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There are sales, and then there are sales. Nordstrom's anniversary event is definitely the latter.
One of the most highly anticipated shopping extravaganzas of the year, the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is back with incredible savings on pre-season styles, home goods, beauty exclusives and more. We're sharing some of our favorite deals and helping you save big with insider tips and tricks.
When is the 2019 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale?
This year's event kicks off July 19th for the general public and runs through August 4th — unless you have a store credit card. As always, Nordstrom cardholders can shop seven days before everyone else, starting July 12th at 12:30 p.m. ET instead.
These exclusive offers sell out fast and will go back to full price on August 5th, so shop early to get your hands on the best deals.
What Makes the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Special?
There's a reason the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale receives so much hype. Instead of simply discounting its unwanted summer leftovers, the retailer marks down brand-new arrivals for fall (i.e., every fashion lover's favorite season). You'll get free shipping and free returns on every order, or you can buy online and pick up in-store if you want your haul now.
Pro Tip: If you're a Nordstrom cardholder, be sure to use your Personal Double Points Day(s) when you shop the sale. Doing so lets you earn double the points on your purchases in stores and online. You can schedule your Double Points Day whenever you choose during checkout at Nordstrom.com, or via the Nordstrom app.
Credit Card Applicants Can Get a Free $40 Nordstrom Note
Considering opening a Nordstrom credit card? For a limited time, new credit card applicants will receive a $40 Nordstrom Note when they make any purchase at Nordstrom, Nordstrom.com or Nordstrom Rack with their new card that same day.
If you're approved, you can start shopping right away by signing in to access your card online or through the Nordstrom app.
Plus, you’ll get the best earn rate The Nordy Club has to offer — 3 points per dollar — when you shop in stores or online at Nordstrom, Nordstrom Rack, HauteLook and Trunk Club. That said, opening a credit card is a big decision, and you should absolutely do your research beforehand to see if this option is right for you.
Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2019 Highlights
Nordstrom's Anniversary Sale is packed with the hottest fall trends for women, men and kids. The store also has beauty exclusives, home essentials, baby gear and assorted luxuries that you can either give away or keep all to yourself.
Here's our roundup of all the best deals:
Women's Sale at Nordstrom
The women's section alone has thousands of items on sale from some of the store's most beloved labels. We're talking name-brand shoes and handbags, alongside outerwear, dresses and designer denim in more sizes than ever before.
In other words, there's something for everyone. Some of the best deals are on coats, boots and pumps, but you'll also find really great prices on jeans and jewelry.
Women's Sale Highlights
Clare V. Midi Sac Snakeskin Embossed Leather Crossbody Bag
Sale Price: $199.90 | Reg. Price: $299
Ray-Ban 51mm Polarized Round Sunglasses
Sale Price: $141.90 | Reg. Price: $213
Paige Kenna Bootie
Sale Price: $254.90 | Reg. Price: $385
- Kenneth Cole New York Plaid Wool Blend Coat w/ Removable Faux Fur Collar - Sale Price: $198.90 | Reg. Price: $300
- Avec Les Filles Double-Breasted Wool-Blend Coat - Sale Price: $219.90 | Reg. Price: $335
- Sam Edelman Hiltin Knee High Boot - Sale Price: $149.90 | Reg. Price: $224.95
- adidas Swift Run Sneaker - Sale Price: $63.90 | Reg. Price: $85
- Frame Le High Waist Flare Jeans - Sale Price: $146.90 | Reg. Price: $220
- Zella Live In High Waist 7/8 Leggings - Sale Price: $38.90 | Reg. Price: $65
- Kate Spade Glitter Huggie Earrings - Sale Price: $37.90 | Reg. Price: $58
Pro Tip: Need an item today? Save time by buying it online and picking it up in-store. Just select your location, check out online and then pick up your order the very same day.
You can even use the Nordstrom app to request Curbside Pickup so that when you arrive, they'll walk your order right out to your car.
Men's Sale at Nordstrom
While this sale is largely aimed at the ladies, there are plenty of deals for guys, too. This year's featured brands include Hugo Boss, AG, adidas, Ksubi, Cole Haan, Ted Baker and more.
Shop fall basics, outerwear, jeans and suiting in regular or Big & Tall sizing — but don't overlook the store's shoe deals. Men's sneakers are marked down big-time and are less picked-over than many of the women's styles.
Men's Sale Highlights
Ray-Ban 'Justin Classic' 54mm Sunglasses
Sale Price: $94.90 | Reg. Price: $143
Ted Baker London Carpark Slim Fit Print Polo
Sale Price: $74.90 | Reg. Price: $115
adidas SenseBoost Go Running Shoe
Sale Price: $89.90 | Reg. Price: $119.95
- Cole Haan 2.ZeroGrand Wingtip Shoes - Sale Price: $159.90 | Reg. Price: $300
- BOSS Huge/Genius Trim Fit Solid Wool Suit - Sale Price: $598.90 | Reg. Price: $895
- BP. Bomber Jacket - Sale Price: $65.90 | Reg. Price: $99
- ECCO Soft 7 Sneaker - Sale Price: $99.90 | Reg. Price: $159.95
- Nordstrom Men's Shop Five-Pack Socks - Sale Price: $40.90 | Reg. Price: $62.50
- Magnanni Carbon Leather Belt - Sale Price: $99.90 | Reg. Price: $150
Pro Tip: Nordstrom offers its customers complimentary personal styling services and free basic alterations. Book an appointment for on-site tailoring or made-to-measure menswear.
Beauty Exclusives at Nordstrom
Nordstrom's Anniversary Sale has pretty much everything you could want from Sephora and ULTA.
This year's event features hundreds of beauty exclusives from brands like La Mer, Jo Malone, Lancome, Charlotte Tilbury, Tom Ford and Trish McEvoy. You'll find tons of Nordstrom exclusive items, as well.
Beauty & Fragrance Highlights
Bobbi Brown The Essential Deluxe Eyeshadow & Face Palette
Sale Price: $85 | Value: $267
Diptyque Five-Candle Set
Sale Price: $55 | Value: $75
MAC Lip Haul Set
Sale Price: $59.50 | Value: $108
- Jo Malone London Fragrance Collection - Sale Price: $92 | Value: $115
- Charlotte Tilbury The Pillowtalk Lip Kit - Sale Price: $60 | Value: $78
- La Mer Mini Miracles Collection - Sale Price: $90 | Value: $122
- La Mer The Soothing Collection - Sale Price: $360 | Value: $475
- Kate Somerville Jumbo ExfoliKate® Intensive Exfoliating Treatment - Sale Price: $120 | Reg. Price: $175
- Trish McEvoy Power of Makeup® Planner Collection Love - Sale Price: $250 | Value: $575
- MAC Up Close and Personal Eye & Face Kit - Sale Price: $45 | Value: $82
- NARS Hot Tropic Lip Gloss Set - Sale Price: $39 | Value: $96
- Dior Addicted to Glow Light Glow Lip Set - Sale Price: $70 | Value: $93
Free Beauty Gifts with Purchase
Nordstrom is also offering free gifts with purchase from several best-selling beauty brands. Here are just a few examples:
- Bobbi Brown: Receive deluxe samples of Luxe Lip Color in Neutral Rose and Primer Plus Radiance SPF 35 with a $50 Bobbi Brown purchase. A $27 value. Online only.
- Tom Ford: Receive a deluxe sample of Ultra-Rich Lip Color in Le Mepris with any Tom Ford Beauty purchase. Online only.
- Lancôme: Receive deluxe samples of Blush Subtil in Coral Kiss, Bi-Facil Face Bi-Phased Micellar Water, Définicils Mascara and Dual Finish Highlighter with your $49.50 Lancôme purchase. Online only.
- Trish McEvoy: Receive a deluxe sample of Eye Base Essentials Brightening Eyeshadow Primer in Bare and a single-use sachet of Correct and Brighten® Beta Hydroxy Pads Daily Exfoliator with your $100 Trish McEvoy purchase. Online only.
- Maison Margiela Replica: Receive deluxe samples of Wicked Love, At the Barber's, Lazy Sunday Morning, Flower Market, Beach Walk, By the Fireplace and Jazz Club Fragrance with your $126 Maison Margiela Replica fragrance purchase. Online only.
Pro Tip: Nordstrom shoppers always enjoy free shipping and free returns. The store ships just about everything on its site anywhere in the United States free of charge — including Alaska, Hawaii and Puerto Rico.
If you live near a Nordstrom, you may want to stop by your local store sometime in the next two weeks.
The retailer is hosting a series of "Glam-Up Days" from July 19th through August 4th with "hundreds of beauty exclusives, samples and gifts with purchase — plus free makeovers, tutorials and customized samples".
Some of the featured brands include MAC, Chanel, Lancôme, La Mer, Bobbi Brown, Jo Malone London, Kiehl's, Clinique, Dior and Laura Mercier.
Glam-Up Days are in-store only, and freebies are limited to one per person while supplies last.
Check out the complete calendar of daily specials here, and keep in mind that some of the samples may vary depending on what's in stock.
Love Nordy's? Bookmark our Nordstrom Store Page for coupons and savings throughout the year. While you're at it, set a Nordstrom Deal Alert to stay up to date on the store's best offers.
Deal Value: More than 50% off thousands of select styles
Timeframe: July 19th through August 4th (with early access for cardholders starting July 12th)
Things to Remember: Nordstrom's biggest sale of the year features huge discounts on new fall arrivals with free shipping, plus $40 Nordstrom Notes for new credit card applicants
Images courtesy of Nordstrom and Wikimedia Commons.
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