Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2019: Everything You Need to Know


If you’re on Instagram and/or follow other bloggers, you have likely heard A LOT about the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale recently. So what’s the big deal? Well for starters, it is for sure my favorite sale of the entire year of any retailer. Why? It’s unlike any other sale because Nordstrom offers crazy good discounts on NEW merchandise. It’s basically a giant sale of all the new fall merch (not items that have already been for sale or on the shelves/racks of stores) for the upcoming season. No one else does a sale like this. It really is a big deal!

Here’s the thing. You will see some bloggers posting about this sale NONSTOP for the next 2-3 weeks. You will see other bloggers defiantly NOT posting about it because they’re annoyed with the first camp of people haha. Just so yall have fair expectations of what I’ll be bringing to the table, I fall somewhere in between these two extremes. I will absolutely not be publishing new blog posts every single day and doing five zillion try on sessions BUT I will be sharing a handful of posts about stuff I truly love and shop for during this sale and covering the highlights for you.

I asked my Instagram followers what they were looking for during the sale and that will be my jumping off point. I also plan to share what I’m actually buying, using, liking, or disliking. It will be a happy medium of sharing constantly and not talking about it at all. Hope that sounds good to yall!

So, here’s what you need to do to be prepared for the sale:

If you’re a Nordstrom Cardholder, you get to shop the sale early, which is a huge advantage because stuff will most definitely sell out and FAST.

Early access for cardholders is July 12th at 12:30pm ET – July 18th

Public access will be from July 19th – August 4th

Being a cardholder has a ton of perks, the biggest one definitely being early access to this sale each year. If you aren’t a member yet and want to be, there’s still time. Sign up here!

What should I shop for?

So my favorite stuff to buy during the sale are staple pieces for fall/winter. Things like denim, coats/jackets, shoes (BOOTS!), sweaters and cardigans. There is always great activewear as well and awesome sales on baby/kids clothing. I bought a few things last summer for Kennedy while I was still pregnant with her, which was so fun. I will for sure browse for her and try to buy a few pieces for the next couple seasons again.

I recommend browsing the sale catalog, which has already been released, ahead of the sale starting on Friday. This is super helpful to start getting some ideas of the things you want to check out and try to snag. This sale covers everything from home decor, fashion, accessories, shoes, menswear and baby/kids. It can be a bit overwhelming, so the catalog really helps to give a brief overview of what to expect when everything is live later this week.

Now what?

If you’re a cardholder, get ready to shop on Friday! Stuff will sell FAST on Friday, so if you see something you like… get it. Nordstrom makes returns SO easy (and free) so you can always return something if it doesn’t work out. If you’re not a cardholder, no worries. A lot of items will be restocked before the sale is public on the 19th. I’ll share some more info before that happens but for now, just get browsing and have some fun. There really is awesome stuff each year and it’s worth splurging on a few really good quality, staple pieces.

I will be previewing some things this week and sharing all my top picks and favorite things on Friday just as the sale starts… so be sure to check back Friday and keep a close watch on my Instagram and profiles. I will be sharing a lot in Instagram Stories and on the app throughout the sale, some content may be exclusive to those, so give them a follow!

PS when it comes time for you to do your personal shopping, I just want to say I am so grateful for those of you who use my links and posts as your starting point. At the risk of sounding crazy, this sale is a really big deal to everyone in this industry and has considerable earning potential when do you shop through me. I always want to be transparent with yall about that process and hope you know I am so so grateful for any time you shop something through me or because of me. It’s so fun to see what you girls are buying and loving and helps me plan better for what kinds of products to share with you.

I digress. Happy Monday! Hope you all had a great 4th and are ready for a good week!

xx Alex