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Just in case you haven’t heard, Nordstrom’s Anniversary Sale has kicked off! This post is going to explain why people lose their minds over this sale, how this sale works and some key dates and also what I’m eyeing up in this year’s sale.

Why is the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale SUCH a Big Deal?

People seriously go crazy over this sale…and being on the outside looking in it was a bit difficult to figure out at first. I mean, stores run sales ALL the time…why is this one so special?

Well, here’s the deal. Most sales are old, end of season merchandise. What sets this sale apart is that it is NEW fall and winter merchandise that’s on sale before the season starts. That’s a big deal. This sale also features a ton of designer merchandise that people save up all year to purchase. Want a new Kate Spade bag? How about some Tory Burch boots? Or perhaps a Movado? You can get hundreds of dollars off these timeless items in this sale.

Rainbow mountain hike

This windbreaker was the best Nordstrom Anniversary sale purchase ever!

Now, you don’t have to drop hundreds of dollar on designer items to get good deals in this sale. I bought most of the clothes I wore for my Peru trip in last year’s sale! So, that was a waterproof windbreaker, sweatshirts, athletic pants, flannel shirts and a pair of sneakers. (Some of the stuff is pictured below.)

machu picchu

Sweatshirt + windbreaker were from this sale!

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Key Dates

July 12 – 19 is the “Early Access” sale. What this means is if you have a Nordstrom credit card, you get first dibs on the sale items. If you don’t have one, you can apply now and then shop the sale!

July 20 – August 5 is the “Public Access” sale. This is when everyone who doesn’t have a Nordstrom card gets to shop the sale. I personally don’t have a Nordstrom card. (My husband and I only ever use our Marriott card – we’re all about Marriott points!) But, when I went to shop the Public Access sale last year, some of my wishlist items were already gone. So, be sure to have a backup plan if you don’t have the card.

My Top Picks for This Year’s Sale

I usually try to keep items below $100 when I’m shopping. This year, though, I’m in the market for a new coat and some gorgeous designer accessories caught my eye. So, I went a bit over on a few things. I’ll save and mark the coats and designer accessories for the end, though. So, almost everything pictured below is under $100.

I’m REALLY excited to get another pair of Brooks capri workout leggings (my pair I bought last year is amazing) and to get another Brooks high-impact sports bra on sale (I swear it’s the only decent high-impact sports bra out there right now). Click on any of these photos to shop them.


Skinny Jeans


Athletic Wear




I Like This Rug!


Designer Goodies

Love This Luggage Too!

I’m curious, are any of these items also on your wishlist? And have you shopped the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale before? Let me know in the comments!

Why the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is a Big Deal

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18 thoughts on “Why the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is a Big Deal + My Top Picks

  1. Mireille

    I bought 2 items last year, a sweater and a pair of booties last year and wore them a lot! this year I may but a pair of wit and wisdom ab solution jeans and that’s it! I actually won the cardigan I was hoping to purchase in a blog giveaway. Yay!!


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