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Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2018 Guide

It’s time. Time for the best sale of the summer; actually one of the best sales of the year. If you haven’t already guessed, it’s Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2018 time aka #nsale time! As a self-proclaimed expert in regards to Nordstrom Anniversary Sale shopping, I’m sharing timelines, best practices, tips, and recommendations on shopping Nordstrom’s biggest sale.  To avoid a bazillion small sale related posts, I will be updating this frequently.


Athletic Clothes and Sneakers

Boots and Booties

Coats and Sweaters


Hair and Beauty

Skirts and Dresses

Heels and Flats

Handbags and Wallets

Blouses and Tees

Accessories (Scarves, Jewelery, Sunnies)


nordstrom anniversary sale 2018

So first things first, why is this sale so great?

The Nordstrom anniversary sale 2018 gives you the ability to shop for NEW fall merchandise at a discounted price. Yep, these aren’t months old markdowns that didn’t sell…they’re brand new items that have not hit the shelf, and they are on major discount. Which makes it the perfect time to stock up on all of the fall items on your wishlist. The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale also includes a BUNCH of closet essentials that are worth stocking up on like leggings, classic work blouses and denim.

Here’s the timeline.

Let me take this moment to stress the importance of having a Nordstrom Credit or Debit card. This allows early access to the sale; a full 8 days ahead of the general public. Things sell out quickly, so having access to the items early makes a huge difference in getting what you want. Apply for a card here.

Oh and if you’re a current card holder, Nordstrom is offering a promo that has 0% APR (I’m unsure of the time period), you can see if you’re eligible here

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Early access starts at 3:00 AM EST on July 12th, so if you have something from the catalog that you really want, I recommend setting alarms. Don’t worry, I’ll be up with y’all at 3:00 snagging my favorites.

So you signed up for a Nordstrom Card and set your alarms; what do you do now?

  • Browse the catalog! This isn’t everything that’s available during the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2018, but it’s a great resource to start making your lists. The discounts are also visible which makes budgeting possible.
  • Closet cleanse. Take this time to browse through your closet to see which essentials need to be replaced and to see what is lacking. Make a list of what’s missing from your closet and compare it with the catalog to see what items are at the top of your “to-buy” list.
  • Set your triple day points day! 2,000 points translates to $20 Nordstrom Rewards, so the more you spend, the more you earn!
  • Flag this post! I will be extensively covering all things Nordstrom Sale related, and it’ll all be in one easy to access package right here. If you ever have any questions, feel free to email me or comment below. *also, just a note: I do make a small commission if you purchase through any of my links, so thank YOU for supporting this dream of mine!

Preview of Nordstrom Anniversary Sale