Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2022: First Picks & What You Need To Know

The long awaited annual Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is almost here! The Anniversary Sale is when Nordstrom brings out a ton of new fall styles and immediately marks them down so you can get both wardrobe staples and new trends for the season at big discounts before the fall season even begins. This annual sale is different than retailer traditional sales. Instead of items being marked down as the season ends, NEW items are discounted before the season even begins!

FYI, all of my #NSale 2022 coverage can be found under the NSALE 2022 tab at the top of ClassyYetTrendy.com. (If browsing on your phone, tap the 3 lines at the top, for the dropdown menu.) As I add new posts, they will be added to that tab.

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2022 - First Picks

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What Is The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale?

The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is considered the most important sale of the year. This sale has become legendary among Nordstrom customers who enjoy outstanding savings on the most exciting new Fall and Winter items. There’s also summer items on sale too at deep discounts! I have been shopping at Nordstrom for several years now. I first discovered the department store when I starting this blog in 2014. I was blown away at all the brands they carry in the stores and online. Shopping online at Nordstrom is super easy, convenient, have fast free shipping and they have free return shipping too!

The Anniversary Sale is when I buy any capsule wardrobe foundation essentials like tees, jeans, sweaters, cardigans and shoes. If there are any clothes or shoes in my wardrobe that need replacing, the Anniversary Sale is the perfect time to buy quality-made items at low prices.

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2021 Try On Reviews - clothes rack front

See the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2021 Try-On Session Here

What Are The Dates Of The Anniversary Sale?

  • June 29:  Online Preview Begins
  • July 6:  Early Access Begins for Icon Status Cardholders
  • July 7:  Early Access Begins for Ambassador Status Cardholders
  • July 9:  Early Access Begins for Influencer Status Cardholders
  • July 15:  Sale Opens to the Public
  • July 31:  Sale Ends and Prices Go to Full-Price

See the chart below for the dates to shop:

How Do I Get Early Access?

Early Access to the sale is available to Nordstrom cardmembers.  The sale start dates are arranged based on your Nordstrom Cardmember Status. You can find out your Nordstrom Cardholder status here. I have had the Nordstrom card for several years and it makes shopping at Nordstrom more convenient! Nordstrom is one of my most favorite stores to shop!

If you don’t have a card, you can sign up for one here.

What Are The Benefits Of The Nordstrom Card?

  • Early Access to the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale to shop for items before they sell out.
  • You can sign in to access your card online and start shopping right away.
  • Earn 2 points per dollar spent in stores and online at Nordstrom, Nordstrom Rack, HauteLook and Trunk Club.
  • Plus, get a $20 bonus Note when you spend $100 at Nordstrom with your new Nordstrom card the day you’re approved.
  • Enjoy the benefits of being a Nordstrom cardholder.
  • No annual fee
  • 24/7 Nordstrom Customer Service

Go here to sign up, and click Apply Now to submit your application. The application is simple and the approval process is quick.

Create A Wishlist Before The Sale Begins

As I am writing this post, you can’t shop the sale just yet as it has not yet started, but you can add #NSale items on Preview to your Nordstrom Wishlist to purchase when your access level comes up. This is awesome because you can make a plan and shop the sale strategically, rather than buying impulsively.

I have spent several hours going through page after page of all the items that will be in the sale and selected a few items for myself, plus noted items that I recommend to you all! I shop the sale online not only because the closest Nordstrom store is 3 hours away, but so I can shop with purpose and stay focused on what I actually need to buy for my closet.

I bookmarked the items I want to purchase and saved them to my Wish List…it’s easy!

  1. When you find an item you want to buy in the sale, you select your size and color, then click on the “Add to Wish List” button.
  2. When it is time for you to shop, just move the items from your Wish List to your shopping cart
  3. Check out and you are done!

Here is a screenshot below of a few items I already have in my Wish List. If you notice I have several pairs of jeans and three bags in my Wish List. I probably won’t be buying all of them, but I have them in my Wish List so I can narrow down my selections before I shop the sale. You can update your Wish List anytime by adding or removing items.

Being that I use a capsule wardrobe, I focus more on foundation essentials like jeans, pants, tees, sweaters, cardigans, jackets and shoes in neutral colors. But, you may want to also focus more on adding a few clothes and shoes in your favorite colors to your closet. If you have went back to work in the office, you may want to focus more on buying workwear staples like skirts, blazers, sweaters and dress shoes. Be sure to keep your lifestyle needs in mind when shopping the sale so you shop with purpose!

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 very busy! 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 with free shipping.

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. When I am on my phone, I prefer using the App since the menu stays at the bottom of the screen and is easy to access.

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.

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’s In My Own Wish List

Since I work at home during the week, I tend to wear jeans a lot. I prefer wearing jeans that are lightweight and are stretchy, which are the most comfortable for working at my desk. I enjoy wearing tees, cardigans and sweaters in the Fall and Winter. Our Winters are mild where I live, so I prefer to wear sweaters made of cotton or cashmere. I’m a Nordstrom cardholder and I’ll be placing my order on July 7th. When I receive everything I’ll do a Try-On Session and post it here on the blog, then I’ll decide what I will keep and return.

Here is what is currently in my own Wish List (click on any item for details):

“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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