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It’s summer sale season, which means many of your go-to retailers are knocking down prices on some of their best items — and we’re not just talking about Amazon Prime Day. For the fashion and beauty diehards, there is one summer sale to anticipate above all others: the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. It is coming soon, too. Although you can preview the sale now, the real sale runs from July 15-July 30.
Notably included in this sale are, well, all of the goods that you want — that you actually want, and aren’t buying just because they went on sale — discounted. That means clothes, shoes, bags, makeup, home goods. Sneakers and leggings for workouts, sandals and beach bags for vacation, skin care and hair styling tools to see all of those summer weddings through. You name it, it’s on sale.
Read on for all the details you need to know to save big with the best deals during the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale.
What is the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale?
The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is an annual sale that spans about two weeks every July. It’s beloved by shoppers for its massive discounts across several categories. And unlike other retailers’ sales that offer discounts on last season’s styles, the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale lets you save big on brand-new, in-season arrivals, plus all the essentials you could possibly think of. But the real bonus? Even their designer duds are discounted.
When is the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale?
The sale occurs every July. All Nordstrom card members receive early access to the sale, and selected card members (read: big spenders) have the opportunity to shop even earlier. Once the sale opens to all shoppers, it continues online and in-store for about two weeks.
This year, the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale opens to all shoppers, both online and in-store, on July 15 and ends on July 31. Nordstrom credit card holders, depending on their status level, can start shopping as early as July 6. Within Early Access, there are tiers based on your yearly spend amount. Icon status is the highest level, followed by Ambassador, then Influencer (all card members begin at the Influencer status), and your Access begins based on your level.
- Icon Early Access: July 6–14
- Ambassador Cardmember Early Access: July 7–14
- Influencer Cardmember Early Access: July 9–14
- Everyone: July 15–31
It’s not too late for one of those early access deals, either. Up until July 5, you can apply for a Nordstrom credit card to score one of those earlier shopping windows, plus a $60 bonus note you can use on future purchases.
What Deals Can We Expect to See During the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale This Year?
Now that we have access to the Anniversary Sale preview, we can plan out our buys, especially for those bigger ticket items that we’ve been waiting to be discounted, like timeless Tumi luggage, luxurious Silk pillow cases, and T3 hair tools, like its high-tech hair dryer. This is a great time to stock up on summer essentials especially, given that it still is indeed summer. We’re talking Cult Gaia sandals and Sophia Webster leather box clutch for weddings. We’re talking cute sunglasses from Ray-Ban and Prada for beach trips, sneakers from Nike and Adidas (like UltraBoost DNAs) for traveling, and athleisure and activewear must-haves from brands like Alo Yoga and Sweaty Betty, which are armed and ready for the sweaty environment. A Natori underwire sports bra with memory foam straps? Yes. The extremely popular Spanx faux leather pants that feel like leggings but you will do zero exercising in? Also yes.
If you’re looking for more of a gift vibe, get ahead of the game (which is to say, whatever event you have in mind) by looking to some of Nordstrom’s best gifts for women and men in your life. That includes comfy and timeless slippers from brands like Ugg, makeup and fragrance sets from YSL, and candle sets from Nest and Boy Smells. Perhaps your best friend could really use a Clare V clutch for her birthday. Or perhaps it’s a Marc Jacobs crossbody and that best friend is you.
This preview is especially exciting because it means you can plan out your shopping without having to make any panic-because-it’s-on-sale choices. Because Nordstrom puts popular stuff on sale (not, for example, the brands you’ve never heard of), a lot of that stuff tends to sell out. This is especially true for all of the beauty products, which tend to not go on sale as often or as discounted as clothes might. On the list of holy grail beauty finds: Hair care sets from Oribe and Olaplex, makeup sets from Charlotte Tilbury and Westman Atelier, facial cleansing brushes from PMD, and skin care tools from Dermaflash.
Another big pro to Nordstrom’s Anniversary sale is range of classic, no-fail, always-a-good-idea pieces the brand puts on sale. This makes your shopping smart rather than splurgy. At least as far as we’re concerned. Grab a new pair of jeans in a flare cut or light color you’ve been eyeing, like Free People’s uber-light wash distressed denim, Levi’s classic rib cage denim, or a cool medium blue from Frame. Or maybe it’s time, finally, for a new and cozy set of sleepwear from Nordstrom (plus, a matching shorts PJ set) and Eberjey. And for those shopping for things they can gift — to themselves or to others or both because they are on sale! — look to sleek jewelry from Jenny Bird and Madewell and a whole range of bags from Longchamp to Proenza Schouler.
While you sift through the preview for the store-wide sale, you can shop these 10 fashion and beauty deals on Nordstrom.com today.
Levi’s Ribcage High Waist Jeans
Ugg Disquette Slipper
Sweaty Betty Stamina Bra
Wacoal Comfort First Underwire T-Shirt Bra
Tory Burch Leather Bucket Bag
Too Faced Best in Lash Mini Mascara Set
Sisley Paris All Day All Year Essential Day Cream
Clinique High Impact Mascara
Atelier Cologne Paris Vanille Tribeca Candle
T3 Whirl Trio Interchangeable Curling Iron Set