Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2019 Guide

When the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2019 catalog arrives in the mail it’s always an exciting day! This is one of my favorite sales to shop because brand new items for the season are discounted more than they’ll ever be. Some of the items aren’t even released at other stores yet! Remember, prices will go up after the sale and popular items sell out very fast. To help you make the most of the sale and get the items you want in your closet, I’m putting a guide 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.


The NORDSTROM ANNIVERSARY SALE kicks off for Icon members July 9-10. Nordstrom cardholders are also called Nordy Club Members and early access for all cardholders start July 12-18, 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 what you want are almost guaranteed. Plus, a lot of perks come with the card including 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 19 – August 4.


July 9-11, 2019: Icon Level Nordy Club Members can pre-shop in store!

July 12-18, 2019, 12:30 P.M. Eastern: Early access for Nordstrom cardholders

July 19, 2019, 3:01 AM Eastern: Nordstrom Anniversary Sale opens to everyone

August 5, 2019, 2:59 AM Eastern: Sale ends, items return to retail price


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 AG jeans, 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!


Look at your closet and see what you need and think of on-trend items you want. Jewel tones will be on trend this fall, so I know I’ll be looking to add something in those hues into my collection. Do you need a new winter coat, heels for work, a go-to handbag or boots? The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 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.

Right when the sale starts, I’ll compile a list of my must-haves from the sale for y’all.


  • MARK your calendars and alerts for the first day you can shop
  • MAKE a list of what you need in your closet
  • LOOK at the Nordstrom Anniversary sale catalog to get an idea of what you want. Remember this is only a fraction of what will be available.
  • CHECK Color & Chic often to see new blog posts with items I recommend, bought and more.
  • FOLLOW me on the app since I’ll be posting much more frequently on there, including exclusive content, try-on’s, outfit ideas, top-sellers and more. You can shop directly from the app, so it’s super easy!
  • IF you don’t want to download another app, that’s cool too! Just follow me on Instagram as I’ll be posting frequently there, too!

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

Why Should I Apply For A Nordstrom Card?

Every year Nordstrom cardholders get to shop the Nordstrom Anniversary sale before it opens to the public. This pre-sale period is when items sell out fast. I’ve seen items sell out the day the sale drops for early access! By having a Nordstrom card, you’ll get to shop the sale right when it starts, increasing your chances of getting exactly what you want in your size.

You’ll get Rewards points when you shop using your card. Nordstrom Rewards customers earn points on net purchases made in-store and online at Nordstrom, Nordstrom Rack and Hautelook. You’ll get a $20 Nordstrom Note to use for every 2,000 points. And you get a $40 bonus Note when you make a purchase the day you’re approved for your card.

If you plan on a big shopping day, such as the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, you can make it a Personal Triple Points Day, so you can really rack up the points! This can be done in-store or online. I always do this during the sale!


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