The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is famous for having the hottest items on sale before anyone else. It’s also notorious for how quickly good items sell out. Here is everything you need to know about shopping the sale this year (there are a few new changes!)



Early Access to the public starts at 9:30am PST July 12-18

The sale is open to everyone July 19- August 4.




The Nordstrom card is the key to getting early access to the sale. With a Nordstrom credit card you also get 3 points for every dollar you spend online or in store. I highly recommend getting a Nordstrom card if you are planning on shopping the sale this year. The past 2 years many of the best items sold out before the sale opened to the public, and there was never a restock. I can’t stress enough how important it is to get the card so that you can shop the Early Access portion of the sale if you are really hoping to score some of the best items. You can get your free Nordstrom card right here.

One exciting thing if you don’t already have a Nordstrom card is that from now until July 10th, Nordstrom will give you a $60 Bonus note (this means you get $60 you can use right away on the sale!).




Of COURSE I am! I have two different fun giveaways this year. This is my fourth year covering the Nordstrom sale and doing a big giveaway for your girls is one of the highlights of this sale for me! I work hard to go through each line item of the sale to make the best picks for you and the giveaway is like my way of saying Thank You for supporting my blog and for using my links via my site or IG stories when you make your purchase. I get a small commission if you use any of my links and I am truly grateful when you utilize them

I will be giving away three $100 Nordstrom Gift Cards the first day of Early Access (July 12th) and I will be doing another giveaway the first day of Public Access (July 19th).



Scroll through my post on July 12th and leave a comment on that blog post letting me know something you would buy from the sale if you won, along with your email address so that I can contact you.

  • First winner will be announced at 12PM PST on the post.
  • Second winner will be announced at 3PM PST on the post.
  • Third winner will be announced at 6PM PST on the post.

(I email out the gift card right away so you can use it to start shopping!)



(new this year!)

This year I’m introducing an additional giveaway I’m calling #leanneslinks. I love helping you girls find the best pieces of the sale, and when you use my link to purchase the item it really means the world to me.

Throughout the sale this year, if you make an online purchase using one of my links on my site, Instagram stories swipe ups, or on my app, just DM me a screenshot of a pic of what you purchased, your order number, a cute pic of you wearing the item, whatever –  and write #leanneslinks on the image. That will automatically enter you to win a $25 Nordstrom gift card! I’ll be giving out one a week all throughout the sale.

And the best part is, you will be able to apply that gift card to the purchase that you already made! All you have to do is call Nordstrom and read them the gift card number, and they will credit your order that amount and you get money back! It’s easy and I thought it would be a fun extra giveaway to run.




I did a fun Instagram Live yesterday talking all about what will be included in the sale. I was give 3 days early access to the sale online last weekend, so I poured through everything. It miiight have take 6+ hours, but I have all of my top picks from every single category ready to go. From womens, shoes, activewear, beauty, baby, mens, I’ve seen it all. And it’s good.

I will post all of my sale pics on the blog on July 12th at 9:30 am PST right when the sale goes live. Shopping that sale is extremely overwhelming. There are thousands and thousands of items, but my post will have the best of the best.

Here are a few things I talked about on my live yesterday that will be included in the sale that I’m excited about:


DRESSES – so many great dresses this year! I picked some really cute ones, including a great leopard one and a navy dress that has such a classic cut. Also one of my favorite knit dresses that sold out a few years back! They are brining it back in a really pretty color, I can’t wait to show you.

LEATHER JACKETS – I picked out 2 great black leather jackets, and a good suede one!

SHOES – Booties and flats galore. Open toe booties you can wear right now, and a beautiful pair of flattering pointed toe nude flats. One of my most comfortable pumps will be on sale in multiple colors too.

BABY – The Nuna Pipa carseat I used with Eli will be part of my sale picks, along with a convertible carseat, a beautiful stroller, a leather Freshly Picked backpack + more

BEAUTY – Some of my favorite beauty items I’m including in my game-changing derma roller, 2 of my favorite Le Labo scents, a great texturizing spray, my microdermabrasion tool, and an awesome tool that really helps with fine lines and fullness. Also the lip liner I’ve been wearing a lot lately and the Chloe perfume Garrett got me for Christmas.

JEANS – They have my favorite jeans from the sale last year! I picked 4-5 good dark denim, a lighter distressed jean, some Madewell jeans…lots of good jeans.

ACTIVEWEAR – This is one of the categories I’m most excited about. Wait until you see the 3 sneakers I picked! I also picked one of my favorite black high waisted leggings (they will be on sale for $38) and a pink pair and light blue pair that will go fast.



There are so many other picks, so make sure to check out my blog post first thing on July 12th! And make sure you have that Nordstom Card so you can start shopping the sale right away.

Here is an example of my Nordstrom Sale Picks post from last year so you can see how I structure it! I always post my top picks and my sell out predictions. Then I break down each category with the best items from each so you don’t have to do any digging.


My biggest tip for shopping the Nordstrom Sale is to do it online. It’s fast and free shipping and you don’t have to fight any of the crowds. Also, when you shop in person you are at the mercy of what your store has. Online there are hundreds of more options your store won’t carry.

If you aren’t sure about sizing, order 2 sizes. Nordstrom’s free shipping/return policy makes shopping so painless. Your order will come with a return label, so if there is anything you don’t want, just stick it on your box and set it outside for the mailman to pick up. You don’t even need to make a separate trip to the Post Office!


I hope that was helpful and I hope you shop with me starting July 12th! Let me know if you have any questions about the sale in the comments and I’m happy to help!



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  1. This is my favorite post of yours each year!! You share the best picks. I basically buy my fall/winter wardrobe because of you. 🙂

    1. Yay! Oh this makes me so happy to hear! So excited to share my picks with you this year!

  2. I started following you last year during the Nordstrom sale, so I am very excited about this post! Looking forward to shopping with your help 🙂

  3. This is my first year getting to shop the sale! I have a smaller budget but I’m excited and hope to pick a couple quality basics! Thanks for the guide!

  4. I always LOVE your Nordstrom sale picks. Without fail every year, you come up with staple pieces that are the perfect addition to any closet. I’m 2 months postpartum from baby #3 and definitely not bouncing back as quickly as I did with the first two! mama needs some nursing friendly dresses or new jeans!!

  5. Is there a way to view what they will have? – last year I think I got a catalog in the mail but not this year-

  6. I love how thorough you are and I haven’t been able to shop the sale before but always looked at your blog posts dreamy eyed with all the things! This year I am finally going to buy something but as luck would have it I’m expecting…. I’ll get a few things that I can wear even after I have the baby but I’m wondering if the sale will have much maternity wear? Thanks

  7. So excited to see if I can find a few items at the sale, but I also love what you said on your insta stories the other day about those that can’t shop it. As someone who can’t afford a ton right now, I appreciated the no pressure feeling from you. Thanks for making your space about more than just deals and clothes!

  8. So excited to shop the sale! Looking for good deals on kids clothing and shoes to keep my little one stylish

  9. I cannot wait!! I am in major need of activewear so that’s the first thing I’m going to go to. I always buy based off your guide 🙌🏽

  10. Thanks for all the hard work you put into helping us out with these sales! Can’t wait to see what you picked out!

  11. This roundup is so great for helping me decide on what I want! I love love love those blue leggings! That color blue seems to be super on trend right now!

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