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2022 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Dates & Info

The 2022 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale dates have been announced!!! To be sure you don’t miss any important info, sign up for my #NSale email list.

2022 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale dates

In case you’re wondering…

What Is the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale?

First of all, this is NOT a summer clearance sale. This is brand new fall 2022 merchandise, brought out specifically for this sale, and immediately reduced. We’re talking brands like Tory Burch, Stuart WeitzmanMadewell, Vince, Barefoot Dreams, Mother Denim, and more. Savings are usually 30-40% off retail, making this is the best time to stock up on high-quality basics like cashmere, boots, and denim, that will last over multiple years and seasons.

What are the 2022 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Dates?

The 2022 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale online preview will go live at midnight EST on June 29th, with Early Access shopping in store and online beginning on July 6th. Icon cardmembers are the first to shop, but this year they only have 24 hours before the next-level of Nordstrom cardholders (the Ambassadors) start shopping. Influencers (all cardholders) come in two days later on July 9th, and public shopping begins on July 15th.

I know, it is SUPER early this year. I don’t set the dates. I just report them. And I admit that I’m never in the mood to think about fall fashion in July, but I’m always glad I did when cold weather rolls around. As many of you know from my What I Wore Lately posts, a large portion of my fall/winter wardrobe staples that I wear all season long are items I purchase during the #NSale in the dead of summer.

These Are the 2022 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Dates To Know:

2022 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale dates to know

Here’s How It Works

Everyone will have the ability to preview all #NSale items online starting on June 29, 2022. You will be able to save your favorites to your Wish List, so you can check out faster when it’s your time to shop.

Cardholders get to shop first, so if you don’t have one and you’re a frequent Nordstrom shopper, it’s worth considering, but make the decision that is right for you. While items do sell fast, they often get restocked later in the fall, so there will be more opportunities down the line.

Icon members can start shopping on July 6, Ambassadors on July 7, and all cardholders on July 9. (Follow this link and log-in to find out your status.) You’ll also earn Rewards points while you shop. (Every 2,000 points gets you a $20 Nordstrom Note to use online or in-store at a later date.) The #NSale opens to the public on July 15 and ends for everyone on July 31, 2022.

I already have an appointment at my local store on July 6, and I’ll bring you along with me! I do my best to be a  resource for you all, and I like to be on the ground so I can show you what I find and get lots of pictures. That said, I recommend shopping online for the best selection. See more on that below.

How to Prepare for the 2022 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

#1. Sign up for The Nordy ClubAs I said above, I highly recommend the credit card as well, if you aren’t opposed to having another card, because the credit card is your ticket to Early Access. But at the very least, sign up for The Nordy Club so you can earn rewards as you shop.

#2. Schedule a Personal Double Points Day during the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. Then be sure to make your biggest purchases that day to maximize your rewards points earning potential!

#3. Join my JLS Insiders Facebook Group. This is where I share of-the-moment information, restocks, etc. Plus, you have access to me and other members who are shopping the sale to give you insights into fit and sizing.

If you aren’t on Facebook, never fear! I will still be posting plenty of #NSale coverage here on the blog. See #4.

#4. Sign up for my #NSale email list. This way you’ll be the first to know when my #NSale posts go live on the blog. I’ll be posting my #NSale Preview Early Favorites as soon as the preview period starts on June 29, and of course, I’ll be doing all my usual #NSale coverage once the live shopping starts.

I’m already familiar with their brands and pricing structure, so my goal is to help you navigate the #NSale without getting overwhelmed. I know this sale well, and I can let you know what the truly good deals are and what not to miss out on. I really try to be a resource for you all during this sale, so if there’s anything I can do to help make it easier for you, let me know.

#5. Make a shopping list, and have a plan to shop the most popular items first. This is the time to go through your fall/winter wardrobe — and summer too, because there are always some great wear now-and-later pieces that are part of the sale — and make a list of things you need or want to add to your closet.

What’s New This Year

  • Shorter Early Access Phases: Early Access to allow for a longer Public Sale and more access
  • Easier to remember start time: Each phase begins at midnight EST on Nordstrom.com. Includes Preview, Early Access, Public Sale, as well as Canada Phases
  • Three Early Access shop phases vs. four: They combined Insider loyalty level and Influencer loyalty level for less confusion
  • More for Canada: Preview/Digital Catalog, Add to Wish List, and online Early Access Passes
  • Backorders during Early Access: Backorders will be allowed on products they have high confidence in receiving. For these “late to arrive” products, customers will be able to add those products to Wish List and be notified when they are in stock.
  • Ability to add sold out items to Wish Lists: This was the #1 feature customers have been asking for, even outside of Anniversary
  • Selection updates: 100 new brands offered, increasing their brand mix by 20%!
  • Daily Drops: Beauty specific Daily Deals with new drops each day of Public Sale

How to Shop the #NSale

#1. Shop early and often. Popular items sell out quickly, and they can disappear from your cart while you’re making up your mind. I always recommend checking out multiple times. If you KNOW you want something, purchase that first. Then go back and take your time and start sorting through the rest.

#2. Shop online and choose the Contactless Curbside Pickup option. This is the best way to avoid the chaos and crowds AND get the things you want immediately.

If you have a store that’s local to you, you can place and order and pick it up same day. Of course, not all stores carry the full #NSale inventory, so you may have to wait for some items to ship.

#3. Buy 2 sizes. If ever in doubt, buy two sizes and return the one that doesn’t work for you. I promise you, you will thank me later for this advice. The hottest items will sell out within the first few hours (no joke), and if you wait to get your order, find out you need a different size, and go to re-order, it may not be available.

#4. Pay for expedited shipping. In recent years, this sale has become so popular that the computers can’t always keep up with how fast the inventory is moving, and sometimes people will check out and then later on receive an email that items from their order were canceled.

So, if there are any items you really want and are worried that they’ll sell out before your order is processed, pay for the next day or two-day shipping. Your order will get processed more quickly, and it is less likely to get canceled.

Obviously, this cuts into your savings, but if it’s a high ticket item, or you have a few things in your cart, it may be worth paying a little bit more to ensure you get your order.

#5. Finally, have fun! You guys, this is a sale. My best advice is to look at it like a game.

You may not get all the pieces you want, and yes, those with higher cardholder statuses get first dibs… whether or not you agree with that, it is what it is. There will be more sales, more clothes, more boots, more bargains.

Go in with a positive attitude, have fun with it, and at the end of the day, you may walk away with a few great deals on new fall items.

And remember, a lot of #NSale items get restocked during the fall season as people make returns, and they do go on sale again eventually, so if you miss out on something you really want, just keep an eye on it  you may get lucky later on!

Former Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Best-Sellers

I thought it might be fun to round up some of my best selling items from past years, along with some of the items that quickly became some of my tried-and-true. I still have and love all of these.

Mother Denim (29) // Vince sweater (S) // Gucci sunnies

Vince Sweater // Good American Good Legs Crops

 Spanx Perfect Black Pants // ATM cheetah tee

Marc Fisher Oshay booties

Caslon leather jacket // ATM cheetah tee // Good American jeans // AGL loafers

Eileen Fisher sleeveless knit dress

Nordstrom Signature V-Neck Cashmere Sweater

The North Face Miss Metro II Water Repellent Hooded Parka

Vince Henderson Weatherproof Chelsea Boot

I can’t wait to see what’s in store for the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2022. Stick with me, kid. I’ve gotcha covered!

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5 thoughts on “2022 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Dates & Info

  1. I feel that I’m not going about this the right way every year. I order things and they’re either sold out or not in my size. Then I usually find them for the same price later in the season. What’s the point in buying, when I hit lucky enough, in July or August, when I cannot wear them until November or December?

    1. Hi Janet – I feel your pain! A blogger suggested it’s best to order both sizes and return the one that doesn’t fit so you are not disappointed. I’ve done that the last 2 years for my husband and I and it’s been quite helpful. I also add things to wish list and click the box to notify me if it’s back in stock. That also has provided me another chance to purchase on sale. Last, I really scour the early preview to make a short, tight wish list and so I’m ready to roll as soon as my ability to shop opens up. Hope this helps!

    2. I don’t think you’re doing anything wrong. That’s my biggest complaint about this sale too. At least, I wish they did it in August. July is so early.

      And you can definitely find things at a later time, just not everything. At this point, it’s become something of a sport to those of us who like it… and part of it is the tradition too. It used to be more fun, before it became so publicized. But I just can’t quit it, lol!

  2. Can you outline the benefits of making an appointment at the store on the first day we’re able to shop? Do they ‘pull’ items you request prior to the visit? Or is that something they offer just to influencers and bloggers? Thanks!

    1. Great question. You can make an in-store appointment. Anyone can, I don’t get special treatment because I’m a blogger. That said, I think it’s best to order online at midnight, as soon as the sale is live online to be sure you get the pieces you want. Some things will be sold out (or low inventory) by the time you get to the store, or some sizes get taken to other fitting rooms and aren’t available when you get there. Also, the stores don’t carry everything that is online.

      You can still go to the store and see what else you find, but the only reason I go to the store is to get access to things right away so I can be a resource for all of you. I probably wouldn’t mess with it otherwise. Or I’d go for the fun of being there, but only after making sure to order the things I really want online.

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