shorts, and pants probably
I’m really hoping to score a moto jacket during the sale!
I would like to buy new tops to jazz up my jeans.
I’m looking for cute sandals and a purse
Good post! I’m looking forward to buying new bras!
I’m in need of new sunglasses and love the Quay Australia x Desi Perkins Don’t @ Me 48mm Cat Eye Sunglasses
I usually look for good prices on higher end sleepwear, like Natori- or deals on cute winter jackets!
Not sure yet but I know it will be exciting
I like the CozyChic Lite Long Cardigan and some skinny jeans 😁
I’d give this card to my grandson as he just got a corporate job in NY so he’ll need to upgrade his wardrobe.,
I love Nordy’s and really could use some new jewelry!
I’m looking for a new purse or sandals
High Torsion Cotton Dress
My granddaughter is getting married in October and I would love to get one of these cute dresses. Thank you for a chance.
I would like to buy a dress, like the
Halter Sundress by ELIZA J.
I’ll be looking for button-down shirts for the Summer and beyond!
I’m looking forward to shopping for a cardigan, shoes and pajamas.
looking for headphones.
What a great opportunity!
I’m shopping for a new handbag.
I want to buy replace brush heads for my clarisonic
I am definitely looking forward to all the sales on shoes@
I like the heritage classics.
Some cute new tops
I love the MICHAEL Michael Kors Jill Platform Wedge
I want to buy jeans and sandals
I have been looking at the beautiful tops!
Looking forward to girly floral designs
Bogs Classic Tall Freckle Insulated Waterproof Rain Boot (Women)
jeans and sandals
A new handbag!
Arizona Boho Flowers Slide Sandal
I’m really excited to get some new activewear. I’m also keeping an eye on anything self-portrait.
I need bedding!
I’d love to find a good high waisted skirt.
I love the Leith Wrap Dress
I could use a new wallet.
shoes, shoes and more shoes!
I am on the hunt for a nice leather handbag.
Rain boots perfect for a pumpkin patch.
School shoes for my daughter. A back to school shopping trip at Nordstrom is a family tradition.
I am looking forward to getting the men’s Magnanni Laguna Penny Loafer.
I love getting a good price on designer jeans during the sale!
stuff for the kids and back to school
Hoping to find some bargains for dress clothes for work!
I love the Ray-Ban 51mm Aviator Gradient Lens Sunglasses
Thanks for the giveaway!
I like the knee high boots
I am looking forward to buying some blouses!
i love the swimsuits, they are adorable!
I would like some tops
I would get the Long Languid Dress in the lavender color.
I want to buy shirts.
Looking forward to shoes on sale
bras and panties
I will be shopping for new sleepwear and clothing items for my grandchildren! Thank you for the chance to win!
I am looking for a coat and booties
i want to get a new handbag!
so many pretty things, I couldn’t choose just one!
Looking forward to shopping for boots and cardigans
I would love to buy shoes
Looking forward to this sale!
Back to school clothes and summer dresses
I am looking forward to buying a new bathing suit and shorts for vacation.
I could use a new swimsuit.
I’m looking for denim capris
I want to buy skirts and sandals.
I want some new shoes!
Looking for some home accent items to liven up the décor.
I love the “jill” surplice a line dress!
I could really use a new crossbody purse.
I need some new shoes, and there are a lot of possibilities listed.
I need a nice dress.
I am looking forward to buying new sandals.
I love the Men’s shoes and swim wear
I’m hoping for a cashmere sweater
I would like some sandals and maybe a sundress for my upcoming vacation.
i love the something navy button midi dress.
Looking forward to buying a new pair of sandals.
I would buy a new winter coat for this winter.
So awesome! I would be thrilled to be able to buy a new dress from Nordstrom! I absolutely love the Zella Monica Drawstring Dress. So cute and casual. Thank you for the chanceto win.. Good luck everyone!
My son has outgrown everything again, so I would definitely be buying tween boy clothing!
Handbags and makeup
I would love a new handbag. I don’t splurge on myself often.
I always love stocking up on workout clothes and big sweaters.
Ooohhh love the Sale every year
I like the cute top with the stars on it!
I want BOSS Black Leather shoes 😍
I like the black Glenda Waterproof Sneaker Bootie.
cant wait to buy new boots!
I am looking forward to getting some new summer shoes and some summer tops
I’m having a baby in September, so probably would love some post partum friendly dresses or tops!
It depends on what my wife likes as the shopping is for her.
I am looking forward to snagging some cute boots and cardigans!!
I look forward to shopping for a new, warm winter coat
some new shoes
I’m looking for some chic sandals.
I would love to buy the something navy cutout bathing suit love duo colors
I’ve never shopped this sale but as a first time mom it would be so nice to be able to get something for myself!
Running Shoes and Handbags!
GREAT STUFF LOVE YOUR BLOG!
Can’t wait to get my summer dress and shoes!
Shoes, is there ever another answer?!
I could really use some new cute shorts
The Vince Camuto Gigietta Snakeskin Booties top my NSale list!
I would love to buy a few cashmere sweaters
I would love some new sweaters from the sale!
I love the ankle boots.
Definitely some more summer sandals and suits!
I want the Irving Stripe Sneaker by Michael Kors.
I have lost 20 pounds (20 more to go) and most of my clothes are loose, I would love to get a dress and a pair of pants that fit well.
shoes,boots and anything else I can find
Excited for skin care bargains.
makeup and jeans
Happy Anniversary Nordstrom! I love the make up counters. I always feel better when I leave.
I really need some neutral basics for my closet.
I would love to get a new swim suit!
i’d like to get the Lulus Ready For It Sleeveless Wide Leg Jumpsuit
I really need a new pair of hiking shoes.
I need new undergarments.
I’m most looking forward to shopping for a new handbag and boots.
A would like a nice new sweater and jeans.
A new bikini!!!!
I would love to buy the Puff Sleeve Dress.
I want to buy replace brush heads for my clarisonic
I’d like new jeans
I would love to buy a new shirt for work or maybe a cozy cardigan.
I’d love some Cole Haan GrandPro Low Top Sneakers. Look nice enough for work and a night out.
I am looking forward to buying some more summer staples like shorts and sandals.
Shoes! I get my all of my family their shoes at Nordstrom’s.
I love the Nina Waterproof Suede Boot by BLONDO. and of course the Zella Leggings!
I love the BP sun glasses
I’m looking out for some sandals!
beauty products and clothes for work
I’ve been looking at sandals on Nordstrom’s site, I could use some for walking, and a pair that would be good for a dress, also winter boots. Whoa! I’ve got some in my Nordstrom wish list!
Steve Madden Tributes Wingtip Boots
I could really use some new jeans
I’m most excited to see what baby items are included in the sale!
Something for my new house – maybe buffet lamps
I’m looking forward to grabbing some cardigans, booties and purses!
I could use some new shoes.
I’m looking most forward to getting some new makeup for the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. They have such a great selection and the makeup counter attendants are always helpful and knowledgeable.
This question and answer post was so helpful!
Patagonia jackets, babyzen stroller, adidas pants for the boys and some nice boots for myself
Love back to school shopping
Not sure what mom wants to get
I am looking forward to buying some new shoes from the sale.
Love shopping at this store. Great fashion for everyone.
I’ll be headed straight to the cosmetics counter 😉
Back to school stuff.
I want some cute summer tops.
Shoes, boots, sandals…and more shoes
Jeans and a purse.
Jean, jeans, jeans!
I want to buy some new pillows.
Would love to win this
Want a new purse. Need shirts ty gl all!
I want to buy clothes for the anniversary sale.
I love the Kayli Slide!
I like the sundresses. Im more of a comfy fitting when it comes to clothes.
I could use a new bag
I’m hoping to snag a cute leopard print bootie!
Looking for jeans and shoes.
Loving the barefoot dreams cardigan! So many great cardigans on this sale!!
bed sheets! This is an awesome sale to stock up on bed sheets.
the shoes and pants!
I love the mini Tory Burch crossbody!
I’d like to buy a new winter coat!
I’m heading over to the aisle for women’s blouses and capris. Thank you for this opportunity.
Men’s dress shoes
jeans and shirts
I look forward to finding some great dresses.
A pair of Adidas running shoes, & I want to look through the jackets as well!
We just adopted a little girl and she starts school in just one month! I am so looking forward to getting some cute clothes for her, she deserves something extra nice.
Cant wait to get some new denim and some new fall layering pieces!
Plan to buy sandals
I have been wanting this vegan leather reversible tote from Street Level. https://shop.nordstrom.com/sr?origin=keywordsearch&keyword=Reversible+Faux+Leather+Tote+%26+Wristlet+STREET+LEVEL
I have been wanting this vegan leather reversible tote bag by Street Level.
I want to get the Zella Live In High Waist Leggings.
Love the shoes!
sounds like an adventure!
I love the dresses!
Love the quality of Nordstroms!
The Madewell high rise button fly jeans are calling my name! I’ve never tried a pair of jeans by them, but have heard they are amazing! Also, if course the Barefoot Dreams cardigans. I really want to buy a couple to give as Christmas gifts too!
I don’t know yet.
I’d love to get the Island Goddess One-Piece Swimsuit!
Shirts, Boots and Bras!
Looking forward to finding shoes on sale!
One thing on my list is
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Seersucker Stripe Duvet Cover
I’m going to pick up a Tumi Carry-On and a leather Longchamp Le Pliage
cute tops that are nursing-friendly
Thank you. I’m hoping to get some new outfits for myself and my daughter and new bras!
I was there yesterday in at the Toronto location and they were saying there will been some amazing makeup and skincare sets on sale, so looking forward to that.
Bags and diaper bags!
Momma needs a new bag or two! Oh, Oh! And some new capris! Thank you for the opportunity!
I’m looking froward to buying the Halogen sweater & Charlotte tilbury pillow talk duo.
I’d like to buy a Charlotte Tilbury eyeshadow palette 🙂
I’m most looking forward to getting a couple new swimsuits and rompers.
I’m most excited for all the great clothes of course! Summer clothes especially!!
I would shop for my youngest granddaughter. I’d get her the Embroidered Bodysuit & Sweatpants Set
A lot of different maxi dress.
I need heels and shorts.
New sandals!! Also a summer handbag!!
Timberland Wodehouse Chukka Boot
Can’t wait to snag sweaters for the fall! And of course some booties and shoes for the gym!
Would love a new pair of sneakers!
I’d really love a new Tory bag!!
a new pair of summer time sandals would be lovely
I love the tortoiseshell hoop earrings from bauble bar!
I need new jeans!
My must have item is the Barefoot Dreams cardigan.
I am mostly looking for jeans and booties. But I always look st the beauty buys also. To be honest I just want most all of it. So many cute options.
Zella Live In High Waist Leggings!!
I would buy shoes and more shoes!!
I would love to buy a new pair of running shoes and a cardigan for work.
Definitely the Madewell The Perfect Vintage Denim Shorts. I need an up to date pair.
I love Nordstrom!
I would love to stock up on beauty products. Skin care & Hair care mostly. Thanks for the giveaway!
I’m looking forward to buying shoes especially wedges.
I’m looking forward to getting some new winter boots!
A new bra & panties set
I’m looking forward to buying a few new dresses.
I’ve got my eye on the Cole Haan Ramsey Leopard Flats and a couple of other things (leopard clutch and Barefoot Dreams cardi).
I could really use a matching purse for the shoes I’m wearing to my friends wedding
I’m looking forward to hopefully being able to get number 13 and 14 on the list of items for sale
I want shoes and boots! Especially the Vince Havana Notch Booties
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I need some new black boots and booties.
Sandal booties and I also want these little hoop jeweled earrings.
i like the cute BP Longline Open Cardigan!
I’m most looking forward to buying my kids some school shoes and a dress for myself.
I would like to buy a new pair of boots.
Shoes. A girl needs her shoes.
looking for some new shoes dress and tennis shoes
The jacket I wanted sold out already, but I would really like new pj’s and a robe.
I really want some new sweaters, specifically Barefoot Dreams.
I would love to get the Burberry 57mm Vintage Check Polarized Sunglasses.
I was browsing the sale and found this sweater Something Navy Leopard V-Neck Cardigan (Nordstrom Exclusive) I love it!
I love the Neon Leather Crossbody Bag by RAG & BONE.
I am looking to pick up some cute sandals and purses.
I’d like to get some Hunter Wellies!
I would like to find some great jeans.
Looking for something I think you would wear. Love your style.
i always look forward to their shoe sale!
I like this cardigan https://shop.nordstrom.com/s/karen-kane-maya-convertible-cardigan/5380493?origin=category-personalizedsort&breadcrumb=Home%2FWomen%2FClothing%2FSweaters%2FCardigan&color=black
I’m interested in some of the home products like the candles. Also, Barefoot Dreams is a favorite. Love their cuddly wraps!
I am looking to by some dresses. Need new dresses.
I got the diptyque candles and I’m so excited!
Thanks for the chance!
I want a new everyday purse. So hopefully I can get one at a fabulous price during the sale.
New sandals would be nice.
I like the Treasure & Bond Floral Wrap Dress (Big Girls) for my daughter
I’d like to get some new shoes at the sale.
I am loving the Long Languid Dress and the Daydream Floral Wrap Dress. Thank you for this wonderful opportunity and amazing giveaway!
Maybe a Gucci Marmont bag if I can talk my husband into it 🙂
I really need some nice tops so I would love to win the GC!! Thank you for the chance!!
I’m excited to shop for shoes and jeans!
I’m looking forward to buying sweaters for fall!
I really need some new jeans!!
I would love to buy some new tops or beauty products!
I love the wedges.
City Chic Seville Maxi Sundress is so cute love it for summer.
I will be shopping for new jeans.
I’m loving the Coach Nomad burnished leather crossbody bag in Flax. Such a gorgeous color and perfect for fall.
Thanks for the chance!
Perfect time to buy Vince Camuto boots
Anthropologie Mini Penelope Giraffe Planter Pot are adorable for my kitchen window.
I’ve been eyeing up the Winnie Sneaker Bootie!!
Regular shopper and ready to return for school clothes!
keepingmy fingers crossed
I’m looking for some cute wrap dresses or button downs that would be nursing friendly!
I’d like to shop their Crossbody bags like this one: Faux Leather Crossbody Bag, Main, color, BLACK
Nicoh Faux Leather Crossbody Bag
I’d like to get some booties and sweaters in the Nordstrom sale.
Jeans and Tshirts
I need a new summer maxi dress!
I’m hoping to buy a new handbag and also some great sandals. Thanks for all the generous giveaways you have!
I can’t wait for the jewelry to be on sale.
Shoes and bags are always where I start shopping at Nordstrom
I am loving all of the boots this year. Can’t wait for cooler weather so I can wear them.
I want a pair of Adidas Swift Run Sneakers.
I would use this to get some new shoes and shirts for work. My dress shoes are about ready for the trash and I put on a few pounds so I need some better shirts.
I stock up on my favorite bra! 🙂
I would like some shorts.
Excited for the sale!
Excited for the sale! I want some new boots.
I desperately need a new pair of running shoes!!
Need to buy my sons shoes.
I’d like some shorts that fit.
The cheetah print blanket that *EVERYONE* has! I’m about to move into a new apartment that’s full of exposed brick and dark wood, so I think it would look perfect.
I would love to get a new purse and some sandals.
I’m excited about the Barefoot dreams blanket that everyone talks about!
I’m looking forward to the activewear.
I look forward to this sale every year!
Modal Silk Blend Scarf look like a great accessory piece to get
I would like to get the Stem Side Stripe Stretch Cotton Jumpsuit for my daughter.
Vince Havana Notch Bootie (Women)
I have my eye on the Chelsea28 Mock Neck Body-Con Dress, the Louise et Cie Sid Pointy Toe Genuine Calf Hair Bootie and the T3 Grey SinglePass Curl 1.25-Inch Curling Iron.
I always love the sales and getting a good deal.
This Speechless Floral Fit & Flare Dress is beautiful 😍
I love sweaters and would like a couple more for this year.
I would buy the Faux Leather Crossbody Bag, Main, color, BLACK
Nicoh Faux Leather Crossbody Bag by
Id love to get new shoes. the Sannibel Platform Wedge Sandal looks awesome
I like Floral Paisley Midi Wrap Dress
I look forward to buying a new fragrance.
I am looking forward to shopping for a NuFACE along with some other skincare products.
Nordstrom has tons of cute kids clothes for back to school!
I would love some new towels for our master bath.
SOME NEW SHOES! 🙂
I am super excited about some new blouses!!
I’d like to get some of the children’s clothing that they have on sale. I have two little granddaughters and love to buy them things.
Wish list is back to school clothing for my children. I would love new boots 🙂
I would like to have the Kate Spade splash ruffle neck dress.
I need new jeans!
A new dress!
Love shopping at Nordstroms!
I would shop dresses and find some nice sandals to wear for the summer. It would be fun to have a new outfit for a date night with my husband.
I’d love to get a new pair of boots.
My fave is the Agatha silk maxi dress
Brianne Off the Shoulder High/Low Cocktail Dress
Herschel Supply Co. Roy RFID Wallet
I want a set of sheets and/or a really comfy throw
I need new shoes!
I’ll likely overspend when I shop but I really want a new summer dress or 3! lol
As much as I would love New clothes, this momma is shopping for school clothes for my kiddos. Back to school.
I’m looking forward to buying a couple of good jackets, for layering in the cooler weather.
I’m looking forward to new clothes
I’m really oogling over these Steve Madden Feather Studded Loafers <3
I lost weight so I am in desperate need of new clothes!
I want a pair of cute boots for fall so bad!!!
Back to school shopping for the kids and new running shoes for me
Awesome thanks for the chance!😎
I need a good pair of comfortable walking shoes.
Michael Korr dress
Need to buy some pants. Thanks for the giveaway
I would love to buy a silk scarf.
I would love a silk scarf!
Shoes and more shoes!
On my wish list – Estee Lauder anti aging creme
I am looking forward to buying new clothes for the fall.
I really want the MAGNANNI Echo Sneaker.
I love Nordstrom, this would be so awesome!
I definitely want to buy a new handbag!
looking forward to buying most is Wacoal How Perfect No-Wire Contour Bra
I’m deciding on which new tops to choose.
I have to buy a wedding guest dress before the end of August.
I am excited to buy some new sandles!!
I’m hoping to find a new pair of sneakers for working out and a dress for a wedding I’ll be attending.
I really want a pair of the black ankle boots. I really must have them!!!
So many summer dresses!
As silly as this sounds I would love the Iscream Unicorn Reversible Sequin Pillow
Can not wait to shop for work shirts!
i cant wait
I’m looking forward to buying the Nordstrom Chevron 18-Inch Spinner Carry-On
I am looking forward to getting a pair of boots or some fall clothes.
The items I am looking forward to buying most from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale are the Nike Sportswear Essential Fleece Pants (Plus Size), the Bernardo Packable Hooded Jacket (Plus Size) and the UGG® Melrose Genuine Shearling Bootie. Thanks for the fantastic opportunity to win!
I love the Saint Laurent Lizard Embossed Leather Zip Pouch!
Sundresses and sandals.