The 2022 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is STILL going on! See my top picks for women, men, workout gear, home decor and babies this year! Early Access is open, and Public Access will open in a few weeks.
My all-time favorite sale of the year is the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, or the NSale. I love to shop for shoes, especially fall booties, and high quality coats and jackets, among other things. I also shop for Tommy during this sale because (a) he hates shopping and (b) men’s stuff is typically pretty expensive. This sale is the best for brands he loves like Peter Millar, Vineyard Vines, North Face, Barbour and more.
The Nordstrom Sale is OPEN for everyone!
My picks for this year are below.
Everything you need to know about the 2022 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale
The Anniversary Sale happens once a year, and it’s different than most sales that stores promote. When a store has a sale, it’s typically to get rid of last season’s clothes as the new ones come in, and generally after the sale, things will go on final sale to make sure they get out the door. The Nordstrom Anniversary sale is different because they discount brand new styles and pieces for the fall season. And once the sale is over, the prices go right back up to the normal retail value. It’s essentially like a pre-season sale. And it’s sooo good.
In fact, this is one of the most popular — if not THE most popular– retail sales in the country, outside of the holiday shopping season. And for good reason! I’ve gotten some of my all-time favorite pieces during this sale at great prices. See some of the items included in this year’s sale like Cashmere tops, Barbour jackets, Sam Edelman shoes, Hunter boots, and designer denim — all of that is included in the sale. It’s like back-to-school shopping as an adult and also way more fun 😉
And this year, Nordstrom has outdone themselves by including some of my FAVORITE baby products like my UppaBaby Vista 2 Stroller (review here) AND my Thule Jogging Stroller (review here). So snagging these items on sale is a huge deal.
There are some unique details to the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale that you need to know ahead of time.
First, Nordstrom Card holders shop first. As a Nordstrom cardholder, you get to shop the Early Access Sale weeks before the entire public shops. I’ll talk about why I love being a Nordstrom Cardholder below.
For the non-card holders, Public Access Sale starts July 15 and runs through July 31st. Then prices for all of the merchandise go up on August 1st.
What time does the Nordstrom Sale start?
You can preview the sale starting now! Here are the dates when the sale will go live.
There are a few tiers of access:
- July 6 – Icon members (those who’ve spent $15,000 or more at the retailer in the past year)
- July 7 – Ambassador members (those who’ve spent $5,000 or more at Nordstrom over the past year)
- July 9 – Influencer members (all other Nordstrom cardholders)
- July 15 – PUBLIC ACCESS
Access is currently open to everyone and ends this weekend!
My 2022 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Picks
Keep in mind that if you can’t check out with your items yet, you can still add them to your wishlist for when you’re able to shop.
This year I wanted to make sure to find some good booties for fall/winter. I wear them with jeans and dresses and I think they pair well with almost everything. Plus, they’re comfortable! You can also see my must-have styles of shoes here to help guide you in your sale shopping.
I always look for Zella items, in particular Zella leggings, since I LOVE them and they’re so affordable. They have lots of great options this year!! Recently, I’ve loved wearing athleisure outfits (as long as they’re cute enough to look pulled together), so I’m eyeing a few workout dresses during the sale.
I always wear “real” clothes when I work, even though I work from home (and have for years). But it never hurts to slip into loungewear as soon as I close my laptop. Here are my favorite soft picks from this year!
Denim is one of those pieces that I am willing to splurge on since I know they will last for YEARS. The Nordstrom Anniversary sale is when I always stock up on jeans. It’s so rare to find such great jeans at such an affordable price. This is a great time to buy some must-have jeans!
I was not as impressed with the dress selection this year, but I did manage to find a few great ones. In fact, I love the colors and cuts of these dresses. Dresses make it so easy to look put together, so this is another place I am willing to splurge. You can also see my must-have styles of dresses here to help guide you in your sale shopping.
Tops & Sweaters
You’ll see some basics, some really fun, feminine pieces, and also some really great pops of color!
Jackets & Coats
Coats and jackets are definitely something I buy at the Anniversary Sale since they’re typically more expensive pieces and I like getting them on sale. Barbour RARELY goes on sale, but there are some amazing Barbour jackets included in this year’s sale.
While I wasn’t too impressed with the home section this year, there are definitely a few gems. In fact, Ilike to have a few nice hostess gifts on hand at my house, and this sale is a great time to snag a few cheese boards for that purpose. I’m also a Barefoot Dreams FANATIC. So I’ll be snagging a few more blankets during the sale (we already have two!).
I wasn’t super impressed with the accessories this year, but I did find a few bags I love!
Tommy never shops. So, this sale is a great way to refresh his closet. In fact, this year’s men’s sale has the best selection I’ve seen yet! There are tons of full suits on sale, shoes, and also great dress shirts!
BOTH of my must-have strollers are on sale!!! Read my review of our UppaBaby stroller here and also my review of the Thule Jogging Stroller here! I also have and love the Cybex Stroller that’s included (great for airports). I got a couple of cute outfits for Thomas too!
Don’t forget to bookmark this post and follow me on the LikeToKnow.It app for updates on my favorite picks throughout the sale!
What to expect from me during the sale
Every year, I round up and link my favorite picks from the entire sale. I spend hours looking through the pieces and organizing my finds so that you can shop the sale easily. I publish this blog post when the Early Access Sale starts and then re-publish this same post when Public Access opens. (So bookmark this post! It’ll be updated regularly!!) When Public Access opens, I go back to see what’s sold out, pick new things out, and make sure it’s still helpful for those who haven’t shopped yet.
I also post on my LiketoKnow.It page during the sale to link specific looks. You can follow me on LiketoKnow.it here. Nordstrom Anniversary Sale aside, I would definitely follow me on LiketoKnow.It if you ever wonder where my outfits are from. In fact, I always link them there and post exclusive fashion content on that app! So if you don’t know much about LikeToKnow.It, read this post.
What’s different this year?
Nordstrom gave everyone access to preview the sale early on June 29. So this means, we are able to start browsing and adding to your wishlist now! This also gives us time to go through our closet, get rid of some things we don’t wear (I always donate or sell something if I’m adding something new to my closet to keep my wardrobe curated) and then decide what I want to invest in during the sale. Like I said before, I think buying investment pieces during this sale is your best bet.
Should I become a Nordstrom Cardholder?
Great question. It’s not a deal breaker not to be a cardholder, especially since the sale does become public, but I’ve been a cardholder for years, and I love it. I will say that there are a lot of cardholders and there are lots of pieces sell out during the Early Access Sale.
If you have your eyes on specific pieces AND you shop with Nordstrom regularly, it’s definitely something to consider. (With my background in finance, I’m not one to casually recommend that you open a bunch of credit cards! In fact, this is the only brand-specific credit card I have.) But, if you’ve never shopped the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale before, maybe see what it’s like this year before opening a card.
What if something doesn’t fit (or isn’t great in person)?
One of the reasons that I’m so loyal to Nordstrom is their return policy. They send a free shipping return label in every one of their packages so that you can repack your items and pop them back into the mail easily. No questions asked. It’s almost better than shopping in person because there’s no pressure and you can try your items on in your own home. (Although I DO really want a Nordstrom location in Winston-Salem!!)
So the return policy alone is enough of a reason to shop at Nordstrom. This sale is on new pieces, and nothing is final sale so you can return anything you don’t love.
Okay, happy shopping!