Psst--There Are Only 3 Days Left To Shop The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2019

August 1, 2019 by Justine Schwartz
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This post was updated on 8/1/19 to reflect the live sale. 

It feels like Nordstrom‘s Half Yearly Sale went by so fast in May, and now the retailer’s July event the Anniversary Sale is going by so quickly, too! In fact, the sale is about to end on Sunday, August 4. I know–we’re not ready either for prices to go back up on August 5th.

The Early Access started on Friday, July 12, followed by the sale going live to the public on Friday, July 19. While many items sold out quickly for cardholders, there were still plenty of items for the rest of us to shop. But hurry–the event will be over SO soon.

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2019 Best Sellers

Because Nordstrom has such a loyal customer base, there are many shoppers who are cardholders and therefore got early access to the sale. And not to mention all those bloggers doing shopping hauls on Insta stories! Here are the items that have been selling out fast since the Early Access Sneak Peek went live.

Pro Tip: If you really had your heart set on something, don’t forget to check back frequently for restocks!

Halogen Long Linen Cardigan

This versatile Long Linen Blend Cardigan ($40.80, down from $68) is 40% off and almost completely sold out in every color and size.

Check your size. 

BP Leopard Slip Dress

Bloggers were *clamoring* for this midi slip dress in the leopard print–and now it’s gone. You can still get the dress in a floral print, though.

Check your size. 

BP Leopard Cardigan

Leopard is HUGE at the Anniversary Sale, and this BP cardigan sold out within hours. It’s now only available in select plus sizes on the website.

Check your size. 

Spanx Leather Leggings

Their leather leggings are just $64, down from $98, at the sale–no wonder they’re selling out so fast.

Check your size. 

Top Brands

We can confirm through a rep for the company that the sale will include Topshop, Madewell, rag & bone, SOMETHING NAVY, Veronica Beard, Frame Denim, Vince, AG Jeans, rag & bone, Nike, Spanx and more.

According the release, these items will be on sale:

Kendra Scott Jewelry For $35

Last year’s catalog featured some gorgeous Kendra Scott costume jewelry marked down to $35.90, down from $55. And this year does not disappoint, according to the store this pretty pair of hoops will be majorly marked down to just $37 when the sale goes live for Nordy club members on July 12th:

Editors’ pick: Kendra Scott Lemmi Earrings ($32.90, down from $50)

AG Jeans For $150

This brand makes quality denim–hence the original price tag–and the Anniversary sale will provide an opportunity to snag a new fall pair for nearly $100 off.

Editors’ pick: AG The Ex-Boyfriend Slim ($149.90, down from $225)

Royal-Worthy Boots

Kate Middleton’s favorite rain-boots-that-don’t-look-like-rain-boots will be marked down in a major way:

Editors’ pick: Aquatalia Tilly Bootie ($364.90, down from $450)

Beauty Exclusives From NARS

It wouldn’t be an Anniversary sale without beauty sets from cult brands like NARS. Such a good deal!

Editors’ pick: Private Paradise Face Palette ($42, a $56 value)

Sam Edelman Boots

Last year, we spotted a pair of gorgeous Sam Edelman booties for under $100 (down from $149.99), and this year they’ve continued the trend by including a tall snakeskin pair majorly marked down.

Editors’ pick: Sam Edelman Hiltin Boot ($149.90, down from $224.95)

Zella Leggings For Under $40

Nordstrom typically marks down certain styles of their bestselling activewear brand Zella during sales, and the Anniversary Sale will be no different. They’ve confirmed that Zella leggings will be at an all-time low for the sale.

Editors’ pick: Zella Studio Crop ($35.90, down from $55)

Nike Sneakers Under $50

Last year they had Nike Flyknit sneakers for $89.90, down from $120. This year they have Nike Cortez, Nike Blazer Mid Rebel and Nike Epic React Flyknit 2 all marked down. Run don’t walk to those deals.

Editors’ pick: Nike Free TR 8 Premium Training Shoe ($74.90, down from $100)

Beauty Bash

The store is making things even better for beauty buffs; in store on Saturday, July 20th, attend their Anniversary Sale Beauty Bash, featuring complimentary beauty consultations, makeup application, and a limited-edition tote bag with $125 cosmetics purchase. Yay!

What Is It?

The Anniversary Sale is touted as the retailer’s “biggest fashion event of the year.” In fact, the #NSale was so popular last year that it crashed the website. Unlike the Half Yearly event, the Anniversary sale only happens once a year and features new fall merchandise plus beauty exclusives in honor of the retailer’s founding in 1901. (Can you imagine a world in which Nordstrom didn’t exist??) It’s also a fashion lover’s dream because the new merch is discounted up to 75% off.

Like all Nordstrom sales, the Anniversary sale doesn’t require a coupon code. There will be a landing page or section for the anniversary sale products, with the discounted price and original price listed on the product page (making it easy peasy to see how much you’re saving).

When Is It?

The retailer has announced that the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale will begin on July 19 at 12:30pm EST online and run through August 4, 2019 at 11:59pm EST. That’s a total of two weeks that you can shop these incredible offers (as if the best ones would last that long!). Early Access for the Anniversary Sale begins July 12, 2019, so you’d better work on that Nordy Club status.

And don’t forget to sign up for their newsletter to be the first to shop the sale when it goes live!

Early Access

Early access to the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale will start for card members on July 12 and run for a full week until it is opened to the public on July 19. Considering how quickly items sell out at these sales, it’s a good idea to sign up for a Nordstrom credit or debit card to receive early access to the thousands of items they’ll have marked down.

Additionally, if you sign up for the card, you also get a $40 bonus note and you will receive 3x the reward points. Here are some important dates for the sale:

  • July 10th: Level 4 Cardholders can shop Early Access in-store
  • July 11th at 12:01am PST: Early Access Begins for all Cardholder levels
  • July 18th at 11:59pm PST: Last Day of Early Access
  • July 19th at 12:01am PST: Anniversary Sale opens to the Public online
  • August 4th at 11:59pm PST: The Anniversary Sale ends

When Does It End?

Prices will go back up August 5!

Beauty Exclusives

In addition to the fashion new arrivals on sale, customers will also have access to hundreds of beauty exclusives from brands like La Mer, Jo Malone, Lancome, Charlotte Tilbury, Tom Ford and Trish McEvoy.

4th Of July Sale

The retailer will not be having a “Fourth Of July Sale,” a rep confirmed to us. They are saving the best deals for the Anniversary event. So you’ll just have to hold on a little longer.

What To Buy:

Here’s what our editors bought from last year’s sale: ADIDAS Edge Lux Clima Running sneakers for $63.90, down from $85; TOPSHOP Front Zip Faux Leather Miniskirt for $39.90, down from $60; STEVE MADDEN Rumble Perforated Bootie for $86.90, down from $129.95.

That’s running sneakers, faux leather and booties for all under $100. Brands that were on sale in 2018 included Good American, J.Crew, FRAME, Rag & Bone, Current/Elliot, Nike and more. On the beauty side, new cult brands like Charlotte Tilbury were included. We can’t wait!

Leading up to the sale, the store will release it’s Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2019 Catalog, and then we’ll know *exactly* how good the deals will be. Stay tuned!

And here are more shopping tips for what to look out for when the sale drops in July:

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Editorial Director

Justine Schwartz is a veteran women's lifestyle editor; she's written extensively about style & beauty tips, health advice and wedding planning for more than a decade. Her work has appeared in New York Magazine, Huffington Post and New York Weddings. Justine has been with SheFinds since 2010; you can reach her via email at [email protected]

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