The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale – Why Everyone Goes Nuts!

The Nordstrom 2023 Anniversary Sale is just around the corner! Every Nordstrom card member (all card levels and card types) gets Cardmember Early Access to the Anniversary Sale.

So, if you aren’t currently a cardholder, you’ll want to apply so you can get in on the action before the sale opens to the public. The online sale preview begins on July 3rd. Why is the #Nsale such a big deal?

Why is this sale such a big deal?

The Nordstrom Anniversary sale is the BIGGEST sale of the year. It’s not just another sale and is definitely worth paying attention to.

#NSALE 2023


1. Why is Everyone is Crazy For The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale?

Fall clothes are the last thing on my mind at this time of year. Still, I’ve trained myself to think ahead and pay attention to the  Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. Why?

This is the only sale where you can scoop up brand new, just released, never seen before Fall merchandise ON SALE at 30-40%  off.  There are hundreds of new Fall items, many exclusive to Nordstrom, at fantastic markdown prices, but for a limited time only. Everything goes back to the full price once the sale ends.

2. Why Shop The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale?

The early bird gets the worm! If you buy your fall clothes now during the Anniversary Sale, you will get the best of Nordstrom’s new 2023 fall merchandise.

You’ll save a bundle too! You can buy at 30-40% off vs. paying full price for the same merchandise in the fall. (And yes, they really do put the merchandise back up to full price after the sale!).

3. How Should You  Shop – Online or in Person?

Online is the best way to shop, or you can shop in-store at your nearest Nordstrom. The key is to preview items now, before they go on sale, and start a wishlist, so when it’s time to buy, you are first in line.

4. When Can You Preview What Will Be on Sale?

Everyone, cardholders and non-cardholders, can preview items beginning on July 3rd!


5. When Can You Start Shopping?

It depends on your status with Nordstrom. The sale has 3 shopping tiers for Nordstrom cardholders. The higher your Nordy status, the earlier you can shop.



Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

6.  Do You Need to Have a Nordstrom Credit Card to Shop Early Access?

Yes! To shop early, July 11th-16th, you must be a Nordstrom cardholder.  If you don’t have a Nordstrom credit card, get one now, so you don’t miss out, as some items sell out and won’t be re-stocked until after the sale ends.

7. What If I Don’t Have/Want a Nordstrom Card?

The sale opens to the public on July 17th. You will be able to shop on that date.

8. How to PREPARE NOW – VERY IMPORTANT!!!  Step-by-Step

Since the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is the biggest sale of the year, it’s important to prepare now.

** Sign up for my newsletter. I’ll be posting sale updates on my blog (see the #NSALE button on my website navigation bar) and my Facebook Group. I’ll also be posting a recap of all Nordstrom sale posts in my weekly newsletter, so be sure to subscribe to my Fabulous After 40 newsletter.

** Sign up for Nordstrom Credit Card for EARLY SHOPPING ACCESS to the sale.

** Mark your calendar for July 11-16th  (early access TO SHOP) or July 17th (public access TO SHOP).

** Create a Wishlist – Check the Preview starting July 3rd. Identify what you want to buy. Then save these things to your Nordstrom wishlist. This makes for faster checkout on the day you are eligible for SHOPPING access, and you will be more likely to get what you want before it sells out.

** Be prepared to order two sizes. If you really want something and are unsure about the size, order two sizes to guarantee you get what you want. Things sell out fast!

** Feel confident knowing Nordstrom offers free shipping and free returns, excellent customer service, and a very positive, risk-free shopping experience.





9. What to Buy at the #NSALE

The Nordstrom Anniversary sale is the perfect time to stock up on quality fall basics and splurge-worthy items you may not find at a discount, except at the very end of fall when sizes are limited.


nordstrom sale finds

This is me, one year, with a great jacket I bought for a steal.

I know what you are thinking…This sale sounds very overwhelming and like a lot of work. The key is to:

  • know which day you can shop
  • create a wishlist at Nordstrom ahead of time, so you won’t be fumbling to buy or to check out the day of the sale
  • To shop earlier, before the general public, get a Nordstrom Credit Card. 

A little preparation is worth all the deals you’ll score. Follow the steps above, and you’ll be ready to roll on the day the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale goes live.

Bottom line: If you want to look fabulous this fall and you want to save a bundle (which I sure do), this is the sale to shop!!  I’ll be posting preview outfit collages during the preview and sale, so watch out for those. Follow along with me and Shop the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. It’s worth shopping.


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7 thoughts on “The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale – Why Everyone Goes Nuts!

    1. Hi Karen,
      I just spoke to Nordstrom yesterday, and they are currently NOT shipping to Canada. They clear out of Canada at the end of June.
      I asked if Canadians could shop the NSALE in July and they said they do not have any information about that other than they are currently looking at different options to ship to Canada sometime in the future possibly.
      It’s very frustrating for us in Canada because I would gladly order from the U.S.
      I will make sure to keep you posted.

      1. I also was wondering about this. I would like to be notified when they have figured it out to ship to their northern neighbors

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