Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2017 Picks and Preview

I think I was a little too excited when the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale catalog arrived in the mail. This is one, if not, the biggest sale of the year and the best part, it last for over 3 weeks! Because this is such a big and exciting sale, I thought I’d give you the rundown just in case this is your first time navigating it. And if you think it’s just another sale, think NOT. The sale is so popular because for a limited time, Nordstrom offers brand-new styles at seriously discounted prices. Get ready to get your fall wardrobe shopping done.

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2017 catalog

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Basics

Who – This sale is for everyone! Women, Men, Kids, Baby, Home, Beauty. There’s product on sale from nearly every category Nordstrom sells. I snagged the cutest beach towels last year that I’m still using to date. I can’t wait to see what they have for baby girl this year! Mike’s been wanting some Chelsea boots, so hopefully I can snag a pair.

What – As mentioned above, Nordstrom offers brand-new fall styles at seriously discounted prices. After the sale is over, everything goes back up to full price. Typically, you have to wait until the season is over to get anything on sale, so it’s nice to get a head start on fall without paying for everything full price.

When – Early access for card holders starts on July 13th and lasts until July 20th. On July 21st the sale opens up to the public and lasts until Aug 6th. It’s extremely important to get early access because items sell out quickly. More on this below.

How – Anyone can shop the sale online or in-person during public access, which starts on July 21st. In order to shop the sale during early access you have to be a Nordstrom Card Holder. There’s several options for Card Holders. You can apply for a Nordstrom Credit Card or sign up for a Nordstrom Retail Card or a Nordstrom Visa Card (anyone can get the latter of the 2). If you don’t want another credit card, which I totally get, the Nordstrom Retail Card is a great option. It’s simply connected to your debit card and can only be used at Nordstrom. Basically, instead of using your normal debit card, you use the Nordstrom Retail card and get points. Click here to find out more information on getting your Nordstrom Card. 

EARLY ACCESS – While signing up or applying for another card seems like a hassle, Early Access for the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is everything. From past experience, if you don’t get early access, everything nearly sells out by public access (especially the good stuff). Remember this Blank NYC moto jacket? It was one of the best selling items of the sale last year and the color I got sold out super fast.

Trina Turk Dawn Coat Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2017
Halogen Corbin Slide Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2017

Trina Turk Dawn Coat $279.90 after sale $425 // Halogen Corbin Slide $59.90 after sale $89.95

Vince Camuto Suede pump Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2017

Vince Camuto suede pump $79.90 after sale $119.95

What You Should Buy From the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

Before the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale even starts I would go through your fall wardrobe. See what you need to toss, donate, and add. Maybe you still need a pair of ankle booties or a camel coat. Maybe your sneakers are getting old and you need another pair. You’ll want to take inventory and go into the sale with a plan. With that being said, you’ll see other items you fall in love with or something a blogger is wearing that catches your eye. Having a plan helps you stay on track, but know you’ll also want to save some of your budget for those extra special items you don’t plan for. Below are some of the fall pieces you’ll find on sale.

  • Cardigans
  • Booties
  • Boots
  • Coats/Jackets
  • Flats/Loafers
  • Watches
  • Ponchos/Scarves
  • Sneakers
  • Workout Wear
  • Makeup and Beauty Sets
Rag & Bone Jean high rise skinny ankle jeans Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2017
Dolce Vita marra double zip bootie Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2017

Rag & Bone high rise skinny jeans $131.90 after sale $198 // Dolce Vita Marra double zip bootie $105.90 after sale $159.95

Stuart Weitzman Notazzie bootie Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2017

Stuart Weitzman Notazzie bootie $349.90 after sale $575

What’s On My Radar From The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

I’m going into the sale a little more organized this year than any other year. With that being said, I have a feeling my growing belly will make sizing tricky. I’m that person that has to buy everything in multiple sizes, lol. I guess that’s not a bad thing for you, as I’ll be able to show and tell you how each size fits. As you can see, I got a head start and started marking everything I’m loving from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale catalog. I love getting this preview, because once the sale goes live, I can easily look up all these products by their product number. I’m mostly excited to shop for outerwear, sweaters and cardigans, boots and booties, and denim. I know there will be some tops I’ll be able to snag that will help with the summer to fall transition, so I’m keeping some of my budget open for that. We just go into summer weather in the PNW, so I don’t know why I’m so excited for fall clothes… Fall is just the best and it makes me giddy every year.

Halogen Waffle knit cashmere wrap Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2017

Halogen waffle-knit cashmere wrap $125.90 after sale $189

Kut from Kloth connie ankle jaens Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2017
Halogen cashmere cardigan Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2017

Caslon twill peplum jacket $49.90 after sale $75 // Halogen cashmere cardigan $199.90 after sale $299 (comes in petites)

MAC look in a box lip kit Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2017

M.A.C Look in a Box $36.50

What To Expect On The Blog From The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

I’m going to do my best not to bombard you with sale posts. I will definitely do a couple during each sale period, Early Access and Public Access. You’ll see roundups to help you navigate the sale, dressing room try-on’s, at-home try on’s, and outfits posts. I’ll do my best to post about any petite styles I find worth sharing and let you know about anything that has been restocked or will sell out fast. If you do find something you love, I encourage you to snag it asap, as IT WILL SELL OUT. If you want to see anything else related to the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, let me know via email or the comments below. I’m totally open to your suggestions.

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8 Comments

  1. July 7, 2017 / 9:35 am

    Thank you for sharing this! I just moved so I have a feeling my Nordstrom catalogs won’t be showing up at my new place anytime soon sadly. I’m really excited for the sale and hope to pick up some more professional items for a potential new job (transitioning from grad school to real-world job!). If you find any good more “professional” items I’d LOVE to hear about/see them!!

    • Crystalin
      July 11, 2017 / 8:40 pm

      Okay, good to know. If I spot anything worth sharing, I’ll post about it!

  2. LC
    July 7, 2017 / 4:30 pm

    I’m also expecting this winter and want to stock up on cardigans, boots, and booties. Can’t wait to see your recommendations for those items!

    • Crystalin
      July 11, 2017 / 8:46 pm

      Yes, same page and maybe even same size, lol. Congrats!

  3. July 9, 2017 / 1:29 am

    I’m definitely not the most savvy with online shopping. Reading this is making my pulse race! I can already feel the aggression, and scenes from Confessions of a Shopaholic are flashing through my mind! But I’m a sucker for autumnal clothing… // I like your stickies, they’re so pretty :D -Audrey | Brunch at Audrey’s

    • Crystalin
      July 11, 2017 / 8:47 pm

      Haha, this made me laugh. Yes, sales are not for everyone. But, that’s why it’s nice to follow bloggers. You don’t have to look through everything, I can do it for you ;)

    • Crystalin
      July 11, 2017 / 8:49 pm

      Thanks, lady!

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