Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2020 | Sneak Peek +Shopping Tips


The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is just around the corner! Are you ready to shop?

What Is The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale?

The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is considered the most important sale of the year. While Nordstrom holds half-yearly sales throughout the year, this sale has become legendary among Nordstrom customers who enjoy outstanding savings on the most exciting new fall and winter merchandise. There’s also summer merchandise on sale too at deep discounts!

The Anniversary Sale is when I buy my core closet essentials that I use in my capsule wardrobes! Essentials like tees, jeans, sweaters, cardigans and shoes. If there are any clothes or shoes in my wardrobe that need replacing, the sale is the perfect opportunity to buy quality-made items at lower prices.

When Is The Anniversary Sale?

Nordstrom usually sends out a printed preview catalog to cardholders showing several items in the sale, but this year it’s different…everyone will be able to preview all sale items. This way, you have plenty of time to save items to your wish list so you can check out faster when it’s time to shop.

If you are a Nordy Club cardholder, you can start shopping August 13. Nordy Club cardholders with Icon, Ambassador or Influencer status will get even more time to shop Early Access. The higher your status, the earlier you shop. This is on top of the six days of Early Access all cardmembers get.  

You can see the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2020 Preview Catalog and start saving items to your Wish List now!

See the chart below for the dates to shop:

In order to gain Early Access to shop the #NSaleclick here to apply for the Nordstrom credit card.

Not sure what your status is, find out here!

Anniversary Sale Shopping Tips

Shop Online – Since I live about 3 hours away from the nearest Nordstrom retail store, I always shop the sale online. I’ve heard from other fashion bloggers that shopping in the store, especially the first few days of the sale, is chaos! When I shop online, it’s quick to find what I’m looking for, especially using the “wish list” feature, you instantly can pick your sizes and you save time and shop from the convenience of your home!

Buy Multiple Sizes – Items sell out quickly, so if you need to exchange your item for another size, it might be available. If I’m unsure about what size to buy, I will buy two sizes, then send back the one that does not fit for free.

Keep Checking On Items That Sell Out – If an item that you want sells out, keep checking back. Nordstrom will often restock return items, so your size may become available.

Download the Nordstrom App – you can get notified when items in your Wish List and Shopping Bag are back in stock using the Nordstrom App.

Double Your Rewards – Cardmembers can use a Personal Double Points Day to earn 2X the points on any day you choose.

Get Email Updates – Sign up for emails so you can stay up to date on Anniversary Sale news.

Free Shipping – They will ship almost anything on the site to anywhere in the United States—even Alaska, Hawaii and Puerto Rico—for free.

Contactless Curbside Pickup – It’s a fast and convenient way to get your Anniversary Sale finds! Click here to find a Nordstrom store near you.

What Should Be On Your Shopping List?

Fall clothes should definitely be on your shopping list! Since this sale consists of all new arrivals at deep discounts, now is the time to stock up on your Fall, and even Winter, essentials!

Some of my favorites from previous years:

  • Wit & Wisdom Jeans: I LOVE the Ab-Solution jeans (see my try-on review here)! They fit perfectly in all the right places and they have just a bit of stretch but hold their shape all day.
  • Cardigans: A cardigan instantly elevates an outfit and is a great layering piece.
  • Zella Leggings: Whether you are working from home, lounging on the weekend or need leggings for your athleisure outfits, this brand of leggings are always a favorite!
  • BlankNYC Suede and Leather Jackets: These jackets are always popular to wear in multiple seasons.
  • Booties: Booties are such a popular shoe to wear, especially if they are a neutral color like tan or black.
  • Tory Burch Bags: These bags are buttery soft, but can be expensive. Several of these are discounted during the Anniversary Sale!

These are a few of my favorites from previous year Anniversary Sales:

A Few Anniversary Sale 2020 Picks

Just like in previous year anniversary sales, my focus will be on replacing any worn staples in my closet, like jeans, cardigans, sweaters, tees and shoes. Since I buy quality basic essentials, they last several seasons, so I don’t have to replace them as often. I also like to buy a few trending pieces to freshen up my wardrobe!

Vince Camuto boots and booties tend to be popular in the Anniversary Sale and sell out the fastest. I’m excited to see one of my favorite shoes, The Feather-L Leopard Loafers are included in the sale! This Leopard Pattern bootie is another gorgeous shoe with a beautiful pattern (I may have to buy these!). Barefoot Dreams cardigans are always popular during the Anniversary Sale and this CozyChic Leopard Cardigan (available in 3 color patterns) is gorgeous and you can wear this one while you are working from home! Henley tops were popular this past Fall and Winter and are great for layering under jackets and cardigans. This High Cuff Henley Top comes in several colors (my favorites are “burgundy beet” and “white”). Next to stripes, my favorite pattern is leopard and this Rounded V-Neck Tee in “animal dot” is such a pretty pattern! You can wear it now while it’s warm and later in the Fall underneath a cardigan or jacket. I have added these Wit & Wisdom Grey Ankle Skinny Jeans and these Wit & Wisdom Ankle Straight Leg Jeans to my Anniversary Sale Wish List.

Stay tuned for the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2020: My Picks coming this Friday, July 31 to the blog, where I share the top items I predict will be popular in the sale and so you can get your Wish List ready!

“I will praise You, O Lord, with my whole heart; I will tell of all Your marvelous works. I will be glad and rejoice in You; I will sing praise to Your name, O Most High.” – Psalm 9:1-2

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  1. Kelly,

    I included it in my picks in the next blog post on Friday. I agree, it’s one of the best lotions out there and my favorite too!

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