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2019 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Shopping Tips & Tricks

June 27, 2019


Erin Schrader

Strap on your shopping panties ladies, we’ve got a sale to shop. With July quickly approaching, we know that this means one thing — the 2019 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is quickly approaching as well. I’ve made it NO secret that I am a huge fan of the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. Is it my favorite time to shop all year? Does Ryan Gosling look good with his shirt off? Exactly, the answer is yes. The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is probably THEE most anticipated shopping event if you like shopping, online shopping, shopping for yourself, shopping for others, or shopping for brand spankin’ new items that immediately go on sale! Basically, it’s the most wonderful time of the year. To make things simple for you, I thought I’d breakdown the need to know about items for this years sale, but first:



  • The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is the HOTTEST sale of the year! BRAND NEW, never seen before items and classic staple pieces that rarely go on sale are discounted up to 40% off across all categories: Women’s clothing and accessories, Beauty, Mens, Kids, Home and MORE! It is the best time to stock up on brand new merchandise for fall and winter!
  • Nordstrom recently released their Anniversary Sale catalog to give you a little tease of the 1000s of items that will be available. From what I’ve seen in previous years, the catalog is just the teeniest, tiniest glimpse of everything that will actually be included in the sale. If you’re not seeing anything that strikes your fancy, have no fear. The sale itself is sure to be FULL of amazing goodness. Past year favorite finds include the ever so popular Zella High Waist LeggingsBorn Riding BootsVince Camuto Booties, Premium Denim at amazing prices, Barefoot Dreams Cardigans and more!


  • EARLY ACCESS: This year’s sale starts with Early Access on FridayJuly 12th at 12:30 pm EST / 9:30 am PST for Nordstrom Rewards cardholders. This is the FIRST that the sale has started during the middle of the day rather than midnight so be sure to note that change on your calendar [or subscribe to our newsletter and we’ll be sure to let you know as soon as it’s live with top picks!] If you don’t have a card yet, have no fear, there is still time to get the magic key [but act quickly – the longer you wait until July 12th the trickier it could get with having your card in time to shop]! When you have a Nordstrom credit card, you can shop the steals and deals before everyone else, 7 days to be exact. It’s pretty common for things to sell out FAST, so if you want to make sure you get exactly what you want, it’s definitely recommended to have access to shop early! Apply here to get your card! BONUS: By signing up for a Nordstrom card, you’ll get a FREE $60 Note to spend during the sale- it’s normally only $20 so this is triple the fun! Just make sure you make your purchase on the same day you’re approved for your card in order to get that $60 Note!
  • PUBLIC ACCESS: This year’s public access begins on Friday, July 19th at 12:30 pm EST / 9:30 am PST. If you don’t have a Nordstrom credit card, you can still see everything that is available during early access, you just won’t be able to check out. You’ll be able to add items to your wish list so that as soon as you are able to shop on July 19th, you can check out quickly and easily! Public access continues through August 6th [don’t worry, I won’t let you forget]. After that, everything will go back up to full price. And nobody likes full price, am I right?


  • The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is when LIY comes ALIVE ???? This year I will be going in-store on July 9th [if you are ICON status, you are able to shop in store three days early!] which means that I will have LOTS of outfit pictures with fit tips and hot items to share immediately when the sale starts! Not only will I share the items I was able to pick up in store, but will  bring you a blog post immediately of the top 100 picks from the entire sale!
  • The most coveted Nordstrom Anniversary Sale blog post is always the Hits & Misses blog post where I cover every item I purchased and whether I’d recommend it or not! Expect to see this blog post the day BEFORE public access starts so you’re fully prepared on what to hit checkout on!
  • We have a lot of fun pieces of content up our sleeve and I can promise you that LIY will be the BEST resource to shop this year!


We are so excited to shop with you this year and can’t wait to find what YOU discover and are excited about! If you have any questions, drop ’em below and I’ll be sure to answer them! Get those shopping fingers ready…the countdown is on!

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  1. Dulcie says:

    Where did you get the green gingham top you are wearing ? It would be perfect for a country concert coming up!

  2. Nancy Galante says:

    I tried to join the Anniversary Sale Facebook group, but it says it’s closed.

  3. Megan says:

    This might be a silly question but can you Jane items in your cart before the sale starts so once it starts you can just click buy? Or do you have to wait until say or? I swear I had items in my cart last year but they were all cleared out when I logged on but have seen a few places where people are mentioning adding to cart now. Help!

    • Erin Schrader says:

      Hey Megan, as far as we know you won’t be able to shop/add items to your cart until the sale officially begins unfortunately!

  4. Kim says:

    I’d love to get on your email list!

  5. Ann McHugh says:

    How do I find out if I’m ambassador or icon status?

  6. Alyssa says:


    Have you heard if Nordstrom is doing a credit card promotion for this year? Last year, card holders got 0% interest for 8 months on anything bought during the sale. I definitely got more awesome stuff that way!!

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