TOP 25 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2022 picks – most likely to sell out first!

It's the moooooooost wonderful tiiiime of the year! No, it's not really Christmas, but the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is LIVE right now for everyone!! So almost the same thing as waking up to Santa's gifts on Christmas morning, right?!

I've spent TEN YEARS covering this sale top to bottom, upwards, downwards, backwards, forwards, and I've sorted through thousands of items to tell you the TOP Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2022 picks… what I think is MOST LIKELY to sell out FIRST, and what you should get as fast as you can when your access opens up!

My team and I will be here to help by giving you the most all inclusive guides to the sale of the year, starting with this, your BUY FIRST list!

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Black Leather Tote 43% off
Star Necklace sold out, similar
Coin Necklace
Photos by Arielle Levy

In a hurry? Go straight to my picks below!

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Black Leather Tote sold out, similar
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Star Necklace sold out, similar
Coin Necklace
Photos by Arielle Levy

When can I shop the sale?

ICON early access: July 11th

Ambassador early access: July 12th

Influencer early access: July 13th

Open to the public: July 17th

Sale ends August 6th!

Why do I need this list?

Okay, let's get started! The very best and very trickiest part about the sale of all sales is that a lot of 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. These Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2022 picks are all the items that we think pose the very highest sell out risk! These are ALL the things that, if you've got your eye on, you should buy very first before they have a chance to sell out.

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

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Top 25 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2022 picks: HIGH sell out risk

  1. ON Cloudflow Running Shoe: This was a super popular item and unfortunately it's out of stock currently. We'll keep our eye out for a restock! However the men's version is still in stock here. These shoes are a HOT Nordstrom Anniversary Sale item, mostly because they're the definition of comfortable, one of the biggest trends of the past couple years. I'm super into the knotted elastic laces that make these extra easy to slip on and off, too! This pair of running shoes gets a 10/10 from me, especially after I put the waterproof claim to the test on a rainy day and they kept my toes perfectly warm and dry. Regularly $140, you can get these for under $100 during the Sale!
  2. Doona Car Seat/Compact Stroller: This was a super popular item and unfortunately it's out of stock currently. We will keep our eye out for a restock! Newborn mommas, stop what you’re doing and add this to your cart! This is one of the TOP Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2022 picks this year. This car seat turned stroller is a MAJOR game changer. It has tons of great ratings because it makes travel or everyday errands so easy. You can get this for 25% OFF during the Sale. If you have travel plans or want a lightweight and seamless way to safely move your infant around – grab this while the sale lasts!
  3. SPANX Faux Leather Leggings: GRAB THEM WHILE YOU CAN! These are maybe on sale once a year, so if you're thinking about buying, now's the time!! And if you've read my blog in the past you KNOW I love these magical slimming faux leather leggings. I swear they take me down a full pant size, but are somehow mysteriously comfortable and all-day-wearable, too. PERFECT for winter boots and a sweater with booties, or with a lighter shirt till we get to cooler temps. And with 3.5k incredibly high reviews, you know they're not just hype! $64.90 during the sale, but $98 after.
  4. UGG Genuine Shearling Slipper: If you've ever put these on your feet, you already know that they're the BEST slippers ever. EVER. Hands down. I've included them in so so many gift guides over the years, and they're for sure one of the top Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2022 picks. Soft, comfortable, and super warm. I give them 5 out of 5 stars. Only $69.90 during the sale, $100 after!
  5. Barefoot Dreams Throw Blanket: These Barefoot Dreams blankets are $60 off during the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, and can we get a round of applause for the gorgeous leopard prints?! Perfect for dorm rooms, your office, your bedroom, ANYWHERE. These are ALWAYS, every year, one of the first things to sell out.
  6. St. Tropez Jumbo Self Tan Express Mousse: When self-tanning is synonymous with a particular brand, you know it’s gotta be GOOD! St. Tropez is the most widely known and acclaimed name in the game and for good reason. It’s been around forever and reviews for its products are consistently amazing across the board at major beauty retailers. This St. Tropez Express Mousse is so user friendly, you’ll consider yourself a self-tanning expert in no time! ALSO I love that St. Tropez Express Bronzing Mousse DOES NOT dry my skin out. I'm SO excited that you can get the JUMBO size for just $49 during the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale ($88 Value!!).
  7. Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Lip Kit: The NUMBER ONE selling lipstick on Nordstrom's site is Charlotte Tilbury's Pillow Talk, and this is for sure one of the top Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2022 picks! Pillow Talk is the most perfect neutral EVER and it's been in my constant rotation for a while. This limited-edition lip set comes with Pillow Talk Matte Revolution Lipstick, Pillow Talk Lip Cheat Lip Pencil, and Pillow Talk Hyaluronic Happikiss Lipstick. It's only $59 and it WILL sell out quick! And knowing how beautiful the lip kit is, I know the Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Cheeks Set is going to sell out super fast, too at $54!
  8. Rebecca Minkoff Quilted Satchel: This was a super popular item and unfortunately it's out of stock currently. We will keep our eye out for a restock! While we wait for a restock, you can shop a similar item here. Amazing deal on this Rebecca Minkoff satchel, these will definitely sell out quickly in all the beautiful colors! With more than $80 in savings (wow!!!) this bag is going to get a ton of use whether it’s for a night out at dinner or a crossbody, everyday look. This has dreamy, high quality leather and incredible hardware and quilted detailing that makes it one of our faves.
  9. Supergoop Unseen & Play Sunscreen Set: This was a super popular item and unfortunately it's out of stock currently. We will keep our eye out for a restock! While we wait for a restock, you can get the SPF 40 Glowscreen on sale here. This Supergoop! sunscreen has AMAZING reviews. It’s SPF 40, totally invisible, weightless, and scent-free. It's such a nice, light sunscreen that acts as a makeup primer, too. This set also includes the Play Everyday Lotion for your face and body that's SPF 50, fast-absorbing, non-greasy, water + sweat-resistant, reef-safe, and broad-spectrum. Grab this set for just $48 ($78 value)! BONUS: Want a little more glow? Get THIS DUO for just $41 ($61 value)!
  10. Madewell Transport Tote: Honestly, this year the bag selection is a little underwhelming. But I do really LOVE this transport tote bag for the value and the look and the function and ALL the things! It's already marked a popular item on the site, and I'll be surprised if it sticks around long because Madewell totes always go fast.
  11. Free People New Frontier Chelsea Boot: These Free People booties are seriously SO cute, get them for 34% OFF while you can! Western boots are super in this year, so these are going to go quick. With only a 2” heel these are really perfect for hours of wear and the neutral colors are going to pair with tons of outfits. If you're looking for a taller western boot, these Dolce Vita knee-high boots are giving ALLLL the best vibes! They have stunning detailing and come in a pretty washed taupe or an all white moment that's kind of everything. You can grab them as well for 34% OFF during the sale – a seriously crazy good price.
  12. Swift Run Sneaker: These white & black leopard print running shoes are some of the cutest running shoes you'll ever wear, and definitely one of the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2022 picks that are going to sell out fast. I'm obsessed with the design and even MORE obsessed with the $69.99 N-Sale price ($85 after the sale). And every year, the cutest running shoes in the best prints (leopard!!) go the fastest. With over 4.3K amazing reviews, I predict that these are going to be gone in a FLASH.
  13. LANCÔME Lash Idole & Eyeliner Set $64 Value: This was a super popular item and unfortunately it's out of stock currently. We will keep our eye out for a restock! While we wait for a restock, you can shop a similar item here. For $33 this is an AMAZING deal on a three-piece set that includes 2 full-size and 1 travel-size products! This beauty exclusive is normally a $64 value – you’re going to fall in love with the voluminous mascara and precision liquid eyeliner. The double-action eye makeup remover is going to melt away the products at the end of the day while leaving your skin moisturized! It’s especially a great deal to grab for a future gift.
  14. P448 John Sneaker: One of my favorite sneakers are these P448s! I wouldn't say these are a “budget buy” – they're on sale for $199.90, but you'd normally pay $298 for them. And in comparison to Golden Goose sneakers, which are very similar, I actually think these P448s are more comfortable! From the very first time I wore them out, I walked around in them for a long time and didn't get any blisters. They're ready to go right out of the box and so crazy comfortable!
  15. Caslon Miller Water Resistant Chelsea Boot: Your classic Chelsea Boot got an upgraaaade! I absolutely LOVE these Chelsea Boots that are part of the sale this year. I wore them ALL. THE. TIME. this last fall and winter. And the fact that they're water resistant makes them even more appealing for women in all cooler climates. Boots like these are so easy to slip on + off during the winter months unlike other heavy duty boots, and they're such good quality that they stand the test of time (and the test of bad weather!). The fact that these boots are only $69.90 is blowing my mind, too! ($99.95 after the sale)
  16. Frame Le High Waist Flare Jeans: The older I get the more important comfort is to me, especially when it comes to the fit of my denim. Enter: the most comfortable flare jeans I've ever worn. This pair of jeans is incredibly stretchy and high-waisted, making them so flattering and even more comfortable to wear all day long (which is such a win when it comes to a pair of jeans!). They DO run big so I suggest ordering one size down, even if you don't think you'll need a size down – definitely try sizing down one since they'll stretch out with wear. So just to be clear, even if you're in between sizes, go down from that smaller size. Just trust me! 37% OFF during the Sale.
  17. BÉIS Weekend Travel Bag: This was a super popular item and unfortunately it's out of stock currently. We will keep our eye out for a restock! While we wait for a restock, you can shop a similar item here. A travel bag that's truly WORTH. THE. HYPE. This tote is multi-functional and a bag you’ll be reaching for every trip. Organization's super easy to achieve with this bag while also having room for everything (no really, they thought of everything with this bag). Places for your laptop, dirty clothes, exterior pockets, crossbody strap, and something to set it on top of luggage – we’re living for the functionality and amazinggg color options! Grab it for 30% OFF while you can.
  18. Drybar Blowout Essentials Set $225 Value: I LOVE a good Drybar blowout, but when I can't make it there, using these products is totally the next best thing! Get the Prep Rally Prime & Prep Detangler, 3-in-1 Finishing Spray, Hot Toddy Hair Protectant Mist, Detox Dry Shampoo (one of my faves!), AND The Single Shot Round Blow-Dryer Brush all for $155 ($225 value)!
  19. ALLSAINTS Captain Round Leather Crossbody: This was a super popular item and unfortunately it's out of stock currently. We will keep our eye out for a restock! While we wait for a restock, you can shop a similar item here. Warning, this bag is going to become a staple – prepare to massively fall in love! ALLSAINTS got it right with this beautiful tan, leather crossbody that has button detailing that doubles to adjust your strap length. It’s such a good size where you can bring what you need without worrying that your shoulder is going to kill from too heavy of a purse. If you’ve been thinking about treating yourself, act quick – this is 33% OFF right now!
  20. Riki Lighted Mirror: I’ve been using a Riki mirror for YEARS so I'm super excited to see it in the sale again this year! It's perfect to take out of town for a good mirror to do makeup by a window, to combat bad bathroom lighting in any place, and it's perfect for somebody who doesn't have a ton of bathroom counter space at home. Makeup game-changer, for real! AND IT'S 34% OFF.
  21. Oribe Magic Set: I'm SO excited that this set is part of the 2022 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale! This set includes a full-size Dry Texturizing Spray that builds incredible volume and adds texture to any hairstyle, and a full-size Gold Lust Dry Shampoo that extends your blowout and prevents hair damage! This is a $97 value and it's ONLY $65 during the sale!
  22. MOTHER Crop Fray Step Hem Jeans: This was a super popular item and unfortunately it's out of stock currently. We will keep our eye out for a restock! While we wait for a restock, you can shop a similar item here. These highly viewed jeans are ULTRA comfy, stretchy, comfortable – and you really just can't go wrong with MOTHER. They're SUPER flattering, fit TTS, the step hem is everything, and they're 33% OFF when you shop during the Sale!!!
  23. Marc Fisher Pointed Toe Bootie: Okay, when my team and I saw these we all started DROOLING!! How absolutely gorgeous are these tall booties? These have an ultra flattering design that help to slim the calf area, while also giving you some height. Marc Fisher really outdid himself this year and I am here. for. it! This bootie comes in three stunning colors, and you can get your favorite for $70 OFF their regular retail value during the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale!
  24. BP Brynne Bootie: The most classic bootie of the sale, in the four most gorgeous neutral colors! The heel is the perfect size and I love the v-cut notched sides for easy wear fall through winter. 31% off during the sale!
  25. Vista V2 Stroller with Bassinet: This was a super popular item and unfortunately it's out of stock currently. We will keep our eye out for a restock! This is UPPAbaby's newest design, and we are HUGE fans over here. (See a video I made showing some of the many features and functions we LOVE about it.) It comes with a regular seat and a bassinet AND you can even add a second seat for a growing family! The thing I love most about this stroller is the undercarriage basket. It is ginormous and holds all.the.things. It glides like a dream and folds up easily which is basically everything you need in a stroller. I'm DYING that it's almost $275 OFF – definitely one of my top Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2022 picks and the best stroller deals usually disappear pretty fast in the sale.
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Top sold out, similar
Jeans sold out, similar
Black Leather Tote sold out, similar
Booties sold out, similar
Star Necklace sold out, similar
Coin Necklace
Photos by Arielle Levy

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These are the pieces from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale that I really do think will sell out fastest, so if you're wanting to know what to buy first, I hope this helps! And keep checking back here on the blog, because every couple of days we'll be releasing a new guide for ALL THE BEST picks from every category so you can shop smarter, not harder.

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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 3 little girls and baby boy, 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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  1. Thanks so much for finding all the great deals. How I don’t see much kids or baby items in the catalog?

    1. 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!

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

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