What to buy first at the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale: 10 HOT items that will sell out fast

July 11, 2019

It's the moooooooost wonderful tiiiime of the year! No it's not really Christmas in July, but the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is LIVE to Icon and Ambassador level card holders today, and ALL CARD HOLDERS tomorrow!! Take 15 seconds to grab a Diet Coke and do your happy dance and then let's get down to business! The Anniversary sale is just like Christmas-it's both super exciting and super overwhelming because it includes so so many cute things. But don't worry, we're here to help by giving you the most all inclusive guide to the sale of the year, starting with this, your BUY FIRST list!

Why Do I Need This List?

The very best and very trickiest part about the sale of all sales is that all the items are BRAND NEW and only on sale for a few weeks or until they sell out! Things do sell out (sometimes on the very first day) because the prices are that good! We rounded up all the items that we think pose the very highest sell out risk that will give you the most FOMO if you miss out! These are ALL the things you should buy very first before they have a chance to sell out!

If they do sell out we'll be updating you on Anniversary Sale restocks in our Complete Guide here.

1) Hunter Boots

Packable Hunter Boots. Back for the second year in a row but in an even BETTER twist than last year, the Anniversary Sale has classic hunter boots but this year they are PACKABLE. Yeah baby! That means these can be folded in half, weigh far less and are much easier to squish into a suitcase if you're traveling somewhere where you're expecting showers or even snow. This packable pair is $99.90 during the sale (reg $150) and I predict they're going to disappear quick! I wear my Hunters for rainy weather, for cold snowy weather, anytime I’m worried about my feet getting cold or wet so they're a perfect boot for Fall and beyond!

2) Natori Feathers Bra

This bra is always one of the very best deals of the Anniversary Sale! And it's for sure the BEST bra of the sale. It has 2500+ all perfect reviews so you can trust us (and over 2k others) when we say its the crème de la crème!! We jokingly refer to this bra as the #1 supporter of the Mint Arrow Team because it's just THAT good, we all had to get one! The right bra can literally make or break your outfit and this bra creates a winning look every time. There's a REALLY good chance that sizes will start getting limited very fast so make sure you buy it first! (*adds to cart)

P.S. we have a SUPER good post coming for you guys on the top 5 bras of the Anniversary Sale so come back soon for that one, but just know THIS feathers bra definitely made the cut for the seventh year in a row!

3) Free People Knit Tunic

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I LOVE a good tunic in the fall. It's an easy way to feel put together and it's so simple to dress up or down. Wear with leather leggings to dinner, or front-tucked into your distressed jeans for a perfect casual look. The color is so rich and flattering on every complexion, while the cowl neck and slouchy silhouette make it feel so cozy!

A perfect fitting tunic like this that you can actually wear over leggings is going to go FAST – and in fact, it was already getting pretty picked over in stores two days ago so I would jump on this if you want it!

4) Moonlight Pajamas

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It's impossible to have too many pairs of these babies, because they're just SO good! Hands down my favorite pajamas I have ever owned, and a legit staple in my wardrobe! It's normal to have a pajama wardrobe right? Start yours with THESE. First things first, add these to your “buy first” list during the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale because sizes and colors of this ALWAYS go very, VERY FAST!!!

Online it says that these run big and to size down, but I totally disagree. For me, these favorite pajamas run TTS!

5) Barefoot Dreams Cardigan

These Barefoot Dreams cardigans are always a hot item during the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale! They sell out every year in the most popular sizes at the VERY beginning of the sale. With 1000+ flawless reviews I'll be completely SHOCKED if this stays in stock long! This cardi is magic, because it feels like you're wearing a blanket or the very coziest robe, but you still look like a totally normal (cute) person! I wear this cardigan on every airplane I jump on (because you know they LOOOOOVE to crank that AC!) and on a long car ride, just lounging around my house. It seriously is PERFECTION.

6) Zella Leggings

Zella leggingshave been one of my truest loves for YEARS now! The high waist and body sculpting design make them universally amazing! Totally worthy of any Best of the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale list with over 5000 five-star reviews! They're perfect for working out or layering in the fall/winter months with all the sweaters and tunics and boots!

This year they added an extra special treat to the high waisted zella leggings – a pocket for your cell phone! SO PUMPED about this!!!

7) Nike Flyknit Frees

I love finding gym and running shoes during the Anniversary Sale. These Nike Flyknit Frees are so chic for the gym, and they're cute enough for a dressed-down athleisure look, too. They're ultra-lightweight and the stretchy upper just makes them hug your feet in a really comfortable way.

My mom and I are both OBSESSED with our flyknit frees and I especially love both colors this year – that silvery white I bought because I was being practical and trying to pick the more neutral color. But I LOVE the all pink ones too!!!

(Have I mentioned how THRILLED I am about ALL THE PINK in this year's sale?!?!?!)

8) Rag & Bone Skinny Jeans

Okay guys, these jeans are giving me so much life for fall. Again. In case you missed my guide to all the jeans you need at this year's Anniversary Sale, these Rag & Bone's are consistently one of my favorite finds!  They're honestly some of the most comfortable jeans I've ever worn, but they're unbelievably flattering too!! The ultimate win-win in my book. They're normally $250 but during Anniversary you can snatch them up for $166 – that's almost $100 off and an INCREDIBLE value!!!

9) Vince Camuto laser cut booties

Vince camuto laser cut booties

It might be just me, but I LOVE these laser cut booties and I think they're the very cutest pair of shoes in the entire sale. I'll be SHOCKED if they stay in stock longer than a couple days of the beginning of the sale. They come in three cute neutral colors but MARK MY WORDS, they will sell out of this beautiful taupe-grey color very first!

10) Spanx faux leather leggings

Every time I wearthese leggings I get SO MANY questions about them! The faux leather look is so much fun and these are great to dress up or down. I loved creating this casual look by pairing them with a tunic and loafers, but you could dress it up by doing heels and a statement necklace and be ready for a night out.

These Spanx leggings are actually a coated athletic legging, so they're way more comfortable than you might think, and they have a control top that makes everything feel all smooth and sucked in. They're AMAZING and I swear they make my legs look 1 size smaller when I wear them. These were my fave right after I had Millie and even though I wore them a bazillion times last year, they still look amazing, even after countless washes.

Someone Go Buy This

Remember these are the HOTTEST pieces from the Anniversary Sale with the BIGGEST chance of selling out!! Don't forget to BUY FIRST while your sizes are still in stock! And keep checking back here for ALL THE BEST picks from every category so you can shop smarter, not harder!

In case you missed it

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CUTEST Women's Clothes UNDER $100 from the Nordstrom Anniversary sale
Nordstrom Anniversary Sale BEST shoes
Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Beauty TOP picks
ULTIMATE jeans guide for the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale
Nordstrom Anniversary Sale BABY DEALS
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Anamaria Micu:

Hi there. None of the links seems to work from this blog post.


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Stephanie DeArco:

Thanks so much for finding all the great deals. How I don’t see much kids or baby items in the catalog?


Hey Stephanie,
You know it’s funny the past couple years they’ve completely left baby and a lot of the kid stuff OUT of the catalog. But they still have great stuff on sale this year in both categories!

Melanie Ferguson:

Where did you get the tunic/long diagonal hem shirt you are wearing with the black leggings? Love it!


What shoes are you wearing with the Spanx faux leather leggings?


They’re completely sold out (I’m sorry!) but this outfit was originally featured here!

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