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Mark Your Calendars, Nordstrom’s Anniversary Sale Is Coming — Here’s What We’re Buying

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PSA: The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale dates were just released, and we’re already counting down to July 17. Even though the year has just started, July will be here before we know it. When it comes to the most anticipated sale of the year, it makes sense to get prepared early, so you go into the summer with an idea of the items you have your eyes on. It’s time to get to work, make your list, and get ready to shop ’til you drop.

In case you haven’t had the pleasure of shopping this much-anticipated yearly sale, it’s the biggest sale Nordstrom offers, so you certainly don’t want to sleep on this event. Unlike traditional sales, where older products get discounted to make way for newer versions, this one-of-a-kind event is all about brand new products from your favorite brands. And when the sale’s over, they’ll go back to the regular price.

Last year, the sale began to open to the public on July 15. And on July 6th, cardholders got the opportunity. to shop the sale before it opened to the public. This year, the sale will follow a similar schedule. Yes, there are perks to becoming a Nordstrom cardholder — in this case, you get to shop the coveted sale first before the public beginning on July 11 for Icon cardholders. On July 12, Ambassador access opens, then Influencers. The sale then opens to non-cardholders on July 17 and runs until August 6.

Whether you’re a card member or not, you can check out all of the items marked down on the preview page. Some brands we’re excited to snag for less include UGG, Zella, Olaplex, Dyson and much more. This year, they’re even adding 100 new brands to shop, so time to save up!

Last year, we scored Oprah’s favorite Spanx pants, and it looks like there’s more of that in store this time around. Plus, some Meghan Markle favorites to boot.

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Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Preview Date

Last year, in lieu of the print catalog, everyone could preview the sale ahead of time to start curating their wish list ahead of time. This year, everyone can preview the deals, but Nordstrom has not released the anticipated date yet.

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Dates

The sale opens to everyone on July 17 and ends on August 6, but if you’re a Nordstrom cardmember, you’ll get early access. The sale dates are in four waves:

  • Icons: July 11
  • Ambassadors: July 12
  • Influencers: July 13
  • Everyone: July 17

Not a Nordstrom cardmember, but want to get first dibs? You can sign up for a card now to get early access and a $60 bonus note to go toward your shopping spree!

How to Shop the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

You’ll be able to shop in stores or online — curbside pickup is available too. Make sure to download the Nordstrom app, so you can get push notifications and preview the sale from your phone.

Can’t wait to shop? Here are a few deals you can shop now to hold you over until the sale starts. Without further ado, check out these must-have picks!

Zella Restore Soft Pocket Leggings—$26.00, Originally $65

Zella Restore Soft Pocket Leggings
Zella

For everyday joggers, it doesn’t get much better than this pair from Zella. The pants are soft and easy to get on, making them perfect for running out the door to grab groceries or make school pickup in time. They also have pockets!

Restore Soft Pocket Leggings $26.00

UGG Fluff Yeah Genuine Shearling Slingback Sandal—$50.00, Originally $100.00

UGG Fluff Yeah Genuine Shearling Slingback Sandal
UGG

If you’ve got UGG on your list, you’ll have no problem finding your dream pair at Nordstrom. These ones are even under $60 and come in fun colors.

Fluff Yeah Genuine Shearling Slingback Sandal $50

AG Alexxis Ankle Straight Leg Jeans—$180.00, Originally

AG Alexxis Ankle Straight Leg Jeans
AG

This flattering pair of jeans is on sale now, ahead of Nordstrom’s largest sale of the year. AG’s Alexxis Ankle Straight Leg Jeans have a classic, cool look. And even though they have a relaxed fit, you won’t find them losing their shape after a few wears and washes.

Alexxis Ankle Straight Leg Jeans $180.00

 Barefoot Dreams CozyChic Bloom Throw Blanket—$78.99, Originally $158.00

CozyChic Bloom Throw Blanket
Barefoot Dreams

If you love cozy days in and don’t have this blanket yet, now is the time to gift yourself. The blanket is soft, plush, and doesn’t fray. Plus, it looks great thrown on any couch or chair.

CozyChic Bloom Throw Blanket $78.99

Tory Burch Small Cotton Twill Tory Tote—$208.60, Originally $298.00

Tory Burch Small Cotton Twill Tory Tote
Tory Burch

Want to break up with your daily tote bag that’s full of wear and tear? Opt for this fun option that still holds plenty.

Small Cotton Twill Tory Tote $208.60

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