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If you’re a Nordstrom shopper but love a good deal, don’t miss out on the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. This once-a-year sale is the best time to pick up designer pieces with price tags worth bragging about.

During Nordy’s sale, you can expect steep discounts on brand-new designer goods for every area of your life — your closet, your kids, your home, your hair, you name it. Don’t let the seemingly high price tags fool you, though. We’ll walk you through exactly how to shop this sale without blowing your life savings.

Here’s everything we know about the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale in 2022, including early access deals to add to your wish list.

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1. What is the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale?

screenshot of a site with a sneak preview of the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is the retailer’s biggest discounted period of the entire year — and yes, that means it’s even bigger than Nordstrom Black Friday and Cyber Monday! If you’re looking for designer duds that don’t break the bank, this is a great time to load up your cart, thanks to nice discounts on everything from clothing to home goods to beauty products and beyond.

 

2. When is the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale?

The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale takes place each summer to clear out inventory before the new, fresh fashion pieces arrive. The sale typically happens in mid- to late July and lasts through August — online and in stores.

In 2022, Nordstrom held the sale from July 15 to Aug. 1, 2022 (it ended at 2:59 a.m. ET). If you were on the West Coast, you got to enjoy the bargains even earlier, as the sale started at 9 p.m. PT on July 14, 2022, and lasted until 11:59 p.m. PT on July 31, 2022.

 

3. Become a Nordy Club member before the sale.

woman holding paperwork of nordy club

Nordy Club is Nordstrom’s free loyalty program that’s good at full-line stores and also at Nordstrom Rack. As a standard member, you’ll earn 1% back on every purchase.

When you spend $1,000 (or reach 1,000 points) at any Nordstrom store, you’ll get a $10 Nordstrom Note. (A “Nordstrom Note” is basically store cash that you can spend on your next purchase.)

You can get 2% cash back when you use a Nordstrom debit card — it’s connected to your checking account, similar to how the Target RedCard works. With the Nordstrom debit card, you’ll get a $20 Note when you spend $1,000. Here are more Nordy Club perks:

  • Find out about sale events, such as the Anniversary Sale and Clear the Rack events, before nonmembers do.
  • Get free basic alterations.
  • Enjoy three personal “double points” days once you reach their Influencer level (spend at least $500 per year).

Your points only expire if your account has been inactive for 12 months.

 

4. The better the Nordy Club status, the earlier you’ll shop.

Nordy Club members can take advantage of the Anniversary Sale discounts even sooner. Your status level will determine when you can shop the sales.

Nordy Club Status Level Shopping Times:

  • Influencer: Influencers must spend at least $2,000 in a single year at Nordstrom, and they can enjoy the Anniversary Sale prices six days early.
  • Ambassador: Ambassador status requires an annual minimum of $5,000 spent at Nordstrom. Ambassadors can access the Anniversary Sale eight days early.
  • Icon: If you’ve achieved Icon status, that means you’ve spent at least $15,000 at Nordstrom in a single year — and that you can access the Anniversary Sale before anyone else (nine days earlier!).

If you aren’t a card member yet, you can sign up here and get a $40 bonus Note to use toward your Anniversary Sale haul.

 

4. What’s included in the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale?

Screenshot of the Nordstrom Anniversary deals including a sweater, shoes, and a beauty product.

Part of the beauty of the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is that it encompasses every single department in the store, from haute couture and high fashion to home goods, electronics, skincare, beauty, fragrances, and shoes — if you can dream it, they’ve probably discounted it.

 

5. What name brands are in the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale?

The gold-colored Kate Spade Blake Street Dot Lacey leather wallet.

 

Popular brands marked down in Nordstrom’s Anniversary Sale include Adidas, AllSaints, Anastasia Beverly Hills, BB Dakota by Steve Madden, Billabong, Calvin Klein, Charlotte Tilbury, Clinique, Dickie’s, Estee Lauder, Free People, French Connection, Kate Spade, Kendra Scott, Madewell, Nars, Natori, Nike, The North Face, Quiksilver, Roxy, Skechers, Spanx (hallelujah!), Topshop, Under Armour, Vince Camuto, Wacoal, and Zella — to name just a few.

 

 

6. Is everything on sale during the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale?

Not everything in the store is on sale during the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, but a good chunk of merchandise is included.

 

7. Can I shop the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale online?

a woman laying on her bed and shopping the nordstrom anniversary sale online on her laptop

Yes. This sale is offered in stores and online. Not only can you shop the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale online, but Nordstrom actually recommends it, as stores can get really crowded during this period.

 

8. Is Nordstrom Rack part of the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale?

Two words: We wish. The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale applies only to Nordstrom stores and to Nordstrom.com. Nordstrom Rack is its own (beautiful) beast and doesn’t participate in the big annual sale. But they do have “Clear the Rack” sales events that happen roughly once a month, usually lasting two to five days.

 

9. What are some deals in the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale?

The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale can be overwhelming. It’s often hard to tell what’s a good deal and what’s a great deal because prices are already so high. The way I shop the Nordstrom Anniversary sale is by first making a budget I’m willing to splurge on and then focusing on the items I can’t buy anywhere else. Below are a few of the best deals we saw during their July 2022 sale.

 

 

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Deals in 2022:

Women’s Apparel:

Men’s Apparel

Kids’ Deals

Accessory Deals

Beauty Deals

Fragrance Deals

Home Deals

 

10. The Nordstrom return policy is the best, seriously.

Nordstrom receipt held up in front of a bag

Thinking of all the return policies out there, hands down the Nordstrom return policy is top-notch. They strive on making every customer’s experience unique, and that includes returns. There’s no limit to how many items can be returned, and there’s also no limit on how long you have to return something.

Shop Bougie on a Budget With the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale