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Have you been counting down the days to the upcoming Nordstrom Anniversary Sale? Is this the first time you’re hearing about it? Read on for everything you need to know about how this sale works and our personal must-haves.

What and when is the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale?

The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale offers new arrivals at great prices from a variety of top brands, including Madewell, Vince, Topshop, and more. Early Access shopping opened up to select cardmembers on August 4th and all cardmembers on August 13th; the general public had to wait (in agony!) until August 19th.

Lucky for us, Nordstrom has extended their Anniversary Sale through August 30th to adapt to the impact of COVID-19 along with its increased safety and convenience concerns. In-store shopping is available during normal business hours. For those wishing to shop from home, however, you’ll be able to start as of 9:30am ET/6:30am PT.

The Anniversary Sale Preview

To ease some of the stress of shopping in person during COVID-19 (or simply speed up your checkout process online), Nordstrom has provided an Anniversary Sale Preview “virtual catalog” this year. This means it’s time to plan out those must-have items you’ll be hunting for when you get there or start saving your favorites to your Wish List. The Anniversary Sale Preview provides six categories to explore: Women, Men, Kids, Home, Beauty, and Designer. Check out some of our team’s personal favorites from a few of the categories:

Women

Smocked Neck Long Sleeve Blouse by 1.STATE

Smocked Neck Long Sleeve Blouse by 1.STATE

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This blouse, originally offered for $89, has a sale price of $49.90. Featured in Nordstrom’s “Shopping Day” look, this charming chiffon top is characterized by its smocked high neck and sheer sleeves with ruffle cuffs. Pair it with jeans for the perfect date night look, even if your dates are at home these days!

Better Sweater® Jacket by Patagonia

Better Sweater® Jacket by Patagonia

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This jacket, valued at $139, is on sale for just $97.90. With a sweater-knit face and a soft fleece interior, you’ll stay warm whether you use it as outerwear or a midlayer. We recommend purchasing it now for your future/winter travels, especially since sales are rare for items like these!

Skinny Faux Leather Pencil Skirt by Theory

Skinny Faux Leather Pencil Skirt by Theory

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Coming in at just $146.90, this pencil skirt is nearly $150 less than its typical price. Perfect for fall, this versatile skirt can be worn for work or a night out. Be sure to reference the size chart if you decide to purchase this item, as it’s offered in unique sizing; don’t worry though – there’s a zipper in the back!

Home

Ultrasonic Cool Mist Aromatherapy Diffuser by Serene House

 

Ultrasonic Cool Mist Aromatherapy Diffuser by Serene House
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Originally priced at $39.99, this aromatherapy diffuser is on sale for $24.90. It’s electric, easy to use, and its elegant design will fit perfectly in any home. Don’t forget two awesome features: a built-in timer and automatic shutoff.

9-Piece Copper Finish Bar Set by Godinger

9-Piece Copper Finish Bar Set by Godinger

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Looking for your new weekend (or everyday, we won’t judge) best friend? Check out this specially-priced bar set for $86.90. Shake up your best Coronavirus Cocktail with this rugged stainless steel set, which is complete with a coppery finish. Be sure to grab yours before the sale ends on August 30th, which is when it returns to its original price of $129.99.

V4 International 22-Inch Expandable Wheeled Carry-On by Tumi

V4 International 22-Inch Expandable Wheeled Carry-On by Tumi

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We’re all itching to travel, so why not start prepping now from the comfort of your own home? This carry-on, originally priced at $595, is more than 40% off at just $349.90. It’s durable, expandable, lightweight, and even has a built-in TSA-approved lock. What’s not to love?

Beauty

Skincare

Supergoop! Superscreen Daily Moisturizer SPF 40 Sunscreen Set by Supergoop!

Supergoop! Superscreen Daily Moisturizer SPF 40 Sunscreen Set by Supergoop!

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This 3-piece sun protection set is normally valued at $60, but the sale price is just $39. Use the lightweight superscreen daily moisturizer for your typical hydration and skin protection needs. If you need a greater SPF and a faster absorption rate, try out the travel-size lotion sunscreen for high-performance protection for your face. Each product is designed to protect your skin from UVA and UVB rays, but the lotion also protects you from IRA rays!

ExfoliKate® Intensive Exfoliating Treatment by Kate Somerville®

ExfoliKate® Intensive Exfoliating Treatment by Kate Somerville®

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Valued at $212.50, this exfoliating treatment is on sale for just $120. This intensive product helps reveal a glowing, fresh-from-the-clinic complexion. Let’s be honest, what doesn’t this product do to boost your skin’s health and appearance?!

Pure Silk Caramel Queen Pillowcase Duo by Slip

Pure Silk Caramel Queen Pillowcase Duo by Slip

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Have you been getting enough beauty sleep? If not, these pillowcases are here to help. Typically sold for $178, you can get them on sale for $125. Made of pure silk, both inside and out, they’re designed to be anti-aging, decrease creasing, and prevent the dreaded “bed head”. This Nordstrom-exclusive set is a must if you want to take your beauty sleep to the next level.

Makeup

BECCA Backlight Priming Filter Face Primer by BECCA Cosmetics

BECCA Backlight Priming Filter Face Primer by BECCA Cosmetics

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Sometimes we can get tired of adding filters to so many of our pictures on social media. With this face primer valued at $39 but on sale for $23.40, filters will become a thing of the past! The primer preps and smooths your skin, blurring imperfections and giving you a radiant glow. It’s up to you if you’d like to wear it alone or apply your foundation on top.

Maximizing Lip Care Set by Dior

Maximizing Lip Care Set by Dior

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This lip care set is a steal at $68 (valued at $88). This set includes a full-size maximizer, a full-size hydrating color reviver lip balm, a mini-size volume plumping lash primer, and, of course, a super cute cosmetics pouch. What’s not to love?

Pillow Talk Lip Secrets Set by Charlotte Tilbury

Pillow Talk Lip Secrets Set by Charlotte Tilbury

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The universally-flattering Pillow Talk shade is the perfect go-to for your nude-pink lip needs. Valued at $91, this set is on sale for $68. Its waterproof lip liner is key for reshaping, resizing, and redefining the look of your lips. The matte lipstick gives your lips a soft and smooth finish, and the collagen lip bath provides a high-shine finish that will leave your lips looking luscious.

Hair Care

Full Size Gold Lust Dry Shampoo & Dry Texturizing Spray Set by Oribe

Full Size Gold Lust Dry Shampoo & Dry Texturizing Spray Set by Oribe

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This magical styling duo gives you a $96 value for just $64. Prepare to have glamorous hair thanks to the dry shampoo, which extends your blowout and prevents hair damage, and dry texturizing spray, which builds incredible volume while adding texture. This set is designed for all hair types and is even safe for color and keratin-treated hair!

Jumbo Size Perfect hair Day® Set by Living Proof

Jumbo Size Perfect hair Day® Set by Living Proof

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Typically valued at $154, this 3-piece jumbo hair care set comes in at just $99 on sale. The shampoo and conditioner will leave your hair looking and feeling beautiful, healthy, and cleaner! The dry shampoo complements the other two products by eliminating oil, sweat, and odor.

The Brush Crush Heated Straightening Brush Set by Drybar

The Brush Crush Heated Straightening Brush Set by Drybar

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Is frizzy hair having a negative impact on your summer plans? Give this heated straightening brush set a try for just $165 (normally valued at $243). The primary brush combines the heat of a flat iron with the shape of a paddle brush to combat frizz with ease. An additional brush is also included to help with detangling wet or dry hair. With the full-size detangler and finishing spray plus the travel-size heat protectant and dry shampoo, you’ll be fully covered from head to – er, head.

Designer

62mm Gradient Oversize Aviator Sunglasses by Gucci

62mm Gradient Oversize Aviator Sunglasses by Gucci

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Coming in at $309.90, these sunglasses are over $150 off their original price. Made in Japan, they feature interlocking G-logo accents, ultralight gradient lenses, and an oversized aviator style. Their versatility makes them a must-have from the Designer category.

Laser Cut Jacket by Akris Punto

Laser Cut Jacket by Akris Punto

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This laser-cut jacket, typically sold for $1,290, is on sale for $773.90. This unique, one-button cream-colored blazer was designed with a notched collar and double-welt pockets. Our favorite part? The geometric peekaboo half-moons on the sleeves and down the spine!

Greca Logo Bracelet Watch, 41mm by Versace

Greca Logo Bracelet Watch, 41mm by Versace

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This Swiss-made watch, usually sold for $1,395, has been generously discounted to $933.90. Quality and fashion versatility are key when it comes to Versace. The anti-reflective, scratch-resistant crystal face makes checking the time a breeze. Worried it won’t fit? That won’t be a problem, as links can easily be removed at your local Nordstrom.

Check back frequently so you don’t miss any of the items added daily to the Anniversary Sale Preview! Choose the “Sort by newest” filter to find the latest items quicker.

Anniversary Sale Pro Tips

  • Download the Nordstrom App for updates on items that were previously out of stock
  • Take advantage of the Anniversary Sale Preview
  • Cardmembers: use a Personal Double Points Day
  • Sign up for email updates to keep up with Anniversary Sale news
  • Consider using contactless curbside pickup
  • Don’t forget about the free shipping and returns!

Don’t forget to set a reminder, mark your calendar, or write a note on your hand to make sure you don’t miss out! Even if you’re not the kind to shop till you drop, you won’t want to forego such sizable discounts on products like these, so make sure to snag your favorites while supplies last!

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