2018 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale FAQ + Top Picks

The 2018 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is quickly approaching, and the catalog for the sale was release today! What a great way to start a Monday, right?! Honestly, this sale is one of my favorite sales of the year. Actually, it’s my favorite haha. Can’t think of another one that is this good or has me itching with excitement. Today, I wanted to prepare y’all for the sale and share a little guide. One telling your everything you need to know about the #NSale for 2018. So you can shop it like a champ and get everything you want! If you want to take a look at posts from last years sale, I shared favorites from the sale, a try fitting room session, and home decor picks.  


Most important question, right? The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is Nordstrom’s biggest sale of the year — seriously, it’s crazy!  What this sale does is allow you, Nordstrom customers, to shop new arrivals for the upcoming Fall season at discounted price. You also have the ability to do this before they’re open to the public to shop! Online you will see the discounted price as well as what the original full price will be once the sale is over. You seriously feel like you’re getting such a deal and it’s because you honestly are!


This year the sale is open to all Nordstrom cardholders for Early Access: Thursday, July 12 – Thursday, July 19.  If you are not a Nordstrom cardholder, you can receive access to the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale on Friday, July 20 – Sunday, August 5.


Well the goodness is you can go ahead and take a peek at them today, in the NSale catalog for both women and men! This catalog, one shows you some of the items that will be included in the sale and two provides you with an idea of what can of deals you will receive. 

Majority of the time you can save around 25%, 30%, and on some items it may even be more! There are items included from all departments including shoes {which is a huge spot to save!}, denim, home decor, handbags, women’s clothing, men’s clothing, kids clothing, and more! I typically use the sale to purchase shoes and a great handbag for the fall season. Those are usually kind of investment pieces so purchasing them during the sale really helps! 


If you are a Nordstrom cardholder {there is an option to do a credit or debit card}, you receive early access to the sale to shop as mentioned above. What this means is you have the ability to shop ALL of the items before the public can! This Early Access to the sale begins July 12, 2018, while public access begins July 20!  I honestly HIGHLY recommend this as popular items sell out FAST. It happens every year!

Two benefits of signing up for a Nordstrom card:

Earn 2 points per dollar spent in stores and online at Nordstrom, Nordstrom Rack, HauteLook and Trunk Club. 

Plus, get a $40 bonus Note when you make any purchase with us on your new card the day you’re approved.

Apply for a Nordstrom card.


As mentioned above, I typically use the sale to stock up on fall footwear and a fabulous handbag for the new season. However, last year I was let down for the handbag department and ended up skipping the handbag. I did however find two great pairs of sneakers. One of the pairs you see here almost weekly {last styled for summer travel}. I again hope to stock up on footwear – this year I’m on the lookout for a great pair of booties, a chic pair of neutral flats, and another pair of oxfords {I wore mine to death last fall + winter {styled last in NYC for NYFW} and would love another pair!}. Possibly a Barbour jacket too, if they’re included in the sale. 

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  1. Dana Mannarino wrote:

    Ah I cannot believe it’s almost that time of the year again…thanks for reminding me! #badblogger 😉 I cannot wait to pick up so many fall goodies…not like I’m rushing summer or anything, haha!

    The Champagne Edit

    Posted 6.25.18 Reply
    • Right? I was shocked when I received the email from RewardStyle. I am however very excited for it and already have a few must have items on my list.

      xo Laura Leigh

      Posted 6.26.18 Reply
  2. Alissa wrote:

    I love this post! I use it too for shoes mostly! I have found some of the best work shoes ever from it. I do wish though that things didn’t tend to sell out and never be listed again, it’s frustrating as a blogger when people ask where to get something!

    The Adored Life

    Posted 6.25.18 Reply
    • Thank you! Glad I’m not alone in using the sale to stock up on some great footwear! Oh I couldn’t agree more about the frustration of items selling out.

      xo Laura Leigh

      Posted 6.26.18 Reply
  3. Rach wrote:

    I am so excited about this sale! I always have the best finds!


    Posted 6.25.18 Reply
  4. Morgan wrote:

    Best sale of the year .. hands down!! Can’t wait to shop together again this year!

    How 2 Wear It [] http://how2wearit.com

    Posted 6.25.18 Reply
  5. Anna English wrote:

    I can’t wait to shop this years sale! WooHoo!

    Posted 6.25.18 Reply
  6. This is such a great post for people who don’t know about the SALE.

    ❥ tanvii.com

    Posted 6.25.18 Reply
  7. All of these sale picks are so cute! I love the yellow blazer.

    Posted 6.25.18 Reply
  8. Kim wrote:

    Ahhh I cannot wait to shop the sale! I have a bunch of gift cards lined up so I’m ready to do some damage. Thanks for all the helpful information about shopping the sale.


    Posted 6.25.18 Reply
    • Right there with you gal! Oh and that was SO smart of you – should have done that haha. Thanks love!

      xo Laura Leigh

      Posted 6.26.18 Reply
  9. I’ve got my eye on that perforated tote too!

    Posted 6.25.18 Reply
  10. Mollie wrote:

    Such a good recap of the sale – I can’t believe it’s already that time of the year again! I’m not sure how much I’ll be shopping it this year though – their international shipping charges are insane 🙁

    xx Mollie

    Posted 6.25.18 Reply
    • Thank you so much Mollie – appreciate that gal! Oh no, that is terrible. I am so sorry!!

      xo Laura Leigh

      Posted 6.26.18 Reply
  11. Such a great guide!! I really can’t believe it’s already time for NSALE! Time flew by from last year!

    Posted 6.25.18 Reply
    • Thank you Ashley! I am right there with you, I was shocked when I received the email from RewardStyle about it!

      xo Laura Leigh

      Posted 6.26.18 Reply
  12. Cannot WAIT for this sale!! My favorite one of the year <3


    Posted 6.25.18 Reply
  13. The sale truly has some AHmazing finds!! Thanks so much for getting the excitement started with this post, girl! 🙂

    Posted 6.25.18 Reply
  14. Kileen wrote:

    So excited for this sale!! I always try to grab some shoes I’ve had my eye on and a bag!

    cute & little

    Posted 6.26.18 Reply
  15. Kristina wrote:

    I have my eyes on a pair of booties and a coat but honestly didn’t see a TON I loved in the catalog. Excited nonetheless!

    Posted 6.26.18 Reply
    • Right there with you gal! I was hoping for some fabulous booties but maybe they’ll be some great ones in store.

      xo Laura Leigh

      Posted 6.26.18 Reply
  16. Stephanie wrote:

    Lots of goodness is on the way! Such a great sale and there are so many goodies that are gonna be marked down!

    Posted 6.26.18 Reply
  17. Kelsey wrote:

    I’m so excited for this sale!! but also dreading it because my wallet is going to hate me!! xo

    Posted 6.27.18 Reply