Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2023 {Complete Guide!}

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2023 is coming! We’ll be here to equip you with THE BEST guides to show you all the best buys from the sale this year. There will be TONS of amazing brands in the sale this year that are going to sell out quick, so you’ll definitely want to be prepared with all the details!

I’m talking best guides for yourself, your kids, your husband, your house, all the things that you can ONLY get on sale during the most wonderful time of the year – the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale of course!

Sometimes our hottest deals sell out REALLY fast, so if you want to be in the know and find out FIRST, you can join our bestie group text! And don’t worry, I’ll only send you the VERY hottest deals that have the highest sell out risk – PROMISE. To join the list, CLICK HERE!

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Click on a topic below to jump right down to exactly what you need to know about the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale!

When can I shop the sale?

CATALOG IS LIVE: Take a look at it here!

ICON early access: NOW!

Ambassador early access: NOW!

Influencer early access: NOW!

Open to the public: NOW!

Sale ends August 6th!

If you’ve shopped the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale in the past, you know that whole saying in life about the early bird getting the worm is totally true! Normally there are four early access periods for the Anniversary Sale, but this year there are only going to be three.

The past SIX YEARS Nordstrom has not guaranteed a restock on anything after the pre-sale, so it’s becoming more important than ever to be a cardholder if you want full access to the best stuff when the pre-sale launches.

Keep reading to see what last year’s sale was like and to get an idea of what the 2023 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale will be like!

EXCLUSIVE Nordstrom Anniversary Sale e-mail list

You can sign up below to be on our EXCLUSIVE insider email list where we’ll ONLY email you about the best tips, secrets and quick-guides to things that will sell out fastest and the hottest, highest rated items of the 2023 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale:

I’m going to give you ALLLLLL the details about the very BEST buys during early access of the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, and will be continually coming out with helpful guides so you can quickly shop sections of the sale easily without having to pick through thousands of items. Make sure you’re following along on Instagram @mintarrow so you don’t miss out!

Leading up to the sale, we’ll also be updating this post every day to share our top tips that will be useful for you during the sale!

You can trust me

This is my ELEVENTH year blogging about the best of the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale!! Can you believe it?! So I think I’m safe to deem myself an expert and someone you can trust at this point!

I was also recently featured in Business Insider as a Nordstrom Anniversary Sale expert so that makes me a little more legit, right?!

I’m sharing all my BEST tips and tricks for getting the very most out of the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale with YOU! I’ll be giving you all the juice on which days the best deals are available, how to make sure you get what you really, really want from the Anniversary Sale before the good stuff gets picked over (or sells out!!), and talking restocks!

What is the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale?

The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is the BIGGEST and the BEST Nordstrom sale of the year!! The very best (and trickiest) part of the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is that the items are all BRAND NEW. Unlike the Nordstrom Clearance Sale or the Nordstrom Half Yearly Sale where they discount things from that season or the previous season (like putting spring or winter items on sale now), you’ll only see new things!

The only downside is that it’s mostly fall styles and you may have to wait a bit to wear a coat or boots, but it’s worth it to get super cute, high quality clothes that will last all season at insanely great prices!

What was NEW for 2023?

Nordstrom has made a few changes to the Sale to make it an even better shopping experience for YOU! Here’s what you need to know:

  • The Catalog is available earlier than ever before! You can take a look 8 DAYS before early access (1 day earlier than 2022!) and add them to your Wish List, which I HIGHLY recommend. Start browsing the catalog HERE!
  • There will be shorter early access phases (this allows for a LONGER public sale and more access!)
  • Plan on three Early Access phases (instead of four, in years past)
  • Every phase begins at midnight EST
  • Backorders will be allowed on products that Nordstrom has high confidence in receiving. Customers will be allowed to add these “late to arrive” products to their Wish List and be notified (via app) when they are in stock
  • You now have the ability to add sold out items to Wish Lists (this was the #1 requested feature!)
  • There will be Beauty specific Daily Drops each day of the Public Sale – up to 50% off!

Stay updated on the Sale

During the 2023 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, we’ll be updating you DAILY on restocks, highly rated items, things I’ve tried on and worn and loved, and any other pro insider tips that you won’t find anywhere else. If you’re wondering what’s been restocked that day, just come back to THIS POST and we’ll have that updated for you DAILY.

ICON level sneak peeks

Because I do SO MUCH shopping at Nordstrom to create blog content, I qualify for ICON level early access shopping. Stay tuned because I spend hours (in the past I’ve spent 11!) looking through, trying on, and matching up all THE BEST stuff in the sale! I spend all that time so that I can tell you what fits best, HOW it fits, if it runs big or small, what’s most comfortable, most flattering, etc.

I did an Instagram LIVE on the very first ICON level shopping day last year of some of the BEST things from the sale, along with some of the things I thought you could probably skip! Watch the video below!

Quick guides

My team and I are always hard at work creating QUICK GUIDES for you to shop the very BEST picks in the most fast, efficient way possible so you know what’s really worth spending your money on at the Sale.

2022 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Guides

Take a look at our 2022 guides below to see what you can expect for the 2023 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale!

What to buy first

Take a look at my list of the TOP 25 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2022 picks!

The best bras

Here are the best intimates that are part of the sale!

BEST women’s shoes

In this post you’ll find the BEST pairs of shoes from the 2022 Anniversary Sale!

Top BEAUTY picks

Check out the best BEAUTY items from the sale this year and why I LOVE and recommend each one.

TOP 10 Nordstrom jeans

Shop our TOP 10 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale jeans here and see a video of me trying on all my faves below:

BABY DEALS

We rounded up all of our favorite Nordstrom Anniversary Sale baby gear, baby clothes and baby accessories below so you can shop all the BEST stuff in a flash!

TOP Nordstrom Men’s Items

We wouldn’t want to leave the guys out of the shopping fun! Get your guy all stocked up for the year. You’ll both be so glad you did!

Cutest women’s clothes

I hope you’re getting excited and maybe even planning all of your next outfits!! We’ve rounded up all of these very favorite Nordstrom women’s clothes from the Sale for you to shop below for easy shopping!

#1 very BEST pajamas!

We also rounded up all the other sleepwear, loungewear and robes in the Anniversary Sale that we think sweet dreams are made of!

Guide to Shopping Tweens/Teens

We’ve rounded up all of our favorite tween/teen outfits below! Happy shopping!

Top Nordstrom KIDS picks

We may have gone a little overboard, but here a few more of our top kids picks (for both girls AND boys) from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale! Kid, mama and back to school (even from home) approved!!

How to “spice” up your HOME guilt-free!

Whether you’re redecorating an entire room or just wanting to spruce up a corner, there’s definitely something for you in Nordstrom home, at a price WAY lower than you’d pay any other time of the year! We’ve rounded up some of our very FAVE home steals from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale below to help you get your home just right:

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale restocks

Let’s talk restocks! The Anniversary Sale is infamous for selling out and restocking all our faves throughout the sale! It can be MADDENING to try to search for these hidden gems daily in the sale, so we’re making it EASY for you. Soon, you will see all the best restocks, UPDATED DAILY, below!

Game Plan

Every pro-shopper knows you can’t go into a sale without a good game plan. There are literally tens of THOUSANDS of items included in each Anniversary Sale each year and HELLO that basically spells automatic overwhelm.

You can watch my YouTube video to get a little bit of an idea of what you might see on sale this year, but the most important thing to remember with your game plan is that EVERY STORE has different inventory, and the only way to know you’re for sure seeing everything is to look online! That’s the one place you will see EVERYTHING, and can see which stores are carrying the exact color and size of the things you want. Then you can reserve them for in-store pickup, or have them drop shipped to your front door. EASY!

TOP TIPS for the Sale

We wouldn’t be besties if I didn’t make sure you had allllll the sale details. So here come my tips, tricks, and hints for maximizing your Anniversary Sale experience. Ready?

Shop the Sale early

My biggest recommendation is to be totally prepared to shop the sale RIGHT when it opens to early access, and the only way to do this is with a Nordstrom Card. As you can see in the timeline above, the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale opens early to Nordstrom Card holders up to 16 days before it opens to the public, depending on the status of your card! 

Each store is different, but online is king

Next, just remember as I mentioned before that each store will carry totally different stuff since they all have their own individual buyers. That’s why we work SO HARD to give you the guides that will show you all the best stuff in one place, including how things fit and whether to size up or down, what’s most flattering, etc.

Know what you need from the Sale

Look at your closet, see what you really need right now. Is it one good pair of jeans? A staple bootie that will get you all through the winter? Maybe it’s a good new pair of shoes you can workout in? If you need to stick to a budget, go through your wardrobe FIRST so you know what to spend on and what to skip! Also, we’ll have our fall wardrobe checklist updated with my picks from the 2023 Anniversary Sale.

Build a Wish List

Like I mentioned, this is the first year ever that you can build a Wish List during the preview, so I HIGHLY recommend looking through the catalog and building a wish list. That way when you’re able to shop, you can easily add your favorites to your cart!

NEW brands will sell out fast

All of the new brands that are part of the sale this year have LIMITED quantities, so you’ll definitely want to act fast if you have any of these on your Wish List!

Check back for restocks

Things will sell out fast, so we will have our “what to buy FIRST” blog post up with the things we think are the most popular and will sell out first. BUT, a lot of things will restock throughout the sale. Check back here DAILY for a list of things that have restocked that day. And don’t lose hope if something you love sells out in your favorite color or size, because there’s a good chance it might come back!

The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Preview Catalog

Nordstrom is letting you preview EVERY SINGLE THING that will be on sale at this link!!!

Online vs in-store

I get the question a lot: is everything online available in-store, and vice versa. The answer is: EVERYTHING from the Anniversary sale is available online, but only SOME things are available in-store.

Insider tip: Each store has different buyers, so each store will carry different inventory.

If you shop at home for the things you’re dying to get, you can always do in-store pickup and grab the colors and sizes you REALLY want, and then add on whatever you find that you love in-store. But your only guarantee to see absolutely everything is online!

Also, if you’re worried about packages sitting on your doorstep, you can STILL order online and do in-store pickup.

Download the app + sign up for notifications

Downloading the Nordstrom app and signing up for notifications is a great way to find out when items on your Wish List come back in stock. You’ll also be notified if any “late-to-arrive” backordered products from your Wish List come in stock.

Nordstrom Card secrets

My biggest recommendation is to be ready to shop the sale the SECOND it opens for Early Access. The ONLY way to do this is with a Nordstrom card. The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale opens early to Nordstrom Card holders up to 6 days before it opens to the public, depending on the status of your card! Regardless of your status, Nordstrom cardmembers shop at least 4 days before everyone else!!

If the Nordstrom credit card isn’t really your thing, let’s talk about the Nordstrom Rewards program. It’s completely free to join and super easy to sign up, and you’ll earn a $20 Nordstrom Note for every 2,000 points you accrue.

Important note: signing up for the Nordstrom Rewards program does NOT get you early access to the Anniversary Sale. You have to be a Nordstrom cardholder for early access. However, you do get access to perks like Curbside Pickup which is awesome during this sale!

What about a promo code?

There are NO promo codes for the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. There’s no secret code that will allow you to shop early. The only way to get Early Access to the biggest fashion event of the year is to become a cardholder. If you’re not a cardholder, you have to wait for the sale to go public! But once YOU have access to the sale, the price you see is the price you pay – no codes necessary!! YAY!

Rewards Points

Nordstrom cardholders and Nordy Club members earn points for any purchases made at Nordstrom. As long as you’re at least Influencer status, you can schedule Personal Double Points Days! Schedule a Personal Double Points Day during the Anniversary Sale and you earn 2X the points on your purchase! If you’re a Nordstrom credit card member, that’s 6 points (versus 3) for EVERY dollar you spend!

What about restocks?

The most FAQ I get about the Anniversary sale is: will Nordstrom restock everything after the pre-sale? The first three years I blogged about the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, almost everything that was available during the pre-sale was restocked completely when the sale opened to the public.

HOWEVER, the past eight years, I’ve noticed that many of the items that were available during the pre-sale are not restocked once the sale opens to the public.

BUT, bookmark this page, because we’ll be updating you on restocks throughout the sale in this post!

Avoid Anniversary Sale FOMO

If you see one of those red-hot sell out items that makes your heart flutter like Jonathan Taylor Thomas did in the 1990s, stick it in your cart and buy it online immediately. Even if you plan to shop the sale in person, you can still just have it waiting for you at in-store pickup with zero risk that your size or favorite color is out of stock by the time you get there.

We will include all of our guides in this post each day with COMPLETE coverage of the sale in every category! Including tons of helpful shopping guides and personal recommendations on our favorite Nordstrom Anniversary 2023 picks from handbags to shoes to dresses to everything in between!

LIVE guides

If you’re as excited as I am (three Diet Cokes deep and standing outside of Disneyland levels of excited) then let’s dive in together!

2023 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Guides

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2023 {Complete Guide!}
TOP 15 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2023 picks – most likely to sell out first!
I tried on ALL THE JEANS in the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale – these are the BEST.
Best Nordstrom Anniversary Sale shoes, with sizing info!
Nordstrom Anniversary Sale beauty top picks!
Nordstrom Anniversary Sale BABY DEALS!
Bags + Accessories worth buying at the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale
The CUTEST Nordstrom Anniversary Sale women’s clothes
A week worth of outfit ideas straight from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale!
Nordstrom Anniversary Sale best picks $50 and UNDER!!!
The BEST Nordstrom Anniversary Sale home items!
TOP Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Men’s Items
Back to school ready with Nordstrom Anniversary Sale KIDS + TWEEN picks!
The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2023 Preview

Final words of wisdom

One good knife. This is a principle I learned from my chef mama A Bountiful Kitchen: “I’d rather have one good knife in the kitchen than 100 crappy knives.” So buy wisely – get the ONE item you’re dying to have from the Anniversary Sale that will last you months and months instead of spending the exact same amount of money on ten items from a lower quality store that you’ll wear or use a couple times before it starts falling apart!

The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is THE very best sale of the year when it comes to getting extreme quality and major sale prices, and I’m so thankful to have you here to shop it with me!

Corrine Stokoe

Corrine Stokoe is a blogger, podcaster and content creator behind the brand Mint Arrow. She and her husband Neil live in South Orange County with their 5 kids, she runs her blog and business with 7 team members, where they find the best daily deals and share favorite finds in fashion and beauty. They also run a podcast called Mint Arrow Messages. Mint Arrow has been featured in Forbes, Women's Wear Daily, Business Insider, The Wall Street Journal, AdWeek and Allure. Corrine is passionate about sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ as often as she can and teaching others to use social media for good.

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Comments

  1. Can’t wait, either! Your searching & researching has really helped my work wardrobe! (Thank you😁🙌🙌)

  2. So bummed, went to enroll in the Nordstrom debit card like your post mentioned and they said they no longer offer it, only Nordstrom credit cards which you have to apply for.

    1. Oh NO I’m so sorry!! They must have just changed that this year. I will go back and update the post. Really so sorry about this 🙁

  3. Hi! Question… if i apply for the card now can i save the $40 note for the sale or do you have to spend the $40 the day you sign up for the card? The website confused me a bit!

    1. Corrine’s not 100% sure on when you will get your $40 Nordstrom note, but if you call Nordstrom they will be able to give you a for sure answer 🙂

  4. I can’t even wait!!! Thankfully we have you to guide us. Really hoping for a winter jacket for myself and my daughter.

  5. So how fast do things sell out? I am a card holder, but should I be on my computer at midnight the day of? I just want some Jean’s, maybe sweaters, and girls shoes? Also, do they have a anni ersary sale page where everything will be located?

    1. If there are specific items you want, it would be smart to get on as soon as you can! If not, you should be fine to wait 🙂 As far as where the sale is located, it will be easy to spot on Nordstrom’s home page once it goes live! Hope that helps! 🙂 -Kourtney

  6. What’s the scoop with the online access starting at 12:30 PM EST on July 12? Why start the online sale mid-day? I can’t seem to find an answer for this anywhere.

    Thank you!

    1. Hi Elizabeth,
      I think this year they delayed the start and spread out who had access to avoid a site crash like they’ve had the past several years. So far it seems to be working out really well! 🙂

  7. Love your “one good knife” tip. I live by that still! I’d rather have one good quality pair of jeans than 5 that never fit just right. Same with shoes. And a purse!
    Thanks to you and your AMAZING team for working so hard to point us in the right direction. Love Mint Arrow <3
    xo
    Mom

  8. For the catalog restocks – does that happen when the sale opens to the public or on a variety of dates?

    1. Restocks in general will happen randomly throughout the sale, but we’ll most likely see the MOST restocks happen on Friday when the sale opens to the public!

  9. YES! Your coverage of the NAS is my fave! Can’t wait to see what they have this year. I feel like we all need a little distraction this year more than ever!

  10. New to the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale…quick question…will everything be on sale or only new items? There are some toys I have been eyeing to store away for Christmas and I have some gift cards so I just want to make the most of them. Not sure if I should go ahead and purchase now or wait for the sale.

    1. Hi Brooke! We usually don’t see kids toys in the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. Mostly baby gear, and sometimes backpacks or small accessories, but no toys. You’re probably fine to purchase now! 🙂

      -Kourtney

  11. It seems like your top pics are not actually on the sale, or maybe you have not updated from last year?

    1. Hey Kelly! Those were from last year so readers could get an idea of what to expect to be part of the sale, but we JUST updated it with our top picks from the 2020 catalog! 🙂 -Kourtney

  12. We have the Nordstrom Visa card and Influencer status – can we shop early on August 10th but use another rewards card like our 5% cash back amex card, at checkout?

    1. Hey Jackson! Here’s what Corrine said: “In the past, if you’re shopping early they’ve required you to use the card that gives you early access for your purchases. But they could have changed that! I would call or chat with their customer service to be sure 🙂 ” Hope that helps!! -Kourtney

  13. You and your team’s coverage of this sale is PHENOMENAL. Thank you so much for taking all this time <3.

  14. Do you think the Doona will come back in stock!? I literally got the nordstrom card just to buy it early & since I am a new card member I am only an influencer so before I could even get in to buy it was sold out! 🙁 I keep checking but I need hope! I really wanted to purchase this at this great sale price!
    Thank you!

    1. Hey Brianna, Nordstrom said they will be restocking some items, so definitely don’t lose hope and we’ll also share on social the second we see if it restocks!! 🙂 -Kourtney

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