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Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2018

In just four days the biggest sale of the season will be here! The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is definitely the sale you do not want to miss. Once a year for three weeks Nordstrom offers deep discounts on brand-new style for fall. Rarely do you see a sale on new arrivals and this is why the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is so important. I take advantage of the sale by stocking up on all my favorite must-have items for fall and winter. The Nordstrom Anniversary catalog is here, so now is the time to take stock of what you really want, because items do sell out very fast!

Important Dates to Remember


July 11  Level 4 Nordstrom cardmembers get to pre-shop the sale in stores only.


July 12-19  All Nordstrom cardmembers get to shop Early Access in stores and online. This is the biggest reason to sign up for a Nordstrom Card. Apply and get approved by July 9 (they do offer same day approvals) and you can even get $40 in Nordstrom Rewards. 


July 20-August 5  the biggest sale of the year opens to the public.


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Catalog First Look

At first glance, the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale catalog can be so overwhelming. I have scoured the catalog to show you the best of what I have found. When browsing the catalog I am looking for all the fall trends, including coats, jeans, dresses, boots, shoes, athletic wear, and beauty items. I am also looking for clothing for my husband and kids, as well as must-have gift items. This is what I am looking for, in order of priority:

  1. Coats
  2. Boots and shoes
  3. Denim
  4. Beauty finds
  5. Menswear
  6. Athletic wear
  7. Possibly gifts

This is my priority list because historically these are the items that sell out first. A Nordstrom Card can be particularly valuable because of this. Even if you don’t have a Nordstrom card, sign up for Nordstrom Rewards and get a $20 note. Who doesn’t want free money? As for when you find an item you like, I do recommend buying it as soon as you see it. With Nordstrom’s generous return policy, returning something is easy. The nearest Nordstrom is 25 miles away for me, so I actually go to my local Nordstrom Rack to make my returns. If you want to be able to get your Nordstrom Sale items the day you buy them, Nordstrom also offers same-day in store pickup. I will be making the drive to pick up my items!

Catalog Favorites

As I mentioned, coats are always on my shopping list. I definitely want to get this lavender bouclé coat. A black moto jacket is a must-have closet item, and this one by Lewit is no exception. In addition to coats, blazers and dresses are always popular during the Nordstrom sale. I love this pretty pink dress by Eliza J. This navy blazer (that also comes in pink) will never go out of style. 

Boots and Shoes

With the cold Midwest temperatures, boots and warm shoes are a necessity for over half the year. The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is a great time to get all the latest styles, including Stuart Weitzman, Hunter, and Aquatalia and many more.


Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Boots

Last year I bought black waterproof Aquatalia boots and I was so happy to have them during the long winter! Fortunately these boots will be offered again this year in a slightly different style.

Petite Fashion and Style Blog | Aquatalia boots


I do wear jeans a fair amount of the time, especially in the fall. It is nice to see that several petite-friendly jeans will be offered, including these Frame straight leg jeans, these Caslon flare jeans, and these BlankNYC straight leg crop jeans. 

Today’s post barely scratches the surface of what will be available during the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. On the day of the sale I will be posting about all my favorites from each of the categories I mentioned (just like I did here). There will also be an opportunity to enter to win a $500 Nordstrom gift card! So be sure to subscribe to my newsletter so you will receive notification that the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is live! I will be updating my Nordstrom Sale tab at the top of the menu to see the latest and greatest from the sale. 

As always, thanks for stopping by!

xo | April

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2 thoughts on “How To Shop The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale…

  1. I want items that are comfortable. It’s my #1 idea & when I don’t feel it, I don’t get it.