Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2017 Guide

Read all about the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2019 in my updated guide!

It’s hard to believe that Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2017 is finally here! The biggest and best sale of the year just began, and there are so many amazing items in the sale! You can see the sale in its entirety HERE, and scroll down to learn more about the sale, see what I loved from last year’s sale, and what’s on my shopping list for the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2017!

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2017

The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is definitely my favorite shopping event by far (sorry checking account!) You might have been hearing or reading about the Anniversary Sale already. What’s the big deal, you ask?

Okay, here’s what it’s all about ->

A massive array of Nordstrom’s new fall inventory is immediately marked down for a limited time. As opposed to waiting to the end of the season to reduce the sticker price, Nordstrom puts it all on sale from the very beginning, but just for a brief time. Each year the selection is insane – seriously. It includes pretty much every category as well: apparel, handbags, accessories, shoes, home, gifts, and more!

When does the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale occur?

Early access to the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2017 begins on Thursday, July 13, and it’s just for Nordstrom cardholders. Not a Nordstrom cardholder? Don’t worry – I’ve got you covered! Pop by the blog because I’ll be documenting all of the major deals and best buys. Wanna get a card for yourself? Click HERE – they have three types: a Nordstrom store credit card, a Nordstrom Visa Signature card, and a Nordstrom Debit card – all of them get you points on your purchases which not only yield rewards, but they get you access to the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale way before anyone else!

What if I don’t have a Nordstrom Card?

Everyone can shop the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2017 on July 21, and all of the pricing goes back up on August 7. Also, last year, Nordstrom just introduced their first-ever rewards program that doesn’t require applying for a card. Although this won’t get you early access to the sale, you will accumulate points which will yield Nordstrom Notes to use later (i.e. free money!)

Should I plan in advance for this sale?

In a word, YES! Certain items like purses, jewelry, dresses, watches, skirts, and outerwear tend to be the most popular. Also, because Nordstrom carries so many amazing brands, certain labels sell quickly as well (think Rag and Bone, Tory Burch, Vince, and the like.) You know the brands you love the most – so perhaps start there!

Another recommendation is to look through your fall and winter wardrobe to remind yourself of your favorite pieces. For example, activewear is always a necessity, and I know I need another pair of leggings – they are on my list for sure! That and another comfy long cardigan for travel.

Another way to go is to think of the classic pieces you need for your fall wardrobe that you haven’t gotten around to buying yet. My list includes black suede boots, a new camel coat, and a pair of distressed denim. Making a list or two will definitely help you navigate!

What if I don’t have time to sift through everything to find the best stuff?

I’m here to help! I’ll be keeping my shop section up-to-date with all of the best picks from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2017. Keep in mind that Nordstrom will be adding new inventory to the sale all the time; in turn, I will be updating my shop and posts accordingly! Also, keep an eye out for updates from my Instagram and Twitter! To help with planning, I’ve gone through everything and created my picks for what will most likely sell out first. Shop these pieces below:

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Best Sellers

FRAME Denim Split Hem Jeans // Tory Burch Watch // Chelsea28 Statement Sleeve Top

Vince Camuto Suede Booties // kate spade new york Drop Earrings

Halogen Cashmere Cardigan // Halogen Ruffle Trim Top // Bobbi Brown Palette

Tory Burch Leather Satchel // BaubleBar Metallic Fringe Earrings

Tory Burch Riding Boots

Lastly, take a peek at what I loved from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale last year:

BlankNYC Morning Suede Moto Jacket

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This suede moto jacket by BlankNYC was definitely one of my favorite purchases from last year’s Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, and you can bet that outwear will be another big seller for 2017. I’m pretty sure this jacket was one was one of the quickest selling pieces of last year’s sale overall, and I totally understand why. The color matches everything, it’s lightweight, and the sale price was impossible to resist.

Cropped Step Hem Jeans

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Year after year, denim is one of the biggest sellers for the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. Last year, the “step hem” style was by far the runaway hit, and the trend has definitely continued into 2017. I think this year will be all about the split hem and, as always, the perfect distressed details.

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Topshop

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If you’ve followed Style Charade for any amount of time, you know I LOVE a fit and flare dress. When I spotted this knit version by Topshop at last year’s sale, I knew I had to have it. I ordered it online and was so happy when it arrived. Quick tip – when in doubt, order two sizes. Nordstrom is known for their amazing return policy, so it’s never a hassle to keep the one that works and send back the other!

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Preview

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Each year, Nordstrom includes amazing outfit options for the office as well. Working full time in PR requires that I have dresses and outfits that can go from client meetings to evening events without skipping a beat. This colorful, belted dress was the perfect addition to my weekday rotation!

Nordstrom Anniversary Dresses

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Just because you’re buying things on sale, it doesn’t mean they can’t be classic, wardrobe staples. This bow detail, black and white dress was another favorite from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale last year. It was easy piece to keep muted with neutral accessories or to add a few pops of color for a bolder look!

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

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Last, and certainly not least, the SHOES! There is always the most amazing selection of shoes at the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale each year, and I know that 2017 won’t be any different! This block heel suede sandal was the perfect transition shoe for late summer and early fall. Best of all, the block heel makes them that much more comfortable.

In closing…

I truly hope that this guide proves helpful as you navigate the Early Access dates. I’m excited to share all of my favorite purchases from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2017 this Thursday, July 13, so be sure to check out my posts! In the meantime, feel free to ask any questions in the comments section below. Happy shopping!

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  1. B

    Such a great sale!! Thanks for all the tips Jenn!

    Published 7.8.17 · Leave a Reply
    • J
      Jenn Lake wrote:

      Thanks, Bella! It’s seriously my fave sale of the entire year. Can’t wait to shop it!

      Published 7.9.17 · Leave a Reply


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