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5 Tips for Shopping the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

Shopping the NSale saves you money on must-have items for the fall.

During the annual Nordstrom Anniversary Sale the latest trends and styles can be found on sale for a limited time. The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale also commonly referred to as the “NSale” features coveted brands like Sam Edelman, Rebecca Minkoff, Kate Spade New York, Spanx®, Charlotte Tilbury, NARS, and more offer specific items at a discount. For first-time shoppers the NSale can be overwhelming but with these tips you can have a game plan when it’s time to shop.

How to shop the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

Sign up to be a Nordy Club Member

Nordstrom offers a rewards membership at no-cost called The Nordy Club. Benefits of The Nordy Club include 1 point per $1, 2 points for $1 with a Nordstrom debit or credit card, and Ambassador & Icon Status can earn 3 points per $1. With access to The Nordy Club you will be notified of special acess to offers, events, sales (like the NSale), and more!

Check for Your Favorite Brands

You can preview your favorite brands (and items) in the anniversary preview sale on Nordstrom’s website. My favorite brands to shop for during the Nordstrom sale include: Anastasia Beverly Hills, Bobbi Brown, Bombas, Charlotte Tilbury, Circus by Sam Edelman, Hourglass, Kate Spade New York, Levi’s®, Madewell, NARS, Nike, Rebecca Minkoff, Sam Edelman, Sigma Beauty, Spanx®, Sperry, T3, and The North Face.

How to shop the NSale

Create a Wishlist

Once you know the brands you want to look at you can browse each brand specifically to determine the best on sale items you are considering. If you have signed up for The Nordy Club, you can add all the items to a wish list within your account.

The Nordy Club wishlist item for Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

Make a list of the top ten items you would want to buy, so when it is your time to shop the sale you know which items to head to right away. it’s likely if you are familiar with these brands — more specifically clothing and shoes know what size fits you best to minimize returns. Use the wishlist you created in your Nordy Club account to create a top 10 list of items you are really hoping to purchase this year.


pro tip:

Use the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale to purchase clothing, shoes, and makeup staples.


Shop Early

Early access for the N Sale starts on July 9, 2022 and opens to the public on July 15, 2022 ending July 31, 2022. It’s recommended to shop for your items as early as you can since quantities are not always guaranteed based on the tiered access to the on-sale items at Nordstrom. Use the wishlist you created in your Nordy Club account to create a top 10 list of items you are really hoping to purchase this year.

Visit a Nordstrom Store

Nowadays most shoppers are shopping online and shipping to their homes — especially since Nordstrom offers free shipping and returns on all orders. You could visit your local Nordstrom to take see if one of your wishlist items is only available in-store.

Get Ready to Shop the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

If you are ready to create your Nordstrom Sale wishlist use these tips to stay organized. Happy shopping!

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