Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2018

Hi, friends!

I know you’ve probably already heard the rumblings from the blogging world that the biggest sale of the YEAR is almost here. The first year I ever shopped the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, I felt super overwhelmed and like I was missing out at every turn. I didn’t even know where to begin so I ended up disappointed when I missed out on some really great deals.

My goal in this blog post is to take all the guesswork out for y’all and make this whole process simple and rewarding.

So let’s get started with my simplified guide to The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale!

Why Is This Sale a Big Deal?

Most of the time when you hear the word “sale”, it means that a retailer is pushing old merchandise by marking it down. The reason this sale is different is because Nordstrom is introducing brand new merchandise for Fall 2018 at heavily discounted prices. This is kind of unheard of in this industry and that’s why it’s such a big deal.

When Does It Start?

Early access for the sale starts on July 12 and will run through July 19th. The only way you can shop early is if you have a Nordstrom card so now is a great time to get one. If you’re not into credit cards, you can also get the Nordstrom debit card. You will receive a $40 Nordstrom Note (gift card) when you open up a card, which is pretty awesome. You also earn points all throughout the year to be used toward your purchases. I LOVE having a Nordstrom card! You can apply for yours here. 

On July 20th, the sale will open to the public! Historically, many of the best items from the sale will have already sold out by this point but it’s still worth it to shop. The sale will go thru August 5th and after that, everything will go back to full price.

What’s The Best Way To Shop?

Online is THE way to go when it comes to shopping this sale. The stores are absolutely nuts and the inventory online is abundant. You can also buy online and pick up in store if you want to get your items faster. This sale is very extensive so instead of going directly to the Nordstrom site, come here to my blog first and I will have all the best items ready to click and shop so you don’t have to waist time looking through pages and pages.

Nordstrom makes returns super easy so there’s no risk ordering online!

I’ll have categories arranged by must-haves (the items that will sell out quickest), shoes, accessories, home, beauty, kids, and mens.

What Else Do I Need To Know?

I will be placing a huge order to do a try on session at home so I can show y’all ways to style the different pieces from the sale and you can see what everything looks like live in action. I prefer not to go into stores to do try on sessions because the main purpose of these is to show YOU the items and I don’t want to make more work for the already overwhelmed Nordstrom employees!

I will save all my try on sessions in stories as well as on my blog. I’ll have a sales tab that’s devoted just to the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale so it will be easy for you to find.

Pieces to pay close attention to will be:


Coats and Jackets

Cardigans and Sweaters



I will have my first post with must-have items LIVE and ready for y’all by 6 am the first day of the sale and will continue to cover the sale throughout its duration. I will be working my tail off trying to make this sale a huge success for YOU my sweet readers! I always appreciate so so so much y’all shopping through my links, especially during a huge sale like this one. I hope I can help to make this sale super fun for y’all and please know that I will be here to answer and and all questions I can throughout the sale. Do not hesitate to reach out!

Thanks so much for reading, y’all! Have a happy day!