Everything You Need to Know for the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2019

nordstrom anniversary sale

The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2019 is coming up in a few weeks and here’s my best advice and all the information you need to know about this big once a year sale!


What are the dates for the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2019?

  • Early access begins July 12th – for card members only
  • Public access begins July 19th
  • Sale ends August 4th


How do I shop the sale?

  • To shop online, you have to log in using your Nordstrom Card account. If you do not have an account, you will not be able to see the sale items on the site until July 19th.
  • To shop in stores, the sale is sectioned off with yellow tape. Anyone can wander through the sale, but you’re not able to purchase anything from the sale unless you have a Nordstrom card.


Is it worth getting the card to shop the sale?


Honestly I have no store credit cards except for a Nordstrom card. I don’t even have a Target Red Card (shocking, I know). It’s obviously up to you whether you should get the card or not, but in the last few years I’ve found that many, many things sell out during the early access week and don’t get restocked.

So if you really want to shop the sale before things sell out, you’ll probably want to open a card. You can apply for one and as soon as you’re approved you can start shopping, even before your card arrives in the mail.

Also it’s free to apply and there are no fees.


Why is the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale so great?

  • This is the only sale where brand new items go on sale at the beginning of the season, rather than discounted at the end of the season.
  • Also Nordstrom carries so many of our favorite brands, so it’s amazing to shop their new arrivals on sale!

What kinds of pieces are worth buying during the sale?


There are always a lot of good items as part of the sale. Many of them are fall items, and I’m not thinking about fall in Texas in the middle of July, obviously, but here are some items (both for summer and fall) that will be on sale and you can think about putting on your list.



    • Basic tees
      • This is a good time to stock up on some good tees! There’s always a great striped one too! I’ll be trying some on in stores so we can find the best ones.


    • Camel Coat
      • There is almost always a really good camel coat that sells out super early. This year, from the catalog, there are many coats in plaids and bright colors too. I’ll try on some favorites and be sure to share the best!


    • Jeans
      • I found a really great pair of BlankNYC jeans two years ago and wore them to death, and last year a few Madewell jeans were part of the sale but sold out so fast. I’ll find the best jeans of the sale for you guys this year!


    • Sunglasses
      • Remember THESE SUNGLASSES? They sold out so dang fast last year and didn’t show up again until after the sale was over and they were back to full price.


    • Boots
      • There are always a lot of good options. Ankle boots, over the knee boots, equestrian boots, and even Hunter rain boots will be part of the sale! I also spied some really cute animal print ankle boots in the catalog. I’ll be sure to find the best ones for you.


    • Cardigan Sweaters
      • Barefoot Dreams cardigans are like wearing a cloud an are in the sale this year in a few colors! They’re pricey normally, so if you’re wanting one, this will be a good time to grab one! But there are always lots of other good brands of cardigan sweaters (and I spotted a really cute leopard one in the catalog!) – I’ll be sure to find the best.
    • Beauty Products
      • They always have NARS lip colors, Beauty Bio bundles (this is high on my list this year!), MAC palettes, and so much more.


    • Pajamas
      • These MOONLIGHT PAJAMAS always go on sale during the nSale, and they sell out almost instantly. They’re buttery soft — I’m grabbing myself a few pairs this year cause I always miss them! They also have my favorite Ugg slippers in the sale!
    • Undergarments
      • There are always several fantastic bras as part of the sale, plus Spanx are often included in the sale. I’ll find the best ones!


    • Exercise gear
      • It looks like there will be tons of good exercise gear this year. There are always a few pairs of leggings (including ZELLA LEGGINGS which the catalog says will come in a bunch of colors and prints – hooray!!) and running shoes in the sale! A pair of Asics for running is high on my list!


Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2019 Catalog

Nordstrom just released their 2019 catalog with a bunch of items included in the sale!

You can view the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2019 Catalog RIGHT HERE.

Will I be posting about the sale?

Of course! The morning of the sale I’ll go through the sale for you and pull the best of the sale. I’ll be categorizing it by closet essentials, basics, items under $25, items under $50, etc. So make sure you check here in the morning of the sale to save yourself a lot of scrolling time.

I’ll also be sharing a few blog posts throughout the sale, plus hosting a few fun giveaways so you can shop the sale. Find it all right here on merricksart.com!


Any other questions about the sale? Or something you’d like to see during the sale?

  • If you do, leave me a comment!


Check out my Nordstrom post from last year so you know what to expect!

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2018


One Comment

  1. Ashley says:

    Thinking of buying my first pair of more expensive sunglasses (aka more than $20) during the Nords sale. would love a post on how what type of sunglasses to buy for my face shape – or maybe it doesn’t matter?

Leave a Reply