I am so excited to be gearing up for my favorite sale of the year. Check out the brand new Nordstrom Anniversary Sale page to see the key dates and learn more about the biggest sale of the year! This sale can be overwhelming and items go quickly, so it’s important to prep ahead of time to have the best experience. I’ve been shopping this sale for over eight years, so I wanted to share some helpful tips so you’re more than prepared. Here are the top Nordstrom Anniversary Sale shopping tips from a seasoned expert!
My annual Nordstrom Annual Sale lookbook will be coming to your inbox on July 6th! Even if you don’t plan to shop the sale, I highly recommend subscribing to get your copy because it has over 50 outfits ideas to wear now until winter. The entire lookbook is shoppable, meaning you can click any item to shop throughout the sale. Click here to subscribe and get your free download!
TOP SHOPPING TIP: MAKE YOUR WISHLIST
It’s helpful to go into this sale with a plan and in order to do that, you need to have a good understanding of your current wardrobe. Knowing your wardrobe needs is key to avoid unnecessary spending. I keep a running list on my phone I update whenever I go through my closet each season or if I notice a need when I’m getting dressed. I highly recommend doing a closet declutter doing before shopping this sale! I do a thorough closet edit 2-3 times a year, typically between winter/spring and summer/fall since these are bigger wardrobe transitions. I have more details about how to have a successful closet declutter here.
SHOPPING TIPS TO KNOW: FAVORITE ITEMS IN THE LIKETOKNOWIT APP
One of my top Nordstrom Anniversary Sale shopping tips is to use the helpful LikeToKnowit app that makes shopping so much easier! Starting on 7/6, I’ll be posting my curated NSALE picks into the LTK app (follow me here!) and you can simply “heart” your favorite items or outfits in the app. Think of this as your digital wishlist to keep your shopping efficient and organized. Then when you’re ready to shop you just click the item you can quickly checkout. The LikeToKnowIt app will also let you know if there’s been a price drop. I highly recommend using this new feature!
I’m posting my in-store try on haul and in store finds in the LTK app first on July 12th, so you definitely want to be sure you’re following me there!
SHOPPING TIP TO KNOW: BUY YOUR MUST-HAVES FIRST, BROWSE SECOND
I place multiple orders during the sale because I don’t want to be browsing only to find my #1 item sold out when I’m ready to check out (learned the hard way!). As soon as the sale goes live, I tap through my LTK wishlist, add them to my cart, and check out right away on any must haves. At Nordstrom you don’t have to worry about shipping or returns (it’s free & easy), so there’s no added pressure there!
SHIPPING HACK TO KNOW
If you want the best chance of getting your entire order, I recommend paying for expedited shipping if you can. I’ve noticed through the years that my items are less likely to be canceled because doing so speeds up how quickly my order is fulfilled.
SHOP WITH ME
I absolutely love to be a resource for you during this sale! I’ll be combing through the entire sale to highlight only the best for you, as well as provide honest outfit reviews and restock alerts on Instagram & here on my blog. Items sell out quickly, so I highly recommend turning on post notifications for IG! My goal is to help you build a wearable wardrobe you love and to minimize returns and buyer’s remorse.
Here is my upcoming content calendar if you want to be on the lookout for these posts coming up (**Dates are subject to change):
- July 3: The sale preview is live!
- July 5: My Wishlist live on LTK
- July 6: The 2nd annual Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Lookbook will be sent to subscribers only.
- July 9: Strawberry Chic NSALE Week begins! I’ll be posting a new youtube video on my channel everyday this week to cover the sale. In today’s video, I’ll be sharing my personal wishlist
- July is 9: Predicted bestsellers
- July 11th: Sale opens for ICON card holders. I’ll be sharing the BEST items included in the sale on IG
- July 12: Come shop with Me! My massive Nordstrom Anniversary Sale try on haul will go live on IG
- July 13th: NSALE Capsule Wardrobe
- July 14th: Best Jeans
- July 15th: NSALE Shoes Review
- July 16th: The top 10 Bestsellers from the sale
- July 17th: Best-in-stock items under $100
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TOP NORDSTROM ANNIVERSARY SALE TIPS: BUDGET FOR WARDROBE STAPLES
I always prioritize investment wardrobe basics during the sale. Some things always included in the sale that I would recommend include: a good pair of Jeans | Boots/ Booties | shoes, A fall coat | bras | Spanx leather leggings.
USE YOUR NORDY NOTES
Speaking of Nordstrom Rewards, don’t forget to use your double/triple points day when placing your order! I usually save up some of my Nordy Notes for the sale. It’s essentially free money back from Nordstrom as a thank you for your purchases!
SHOP ONLINE FIRST
I would avoid doing in-store pickup (if you have a store near you) during the busiest times of the sale (during early access and the first few days of public access). There is a higher likelihood your order can be canceled since this type of orders don’t get fulfilled right away, plus inventory can be hard to locate in-store during busy times. Online has the biggest selection and inventory and your order is much safer placed online in my experience.
I hope my top Nordstrom Anniversary Sale shopping tips help you get your fall wardrobe ready for the upcoming season! I can’t wait to be a helpful resource for you again this year 🙂