The 2019 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale has concluded. See all the current news and details about this year’s sale HERE!
Wondering when the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2019 will take place? Today, I’ve compiled a list of dates to know, when to shop, and what to buy at the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2019. Scroll down to learn more Early Access dates, Nordy Club cardmember perks, and when the sale opens to the public. Additionally, you can check out a sneak preview of 75 items you won’t find in the catalog!
UPDATE: Additionally, the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2019 Catalog is LIVE! Click HERE to view it and download. Also, check out my comprehensive post for all of my top picks and what to watch for!
The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is definitely my favorite shopping event by far (sorry checking account)! You might be hearing or reading about the Anniversary Sale already. What’s the big deal, you ask? Well, I am going to answer many of the most commonly asked questions below!
What is the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale?
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 is Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2019 Early Access?
Early access to the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2019 begins on Friday, July 12, and it’s just for Nordstrom cardholders. The Early Access portion of the sale ends on July 18. Interested in getting a card for yourself? Click HERE – they have three types: a Nordstrom store credit card, a Nordstrom Visa Signature card, and a Nordstrom Visa Platinum Card. All of them offer points on your purchases which not only yield Nordstrom Rewards, but they get you Early Access to the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. Moreover, Nordy Club Icon members can start shopping in stores on July 9th, and Nordy Club Ambassador members can begin in-store NSale purchases in July 10th!
When is the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Open to the Public?
If you aren’t a Nordstrom cardholder, then you will need to wait until the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2019 opens to the public on Friday, July 19. The very last day of the sale will be on Sunday, August 4. Pricing for all of Nordstrom’s new fall inventory goes back up on August 5. Each year, several of the best selling items will be completely out of stock before public access begins, so I encourage you to consider becoming a Nordstrom cardholder.
What Time Does the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Start Online?
Since Nordstrom is a Seattle-based company, it’s no surprise that the start of the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2019 aligns with their home time zone. This means that The Early Access Sale will begin at 12:30 PM ET on July 12 (i.e. 11:30 AM Central / 9:30 AM Pacific). Public Access to the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2019 will begin July 19. In fact, the most eager of shoppers will set a reminder and alarm in order to get first dibs on their favorites. Lastly, I recommend taking advantage of their Buy Online Pick Up In Store option, if you leave near a brick and mortar Nordstrom. This will allow you to skip the crowds and ensure you are able to purchase based on the store inventory.
Will Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Restock?
Nordstrom is renowned for their incredible return policy. Therefore, expect for most items to be restocked regularly during the sale. Many shoppers will be a bit overzealous during the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2019 Early Access timeframe and have a change of heart later. Moreover, Nordstrom has incredible analytics, so they tend to keep deeper inventory on items they know will do well during NSale. Lastly, because their online availability also reflects their in-store items, Nordstrom doesn’t hesitate to fulfill an e-commerce order via one of their flagship stores.
What is the Nordy Club?
One of the best parts of shopping at Nordstrom is taking advantage of the Nordy Club: their exclusive rewards program. It’s absolutely free to join; all you need to do is sign-in to your Nordstrom.com account and input your name, email, and phone number into the Nordy Club page. You will earn one point per dollar spent at Nordstrom, Nordstrom Rack, HauteLook, and Trunk Club. For every 2,000 points accumulated, you will earn a $20 Nordstrom Note to spend on anything at Nordstrom. If you want Early Access to the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2019, and even greater benefits, you will need to sign-up for a Nordstrom Card. Even better, cardholders receive two points per dollar spent!
Beyond being granted Early Access to the NSale, being a Nordstrom cardholder allows you personal triple points days, bonus points events, alterations benefits, and more. There are four cardmember levels, and they are all based on your calendar year spend at Nordstrom. The highest tier is referred to as “Icon,” and those members are granted pre-shop access to the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. This means that if you have Icon status, you can shop the NSale as early as Wednesday, July 10. Want to know more about the four status levels and how to get to Icon status? Read more here.
Is There a Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2019 Catalog?
In a word, YES! Typically, just before the start of the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, the company releases an online look book and sends out catalogs via postal mail. This preview allows shoppers to earmark some of the best styles for the sale. Read my recent post to learn all about the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2019 Catalog!
Do You Have Any Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Picks?
You bet I do! 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 tend to sell super quickly (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 in order to remind yourself of your favorite pieces. For me, activewear is always a necessity. Also, my all time favorite leggings are from Nordstrom, so those will be on my radar for sure! Also, I bought the most amazing cashmere cardigans during NSale last year. I wear them on every flight and could definitely use some new colors.
Lastly, think of the classic pieces you need for your fall wardrobe that you haven’t gotten around to buying yet. Perhaps a pair of chic booties, a new suede jacket, or designer denim? Making a list in advance will help you in the long run!
What about Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Handbags?
Brace yourself, because there are always some amazing handbags to be found during the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. Typically, designers like Tory Burch, Kate Spade, and Rebecca Minkoff are big sellers. In fact, this suede RM backpack was one of the best sellers during last year’s sale. Additionally, some of the most affordable Nordstrom lines such as Leith and Sole Society create some really chic styles during the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale.
What if I don’t have time to sift through everything to find the best stuff?
I’m here to help! Once it all begins, I’ll be keeping my shop section up-to-date with all of the best picks from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2019. 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!
Some Favorites from Last Year’s Nordstrom Anniversary Sale
An Affordable Three-in-One Trench Coat