Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Guide 2020
It’s that time of year again for the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2020 Sale Guide! If you’ve followed along in the past, you know this is like Christmas to me! The big sale is a little different this year, but it’s still on and strong. This page will be periodically updated as more information becomes available, so be sure to bookmark and check back for the latest news and my style guides. I’ll be breaking down favorite finds in each category, how to style them and Nordstrom Sale best practices.
Since the stores are often extremely crowded during the sale, I wanted to make it easy to shop online this year from the comfort of your home. A social distance style Nordstrom Sale!
WHY THE NORDSTROM ANNIVERSARY SALE?
Why the Nordstrom sale is so much different than your typical sale is because it features heavily discounted brand-new, newly released items for Fall. It also features items that rarely ever go on sale. These NEW releases then go back up to full price post sale.
WHEN DOES THE SALE START?
The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale will start Wednesday, August 19 through Sunday, August 30. However, depending on your Nordy Club access, you can shop the sale as early August 4 during the Early Access period. Early Access enables Nordy Club members exclusive access to the sale before it opens the general public. The shopping begins at 9:30am ET / 6:30am PT for each day.
HOW DO I KNOW MY STATUS?
You can check your card status, RIGHT HERE to see how early you can shop.
SHOULD I SHOP THE SALE EARLY ACCESS WITH A CARD?
One thing I always like to note (typically not discussed) is that if opening a store card is not the right financial decision for you and your family, DO NOT DO SO FOR A SALE!!! We do not have store credit cards and were able to do the debit card option when that was available. (You still receive points, but it is a card that is linked directly to your debit card.) While I absolutely find the best deals and love this sale, it’s never worth jeopardizing your family’s financial well being over a pair of shoes. Make sure you only sign up for a card or shop on a card if it’s right for YOU.
2020 NORDSTROM ANNIVERSARY SALE CATALOG
You can preview the entire catalog, HERE!
BEST FINDS OF THE SALE
First up, my absolute top picks of the sale. I’m a total crazy person and have searched through every single page in each and every category multiple times. There are a few things that pop up each year on the sale that I know to stock up on.
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Oribe’s Dry Shampoo & Dry Texturizing Spray Set and Supergoop’s spray sunscreen in a set of three are two purchases I stock up on every season. If you haven’t tried Oribe’s dry shampoo… it smells amazing and is by far my favorite on the market. (Coming from a girl who never washes her hair more than once a week!)
Barefoot Dreams Blankets are always on the sale. This year there is a new neutral plaid print in a cream version and a black version. It’s on my wish list and would make an amazing Christmas gift to stash away for someone as well.
A few of the the best fall staple piece items on the sale are this All Saints Ribbed Cardigan (comes in camel and grey… ribbed trend is so hot this year!) and these faux leather leggings. I wore these leggings countless times last season and will be purchasing a second pair. They are that good! Much better than the Spanx version in my opinion.
There are always a few REALLY good fall boots on the sale. THIS PAIR reminds me of Chanel and they look much more high end than their $100 sale price!
One of my favorite pieces of the entire sale is this under $100 hooded long puffer vest. It’s one of those pieces that you will get a ton of wear out of and wear from season to season.
Houndstooth Coats are having a moment and this one is under $200 with the sale price. It’s a classic look that can be used from year to year.
Also, loving this under $50 snakeskin pajama set.
There are always a few home/kitchen gems on the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale as well. My favorite pick from this season would be these white nesting bowls. They are great for mixing bowls, leftovers, etc.
BEST OF WOMEN’S CLOTHING
** FAVORITE ALERT: This camel coat is a total closet staple and looks so much like my Anine Bing version. It is under $150 on the sale! **
** And here is another houndstooth version that gives me major Anine Bing vibes, but is also around the $150 price point during the sale! **
BEST OF HOME
Diffuser- We love the way a diffuser makes our whole house smell amazing and “homey.” This one is on sale for $25!! I will be purchasing several and giving these out with an essential oil as Christmas gifts.
Jute Rug- This rug comes in several sizes and is the perfect neutral, but heavier duty rug for any space in your home.
Set Of 3 Nesting Bowls- These bowls are perfect for mixing or leftovers. Also, would make such a cute hostess gift paired with a cookbook.
Set Of 3 Le Labo Santal Candles- I can’t believe these are part of the sale! The best smelling candle of all times. Even after searching time and time again, I’ve never seen them go on sale before this.
Marbe & Wood Cutting Board- On sale for $25 and would be a perfect charcuterie board.
Barefoot Dreams Blankets- This one comes in several color options. It truly is the coziest blanket you will ever own.
Textured Marble Coasters- These are under $20 and the perfect thing to have on hand when you need a last minute gift.
Le Labo Hand Soap- Their clean packaging and amazing smell makes them just the best. So shocked to see this as part of the sale. I know it will sell out quick!
BEST OF BEAUTY
T3 Curling Iron– This is the curling iron I use everyday and LOVE IT. I’ve had it for nearly 3 years with no issues. It has several different heat settings and is great quality.
Oribe’s Dry Shampoo & Dry Texturizing Spray Set – Best smelling ever! It’s typically $42 a can for each but on sale for $62 for the set.
Supergoop 3 Pack Mist SPF– Best for everyday body spray when you are active. We go through this like crazy, so I buy two packs to last our family for months.
Charlotte Tilbury Lip Kit- The prettiest neutral color and her products are great quality. This is the lip color I wear most days.
Charlotte Tilbury Eye Kit- I’ve been minimal with my makeup lately and rarely buy. THIS IS WORTH IT. These creamy eyeshadows go on well and don’t crease up like many other brand’s cream based shadows.
BEST OF MEN’S
Nike Joggers- On sale for $45. These might be Trey’s most worn item he owns. They can be worn to run/workout or he will throw on a thermal and vest and wear them for errands. Super comfortable and durable.
All Saints Polo- A really well made Polo for $45 in multiple neutral color options. A men’s closet staple!
All Saints Long Sleeve Thermal- The perfect layering piece for men and under $50. Great quality!
Nike Color Block Shorts- The perfect lounge shorts for men. Come in several different color combinations and $45 on sale.
Patagonia Backpack- Loved the coloring of this brown backpack, but it comes in a black variation as well. A great gift idea and it’s on sale for $85. Perfect for travel.
BEST OF BABY/KID
So I’ll be honest, the baby/kid section is a little slim this year. There were hardly any great options for our toddler boys. Last year, I snagged these leather converse and really loved them. They have velcro, but still look cute. I’ll be re-ordering in a size up.
There is also a really snuggly Patagonia Zip Up Jacket In a neutral grey/cream. I got each of the boys one of these for the fall.
The best part of the baby/kid section is by far the Uppababy Vista Stroller and the Nuna Car Seat. We have both of these and they are the most used baby items we have. Loving the color of the stroller this year and it comes with the bassinet. Also, really loving that the new Nuna is flame retardant.