The 2023 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is now LIVE!
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, high quality coats and jackets, and denim, 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.
My picks from this year’s sale are below. I’ll likely keep adding to the post so keep checking back because Nordstrom also keeps adding to the sale.
There are a few tiers of access:
If you want to see a try-on of some items, you can watch my Try on Haul on YouTube to see the fit and how things move! And I filmed a second Try On Haul with items that came in a later order (including lots of coats and shoes).
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 all of my must-have sandals in this post help guide you in your sale shopping if you’re still hunting for summer shoes. See the rest of their sale shoe selection here!
I didn’t try on any shoes when I went shopping in store because I was just so exhausted but I ordered a few pairs online.
I always look for Zella items, since the brand is high quality and affordable. Recently, I’ve loved wearing athleisure outfits, so I’m eyeing a few activewear pieces from the sale. This section is full of great finds.
Here’s what I love from the sale this year:
This Free People All Star Runsie (also available in all sizes at a BETTER discount at Zappos) was a little out of my comfort zone, but I saw a few women share it while they were pregnant and loved that idea. Since it’s skin-tight, it makes the most sense to wear it when I have an obvious baby bump. I ordered a Medium to wear as my bump grows, but a small would have fit me better now. It runs a little bit small so size up if you’re on the fence. Usually $98, marked down to $64.99.
I’m wearing an XS in this Zella Anya Ottoman Knit Pullover and runs a little large for an oversized fit. It’s warm and a nice outer layer, but it’s not too thick or hot. $49.99, marked down from $79.00.
Denim is one of those pieces that I am willing to splurge on since I know they will last for YEARS. It’s so rare to find such great jeans discounted so much. This is a great time to buy some must-have jeans. Make sure to spend some time in the denim section of Nordstrom’s site— it’s good!
The Ribcage Ripped High Waist Ankle Straight Leg Jeans from Levi are SUCH a great affordable pair of jeans from this sale. I sized up one size because I’m pregnant. They are a little tight when you pull them on but they fit perfectly once they are up. I would get your true size and let them loosen over time since they’re a more rigid fit. I have a size 26. Usually $98, but on sale for $64.99.
See a video review here on LTK where I show all angles.
The Kut from the Kloth Kelsey Fab Ab High Waist Ankle Flare Jeans are my second favorite pair from the sale. Stretchy and comfortable for a growing bump. I sized up to a 4 for pregnancy’s sake, but they run true to size. $72.99, marked down from $109.00. You can see them on me with better lighting in this reel.
Wit and Wisdom Ab’Solution High Waist Itty Bitty Bootcut Jeans are a perfect affordable pair of flare jeans. They’re stretchy and comfortable and fit is true to size. $58.99, marked down from $88.00. You can see it on me with better lighting in this reel.
Wit and Wisdom Ab’Solution High Waist Ankle Skinny Jeans are a very stretchy black jean. They’re super comfortable, and the waistline is designed to help hold you in, which is a nice perk. They run true to size. These are usually $74.00 and marked down to $44.99.
I ordered this dress specifically to wear with a bump this fall. The stomach ruching is SO flattering, and assuming you’re taller than me (I’m 5’1″), it will fit you even better. It’s just a tad long on me. I ordered a size 1 and it fits true to size. It’s usually $139 and currently on sale for $89.99.
This Treasure and Bond Wavy Check Sweater Minidress is such a fun 70s moment that will look so cute with a bump. Wearing a size XS and it runs true to size. $49.99, marked down from $79.00. You can see it on me with better lighting in this reel.
I also ordered this dress to wear with a bump this fall. The material is INCREDIBLY soft (hence the name Babysoft, I suppose), and like the black dress above, it would be ideal on someone a little taller than me. Overall, this would make a perfect fall dress with heels, tall boots, or booties. I have a size small and it fits true to size. Typically $128, on sale for $75.99.
This dress is one of my favorite finds from the sale this year. The colors are stunning in person, the high neck is such a nice detail (and would look amazing with your hair pulled up), and the length lends itself to many occasions. The fit is true to size, and I’m wearing an XS. It’s only $58.99, marked down from $99.00.
This mini dress comes in 3 colors and is a perfect option for a more casual wedding, church, or any other fun occasion this fall. While I like this orange color, I think I’d rather have the black since it’s more versatile. The fit runs true to size, and I’m wearing an XS. $52.99, marked down from $89.00.
You’ll see some basics, some really fun, feminine pieces, and also some really great pops of color! I’d scroll through this whole tops section on Nordstrom’s site since it’s always good to refresh our tops.
This Open Edit Mock Neck Rib Sweater is my favorite top from the sale so far. I love chartreuse and the shape is different from everything in my closet. I’m wearing an XS and the fir is true to size. It’s $39.99, and typically $59.00.
This light blue v-neck sweater is the PERFECT color. It bright and happy but the shade of blue will still work well for fall. The material is super soft and just really comfortable. The length is slightly cropped, which is always a flattering option for sweaters since they’re usually a little baggy. This is usually $59 and is on sale for $39.99.
I got this sweater in a rust color that’s no longer available, but the other colors are great options for fall. I got this sweater in a size small but it fits oversized. You may want to order your usual size – I sized up and kind of wish I’d gotten an XS. This is usually $69 and on sale for $39.99.
This top is a GREAT closet staple for years to come, and I wish everyone would buy it. I’m always wishing I had a silky tank like this for date nights or to wear underneath cardigans, and this one has adjustable straps AND you can wash it! I got a size 1 and it fits true to size. It’s a splurge — especially for a cami — but the color and material are gorgeous in person and it’s a classic style so I’ll be able to wear it for years. Typically $115, on sale for $74.99.
The selection of coats, blazers and jackets this year is probably the best I’ve ever seen included in the sale! 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. And, it’s also a good excuse to get some more fun items now that I have my basic needs covered with outerwear. (I focused on getting basics last year, like a very warm long puffer coat and a lightweight jacket for spring and fall.) Barbour RARELY goes on sale, but there are some amazing Barbour jackets included in this year’s sale.
This puffer jacket is one of the warmest coats I’ve ever had. Not only is it a down fill, but the inside is also fleece lined. I love the short length too (I love to have both a short and long coat for winter). I have a size small. Usually $248, currently $179.99.
This blazer is one of my favorite picks from the entire sale. I love the look of a longer blazer with jeans, and this fit just right. I’m have a size 2 and I think it runs a little small; I’m typically a 0 in jackets so perhaps size up. This is $169.00 full price and marked down to $111.99. You can see it on me with better lighting in this reel. (This Halogen blazer is almost identical and has all sizes stocked if you need a smaller size.)
I always wear “real” clothes when I work, even though I work from home (and have for years). But, let’s be honest, since I’m pregnant, I’ll probably end up in loungewear a lot more often this fall. Here are my favorite soft picks from this year’s loungewear sale section.
Do I need another robe? No! But I loved this hooded waffle robe. This is a medium weight and comes in 4 colors (I liked this darker color so that makeup stains won’t show). It fits a little large — like most robes — and I wearing an XS. Usually $125.00, marked down to $84.99.
A smaller selection but some GOOD stuff.
Snake Chain Drop Earrings – These are the perfect earrings for some fun events I have coming up this fall! Currently sold out, but Nordstrom often restocks earrings so keep an eye out.
Cashmere Scarf – I was in need of a new scarf and was so excited to find this one. It’s 100% cashmere and SO soft. I also love that there’s no fringe on the ends. This is usually $155.00 and marked down to $99.99.
My #1 pick from the entire sale is the Doona Carseat Stroller system, so I’m praying it restocks. It was already sold out when I’m shopped early!! Also, BOTH of my must-have strollers are on sale – the UppaBaby Vista and the Thule Jogging Stroller.
I got a couple of cute tops for Thomas too.
Tommy never shops, and if he does, 99.9% of what he buys is from Duckhead. But, this sale is a great way to refresh his closet with a few items that Duckhead doesn’t carry or for just a little variety. 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. I bought Tommy just a couple basic tees.
There are definitely a few gems in this group, even though it’s a smaller sale section. In fact,I like 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 love Barefoot Dreams and they make great gifts so I’m snagging a couple more for that reason.
Don’t forget to bookmark this post and follow me on the LTK app for updates on my favorite picks throughout the 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 include cashmere tops, Barbour jackets, Hunter boots, and designer denim. It’s like back-to-school shopping as an adult. 😉
And this year, Nordstrom has outdone themselves by including some of my FAVORITE baby products like my UppaBaby Vista 2 Stroller AND my Thule Jogging Stroller. So snagging these items on sale is a huge deal. The other thing that I don’t own *yet* but am probably most excited to buy this year is the Doona carseat/stroller compact system. I’m crossing all of my fingers that it won’t sell out before I can shop.
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 17 and runs through August 6. Then prices for all of the merchandise go up on August 7.
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 LTK page during the sale to link specific looks. You can follow me on LTK here. Nordstrom Anniversary Sale aside, I would definitely follow me on LTK.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 LTK, read this post.
Nordstrom gave everyone access to preview the sale early on July 3. You can build your wishlist on Nordstrom’s website for easy checkout once you have access to shop, AND Nordstrom will let you know when something on your wishlist restocks (since things will sell out FAST).
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.
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!
Shop the Sale!