Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2020: Why It’s Awesome + $100 Giveaway x4!

What the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is about

What Is the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2020

The much anticipated Nordstrom Anniversary Sale begins in a few weeks!  I cover this sale every year and so many of you LOVE it!  In case you’re wondering, “What is the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale?” and why the heck do people care about it, read on, my friend!

 

WHAT IS THE NORDSTROM ANNIVERSARY SALE ALL ABOUT?

Usually, sale items are leftovers marked down at the end of the season.  The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is the opposite.  Nordstrom marks down BRAND NEW stuff at the beginning of the season.  Many of my PMT staples come from this sale!  At regular price they are a bit out of my comfort zone, so I LOVE getting them–and helping YOU get them–during the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale!  

WHEN DOES THE SALE HAPPEN?

Due to COVID-19, the sale is a bit different this year.  Here’s the scoop:

  • July 24th (TODAY!) – EVERYONE gets to preview the sale.  This is awesome because in the past, we only got to see small sneak peeks.  Check it out HERE!  If you’re overwhelmed, don’t worry–I’ll highlight some of my favorite items next week. 😁
  • August 4-18 – Early Access begins in a staggered way for all Nordstrom cardholders or Nordy Club members with Insider status or above, based on your status.  You can see the start dates above.

 

WHAT KINDS OF THINGS ARE ON SALE?
WHAT SHOULD BE ON YOUR SHOPPING LIST?

Fall clothes for sure!  This sale is for new arrivals for the coming season, not the leftovers from summer.  I prioritize higher ticket items and staples like boots and booties, jackets, and jeans.  I try some sweaters, tops, bags, activewear, makeup/beauty, home decor, and men’s items, too.

Some of my favorites from previous years:

 

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Favorites

These are some of my favorites from past sales: black moto jacket, leopard print pumps, black skinny jeans, long cardigans, taupe wedge sneakers, super comfy black work slacks, bootcut jeans that are sooooo stretchy they feel like yoga pants (!!), grey wrap sweater, gorgeous suede moto jacket, leopard print flats, and super comfy stretchy skinny jeans!

 

HOW CAN I SHOP THIS SALE THE SMART WAY?

Make a list.  The sale can be overwhelming, so get focused with a game plan and a list.  It’ll help you make better purchasing decisions!  What holes do you need to fill in your closet?  Personally, I’d focus on staples like jeans, cardigans, blazers, pants for work, jackets, and fall shoes.

Shop Early Access by signing up for a Nordstrom card.  The sale opens earlier to everyone who has a Nordstrom card.  Items and sizes sell out FAST, and they often do NOT restock.  Some items are exclusive only to the sale and not available after the sale.  Shopping early is totally worth it.  Find out more info, like how you can get a $40 bonus note, and sign up for one HERE!

Shop online.  Especially in light of COVID-19 and it being difficult to shop in store, shopping online is key more than ever.  Plus, your size may not be available in store.  Some items aren’t even sold in store and are online-only.  And, shipping and return shipping is always free, so ordering online from the comfort of your home in your pajamas is the WAY TO GO!  Or, order online and use Nordstrom’s curbside pickup (WHAAAAT?  YES, that’s a THING!!) so that you can order online but don’t have to wait for it to ship!
Buy multiple sizes!!!!  Items run out fast, and your size might not be available by the time you want to exchange.  Buy two sizes and send back–for free–the size that doesn’t work.

HOW CAN I GET THE BEST STUFF?

Get Early Access by signing up for a Nordstrom card HERE.  You get to shop at least 1 week before everyone else, and it really is worth it!

Follow PMT for sales highlights.  I’m here to do the heavy lifting for you!  I’ll pour through the items, find stuff that’s worth trying, and provide fit info to save you time.  Follow me through:

  • Sign up for the PMT Email List – For the NSale, you can get notified with two different levels of frequency:
    • New Blog Posts – Get emailed whenever there’s a new blog post full of NSale reviews.  I publish NSale blog posts 1-2x/wk during the sale.
    • *Special* Extra NSale Highlights Email List – Get special, additional highlights from the NSale so you don’t miss anything.  I only blog 1-2x/wk during the sale, but often times items sell out before I publish the next blog post.  This year, you can sign up to get additional NSale highlights between blog posts.  That way, if I find something awesome, you’ll know about it THAT DAY instead of 2-3 days later when it might already be sold out.
    • Sign up for either/both of those email lists HERE.
  • Facebook – I’ll share highlights daily
  • Instagram / IG Stories – I’ll share highlights daily

Bookmark the PMT Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Shopping Guide.  This ONE page will house ALL the items I try over the course of the sale.  It’s easier than sifting through multiple posts as the sale goes on!

Preview the NSale and tell me what you’re eyeing.  If I know what the majority of PMTers want, I can prioritize that when shopping and sharing.  Go preview the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale and comment here with items you’re eyeing that you want me to try!  And be sure to follow through PMT Emails so you don’t miss it.

 

White top, super comfy stretchy knit blazer, and CRAZY comfy bootcut jeans–fantastic staples part of past sales!

 

GIVEAWAYS: $100 NORDSTROM GIFT CARDS x4!

To add to the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale fun, I’m giving away FOUR $100 Nordstrom Gift Cards!  All you have to do to enter is sign up for PMT Emails!

If you’re already subscribed, no need to do anything else.  You are automatically entered.

Four people will be chosen at random from the subscriber list.  One winner will be announced each day a new group is able to shop the sale: August 7th, August 10th, August 13th, and August 19th

Sign up for PMT Emails HERE!

 

PREVIEW THE NSALE & TELL ME WHAT TO REVIEW!

Last, be sure to preview the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale items HERE and comment below with which items you want me to try!  I’ll make a list and prioritize trying the most requested items.

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