Alright, ladies. This is it! The long awaited Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Preview is live online, and shopping for top tier cardmembers starts tonight at 12:01 AM ET/9 PM PT!
Nordstrom Anniversary Sale: A Refresher
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Here’s the gist: The Anniversary Sale is when Nordstrom brings out a large selection of their Fall 2023 inventory and immediately marks it down so you can get “of the moment trends” at a discount before the season even begins.
Some items are best sellers from previous seasons, but many are brand new styles. This is one of my favorite outfits from last year’s #NSale, and I was happy to see they brought back the jacket and the jeans this year!
The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is also a great time to stock up on personal care products and refresh your wardrobe basics like bras, underwear, t-shirts, etc.
- Shop online, rather than in-store. The store is a zoo, especially during Early Access, and many items are stuck in someone’s dressing room. It’s a lot more efficient to shop online, plus online shopping starts at midnight, and stores don’t open until 9 or 10AM.
- Shop early and often. Popular items sell out quickly, and they can disappear from your cart while you’re making up your mind. If you KNOW you want something, purchase that first, then go back and take your time sorting through the rest.
- 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. Of course, not all stores carry the full #NSale inventory, so you may have to wait for some items to ship.
- Buy 2 sizes. If in doubt, buy two sizes and return the one that doesn’t work for you. The hottest items 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.
- Pay for expedited shipping. This helps cut down on order cancellations when the computers can’t keep up with how fast the inventory is moving. If you pay for the next day or two-day shipping, your order will get processed more quickly, and it’s less likely to get canceled.
FYI, all of my #NSale coverage can be found under the #NSALE tab at the top of my blog. (On mobile, tap the 3 lines at the top left for the dropdown menu.) As I add new posts, they will be added to that tab.
Alright, let’s get this party started! I’ve spent hours combing through the Nordstrom website to find all the best items across all categories, and these are my favorites so far.
#NSALE 2023: The Best Tops & Sweaters
I’m combining tops and sweaters, so there’s a lot to digest here, but I’m not seeing a whole lot new in this category this year. The one thing I will say is, I love that raglan sleeves are replacing drop shoulders. Hooray! Also, I’m seeing more v-neck sweaters, although there are still plenty of crewnecks. As far as the tops go, I’m seeing a lot of the cowl necklines, which I personally adore.
My early favorites are this Vince blouse *swoon* and this cap sleeve sweater. I’m also curious to try this funnel neck cashmere sweater and this raglan sleeve wool and cashmere v-neck in that Tea Berry (although Bay and Ecru are gorgeous too!)
Also, the Nordstrom Signature cashmere hoodie is back, but I noticed it isn’t 100% cashmere this year. However, the Vince Weekend V-Neck Cashmere Sweater is in the sale this year in the Camel – it’s such a good basic that you can have for years, and it’s one of the only 100% cashmere sweaters by Vince in this year’s #NSale.
The other one is this plush cardigan, which looks AMAZING, but it comes with a hefty price tag, even on sale. My guess it it’s worth it if it is something you will wear a lot and keep for 10 years… but I realize that’s not everyone.
#NSALE 2023: The Best Denim
I’m seeing a lot of familiar denim styles in this year’s #NSale, and there’s a good assortment of silhouettes represented. I don’t see a lot of low-rise jeans, which were supposedly coming back around, but mid-rise is more prevalent than it was in recent years.
I’m happy to see some of my favorite styles from MOTHER, PAIGE, and FRAME in fresh washes. I really want to try the MOTHER Hustler Roller Heel and the ankle-length PAIGE Leenah. My favorite MOTHER Weekenders are included, as well as the MOTHER Hustler in a great washed black. A lot of last year’s AG best sellers are back too, including the AG Farrah Bootcut, the AG Mari in blue and black, and the Prima mid rise cigarette leg jeans.
#NSALE 2023: The Best Shoes & Boots
Boot trends this year are all over the place. I’m seeing everything from sleek and tailored knee high boots to chunky retro platform styles. Moto boots are having a moment this season, and Western styles are still going strong. I’m still seeing some lug sole Chelsea boots, but there are far more of the sleeker streamlined styles, with a lot of pointed and squared-off toes. I also appreciate the lower heel heights.
This was one of the first pairs on my wish list, but I can’t decide between chalk and black. I’m also having a hard time choosing between all the gorgeous Aquatalia options. This is such a nice update to the more casual pair I had last year, and these knee boots are gorgeous, as are these! I think we’ll be seeing more knee boots this season, but paired with denim skirts and dresses rather than worn over skinny jeans.
In addition to boots, I’m seeing a lot of transitional loafers and mules, as well as pointy toe flats and slingback pumps. There are some really good P448 sneakers in the sale this year, too. This was the first pair I put on my wish list, and I also have my eye on these AllSaints court sneakers.
#NSALE 2023: The Best Handbags
I usually pick up new handbag or three during the #NSale, and I did find a few to add to my Wish List, although you may be sad to hear Tory Burch isn’t participating this year. That said, I’m finding some nice options from Coach, AllSaints, kate spade new york, and Rebecca Minkoff… and a great little crossbody from HOBO!
Also, for some reason, I’m really feeling drawn to this demi diagonal straw shoulder bag from btb Los Angeles, even though it’s more summer than fall. Or maybe that’s WHY I’m feeling drawn to it right now!
#NSALE 2023: Coats & Jackets
There are tons of blazers in this year’s sale, so if that’s your thing, this is the time to lean in. I’m not a big fan of blazers, but they have a good selection of leather moto jackets. My Caslon hooded leather jacket and Treasure & Bond leather bomber with shearling collar are both back again this year!
I have my eye on this leather biker jacket in the Tan Doeskin, and I like the look of this denim moto jacket in the olive. Also, this AllSaints Dalby Biker Jacket in Moonlight Pink is really cool. I have that one in a burgundy color from a few years ago. They also have the black one in this year’s sale!
As far as coats go, I’m seeing lots of wrap style and long line coats – both winter wool and trench styles, but I can’t seem to get excited about those while I’m sitting on the beach, feeling the ocean breeze, haha!
#NSALE 2023: Dresses & Skirts
I haven’t had time to get through all the dresses in the sale, and I don’t usually buy a lot of fall/winter dresses, but here are a few that I’m curious to try. The one pictured above looks fairly versatile (love that Grape Wine color) and this sweater wrap dress in the Deep Teal looks really fun.
As for skirts, I think we’re going to be seeing more of those this season. I added a few of those that I want to try to the list below.
#NSALE 2023: Favorite Foundations
There are a lot of really good foundations in this year’s sale, including some of my favorites from this post. I will definitely be stocking up on a lot of those, as well as trying a few new items included in the widget below.
#NSALE 2023: Best of Beauty
This is when I stock up on large sizes of my favorite beauty products like the L’Occitane Almond Oil Shower Gel, the Kiehl’s Creme De Corps Body Moisturizer, and my Revitalash Eyelash Conditioner. I’ll have a separate post about the #NSale Beauty Exclusives later this week, so stay tuned for that!
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