Nordstrom Anniversary Sale: What’s the Big Deal, and Where Should You Start?

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

It’s that time of year again… the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale (or #NSale) has begun, and with it, the opportunity to save big on some of their newest arrivals. Personally, this is one of my favourite sales to browse each year, as there are so many gems to be uncovered, and unlike your typical end-of-season sale, this is new stock rather than end of line.


Early access to the #NSale opened up on Thursday 13 July, but for those of you like me who aren’t Nordstrom cardholders, public access kicks off tomorrow – Friday 21 July. The Anniversary Sale runs right through to Sunday 6 August, with sale prices going back up to full retail on Monday 7 August. You can find it a little more on the website here, including a peek at the entire catalogue.


What makes this sale a little unlike any other is the fact that while it might be summer in the Northern Hemisphere (for all you lucky ladies living in the US and Europe!), it gives you the opportunity to snap up a bargain – or few – for your upcoming autumn/winter wardrobe.

It’s an incredible opportunity to invest in your wardrobe if you’re missing a pair of boots (these Stuart Weitzman’s are a classic!), or a heavy wool coat to beat the winter chill; personally, this double faced wool beauty is my pick.

It’s not often that you stumble across new season arrivals on sale with markdowns up to 40% off. Alternatively, if you live in the Southern Hemisphere (hands up!), it’s a chance to maybe add something that your winter wardrobe has been lacking, if you spy something that catches your eye, that is.


Like with any new wardrobe addition, it’s a good idea to take stock of what you have before diving head first into the sale; with thousands of new autumn arrivals marked down, it’s safe to say that it can get a little overwhelming very quickly. For me, there’s usually a few key items that I’m after each season – for autumn and winter, I like to get a new chunky knit sweater or two, an everyday skirt, and assess whether I need a new coat or a new pair of winter boots. I’ll also usually throw in a trend piece or two which will work with the rest of my closet. Right now, I’m loving ruffles, and this floaty ethereal blouse is at the top of my list, and I also think this floral number is a gorgeous option for a dark romantic winter dress.

Some of the best bargains to be had from the #NSale are definitely sweaters (a must for Autumn!), coats (this is a lovely and classic looking trench), booties (I still can’t get over what a bargain these are), and jeans (my fave are these from Frame Denim). I’ve had a bit of a browse (the joys of being sick!), so I thought I’d share some of my favourites from the sale with you which you can shop down below. I’m on a little bit of a self-imposed shopping ban right now so I have a feeling I’ll mostly be doing a bit of ‘window shopping’, but if you end up coming away with anything from the sale, please let me know what you bought in the comments! x









  1. July 21, 2017 / 4:53 am

    Thanks for breaking the sale down–I’m not a cardholder and don’t know much about it and it seems like most other bloggers just assume everyone has shopped this sale a million times before.

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    • July 28, 2017 / 8:26 pm

      Oh I’m so glad you found that helpful! I think that having special cardholder access does make it quite difficult as I noticed even when pulling this post together, that a number of items were already selling out in sizes. Did you end up buying anything? I have a few items in my wishlist but given I’m trying not to actually spend money on clothing right now, I can’t justify it!

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