Why You Should Shop The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Early Access

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Early Access

Did anyone else get their Nordstrom Anniversary Sale catalog in the mail? It’s always the highlight of July to get the catalog, browse and then get to shop the epic yearly sale. Today I want to talk all about Nordstrom Anniversary Sale’s Early Access. This is an exclusive week for Nordstrom cardholders to shop the sale before anyone else. It’s a big deal because product often sells out BEFORE it opens to the public. I know that sucks to hear, but it is what it is! So that’s why today’s post is an important one if you don’t want to miss these hot deals!

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Early Access

The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Early Access is a week long pre-sale. You can shop in store or online for these deals starting July 12th at 12:30 EST. You get first dibs on the product which typically includes exclusive items made specifically for this sale. Stock up here for your fall and winter wardrobe and also on closet essentials! Nordstrom has done a good job too over the years of including items you can wear today. I’m eyeing so many things like this pretty jumpsuit and this pink top!

How To Get Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Early Access

To get early access you only need to have the Nordstrom credit card. You can easily apply HERE to get it. Nordstrom gives early access to cardholders to shop the epic Anniversary Sale before anyone else.

I personally love my Nordstrom Visa card. You get 3 points for every dollar spent in store including Nordstrom Rack, Trunk Club and Hautelook. And 1 to 2 points for every dollar spent elsewhere (depending on level and category). The more points you get, the more Nordstrom Notes you get! Which is free cash to spend at Nordstrom! Plus, each level of spending comes with more great benefits. Depending on your level, you could earn more Double Points days (I always recommend making your main Nordstrom Anniversary Sale day your double points day) to free basic alterations and early access to shopping and more!

If you have Icon or Ambassador status with your Nordstrom card (certain dollar amount spend per year) you can shop in store July 10th and 11th, and online July 11th.

PLUS, right now you can get $60 in Nordstrom Notes up until July 10th if you get a card now and buy something the day you’re approved! Restrictions Apply*

Learn more about card benefits here!

Benefits of Shopping Early Access

The number one benefit to shopping early is getting the great stuff you want before it sells out. I recommend shopping first thing when the sale opens at 12:30 EST. It used to be 3:30 am and by 9am, so much was sold out or the site was crashing. I also really like shopping in store early since it’s all organized and confined to sections throughout the store. This way you know exactly what’s on sale. I also just prefer shopping in store, I’m old school that way!

When Does Nordstrom Early Access Start and End

The Nordstrom Early Access begins on July 11th in store for level 4 Nordstrom cardholders ONLY. On Friday, July 12th, 2019, ALL Nordstrom cardholders no matter your level, will be able to shop online and in store at 12:30 pm EST. To shop online, you’ll need to login to your account to verify that you have a Nordstrom card. If you’re an avid shopper, you probably already have this set up. But I recommend making your account so you don’t have to deal with it the day of. Then, you can also shop in store. Just show your card to a sales associate to be able to go “behind the curtain” to shop.

The Nordstrom Anniversary Early Access ends on July 18th and opens to the public to shop on July 19th.

If you do not have a card, you can still browse online, but you won’t be able to checkout. I still recommend browsing so you can figure out what you want since there’s quite a bit of inventory to get through! It will make July 19th easier and faster so you can make sure you get what you want!

Check out KEY DATES here!

My Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Picks

Since the catalog just launched, I wanted to share a few of my favorite things I’m eyeing. Next week on July 12th, I’ll have a full post of all my favorite things. But the things I love to shop are truly the basics from this sale. Great shoes, boots, athletic wear, my go-to pajamas that I always stock up on. Perfectly priced sweaters and 9-5 basics as well as beauty buys. There’s a lot to sift through! Here’s what I’m eyeing.

Athletic Wear

I always like to pick up new sneakers, workout socks and tanks at this sale. It’s something that rarely goes on sale and it’s nice to refresh my workout drawer. Plus, since my butt is FINALLY working out about 4-5 days a week, I’ve been going through workout clothes a lot faster now!


The main thing to buy at the Nordstrom Anniversary Early Access sale are all things fall and winter like sweaters! Sweaters can be expensive and this is a great time to stock up on some basics that can be great for the office, to more trendy or casual ones for the weekend.

Coats & Jackets

Another essential for this sale to shop are coats and jackets. Sure you may not need them right this second, but come October and November when you’re ready to invest in a coat and everything is either sold out or expensive, you’ll be thanking me then! I almost always pick up a great coat from this sale. Whether you go trendy to add something interesting to your wardrobe for the season, or go more classic like a Patagonia or North Face, there’s a wide variety of options to shop here.

Shoes, Shoes, Shoes

Nordstrom is just known for a great shoe department. And fun fact, I used to work in shoes there! Whether you’re picking up new work heels, or boots, now’s the time to snag them! There’s almost always a handful of great knee high or over the knee boots to scoop up at a great price. And this year is no different! Here’s what I’m eyeing.


While browsing, I noticed that there are a TON of amazing dresses happening for this sale. From office appropriate ones, to casual everyday weekend dresses. There’s a lot I’m eyeing!

Jessica is an Atlanta life and style blogger. Aiming to bring practical tips to your every day life. Tips that you can easily tackle and make your life feel just a tad more 'put-together'.

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  1. 7.7.19
    Lisa Autumn said:

    I wish we had nordstrom here! They always have such cute pieces!

    • 7.7.19
      Jessica said:

      I grew up on this sale, it’s so good! But now with online, it’s the only way to shop.