Early access to the best sale of the year starts Friday (yep, the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale!). Because there are over 10,000 items in the sale I thought it would be helpful to have a quick guide to the best brands in the sale. The brands you and I know and love and want to buy. And, yay, I just realized many of these brands already have some great sale items – before the Anniversary sale even begins!
First a few last minute tips about this sale….
Why is This Sale So Great
They are NEW items marked down up to 40% off. Prices will go back up after the sale ends.
How to Shop the Sale Early
Remember, only Nordstrom card members can shop the Early Access week of the sale. You can still sign up to be a card member to shop early. Last year you didn’t actually have to use the card to purchase things, just to get “access.” If you aren’t a card member bookmark my sale guides this week so you can shop right when the sale opens to the public next Friday.
BUT – good news for non cardmembers – there are many things already on sale. Many are items that can transition into fall and year round favorites. Click on the brand list below.
How to Shop Strategically
I have been posting and (as silly as it sounds!) studying this sale for 5 years. Many of y’all have learned this along with me: it’s best to shop strategically. Figure out the items you will probably be buying anyway for your family and get them for up to 40% off during the sale.
Ask yourself: do your kids’ need school shoes? Does your husband need a new suit or suitcase for work travel? Is your daughter’s birthday coming up? Many of my readers shop holiday gifts. Sounds crazy but it’s actually smart. There are some amazing candles, beauty gifts, and throws in this sale. I always buy several fall tops and jeans and boots that get me through the fall/winter. Having a list will ensure you don’t buy things you don’t really need.
We will be sending a MASSIVE roundup with our favorites on Friday after the sale opens online at 11:30 Central time. Note the new time. You can shop in store starting during normal store hours but to beat the crowds, and for more selection in sizing, you may want to shop online even if you have a local store. Go to the store for the experience but know you will be more likely to get what you want online.
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Also: if you love something order two sizes and send back what doesn’t work. (Free returns make this a no brainer.)
My Early Access to the Sale
Not only did I get a list of everything in the sale (remember the 10,000 items I mentioned!), I also got to shop the sale early at Nordstrom Northpark here in Dallas. So stay tuned for my dressing room selfie posts where I give sizing and honest feedback.
Today, we shooting over 20 fall outfits you can shop during the sale. Follow the prep and shoot on Stories.
Favorite Brands in the #NSale
For quick shopping use this brand guide:
AG – Both women and men’s jeans will be in the sale. I am going to get my husband the Graduate style.
Barefoot Dreams – The coziest brand ever. The cardigans and blankets make the BEST gifts. Sell out risk: high!
Barbour – There are several summer jackets on sale NOW (which for Dallas winter weather is probably fine!). Sell out risk is HIGH for this English brand popular with the royals. These coats last forever and are classic!
BOSS – And Hugo Boss. If your husband needs a suit, there are several on sale now! The markdown will be a little higher during the Anniversary Sale but not much!
Ferragamo – Driving moccasins for men!
FRAME – Another great denim brand!
Hickey Freeman – There will be some really nice suits during the sale!
Hunter Boots – There will be several styles and height sizes of this popular rain boot.
MOTHER – People love these jeans!
Madewell – Jeans, totes, cardigans, and more!
NEST Fragrances – Stock up on the best candle. For yourself and the gift closet!
The North Face – Some things are already on sale like backpacks.
Nike – Get your family’s athletic wear in the sale! Kids’ sizes sell out quicker.
Louboutin – Yes, Louboutins are in the sale this year. These will go SO fast so if you want some classic black Louboutin pumps shop as soon as the sale opens.
NUNA – I got my convertible car seat last year and it’s back again this year along with the infant seat. So many other top stroller and car seat brands included as well. This sold out about halfway through the sale just fyi.
PAIGE – Love my Paige jeans. I bought some gorgeous studded boots yesterday.
Patagonia – Men’s, women’s, children, and even the cutest baby coats will be in the sale. Think ahead for fall.
Peter Millar – Spruce up your husband’s wardrobe for fall with pullovers, suits, and more.
Rag & Bone– Jeans and shoes for men and women.
RAILS – These popular button up shirts will be in the sale. There are some on sale now as well.
Rebecca Taylor – The prettiest dresses and tops. A classic brand that will stay in your closet for years. Think ahead for fall.
Stuart Weitzman – Popular thigh high boots up to 40% off!
SPANX – Now is the time to get your shapewear and faux leather leggings.
Tommy John – Popular underwear line for men that are pricey so much better on sale!
Tory Burch – Bags, wallets, shoes, and riding boots!
Ted Baker – I spotted some really cute pumps with a bow on the back!
Tucker + Tate – It’s annoying to sort through all the children’s items in the sale. There are some cute things on sale now. Think clothes for school and sets of underwear.
Tumi – Lots of luggage from this timeless brand on sale.
UGG – Getting myself a new pair of slippers. The best ever. Also if you don’t like paying full price for girls’ Uggs there will be some in the sale!
VINCE – A great time to save on this high end brand of shoes and clothes.
Vineyard Vines – Cute and preppy boys and men’s clothing in the sale!
Zella – Their popular leggings will sell out at this price!
I didn’t mention any of the beauty brands because there are so many! Make sure that you follow along with all our posts and try on sessions. And don’t forget to subscribe you don’t miss any of it!
Make sure to pin this post as a quick guide to all the best brands in the #NSALE!