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Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2020

It’s almost here folks! My favorite shopping event of the year — the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale!!


This year things will be VERY different since we are still dealing with a pandemic. Here’s what you need to know:

July 24th – everyone will have access to preview the catalog online and save items to your wishlist

August 4th – Nordy Club Icon members can shop Early Access

August 7th – Nordy Club Ambassador members can shop Early Access

August 10th – Nordy Club Influencers can shop Early Access

August 13th – Nordy Club Insiders can shop Early Access

August 19th – The Public Sale opens and everyone can shop!

August 30th – The Sale ends!

The catalog is currently LIVE on the site here, and I don’t believe it includes everything in the sale. I’ve been shown a few things that are not in the current preview!

You’ll be able to shop the sale online and in store during regular business hours. Social distancing is in effect in many jurisdictions so I don’t know how the stores will plan to handle traffic. I would imagine that each store will have a plan to comply with local regulations around masking and capacity.

I’ve been shopping this sale for years and years now (I honestly can’t even remember how many, but its somewhere between 8-10!). Each year there’s always a HOT HOT HOT item and I have definitely found it for this year.

It’s been several years since Nordstrom has had a true designer bag in the sale — the last one I remember was Chloe, maybe 3-4 years ago. This year, we have a Saint Laurent! OMG!

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Saint Laurent Kate – Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

Each year hot items sell out virtually instantly and I’m sure this will be no exception. This purse is gorgeous and given that it’s been several years since a premier designer bag, I can guarantee Nordstrom will run out of stock right away.

Is there anything you’re looking forward to? Would you buy the Saint Laurent bag if you were able to grab one?

Happy Shopping!

Favorite Anniversary Sale Look Book Items!

As you know, every year Nordstrom is only able to put a fraction of their Anniversary Sale items into their catalog. I have your exclusive first look at a ton of items that will be part of the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale but were not featured in the catalog!


MCM Small Leather & Visetos Canvas Backpack
MCM Small Leather & Visetos Canvas Backpack

MCM Wilder Visetos Faux Leather Shopper
MCM Wilder Visetos Faux Leather Shopper

MCM Sarah Leather & Visetos Canvas Hobo
MCM Sarah Leather & Visetos Canvas Hobo

MCM Corina Leather & Visetos Canvas Foldover Crossbody Bag
MCM Corina Leather & Visetos Canvas Foldover Crossbody Bag

Longchamp Le Pliage Cuir Leather Tote (Nordstrom Exclusive)
Longchamp Le Pliage Cuir Leather Tote (Nordstrom Exclusive)

Longchamp Le Pliage Expandable Tote (Nordstrom Exclusive)
Longchamp Le Pliage Expandable Tote (Nordstrom Exclusive)

Snake Embossed Leather Shopper, Main, color, BLACK Camden Snake Embossed Leather Shopper
rag & bone Black Camden Snake Embossed Leather Shopper

rag & bone Walker Convertible Suede & Leather Tote
rag & bone Walker Convertible Suede & Leather Tote

rag & bone Walker Leather Crossbody Bag
rag & bone Walker Leather Crossbody Bag

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.


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!

nordstrom anniversary sale 2018 catalog