Can y’all believe it’s almost that time of year again?! The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is right around the corner! This is hands down my favorite sale of the year to shop because you can buy brand new items for fall that will be heavily discounted. I’ve been shopping the sale for years and have learned a few tips and tricks for making this sale work for you. That’s why I’m sharing the ultimate guide on how to shop the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2021. I will have everything broken down by category so you won’t need to search every page of the Nordstrom website – so leave the hard work to me! And don’t forget to follow me on Instagram and the LiketoKnow.It App for try-ons, sizing info & styling tips!
Before we get into all the details, I want to remind you that you don’t need everything that will be shared during this sale. I’ll be sharing a variety of items to help inspire you, and give you options in case you happen to be looking for cute fall booties or that perfect jacket. I want to be a resource for you so that you can pick up a few key pieces that will be worth it! I’ve bought items from past sales that I wear season after season – so sharing my tips below on how to get the biggest bang for your buck!
What is the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale?
The Nordstrom Anniversary sale is the only sale that allows you to shop new arrivals for the upcoming season at a discounted price – usually it’s the other way around. It’s basically a preview of the new style trends for fall – jackets, cardigans, boots, jeans, etc. The sale is tiered to allow those that spend the most with Nordstrom throughout the year to shop first. To see what tier you are click here.
When is the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale?
The preview lookbook will be released July 6th. This is a sneak peak at the items that are going to be a part of the sale. If you have an account with Nordstrom, you can save items that you love to your wishlist. I highly recommend doing this, because it makes the checkout process, quick and easy.
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INSTAGRAM: I’ll be posting try-on hauls, sizing info, and styling tips over on Instagram stories (click here to follow). I highly recommend turning on post notifications so that you don’t miss a restock alert or new sale find. You can do this by going to my instagram and clicking on the bell in the upper right hand corner and select posts and stories.
LIKEtoKNOW.it: I’ll also be posting exclusive content in the LiketoKnow.it App, so be sure you’re following me there as well! This will be the place I’ll post restock alerts, outfits that didn’t make it to IG and more! You can create a profile and heart items that you love, or simply save photos as outfit inspiration to come back to once you get the pieces in the mail.
Tips for Shopping the Sale
SHOP FAST! The #1 piece of advice I can give – if you see something you like, check out as soon as possible because items can sell out quickly! The best part about Nordstrom is their free shipping so you can make several purchases and not have to worry about shipping costs.
SHOP SMART! There will be so many items on sale and it can get very overwhelming so I suggest going in with a list of items that you know you want (I added a Fall Must Haves list below) and purchase those items first. Remember, everything will be brand new, just marked down up to 40% OFF! Also determine your budget ahead of time and stick to it.
FALL WARDROBE MUST HAVES
- Neutral Booties
- A Great Pair of Everyday Jeans
- Leather Jacket
- Everyday Gold Jewelry
- Free People Sweater
- Black Leggings
- Cozy Cardigan
- Fall Dress
- Fall Hat
- Long Sleeve Basic Tee
- Nice Coat for Winter
- Comfortable Flats or Mules
- Designer Sunglasses
- Designer Handbags
It’s also a great time to stock up on gifts for the holidays! One of the most popular items of the NSale year after year are the Barefoot Dreams blankets & cardigans and beauty bundles. So I’ll be sharing some gift inspo in case you’re wanting to get a head start on your holiday shopping.
One of the main shopping tips for the sale if you’re a cardholder, is to maximize your bonus notes (cash back), which is a major perk Nordstrom offers. As a Nordy Club member, you earn points per dollar depending on your payment preferences, where you can earn up to $3 per every $1 spent at Nordstrom. This sale is also a great time to use your double points day. You basically want to use your double points day on a day you plan to spend the most (a la NSale) so that you maximize your points and earn more notes!
Top Selling Items from NSale 2020
- Spanx Faux Leather Leggings (a top seller ever year – I own these and love!!)
- Barefoot Dreams Blanket
- Barefoot Dreams Leopard Print Cardigan
- Chain Mules
- Free People Chunky Sweater
- Free People Thermal Top
- Pointed Toe Bootie
- Busted Knee Jeans
- Ribbed Cardigan
- Felt Hat
- Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Lip Kit
- Tory Burch Crossbody Bag