Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2018 : What You Need to Know

Wow! I always know the year is halfway through when the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2018 catalog arrives in the mail! This is without a doubt one of my favorite sales to shop because new items for the season are discounted more than they’ll ever be. To help you make the most of the sale and get the items you want in your closet, I’m putting a guide below with the best way you can shop the sale. When the sale drops, I’ll have more posts on the items you’ll need in your closet this fall and winter. I’ll also be updating with available sizing, colors and more. You can shop the sale at THIS LINK when it starts.

WHEN THE SALE STARTS

The NORDSTROM ANNIVERSARY SALE kicks off for cardholders July 12-19, meaning they get the first pick of sale items. Items sell out quickly, so if you have a Nordstrom credit or debit card, your chances of getting your size are almost guaranteed. If you don’t already have a Nordstrom card, you can sign up HERE. As with any card, processing takes a few days, so if you want to shop July 12, sign up soon! The sale opens to the public July 20 – August 5.

  • July 12, 2018, 3:01 AM Eastern: Early access for all Nordstrom cardholders
  • July 22, 2018, 3:01 AM Eastern: Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2018 opens to everyone
  • August 5, 2018, 2:59 AM Eastern: Sale ends and items return to their normal retail price
NEW ITEMS, LOW PRICE FIRST

What’s great about the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, is brand new designer items start off at a lower price, then once the sale is over August 5, prices go back up. I use this time to shop for fall and winter. Stocking up on what I need now and wearing it later in the year when temps cool down. You won’t find designer items including Tory Burch boots and handbags, Michele watches, Hunter Boots, Kendra Scott jewelry, Vince clothing and more at prices like these! You can get ahead with your fall and winter wardrobe and be set for the next seasons and years to come!

MY STRATEGY

Look at your closet and see what you need and think of on-trend items you want. Burgundy will be on trend this fall, so I know I’ll be looking to add something in the rich shade into my collection. Do you need a new winter coat, heels for work, a go-to handbag or boots? The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2018 is the time to grab those items. Compile a list of items you need and shop for those items first. Once you’ve checked out and paid for those sale items online, you can go back and look for items you want next. The best selling items at last year’s sales were purses, jewelry, dresses, watches, skirts and outerwear in that order. But from experience, I’ve seen Tory Burch boots, Kate Spade bags, and Kendra Scott jewelry sells out fast.

The NORDSTROM ANNIVERSARY SALE CATALOG has been released, so flip through and see what you like. Write down item numbers or style names for items you like, so you can punch them in the search bar once the sale drops.

Since I get off work at 11:45 PM EST, I’ll be staying awake to compile a list of my must-haves from the sale for y’all. Be sure to swing by regardless of whether you’re a night owl or early riser!

During the sale, I will be blogging, posting on my Instagram feed, in Instagram stories and more about the sale. I’ll mention what I’m purchasing, doing try-on sessions and actual blog posts

If you are interested in seeing what I snagged at the sale last year, check out THIS POST

ITEMS I’M LOOKING AT

Now to the fun part! Here are items I’m looking at purchasing for the sale.

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Treasure & Bond
Panama Hat
Sale Price: $31.90
After Sale: $49[/col1]

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Leith
Nik Pump
Sale Price: $49.90
After Sale: $79.95[/col2]

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Badgley Mischka
Wrap Coat
Sale Price: $229.90
After Sale: $329[/col3]

 

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Kendra Scott
Kristen Earrings
Sale Price: $42.90-$46.90
After Sale: $65-$70[/col1]

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BP.
Mock Neck Colorblock Sweater
Sale Price: $31.90
After Sale: $49[/col2]

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Thread & Supply
Fleece Jacket
Sale Price: $59.90
After Sale: $88[/col3]

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Nike
Free RN 2018
Sale Price: $67.90
After Sale: $90[/col1]

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Adidas
Edge Lux Clima
Sale Price: $31.90
After Sale: $49[/col2]

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Nike
Blazer Low Essential
Sale Price: $59.90
After Sale: $75[/col3]

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SimpleHuman
Sensor Makeup Mirror
Sale Price: $134
After Sale: $200[/col1]

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Charlotte Tilbury
Glowing Skin Set
Sale Price: $75
Value: $128.50[/col2]

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T3
Cura Hairdryer
Sale Price: $134
After Sale: $200[/col3]