I’m so excited to be gearing up for my favorite sale of the year. Check out the brand new Nordstrom Anniversary Sale page to see the key dates and learn more about the biggest sale of the year! This sale can be overwhelming and items go quickly, so it’s important to prep ahead of time to have the best experience. I’ve been shopping this sale for almost a decade, so I wanted to share some helpful tips so you’re more than prepared and have a great experience!

Looking for important dates and details for the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale? Sharing all the dates you need to know here!

This post has been updated in 2024 with new information since its initial post date in 2018.

Before we get started, I’m excited to share the 5th annual NSALE lookbook will be going out to newsletter subscribers on Tuesday, July 2nd! Inside this lookbook is over 100+ collage outfit ideas styled from my top recommendations included in the sale. You can use it as outfit inspiration from now until next year, with a variety of sections including athleisure, casual fall outfits, transitional outfits, elevated/date night outfits, capsule wardrobes, workwear, and more!

It’s completely free by the way – inside every product is clickable with an affiliate link so if you decide to shop the sale, I earn commission through your purchase. It’s truly something you don’t want to miss out on! You can click here to get on the list to receive your copy on July 2nd.

10 NORDSTROM ANNIVERSARY SALE SHOPPING TIPS FROM A SEASONED PRO

MAKE YOUR WISHLIST

It’s helpful to go into this sale with a plan, and in order to do that, you need to have a good understanding of your current and upcoming wardrobe needs. I have a wishlist on my phone I update whenever I go through my closet or if I notice a need in my wardrobe when I’m getting ready. For example, last winter I noticed my feet were a different size after pregnancy, so I jotted down I may need a new size in my winter boots next season. It’s easier to do this as you go because now that it’s summer.. I totally forgot about that! But it’s also easy to do whenever you declutter your closet, which I highly recommend doing before this sale! I do a thorough closet cleanout 2 times a year, typically between winter/spring and summer/fall since these are bigger wardrobe transitions. I talk in more detail about how to have a successful closet declutter here.

Now that you have a good idea of your wardrobe needs, it’s time to make your wishlist! I go through every page of the sale and share my top recommendations on this page to make browsing the sale easy – consider it your ultimate Nordstrom Anniversary Sale shopping guide!

FAVORITE ITEMS IN THE LTK APP

There’s a helpful feature in the LTK app that makes shopping so much easier! I’ll save all my Nordstrom sale content to this folder in LTK and you can simply heart your favorite items or outfits in the app. Think of this as your digital wishlist to keep your shopping efficient and organized. Then when you’re ready to shop you just click the item and it will open in the Nordstrom app or browser and you can quickly checkout. The app will also let you know if there’s been a price change. I highly recommend using this new feature, even after the sale!

I’m posting my try on haul and in store finds in the LTK app first, so you definitely want to be sure you’re following me in there and turn onpost notifications!

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Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Shopping Tips
Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Shopping Tips From a Seasoned Pro

BUY YOUR MUST-HAVES FIRST, BROWSE SECOND

I place multiple orders during the sale because I don’t want to be browsing only to find my #1 item sold out when I’m ready to check out (learned the hard way years ago!). As soon as the sale goes live, I tap through my LTK wishlist, add them to my cart, and check out right away on any must-haves. At Nordstrom you don’t have to worry about shipping or returns, so there’s no added pressure there to reach a minimum order value!

SHIPPING HACK

If you want the best chance of getting your entire order, I recommend paying for expedited shipping if you can! I’ve noticed through the years that my items are less likely to be canceled because doing so speeds up how quickly my order is fulfilled.

HAVE YOUR PAYMENT METHOD SAVED 

You don’t want to be checking out only to find you have to look for your card and enter the information as you’re trying to quickly check out! Log into your account ahead of time and have your shipping and payment information saved in your account ready to go so you can check out as efficiently as possible.

SHOP WITH ME!

I absolutely love to be a resource for you during the sale! I’ll be combing through all the pages of the sale to highlight only the best for you, as well as provide honest outfit reviews and restock alerts on my Youtube channel and Instagram. Items sell out quickly, so I highly recommend turning on post notifications for these platforms. My goal is to help you build a wardrobe you love and to minimize returns and buyer’s remorse.

Here is my upcoming content calendar if you want to be on the lookout for these posts coming up (**Dates are subject to change)

Strawberry Chic NSALE Week schedule:

This is the tentative schedule for Strawberry Chic NSALE week:

  • June 30th – Let’s chat about the Preview! First impressions and my wishlist
  • July 2nd – 5th Edition Lookbook goes to newsletter subscribers (sign up here to get your free copy)
  • July 7th – My Wishlist and Top Recommendations
  • July 8th – Predicted Bestsellers that will sell out first
  • July 9th – Rounding up the items I own and love in the sale! It’s the first day of the sale for ICON status
  • July 10th – Massive try-on haul (part 1) plus a giveaway! – sale opens to AMBASSADOR status
  • July 11th – Honest opinion on what’s worth it (and what’s not) – sale opens to INFLUENCER status
  • July 12th – Try on haul (part 2)
  • July 13th – Top 10 most shopped products from the sale
  • July 14th – Best in-stock items to snag

Strawberry Chic NSALE week starts on July 7th! I’m uploading a new video every day on my YouTube channel and will be sharing try-on haul reviews, favorites, and more.

I will also be sharing outfits on LTK and Instagram, so give me a follow if you haven’t already! I plan to review the jeans and shoes over there, so give me a follow if you haven’t already!

I’m so excited to be your resource for the sale this year!

I earn a small commission when you shop through my content links, and my family and I so appreciate your support of my content!

SHOP IMPULSIVELY (BUT WITH A PURPOSE)

I kind of cringe I’m saying this, but this is the only sale I actually shop impulsively. If I think I want something… I buy it and decide later because things in this sale sell out like it’s free Louis Vuitton. With that being said, it’s still important to do your wardrobe pre-planning to make sure you’re buying things you need and will use!

BUDGET FOR STAPLES

I always opt for investment basics during the sale. Some things always included in the sale that I would recommend include: Barefoot Dreams anything, a good pair of jeans,  Boots/ Booties, a classic fall coat, bras and undies. Consider getting those higher-priced investment pieces while they’re discounted. Beauty items are also a great value but they are usually a bigged value size. If you have favorites you know you already love and will use, it’s a smart choice in the sale. You can also get a head start on holiday shopping during the sale, too!

BE PATIENT

You can usually expect delayed shipping and a few items being canceled from your order if you’re purchasing later into the sale. It can be frustrating, but just don’t be surprised by it! Inventory sells out quicker than the site updates, so know items in your order aren’t guaranteed until the order ships.

USE NORDY NOTES

Speaking of Nordstrom Rewards, don’t forget to use your double/triple points day when placing your order! I usually save up some of my Nordy Notes for the sale. It’s essentially free money back from Nordstrom as a thank you for your purchases! Last year I purchased my Chanel ballet flats using Nordstrom Notes I earned after the sale.

You can turn on your double points day and it will work on all your orders until midnight that day.

SHOP ONLINE THEN IN STORE

I would avoid doing in-store pickup during the busiest times of the sale (during early access and the first few days of public access). I did this the first year it was offered and nearly everything in my order was canceled since it doesn’t get fulfilled right away, plus inventory can be hard to locate in-store during busy times. Online has the biggest selection and inventory and you’re order is much safer placed online in my experience. During less busy times, in-store pickup is a great way to go to save you time and a wasted trip to the store. I do this usually on weekdays outside of early access for the sale.

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I hope that helps you get ready for the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2024! I can’t wait to be a resource for you this year :)

 

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xoAmanda

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