Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2018 details

Yay! It’s almost that time of year. Nordstrom’s Anniversary sale will be upon us in the next few weeks. This is one of my favorite sales of the year because it gives everyone a chance to stock up on fall favorites without spending a fortune when cooler weather arrives. Scroll down to learn what my favorite pieces from last year were, looks and what I will be adding to my cart this anniversary sale.


What is the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale?

Nordstrom’s fall inventory is debut with items at a sale price for a limited time. It’s the absolute best because you can stock up on pieces like shoes and clothes for yourself while also getting gifts in jewelry, beauty and more!

When does Early Access Start for Nordstrom’s Anniversary Sale?

This is important to note because you would not believe how fast pieces sell out during early access. The early access sale begins on Thursday, July 12th HOWEVER it is just for Nordstrom cardholders. They have 3 types of cards: Nordstrom store credit card, a Nordstrom Visa Signature card, and a Nordstrom Visa Platinum Card. If you have a least one of them, you will have access to the sale. For more details, CLICK HERE.

When does the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale open to the public?

The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale opens to the public on Thursday, July 20. The sale ends on Sunday, August 5. Pricing for all of Nordstrom’s new fall inventory goes back up on August 6.

What time does the Nordstrom Anniversary sale start?

Since Nordstrom is a Seattle-based company, it’s no surprise that the start of the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2018 aligns with their home time zone. This means that The Early Access Sale will begin at 12:01 AM PDT on July 12 (i.e. 2:01 AM Central / 3:01 AM Eastern). Public Access to the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2018 will be at 12:01 AM PDT on July 20. People look forward to this sale every year. So if there is something you really like, I really recommend getting the Nordstrom Card so you do not miss out. I had a jacket that I loved last year that sold out during the early access portion of the sale (and did not get re-stocked). That being said, take advantage of their Pick Up in Store option if you want to avoid long lines.

Will Nordstrom Anniversary restock?

Nordstrom has an amazing return policy. This means that items can be re-stocked at any minute. Nordstrom’s web team is amazing at keeping up with analytics – making sure that all items available online and in store are accurate.

Do I have access as to what items are going on sale?

YES! Nordstrom has their Anniversary Sale catalog available online for you to view HERE.

Previous Sale Looks


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This suede moto jacket by BlankNYC was my favorite purchase during the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale in 2017. I have already marked several outerwear pieces from the catalog that I am looking on getting. This piece sold out quickly because it came in so many different colors, light and of course – marked down at a great price.


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Getting a pink blazer during Nordstrom Anniversary Sale in 2017 was one of the highlights of the sale. I love that the sale has petite and plus size pieces that go on sale. SCORE!


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You can bet on some gorgeous shoes to be on sale. Every year, Nordstrom’s Anniversary Sale has a great variety of shoes that you can pick. From boots to open toe sandals, you will be sure to find a pair of shoes that you will absolutely adore.


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One of the best parts of the Nordstrom Anniversary sale is that handbags go on sale too! I am taking pieces like this Rebecca Minkoff Medium Julian Nubuck Backpack to brands like Kate Spade and Tory Burch!


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The anniversary sale is also a great time to stock up on charming dresses from brands like Eliza J and Halogen. I bought this Eliza J maxi dress during the anniversary sale in 2016 and it’s still one of my favorite pieces to this day. I use it all the way into winter since it’s so versatile for fall. You better believe there will be some lovely dresses that will be part of the sale. There are always plenty of dresses to choose from each year.

I hope that this post helps you navigate through the sale. Be sure to check back here on the 12th. I will be linking my favorite pieces directly here on the blog. Happy shopping!

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Timeless Optimist is a petite fashion, beauty & lifestyle blog by Cristina Medina. This page focuses on creative storytelling, photography and positivity.

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