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 this week for Nordstrom cardholders! This is a sale to shop for things you’d normally purchase anyway but at a discount of up to 40% off. In other words, strategic shopping! Today we are sharing 10 great buys in the sale every year – think wardrobe staples, back to school items, gifts (yes, even holiday!) and more. 

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

When You Can Shop the Sale:

July 6: Early Access for Icon Cardholder Status 

July 7: Early Access for Ambassadors Cardholder Status

July 9: Early Access for Influencer Cardholder Status 

July 15: Sale opens to the public!

July 31: Sale ends

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

How to prepare now:

Prepare for your Nordstrom Anniversary Sale shopping by logging into your Nordstrom account (or create a new one) and save sale items to your “wishlist” for easy shopping once the sale opens. (Items in the sale will have a yellow “Anniversary Preview” sign under the product name.)

Top 10 Buys in the Anniversary Sale Each Year!

So what are the best things to purchase during the sale? Think about what you are going to buy anyway as far as back to school, fall/winter clothes and upcoming birthday gifts. With prices continuing to rise, you may want to go ahead and shop holiday gifts as well. You can buy much of this in the sale and be a savvy shopper by saving up to 40% off!  

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
Men's On Sneakers
Girl's Adidas
Children's Nikes


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. 

Girls North Face Rain Coat
Women's Puffer
Lots of great Barbour jackets again this year!
Men's Vest
This Barbour vest comes in several colors.
Boy's North Face Jacket
Several color options for this, too.


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? 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
Refresh your undergarments!
Girls Hipster Briefs
Lots of good deals for children too.
Tommy John Boxers
Always a favorite for men!
Natori Bra
These are rarely on sale in neutral colors.
Men's Boxers
This is a great time to refresh his boxers!
Over $25 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! 

Girls Boden Dress
Darling for the fall!
Soccer Tee
Stock up on play clothes for fall.
Nike Shorts
Lots of Nike shorts and tees for children!
Boden Leggings
So many cute Boden items in the sale this year.


Athletic Outfits:

Zella and Bombas on sale!

Bombas Socks
These are a favorite on our gift guides!
Spanx Skort
These sold out fast last year.
Zella Leggings
My favorite!
Zella Shorts
Under $35 for men!



The Moonlight Pajamas are so comfy and come in several colors! They come in long and short sets and make great gifts, too. 

Moonlight PJ Set
Great price on these pajamas and lots of colors to choose from.
Cozy Robe
Think ahead to holiday gifts!
Barefoot Dreams Cardigan
A Nordstrom Anniversary favorite!
PJ Set
Love this pretty blue set!



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

Barefoot Dreams Blanket
A favorite every year!
Theragun Set
Major sale on the Theragun!
Aura Frame
These are one of our go-to gift recommendations for grandparents.
Diptyque Set
So many good candles included again this year!


Beauty Sets:

If you had you’re wanting to try a new beauty product or refresh what you already have, now is your time to purchase! Think holiday gifts, too! 

Bobbi Brown Lip Set
A DoSayGive reader favorite every year.
Olaplex Set
Another one that sold out early in the sale last year!
Westman Atelier Beauty Set
First time I've seen Westman Atelier in the Nordstrom Sale!
Oribe Set
Over $30 off this full size Oribe duo!


Baby Gear

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

Doona Stroller + Car Seat
NUNA Infant Car Seat
Uppababy Stroller
Thule Jogger


Denim and Pants

The Nordstrom Sale is a great time to buy designer jeans on sale! 

Spanx Leggings
Mother Jeans
Joes Bootcut Jeans
Paige Jeans


Stay tuned for more strategic shopping posts!

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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.