It’s one of the most anticipated sales events of the year, and it’s right around the corner. But this year, Nordstrom is giving you more time to preview the items that will be available in its famous anniversary sale, so you can plan exactly what you want to add to your closet.

Below you’ll find clothes, shoes and accessories that you can pick up in the sale and wear for the rest of the year, and beyond!

When is the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale this year?

While the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale usually runs during July, this year it has been pushed back a little later and will run from August 19 to August 30. Early access for certain Nordstrom members has now started.

What to expect from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

Nordstrom’s Anniversary Sale isn’t your typical sale. Rather than pulling out unsold pieces from the back of the stockroom, you’ll find plenty of deep discounts on new season items. This makes the sale a great time to choose items for fall and special events later in the year.

Expect big discounts from brands on sale, including Chelsea28, Blondo, Eileen Fisher, Eliza J, Frye, Gentle Souls, Halogen, Kate Spade, KUT from the Kloth, Lauren Ralph Lauren, Madewell, Naturalizer, Sam Edelman, Tory Burch, Vionic and Zella.

How to shop the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

Think about the gaps in your closet

It can be easy to make “mistakes” when shopping the sale, particularly if you are attracted by the hefty discounts rather than thinking about what you already have in your closet and what you need. Make a plan, think about what you already own and what you could add so you can create new outfits. You can preview the Nordstrom women’s sale to make planning easier.

Consider this season and the next

One of the reasons that the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is so legendary is that there are new season pieces in there to choose from. It’s a great opportunity to choose items for your Fall closet as there are plenty of coats and boots to choose from.

Put it in your wish list

Because everyone has an early preview of what’s on sale this time, it makes shopping easier. You can always add anything you’re interested in to your wishlist, and then check out when the sale goes live. Nordstrom say they are constantly adding new items, so it’s worth checking back regularly.

What to buy in the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

No matter what gaps you have in your closet that you would like to fill, you’ll find stylish bargains on sale. Below are some of my favorite picks from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale.

Jackets and coats

The Nordstrom sale is a great way to treat yourself to a new jacket or coat. You’ll find a choice of styles from moto jackets to blazers, trench coats to draped wool jackets.

jackets and coats in the Nordstrom anniversary sale |

Treasure & Bond leather biker jacketGibson notch collar blazerALLSAINTS drape jacketNordstrom Signature cascade collar coatTheory wool & cashmere trench coatAvec Les Files double breasted coatHalogen trench coat

Tops and blouses

Adding a new top to your closet is a great way to create lots more outfits. Choose the right top and it will go with all of the bottoms you already have.

Tops and cardigans to buy in the sale |

Rails cotton shirtFrank & Eileen terry topVince Camuto polka dot v-neck topTheory wrap silk blouseALLSAINTS drape topFRAME stripe crop sweaterHalogen leopard print long cardigan

Jeans and pants

A well-fitting pair of jeans can be hard to find, but there are plenty of styles in the sale which may just be the pair you’ve been looking for. You could also opt for classic black pants or leggings, or for an on-trend pair of leather or plaid pants for winter and fall.

Jeans and pants in the Nordstrom anniversary sale |

rag & bone boyfriend jeansSTS Blue wide leg jeansZella 7/8 leggingsWit & Wisdom bootcut jeansHalogen wide leg pantsHalogen tie waist pantsHalogen crop faux leather pants

Dresses and skirts – and underwear to create a streamlined look underneath them

Look out for flattering dress styles with asymmetric detailing, ruching or side ties. You’ll also find that there are smoothing bras and shapewear on sale that you can wear underneath your new dress to create nice smooth lines.

Dresses and skirts in the sale |

Tahari cap sleeve sheath dressLafayette 148 New York crepe dressVince gathered dressMaggy London asymmetrical drape midi dressEliza J midi shirtdressTheory faux leather pencil skirtNatori contour braSPANX thigh shaper shorts

Shoes and boots

Updating your shoes or boots can be a perfect way to create a new look from an existing outfit. You could invest in some ankle booties for fall, a knee length pair for winter, or choose a pair of flats or heels that you can wear now.

shoes and boots in the sale |

Steve Madden genuine calf hair loaferMarc Fisher LTD pumpGentle Souls Signature wedge sandalNaturalizer knee high bootVeja 3-lock sneakerSöfft bootieCole Haan bootie


As well as shoes, accessories are a good way to get new looks from your existing clothes. You’ll find a number of classic bag styles on sale which are so timeless, you’ll be able to use them for many years to come.

Accessories to buy in the Nordstrom sale |

Tory Burch leather toteThe Marc Jacobs leather crossbody bagTed Baker London circle leather crossbody bagALLSAINTS leather crossbody bagKate Spade New York sunglassesMadewell ear jacketsRachel Parcell leather belt

What will you be looking out for in the Nordstrom anniversary sale this year? Let me know in a comment below.

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