Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2018 Guide
Welcome to the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2018 Guide. Can you believe it is already time for the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale? This guide will give you everything you need to know about the sale including early access dates, catalog download, and a preview of the sale listing out all my Daily With Bailey favorites. When the sale goes live, you can visit my complete Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Shop by visiting this link.
I look forward to this sale every year because it’s an opportunity to score some major deals on Fall clothing pre-season. The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is not a ‘normal sale’ in which all the items that didn’t sell for the season get priced at a discount, but it is an advance season sale. That means new arrivals that haven’t even been released yet (think Fall boots, sweaters and outerwear) are on sale, and at discounted prices pre-season! I know, shocking right. Fall is one of the most expensive seasons to buy new clothing for, so it’s a great opportunity to advance buy for the season and save some major cash. So you’re probably wondering… how do I get to be a part of this sale and take control of it in the right way. I’m here to provide all the details you need to know, just keep reading.
Download the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2018 Catalog
2018 Catalog and First Look at the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale: CLICK HERE
Frequently Asked Questions
When does this sale start, and how long does it last?
Early access for the 2018 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale begins on Thursday, July 12th and is only available for Nordstrom credit card holders. If you do not yet have a Nordstrom Anniversary Sale then you can still apply for a card, just do so ASAP to ensure you get approved before the sale begins. I highly recommend getting a card in order to have early access to the sale because the best items in the sale will sell out early, so having early access is key to score the best deals.
Those that do not have a Nordstrom credit card can begin shopping the sale when it goes public on Friday, July 20th. The sale for both card holders and non-card holders ends on August 5th, and all prices return to normal at that time. You can shop the sale from this link when the sale goes live.
Here is a breakdown of important dates:
- July 12th, 2018 12:01 AM Pacific: Early Access available to all Nordstrom cardholders
- July 20th, 2018 12:01 AM Pacific: The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2018 is open to everyone
- August 5th, 2018 11:59 PM Pacific: The sale ends and items return to their normal retail price
How do you I gain access, so I can take advantage of the sale?
In order to gain access to the sale, you have to have a Nordstrom credit card. I applied for my credit card recently and was approved the same day. As soon as I was approved, the website prompted me to login to my Nordstrom account and my credit card automatically linked to my account. This is the only way you can get early access to the sale, and there is still time for you to apply for the Nordstrom anniversary card if you’d like to shop early access. There are other great perks to having a Nordstrom credit card, too. You receive 2 points for every $1 spent, and for every 2,000 points you accumulate, you’ll receive $20 back in cash to shop at Nordstrom. I let these add up over time and that’s how I purchase any designer items on my wishlist that I wouldn’t otherwise be able to afford.
How do I sign up for a Nordstrom credit card?
Sign up for a Nordstrom credit card HERE. You simply fill out all the information required and you should know within a couple of hours if you’re approved for a card.
What items can I expect to be included in the sale?
The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale includes new Fall arrivals that are discounted from 25-30% of the retail prices. Every year, Nordstrom releases its advance catalog to give you an idea of the items included in the sale. You can access the complete catalog HERE. You can browse this interactive catalog in advance of the sale and take note of the items you really love. You can click on each item to see the price, and the amazing deal this sale brings.
Please keep in mind that there are many other items included in the sale, and you can tune into the blog on July 12th for all the DWB favorites. I’ll be sharing a post that day shortly after midnight Pacific time rounding up the best items of the sale, and updating the Nordstrom Sale SHOP tab at the top of my blog.
Should I shop the items in-store or online?
The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is one of the biggest sales of the year, many even argue that it rivals Black Friday. With big sales, come big crowds. Beat the crowds and shop the sale as soon as it goes live (and before stores open) by shopping online. If you’d like to receive your items fast you can always select in-store pickup and a store associate will prepare your order for you and have it ready for you same day when the store opens. If your store has curbside valet, they’ll even bring it out to your car for you. Here is the best way to shop the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale:
- Mark your calendars for July 12th and visit my blog for your guide to the best deals and my picks for the sale.
- After adding items to your Nordstrom.com cart, choose the In-Store Pickup as your shipping option during checkout.
- You’ll get a text from Nordstrom when your order is ready and you can pickup your items from the store at your convenience. Some locations even offer curbside pick up where they bring it out to your car! It’s really the best way to shop.
- If you don’t have a Nordstrom location near you, don’t worry! Nordstrom offers free shipping and free returns on all orders.
Most Popular Items in the Sale that You can Expect to SELL OUT FAST!
The most popular items in the sale are usually shoes/boots, tops/blouses, cardigans/sweaters, athletic wear, jeans and of course outerwear. The top selling items last year were:
When I shop the sale, I go directly to the shoe racks and wardrobe staples such as t-shirts, jeans and everyday jackets because those always seem to be the items that sell out the fastest.
If you’re not already convinced how amazing this sale is, take a look at my post from last year’s sale opening for a sneak peek on the types of items you can expect to find in the sale.
Don’t forget to check back in first thing this Thursday for all the best items you need to be shopping for! XoXo.