What you need to know about the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 101 featured by popular Denver fashion blogger, Delayna Denaye

The NORDSTROM ANNIVERSARY SALE  (Early Access) starts TODAY and I want to help you prepare with this Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Guide. Answer questions, share dates & times, explain what the sale is... I'm here to be your all-encompassing sale tour guide. Get excited, here we go!

This year's Nordstrom Anniversary Sale starts July 20th and runs until August 5th. You can also gain access early several days prior! To find out how, continue reading.

Dates & Times To Remember for the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale:

  • July 12th, 2018 12:01 am PST Early Access begins for Nordstrom Cardholders
  • July 20th, 2018 12:01 am PST The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale opens to the public
  • August 5th, 2018 11:50 pm PST The sale ends and items return back to full price
  • If you spend over 10k a year at Nordstrom you are a level 4 card holder, this grants you access the day before early access. This would have been on July 11th. Some bloggers also have special access the day before as well. 
>> The NORDSTROM ANNIVERSARY SALE CATALOG was recently released! <<

Why is the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale such a big deal?

Well, for me it's like Christmas in July. The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is the one time of year Nordstrom unveils brand new Fall merchandise  ON SALE. After the sale, August 6th prices go back up, so this event is an amazing time to snag late summer, Fall, and even Winter pieces you can wear for months to come. The only downside? Taking blog photos in sweaters and coats in 90-degree weather,(last year) and this year I will be across the pond for the sale so I will be remotely and virtually assisting you all!…

What can I do to prepare for the Nordstrom Anniversary sale?

Mark your calendar and set your clocks for July 12th! Things sell out!!

Clean out your closet! (or just make room) The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is a great time to buy basics like denim, booties, boots, tees, and sweaters. Knowing what you have and what you need is a great way to prepare for the sale. It's easy to get overwhelmed by the amount of merchandise Nordstrom will have available, so having a list of needs (or wants) is helpful! 

Peruse the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Catalog and highlight items you want to get your hands on. A lot of popular pieces will go quickly so making a list or priority items is key. I did this last year and it made the process much easier. 

Make sure to stop by Delayna Denaye often for updates with my personal sale favorites and purchases. I will be posting as often as I can from over seas!

Follow me on the LiketoKnow.it app as I will be posting some app only content and it's a super easy way to shop my Nordstrom Anniversary sale outfits! You can find out more about the app in THIS post.

If you don't want another app, that's okay! You can always find my outfits on my Shop the Feed page here on the blog, or over on Instagram you can go to my linktree and click on the shop my instagram tab. 

How and where do I shop the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale:

You can shop the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale both in stores and online, but I HIGHLY RECOMMEND shopping online for better stock and a more comfortable experience. OR if you have a store near you, you can select in-store pick up. That means you order online but can get your items same or next day! And some stores even offer curbside pickup - how easy is that?! 

A lot of you ask how I can get credit for "in-store" purchases when you shop my links (y'all are so sweet) and in-store/curbside pickup orders made online totally count! 

Do I need a promo code to shop the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale?

You don't need any kind of promo code to shop. If you have Early Access, you'll log in to your account and automatically be able to shop the sale. If you're not a cardholder, you'll be able to see the items but won't be able to purchase until the 20th. 

Why should I check out the Nordstrom Anniversary sale early if I don't have Early Access?

You can easily add items to your wish list on Nordstrom.com so they will all be there when the time comes to check out on July 20th when the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale officially begins! I will be posting sale content the second the sale starts so feel free to add my favs and purchases to your own personal list. 

How do I get Early Access? 

Early Access gives you the ability to shop the Nordstrom Anniversary sale 8 days before anyone else, and trust me, things fly off the racks (both literally and figuratively). Some items don't even last a day! To gain access, you'll need to be a Nordstrom cardmember. I actually opened my Nordstrom Card several years ago to shop early. There are two types of cards and both get the privilege of shopping the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale early!

Why apply for a Nordstrom Card:
    • Early Access to the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale
    • A $40 bonus note when you make any purchase using your new card the day you're approved 
    • 2 points per dollar spent with Nordstrom, Nordstrom Rack, Trunk Club, or HauteLook
    • Benefits of being a Nordstrom cardholder
    • No annual fee24/7 customer service

    Nordstrom Rewards Retail Card is a store card that can only be used to shop at Nordstrom, Nordstrom Rack, HauteLook, and Trunk Club. You'll earn 2 points per dollar spend in store and online. 

    Visa Signature Cardholders access the same perks at the retail card but earn additional Nordstrom points with any purchase using the card. You'll shop instantly if you're approved!

    To apply for a Nordstrom Credit Card, simply click HERE, then Apply Now.

    Why should I come to the blog if I follow you on Instagram?

    Swipe ups are seriously the best thing since Avocado Toast, and trust me, there will be SO many swipe ups happening during the sale (SO if you read the blog but don't follow on IG, now is definitely the time to start!), my blog will be the BEST and MAIN resource for all things Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. I personally think shopping the Nordstrom Anniversary sale is better on my computer due to the number of items being purchased and the quality of information.

    You can check out some of my posts from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2017.