The 2020 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is over.
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Don’t miss the chance to buy brand new fall merchandise at a discounted rate from designer brands like Tory Burch, Stuart Weitzman, J.Crew, The North Face, and more. Keep reading this guide for everything you need to know about this epic sale event.
When is the 2020 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale?
This year’s NSale will start on August 19th and end on August 30th. Nordstrom cardholders and Nordyclub members will have early access.
Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Early Access 2020
Early Access to the 2020 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale starts on August 14th Don’t forget! Nordstrom credit and debit cardholders get early access to thousands of new items at reduced prices. Don’t have a Nordstrom card yet? Click here to apply!
What is the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale?
While Nordstrom holds half-yearly sales each spring and fall, the anniversary sale is legendary among Nordstrom customers because they can purchase exciting new fall merchandise at discounted prices before it becomes available to the public! I usually end up buying all of my fall/winter items during this preseason sale.
Click here to view the 2020 NSale Virtual Catalog
Preview the Anniversary Sale items online and shop when it’s time. They’ll be updating it and adding more items daily!
This is my favorite time to splurge on high-quality basics that will last over multiple years and seasons. In previous years, I’ve purchased winter coats, blazers, cardigans, and shoes that I was able to include in several capsule wardrobes. I tend to avoid overly-trendy items and focus on classic, versatile pieces. It’s also a great opportunity to stock up on beauty essentials and expensive hair/skincare tools.
What I bought from this year’s sale
Each year, Nordstrom cardholders get to shop the Anniversary Sale before it opens to the public. Cardmembers shop 7 days before everyone else and can unlock exclusive perks. During this Pre-Sale, many of the most popular items go out of stock quickly! Apply for a Nordstrom card now to receive Anniversary Sale Early Access (from August 13-18, 2020).
Early Access will give you the first chance to snag brand-new arrivals at super-sale prices for the 2020 sale. During the Anniversary Sale, all Nordy Club Nordstrom cardmembers receive Early Access to shop starting on August 13.
Nordy Club cardmembers with Icon, Ambassador or Influencer status will more time to shop Early Access, depending on how high their status is.
You’ll also earn Rewards points while you shop– it’s win/win! Nordstrom Rewards customers earn points on every net purchase made in stores and online at Nordstrom, Nordstrom Rack and HauteLook. Every 2,000 points gets you a $20 Nordstrom Note to use online or in-stores.
Did you know? You can schedule a Personal Double Points Day during the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale when you plan to make a big purchase, or on a special occasion—like your birthday! Schedule the day in-store with your favorite salesperson, or online during checkout at Nordstrom.com.
This year, The Nordy Club, the company’s loyalty program, is also getting in on the Anniversary Sale fun. Redesigned in 2018, the Nordy Club is free to join and provides rewards customers love at a faster earning rate, with special access to services and personalized experiences no matter how they choose to shop.
Getting first access to Anniversary Sale items is a huge perk. Things go out of stock QUICKLY during Early Access. They do restock items periodically throughout the sale, but there were so many pieces I regretted not buying before they sold out. Even if you don’t buy anything, it’s nice to have the option to see merchandise before the general public.
Shop My Favorite Looks
No Promo Code Needed
This event doesn’t require a coupon code like other sales. The anniversary sale products will be categorized on the website, displaying both the discounted price as well as how much it will cost full-price after the sale. If you visit Nordstrom in-person, anniversary sale items will be separated from the other merchandise by curtained sections.
Shop the #NSale like a PRO!
I highly recommend purchasing online, and choosing the Store Pickup option to avoid crowds and sifting through everything! Click here to find a Nordstrom store location near you. Don’t even want to leave your car? Choose curbside pick up instead.
In addition to their buy online, pick up in store, and curbside pickup options, Nordstrom offers affordable expedited shipping options, so you don’t have to wait for your new NSale finds! I use this option most often, because the stores can get so crazy during the anniversary sale.
Standard shipping: FREE
Two Business Day: $12
Next Business Day: $20
Saturday Delivery: $35
Best of all? If the items are in-stock from your local store, you can have them delivered to you SAME DAY for only $15. ($20, if you live in NYC) Orders placed by 4pm local time will be delivered by 8pm the same day and orders placed after 4pm will be delivered the following day (even on Saturdays and Sundays). Sometimes I’ll set my local store in the search results, so I can see everything in-stock. Click here to check if same-day delivery is available for your local Nordstrom store.
Use Nordstrom’s dynamic filters to find what you’re looking for.
Select one of the tabs at the top of any page to begin to narrow your search by department or brand name. You can then use the filter dropdown menus above the search results. Select as many options as you’d like to target your search, but remember that choosing more options will yield fewer results.
Schedule a Personal Double Points Day
GLAM UP with the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Beauty Bash Event
On Saturday, July 20th, Nordstrom will host an Anniversary Sale Beauty Bash event in all U.S. and Canada stores, featuring access to hundreds of beauty exclusives, complimentary beauty consultations and applications, and a limited-edition Nordstrom tote with a $125 cosmetics purchase. Glam-Up Days will take place daily in stores throughout the sale. Enjoy free samples, gifts with purchase and expert tips from brands including MAC, La Mer, Jo Malone, Dior, Bobbi Brown and Kiehl’s.
Important 2020 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Dates
July 24 – Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Preview Begins
August 4 – Icon Early Access
August 7 – Ambassador Early Access
August 10 – Influencer Early Access
August 13 – Insider Early Access
August 19 – Sale Opens to Public
August 31 – The Anniversary Sale is over (until next year!)
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