10 Best Buys in the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Every Year

10 Best Buys in the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Every Year!

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

The biggest and best sale of the year officially starts tomorrow for some Nordstrom cardholders. This is a sale to shop for things you’d normally purchase anyway but at a discount of up to 40% off. Today we are sharing 10 great buys in the sale every year – think wardrobe staples, back to school items, and more. As you think about what you might buy in the sale, we hope this post helps!  

If you’ve followed DoSayGive the past six years you know we provide super detailed and helpful guides to this amazing sale. Our goal is to show you the absolute best stuff so you don’t have to browse through the thousands of items. Our full Nordstrom Sale Guide launches tomorrow morning when ICON cardholders get access! Make sure you subscribe to DoSayGive emails to get all our sale guides via email!

When You Can Shop the Sale:

ICON cardholders can shop Monday, July 12th!

AMBASSADOR cardholders can shop on Wednesday, July 14th!

INFLUENCER cardholders can shop on Friday, July 16th!

Login to your Nordstrom.com account to check your level!

The sale opens to the public on July 28th! Check local store hours for sale hours. 

So what are the best things to get in the sale? Think about what you are going to buy anyway as far as back to school, fall/winter clothes and upcoming birthday gifts and holidays. You can buy so much of this in the sale and be a savvy shopper by saving up to 40% off!  Some things you might want to look at:

Athletic Shoes:

This year Nike, Adidas, and Ons are included in the sale! Women’s, Men’s and Children’s shoes are great to shop in the sale. 

Women's On Sneakers
30% off On Sneakers. These will sell quickly.
Nike Pegasus
Boys and Girls Nikes 30% off!
Girls Adidas
Buy for back to school!
Men's On Sneakers
30% off On sneakers for men, too!


Popular Winter Coats and Fleeces:

 I don’t like paying full-price for these brands so love when I find them in the Nordstrom sale! Brands like Barbour and The North Face usually sell quickly. 

The North Face Coat
On sale in white and green too!
Men's Barbour Coat
Almost $100 off! Several Barbour coats in the sale!
Reversible Jacket
We love the reversible coats from The North Face.
Navy Puffer Coat for Boys
Almost $50 off this tween boy coat!


Undergarments for the Whole Family:

Every year my favorite bra is on sale during the sale. (Note: I am small chested and go up two cup sizes on this bra.) Bras are expensive, but we need them so why not buy on sale up to 40% off? It’s also a great time to stock up on panties. I bought these one size fits all panties last year and I am hooked. They don’t show lines! 

Women's Underwear
Stock up on panties and bras!
Tucker + Tate
Girls and boys value sets in the sale.
Tommy John
Several styles in the sale!
Natori Bras on Sale!
Over $20 off!
Men's Boxer Briefs
$20 off!
35% off Spanx!
Ruffled Girls Socks
Get for school!
Bombas Socks
So many good deals on Bombas this year!


Back to School:

Shoes, clothes, socks and more! 

Boys' Basketball Shorts
5 color options!
Cute skrits for girls!
This one is 35% off!
$15 off! And two different styles.
25% off The North Face!


Athletic Outfits:

Zella and Nike on sale!

Zella Leggings
Always a good buy! My favorite leggings.
Zella Top
Stock up on cute workout wear.
Men's Nike Shorts
Several colors, too
Men's Performance Tee
Under $25!



The Moonlight Pajamas are so comfy and come in several coloors! They come in a long set and short set and now a nap dress! 

Moonlight Pajamas
On sale for under $30!
I have these!
35% off! Going to buy another pair!
Moonlight VNeck Pajamas
$20 off this new style.
Chenille Robe
35% off this cute robe.



So many great gifts this year in the sale! We will do a full roundup in tomorrow’s post but check out these: 

Barefoot Dreams Blanket
Several patterns on sale for under $100!
NEST Candle Duo
Great value on this!
Sugarfina Bento Boxes
Stock up for gifts!
Theragun Set
New to the sale this year!


High-End Beauty Tools:

If you had your eye on a high-end beauty tool, now is your time to purchase! Think holiday gifts, too! 

Great travel hairdryer!
Great gift set!
I love mine!
Might want to add to wishlist!
Facial Steamer
Fun gift for a teen or college girl, too!


Baby Gear

I bought our NUNA car seat in the sale several years ago and so glad I did!

Thule and Bugaboo in the Sale!
Max-Cosi Stroller!
NUNA Infant Car Set
NUNA Toddler Car Set



Need to refresh bath towels or sheets? The Nordstrom Sale is a great time to stock up!

Hydrocotton Towels!
Two colors in this bedding!
Boll & Branch ORGANIC Sheets
Down Comforters!


Make your wishlist!

You can go to Nordstrom.com and browse everything that is going to be in the sale and save things to your “wishlist” for easy shopping once the sale opens. (Things in the sale will have a yellow “Early Access” sign under the product name.

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23 thoughts on “10 Best Buys in the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Every Year!

    1. Yes it is! I didn’t realize it why everyone was making a big deal about it until about three years ago. Then I “got” it! Truly has saved us so much money in things we would buy anyway!

    1. Me too! Sale strategy is so much fun for me. I’ve perfected it over the years and love sharing it with my readers!

  1. I love the Zella leggings! And I always stock up on bras and panties, work clothes for my husband and back to school shoes for my kids. I look forward to seeing what you recommend!

  2. What time does store open? And what time can you start shopping online? All on July 12 of course! 🙂

  3. I’m assuming you are Icon or Ambassador level and will be able to post your recommendations by Thursday, July 11…love your recommendations, they totally drive my shopping habits 🙂

  4. I can’t waiting to hear from nordstroms about the Anne sale that I’ve attended for 20 years & finally went online to find out the sale started a week or so ago. Very disappointed.