How to Prepare for the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2018 (+ WIN $1,000 to Shop the NSale!)

Happy Monday, Happy Summer, Happy July, Happy 4th, + Happy Month of the long-anticipated Nordstrom Anniversary Sale! Have ya heard of it??? Chances are, if you follow more than one blogger, you’ve heard of it…maybe a few more times than you’d like. 😉 But for good reason – it’s legit one of the best of the best sales out there, and it happens every single summer. #Bless. Since the NSale (#Nsale on social media – hashtag code for the Nordstrom Anniversay Sale, naturally) starts SO SOON, I wanted to share the most important, can’t miss, must have details with ya so that you’re as prepared as possible to shop ’til ya drop.

But E…it’s a sale. What the heck do I have to PREPARE?!

A lot, my friends. A friggin’ lot.

Because this sale is unlike any other. It’s big, it’s fast, it’s furious…and it’s all FALL. It’s one of the only (if not THE only) sales out there where new fall merchandise is *launching* on sale. Everything included in the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is brand spankin’ new merchandise, launching for fall at an exclusive, limited edition sale price. When the NSale ends, prices go up to their regular spots for the rest of the season. So it’s prime time to shop new goodies, stock up for fall + winter, and really just go ham (but thoughtfully so 😉 ) on things that you’ve had on your list or that you’ve been wanting/needing for awhile, especially since many classic slash designer pieces end up being included, too.


Let’s talk the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2018 – what ya need to know, what ya need to DO, + when ya gotta do it.

The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2018 kicks off SO SOON! Here's what you need to know before it begins to get prepared to shop!

  1. Get the Nordstrom credit card.
    • This is KEY if you want to have Early Access to the sale! You can ONLY shop early if you’re . (I am – hollah!). If you don’t have a Nordstrom card, you can still *preview* everything early + add to your cart online, but you can’t actually place an order – meaning if something you lovelovelove sells out fast, you might be SOL. 🙁 Some things are restocked throughout the sale as need be, but others (many designer things, etc) are first come, first serve. So if you’re a serious shopper + plan on doing some damage, DEF consider the card! You also gain points on purchases, and when you hit certain dollar spending amounts (at any point on anything at any retailer – not just using the card at Nordstrom!), you get back “Nordstrom Notes” – AKA, free spending money to go shopping. So there’s that. Bless up. 😉 to apply for a card, if you don’t have one it – no worries, you’ll be approved in time to shop Early Access!
  2. Make a list of what you want/need. (Reminder: think FALL!)
    • Sweaters/cardigans are always HUGE in this sale.
      • Cashmere is included, so if you’re looking to make that investment, now’s a good time!
    • Jeans
    • Boots/booties
    • Moto jackets
    • Most popular buys last year from CUR: these , , + these super chic !
    • Most popular pieces in general:  (sold out SO FAST – one of the first things to go!), the , the , + this .
  3. Mark yo’ calendars:
    • July 12th Early access begins (3 am EST – I’ll be up, shopping, + rounding up the best for YOU so you can sleep in 😉 ), which goes through the 19th
    • July 20th Public access begins, + lasts through August 5th
  4. Check out .
    • Even though you’ve gotta wait until Early Access starts to start adding to cart, you can preview quite a few pieces of what will be included in the sale in this year’s ! WOO WOO! Keep in mind this is a sneak peek preview with only a *fraction* of the sale inside, so just use it as a way to get a gist of the sale in advance, + bookmark your faves. 😉
    • SOME OF MY FAVES ALREADY: (Note: they’ll say “sold out” if ya click on a link, since the pieces aren’t actually live on the site to shop just yet. But if you bookmark this blog post and come back when the sale is happening, you can #AddToCart!)

Other helpful tips for the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale:

Want something day of? Add to your cart online + check out, then select “In Store Pick Up.” Purchase it online to ensure you get exactly what you want, and then just pick it up at your local Nordstrom store.

Take advantage of free shipping + free returns! I shop as soon as the Early Access sale opens, so needless to say…I might not be my best + brightest at 3 am. 😉 But a girl’s gotta do what a girl’s gotta do, so I just do my thang and plan to return anything that doesn’t work out. Easy peasy, no problemo – and Nordstrom is *stellar* with customer service, so you never have an issue with returns, etc.

Need a guide to shop, or just someone to do the dirty work for ya? I GOTCHU GIRL. Just bookmark le blog + stop by CUR bright n’ early on the 12th! I’ll have my *intense* guide to the best of the best live + ready to shop for ya ASAP, so you can get in on the action literally before work if you’re that stoked. Or on the commute to work. Or AT work. I won’t tell your boss. 😉


Let the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2018 insanity commence. Who’s excited?! #ThisGirl.

Do you shop the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale? What are your favorite things to buy from it?

Aaaaaaaaaand I can’t let ya skate through without even MORE of a helping hand, justbecause that’s how I roll. 😉 So how does $1,000 to shop the sale sound?! Can I get a HALLELUJAH? Hallelujah, amen, enter to win in the widget below, have the best day ever.

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