The Nordstrom Sale. Is it really worth it?

Every year around July you are probably bombarded with bloggers and influencers sharing about the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. So much so, that you probably wonder, is this sale that great? Is it really worth it to shop the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale?

I think it can be. So I’m here to tell you the specs of the sale and why it actually might be worth it to shop. 

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The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is a different kind of sale. By that, I mean the items on sale are brand new. So instead of items that are out of season and getting clearanced, you are getting the latest arrivals at a reduced price. 

Not everything Nordstrom sells is on sale, but there are many items in various categories, like clothing, beauty, home and more that are on sale.

Nordstrom has tiers for when the sale can be shopped. Top cardholders can shop starting today, with all cardholders being able to shop later this week starting on the 16th. The sale will open to everyone on July 28th. 

Currently everyone can “preview” the sale. That means you can essentially window shop online and save items to a wishlist. All you have to do is create a free account on Nordstrom’s website in order to create your wishlist. 

Should you sign up for a Nordstrom Credit Card to shop early?

I think the short answer to this question is no. The advantage of having a Nordstrom credit card is that you get earlier access to the sale. However, Nordstrom frequently restocks sale items. Unless the items you’re coveting seem like they’ll be huge sell outs, or you want to get your items before everyone else, I don’t think the Nordstrom card is necessary.

Should you shop in store or online?

Totally up to you, however you’ll get to see the full stock of items online. Nordstrom also always offers free shipping and free returns so online shopping is pretty risk free. 

Why is the sale worth it?

As I mentioned, you are getting to shop new items at a discounted rate. Nordstrom also tends to carry more expensive brands, so it’s nice to be able to treat yourself while still saving. I also think this is a good way to get some luxurious gifts for loved ones ahead of the hustle and bustle of the holiday season. 

Also once the sale is over everything will go to full price, so now is a good time to pick up items on your list. 

Make sure you’re also following me on the LiketoKnowit app. I’ll be posting sale outfit inspiration photos over there!

Some of my sale picks

I’ve rounded up a few of my top sale picks that I also think you’ll love. I’ve divided them into categories: fashion, accessories and shoes, beauty, and gifts. 

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale: Fashion Picks

For fashion, there are beautiful dresses in rich colors, tops that will work well for work or weekends, and classic pants like the Spanx Faux Leather leggings and timeless Levi’s 501 jeans. 

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Fashion Picks

1. High-Low Dress (comes in a few colors) | 2. Patterned Midi Dress | 3. Light Blue Dress | 4. Swiss Dot Sleeve Top (also available in several color options) | 5. Bobble Cardigan | 6. Puff Sleeve Knit Top (also has matching skirt) | 7. Faux Leather Leggings | 8. Classic Jeans | 9. Black Skinny Work Pants

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale: Shoes and Accessories

Here you’ll find a variety. Athletic shoes, jewelry, a great bag. Great items for treating yourself or someone else!

Nordstrom Sale Shoes, Jewelry, Sunglasses, and Accessories

1. Beaded Bracelet | 2. Black Sneakers | 3. Black and White Striped Bag | 4. Leopard Print Scarf | 5. Pink Sunglasses |      6. Pearl Boots | 7. Initial Necklace | 8. Freshwater Pearl Earrings | 9. Black Cat Eye Sunglasses | 10. Pink Sneakers 

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale: Beauty

The beauty finds during the sale are some of my favorite to shop. Usually you’ll find amazing sets that you won’t find anywhere else, at prices you definitely won’t find anywhere else!

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Beauty Picks including Charlotte Tilbury, Bobbi Brown, and Laura Mercier

1. Charlotte Tilbury Pillowtalk Set | 2. Bobbi Brown Lips Set | 3. RMS Summer Essentials | 4. Laura Mercier Caviar Sticks Eyeshadow | 5. Stila Stay All Day Eyeliner (I used this in Walt Disney World heat!) | 6. Benefit They’re Real Mascara Set

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale: Gifts

From cult classic Barefoot Dreams items, to a fun candle for those who like to stay home, to beautiful jewelry, you’re sure to find something for gifting. 

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Gift Ideas

1. Leopard Pajamas (comes in other colors/prints) | 2. Freshwater Pearl Earrings | 3. Barefoot Dreams Blankets – Floral, Animal Print, and Solid (several color varieties in each) | 4. Cancelled Plans Social Anxiety Candle | 5. Jo Malone Gift Set | 6. Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Set | 7. Ceramic Jar Candle | 8. Barefoot Dreams Robe



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