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2018 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale: What You Need To Know

It’s almost that time! The 2018 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is less than two weeks away, and today I’m sharing everything you need to know to navigate the sale succesfully. This guide will give you early access dates, benefits of being a credit card holder, access to the catalog, my favorite buys from last years sale, and items I’m eyeballing this year. 
I will be shopping this years sale from Nordstroms flagship store in Seattle so that I can provide you with the most optimal in-store shopping experience! This means I will be taking you along with me throughout the store via stories in real time, so if you don’t already follow me over on Instagram click here to do so. Like last year, I will break down my favorite items from women’s wear, shoes, handbags, and beauty products and will be updating this post as I go (so be sure to bookmark it so you can easily refer back). 
2018 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Blogposts:
– Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2018 Catalog Favorites
– New links for additional posts will be located here once sale is live! 

What is the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale?
 The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, nicknamed #Nsale on social media, is Nordstroms biggest sale of the year. For a limited period of time, Nordstrom offers brand new fall styles at deeply discounted prices. During the #Nsale, no promo code is needed – you will see the original price listed under the item of interest online, as well as the Nordstrom sale price below it. 

When is the 2018 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale?
Card holders can shop the sale starting July 12 – August 5! If you’re not a card holder, but would like to be, you can apply for the Nordstrom Credit card here until July 10th to still receive early access! The sale opens to everyone (non cardholders included) on July 20, 2018.
Why is early access beneficial?
Early access is beneficial because the hottest items sell out first. Access for card holders starts (July 12th) a full week before the general public (July 20th) can shop the sale, so sizes and selections are still fully stocked. In addition, the day you sign up for a Nordstrom credit card, you get a $20 Nordstrom note that can be used towards you purchase. Other perks of the card include personal triple points days where you have the opportunity to accrue additional $20 notes. I had early access last year, and wanted to wait to see a purse I spotted in the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale catalog in person, and by the time I had a chance to do that it was sold out in store and online. Womp, womp. So, this year I will be purchasing everything online, and using their free returns policy should the items not work out.
What kind of deals can I expect?
A preview of sale items for both women and men can be found in the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale catalog here. Some of the most popular discounted items include shoes (my personal favorite), tops and blouses, cardigans and sweaters, jeans, jackets, undergarments, purses, and dresses. You can expect discounts of 25-30% off, and in some cases more. I usually stock up on pricier/designer items during this time as they traditionally either don’t go on sale at all, or not with these types of discounts. Items like Tory Burch flats and Stuart Weitzman boots have been a few of the most popular finds in years past.
What were the top 6 most popular items amongst my readers last year?
TopShop Stripe Colorblock Cardigan
(sold out during Early Access)
How should I shop the sale?
I recommend previewing the sale products via the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Catalog prior to the sale date, and starring items you are interested in. I also tend to shop for staple items first. Last year, I had the most success, and got the most use out of staple items I purchased like fall booties, Nike tennis shoes, cardigans, work wear, athletic gear, and simple tee shirts! I also really recommend shopping for these online. Most Nordstroms have an “in-store pickup” option, so if you’re worried about fit, you have the opportunity to scoop up the most desirable items and sizes via their website, and going to the store when it’s convenient to try them on. If they don’t fit, you can return them right there.
To see my Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Picks from last year, click here and here.


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