Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Catalog 2019 Is Here!

The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Catalog for 2019 has arrived!

If you are anything like me, you have been eagerly awaiting the catalog drop every day since the beginning of June. Well, your wait is over and it is here!

There’s also a LOT of information that is new for 2019. I’ve shopped the Anniversary Sale for 10 years and some of this is very different from years past!

Catalog Launch

The catalog has launched and I have linked it here. In years past, I have received a paper catalog long before the online version gets posted. They have started launching the online one earlier and earlier now.

Early Access Time Change

Early Access Begins at 12:30 PM Eastern Time (9:30 AM Pacific Time) on Friday, July 12th! In past years, Early Access would begin at midnight Pacific time on the Friday that Early Access opened, so I would stay up late on Friday night and do my shopping before going to bed. Shoppers on the East Coast would set their alarms for 3 AM and wake up early to shop before going to work.

Nordstrom’s website has always had issues handling the traffic volume in the middle of the night. I’m not sure how they plan to accommodate shoppers who are all going to be awake!

Nordy Club Icon and Ambassadors Get to Preshop before Early Access

This year Nordy Club Icon and Ambassador levels will be able to preshop even BEFORE Early Access begins on Friday, July 12th.

  • U.S. Icon cardmembers: Pre-shop July 9-11 in store
  • U.S. Ambassador cardmembers: Pre-shop July 10 & 11 in-store

In addition, Nordstrom is testing additional benefits for New York City and Los Angeles Icon and Ambassador Nordy Club cardmembers. For New York City and Los Angeles customers only:

  • Icon cardmembers can pre-order online June 27-30 and pick up their items in-store beginning July 9
  • Ambassador cardmembers get the same perks a day later – pre-order online June 28-30 and pick up in-store beginning July 10

 

Happy Shopping! What are you most looking forward to this year? 

Nordstrom Holiday Party 2018!

After Nordstrom changed their rewards program to be the Nordy Club, one thing I noticed was there was no explicit mention of the Nordstrom Holiday Party as a benefit!

I was super bummed because I qualified for the old “Level 2″ this year and was hoping to go, as it is a super fun night out with my girlfriends, plus you get 10 points per dollar spent on all purchases at the party! It’s a great time to finish buying holiday gifts.

I ended up calling my local store to ask about it, and sure enough my invitation literally got lost in the mail! They transferred me to the right customer service department and after verifying some details, they set me up with the details for the party.

My local store had 3 events this year: 2 evenings and 1 weekend morning. Unfortunately, I was busy for both evening dates, but I’m RSVPed for the Sunday morning event in a few days!  I can’t wait!

If you didn’t receive your invitation this year and you are INFLUENCER status, it might be worthwhile to check with your local store to see if you are eligible to attend the party.

 

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Haul and Try-Ons!

Ok, put your hand up if you stayed up late last night to shop the first hour of the sale… yup I thought so! Tons of people have already been shopping and have caused the site to crash under the huge load!

I decided to brave the crowds this morning and also shop in person and I wanted to share my haul and photos.

Shoes

I only had a few minutes to check out shoes as it was extremely busy! I tried on the Cole Haan GrandPro Spectator Scalloped Slip-On Sneaker and liked it but didn’t love it. What did come home with me though, is the Steve Madden Sultan Chelsea wedge sneaker. This was super comfortable and priced very well at under $60 during the sale!

steve-madden sultan chelsea  nordstrom anniversary

 

Active

I tried on a couple of Zella items from the sale. This sports bra was SO CUTE. I loved the flower print!

I also tried on the Zella Old School Daydream sweatshirt. I love the thick sweatshirt material and the funnel collar is very cute. I thought this fit true to size. I like my sweatshirts slightly loose and this was a looser fit. I only wish it came in more colors! I would have loved this in a brighter pink.

Barefoot Dreams has 3 cardigans in the Anniversary sale. My favorite was the CozyChic Lite Circle Cardigan. The CozyChic Lite Coastal hooded cardigan is the same material, while the CozyChic cardigan which is a thicker material. Personally, the thicker material made the cardigan look much more like a house coat and I didn’t love the look. It was VERY soft though, so if you’re looking for something to cuddle up with at home, this would be perfect.

barefoot dreams cardigans nordstrom sale

 Womens Clothing

I saw the cutest Nordstrom tee for any Nordy girl.

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I also tried on a few sweaters including this Free People Saturday Morning cardigan which was so amazingly cozy. I love the open weave, though I can imagine this will be easily damaged in the store. This was marked Small/Medium and it runs on the large size.

This Chelsea28 cardigan was unbelievably soft and light. Loved this!

Unfortunately this Chelsea28 lace bell sleeve top had to go back because of the buttons. I can’t manage buttons in the back! However, if you’re not a button-phobe like me, it was definitely gorgeous and fit really well.

Home

I made a quick stop in home to check out what was there and I found my favorite candle of all time, which is the Capri Blue Volcano scent. If you’re an Anthro addict like me, you’ll know this scent well!

capri blue volcano nordstrom sale

There was also a wide selection of Barefoot Dreams CozyChic throws in case you want more BFD goodness in your life. :-)

barefoot dreams cozychic throw

 

What have you been shopping for?

2018 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Catalog is Live!

The 2018 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Catalog has dropped! If you are new to shopping the sale, this is a unique sale where NEXT season’s merchandise will be on sale before the season even starts!

This means you’re shopping for Fall in July… weird, I know! But it is great because you have your pick of sizes and styles — not just whatever is leftover. The catalog is only a small fraction of what you can expect to find at the sale. Don’t worry… there will be PLENTY more!

The sale starts July 20, 2018 and will go through August 5.  Early access for Nordstrom card holders runs July 12-19 ahead of the official sale start date. Level 4 card holders get a special Anniversary Sale pre-shop date on July 11.

Without further ado, the catalog link is live here… enjoy and happy shopping!

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