Nordstrom Anniversary Sale - Art in the Find

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is one of the most highly anticipated sales that happen all year.  Here are some highlights and information that will help prep you to make smart purchases that will add to your year-long wardrobe.  The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale will feature brand new pre-fall and summer pieces, all discounted, so it’s best to prepare as items sell out very, very quickly.

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What to Know About the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale has two portions of the sale.  The Early Access sale, for Nordstrom Card holders, which runs from July 12th – August 5th and the Public Event which opens to everyone from July 20th (baby’s due date!) to August 5th.  It’s best to shop early, if you have a card, and use a triple points day, which will offer benefits to you throughout the sale.  My birthday happens to fall on July 10th, so I’ll be prepping to shop the Early Access sale!  Here is a preview of the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale catalog so you can get a jump start on your list.

How to Shop the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

Because what’s offered in the sale are a combination of pre-fall, fall, and summer pieces, I try to choose items that are under $100 for trends and $100 or over for classic pieces I know will have longevity in my wardrobe.

Nordstrom Sale Classic pieces to Shop

So what makes up the classic pieces you should be on the lookout for during the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale?  Well, these are pieces the tend to be basic staples in neutral colors that aren’t high on the trend list at the moment.  That includes pieces such as tops, tees, blouses, denim, flats, handbags, jackets (a leather jacket is a great investment piece to purchase during the sale)

Recapping Classic Pieces to Shop

  • Basics, tops, tees, blouses in neutral colors
  • Denim
  • Flats in neutral colors
  • Handbags
  • Jackets
  • Basic Shoes

Great Basic Layers to Add to Your Wardrobe

Great Basic Denim to Shop

Great Basic Shoes to Shop

Nordstrom Sale Budget friends Trends to Shop

Trends make up the pieces that move away from staples, basics, and simple pieces.  Often, clothing with patterns and prints, such as a plaid trench coat, can classify as a staple or a trend, depending on the cut and color.  Shoe trends, such as mules, are pieces to purchase under $100.

Recapping Trendy Pieces to Shop

  • Shoe Trends – Mules, Slides
  • Jackets, Layers heavy on prints and patterns
  • Denim with fringe, embellishments, lots of detail
  • Pieces that are the ‘color of the moment/year’ ie: purple

Budget-Friendly Trends to Shop


Can you Shop the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Early without Having a Nordstrom Card?

You have to either have a Nordstrom Rewards Card or Nordstrom Credit Card to shop from July 12th to July 20th. But you can apply for one here if you wanted to start shopping the sale early.


Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Round Up || Pieces I’ve Purchased

Check out Art in the Find's recommendations for the Nordstrom anniversary sale!

Last year, I purchased each of these pieces, from the jumper to the bag, during the sale and still wear/use them regularly.  I will be adding images and featuring pieces from Classics to Trends starting July 12th.

The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Pieces I’ve Shopped & Purchased


*This section will be updated as the sale begins, so make sure you check back here regularly for updates.*

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