Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2019

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2019

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 10-11  Icon and Ambassador Nordstrom cardmembers get to pre-shop the sale in stores only.

July 11 Icon and Ambassador Nordstrom cardmembers get to pre-shop the sale online.

July 12-18  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 10 (they do offer same day approvals) and you can even get $60 in Nordstrom Rewards. 


July 19-August 4  the biggest sale of the year opens to the public.


Anniversary Sale 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. I’ve even found a few favorites that are not in the catalog but will be for sale! 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

View the full catalog here.

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 the Nordy Club and be on your way to earning free money (earn 3 points for every dollar you spend) 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 purple plaid coat. A black leather tote is a must-have closet item, and this one by Tory Burch is no exception. In addition to coats, blazers and dresses are always popular during the Nordstrom sale. I love this pretty floral dress by Eliza J. I also love this leopard midi dress by Eliza J as well. This classic plaid blazer will never go out of style. And the Nordstrom sale is a great time to stock up on basics such as this Nartori bra. 

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.


Last year I bought brown waterproof Blondo 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 and color. And I will definitely be upgrading my basic black Stuart Weitzman over the knee boots to these!



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 AG cigarette jeans, these Paige Hoxton skinny ankle jeans, and these BlankNYC straight leg 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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