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. Plus, an exciting new development this year in 2020 is a series of daily deals offering 50% off a new item each day.
Deal Value: More than 50% off thousands of select styles
Timeframe: August 19th through August 30th (with early access for cardholders starting as early as August 4th)
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
When Is the 2020 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale?
Nordstrom typically holds its Anniversary Sale in July, but the retailer pushed this year’s event back a month in 2020. The highly anticipated sale officially kicked off on Wednesday, August 19th — although Nordstrom cardholders were given first dibs on all the discounts starting August 4th. The event comes to a close on Sunday, August 30th.
The best offers tend to sell out fast, so shop as early as possible to get your hands on what you love. That being said, Nordstrom occasionally restocks select sale items throughout the event, so it doesn’t hurt to keep an eye out for anything you may have missed.
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 Get a Free $40 Nordstrom Note
Considering opening a Nordstrom credit card? Right now, 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 — three points per dollar — when you shop in stores or online at Nordstrom, Nordstrom Rack, HauteLook and Trunk Club.
Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2020 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. Ahead our roundup of all the best deals for 2020:
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.
Nordstrom always includes discounts on SPANX and Zella leggings during its Anniversary Sale, which makes it a great time to stock up on basics for fall. You can also save big on jewelry from Kate Spade and Kendra Scott, tote bags from Madewell and designer sunglasses from Gucci and Prada.
In other words, there’s something for everyone. Some of the best deals are on coats, boots, sneakers and pumps, but you’ll also find really great prices on jeans and jewelry.
Women’s Sale Highlights
Tory Burch Carson Convertible Leather Crossbody Bag
Sale Price: $299.90 | Reg. Price: $498
adidas Swift Run Sneaker
Sale Price: $49.90 | Reg. Price: $85
Zella Live-In High-Waist Leggings
Sale Price: $38.90 | Reg. Price: $59
- Madewell Leopard Genuine Calf Hair Medium Transport Tote – Sale Price: $119.90 | Reg. Price: $188
- Kendra Scott Lola Mini Frontal Hoop Earrings – Sale Price: $28.90 | Reg. Price: $48
- Halogen Open Front Pocket Cardigan (Regular & Petite) – Sale Price: $45.90 | Reg. Price: $79
- Marc Fisher LTD Oshay Pointed Toe Bootie – Sale Price: $99.90 | Reg. Price: $189.95
- Free People Tessa Teddy Coat – Sale Price: $99.90 | Reg. Price: $168
- Caslon Drape Collar Knit Blazer (Regular & Petite) – Sale Price: $39.90 | Reg. Price: $69
- SPANX Faux Leather Leggings – Sale Price: $64.90 | Reg. Price: $92
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 Barbour, Calvin Klein, adidas, 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 shoes are marked down big-time and are less picked-over than many of the women’s styles.
Men’s Sale Highlights
Ray-Ban ‘Classic Wayfarer’ 50mm Sunglasses
Sale Price: $99.90 | Reg. Price: $154
Barbour Tinford Regular Fit Quilted Jacket
Sale Price: $129.90 | Reg. Price: $200
Vans Old Skool Sneaker
Sale Price: $39.90 | Reg. Price: $64.95
- Patagonia Better Sweater Quarter-Zip Pullover – Sale Price: $83.90 | Reg. Price: $119
- Zella Pyrite Slim Fit Jogger Pants – Sale Price: $38.90 | Reg. Price: $59
- Calvin Klein 3-Pack Comfort Microfiber Trunks – Sale Price: $21.90 | Reg. Price: $44.50
- UGG Scuff Slipper – Sale Price: $49.90 | Reg. Price: $79.95
- Cole Haan Generation ZeroGrand Stitchlite Sneaker – Sale Price: $69.90 | Reg. Price: $120
- Nordstrom Regular Fit 4-Pack Supima Cotton T-Shirts – Sale Price: $25.90 | Reg. Price: $39.50
- Ted Baker London Jean Leather Belt – Sale Price: $39.90 | Reg. Price: $65
Slick Tip: Nordstrom offers its customers complimentary virtual or in-person personal styling services and free basic alterations. Book an appointment for on-site tailoring or made-to-measure menswear.
Kids’ Sale at Nordstrom
Looking for the perfect baby shower gift or essentials for your own little one? Nordstrom has everything you need, from car seats and strollers to hooded towels and blankets. We spotted some particularly good price breaks on kids’ essentials like jackets, sneakers and boots, so now’s a smart time to get what they need for the season ahead.
Kids’ Sale Highlights
nuna MIXX next Stroller
Sale Price: $549.90 | Reg. Price: $749.90
Nordstrom Baby Hooded Bunting
Sale Price: $29.90 | Reg. Price: $45
Little Giraffe Luxe Baby Blanket
Sale Price: $59.90 | Reg. Price: $92
- Treasure & Bond Big Boy Cozy Fleece Half-Zip Pullover – Sale Price: $31.90 | Reg. Price: $49
- Treasure & Bond Faux Shearling Teddy Cozy Jacket – Sale Price: $42.90 | Reg. Price: $65
- Little Me Baby Corduroy Jacket, Fox Print T-Shirt & Jeans Set – Sale Price: $39.90 | Reg. Price: $62
- Little Giraffe Luxe Hooded Towel – Sale Price: $31.90 | Reg. Price: $49
- 1901 Walker, Little Kid & Big Kid Chukka Boot – Sale Price: $21.90 | Reg. Price: $44.95
- Nike Baby, Walker, Toddler, Little Kid & Big Kid Renew Element 55 Sneaker – Sale Price: $44.90–$59.90 | Reg. Price: $60–$80
- UGG Little Kid & Big Kid Classic II Shimmer Metallic Bootie – Sale Price: $74.90 | Reg. Price: $130
Beauty Sale at Nordstrom
Nordstrom’s Anniversary Sale has pretty much everything you could want from Sephora and ULTA, with a wide mix of makeup, skincare, hair care and beauty tools.
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 Sale Highlights
Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Lip Secrets Set
Sale Price: $68 | Value: $91
Jo Malone London Mini Discovery Set
Sale Price: $40 | Value: $71
Living Proof Jumbo Size Perfect Hair Day Set
Sale Price: $99 | Value: $154
- neuLASH neuBROW Brow Enhancing Serum Full Size Duo – Sale Price: $100 | Value: $200
- Charlotte Tilbury Red Carpet Skin Secrets Set – Sale Price: $149 | Value: $204
- Drybar The Smooth Crew Kit – Sale Price: $165 | Value: $243
- Mario Badescu The Essentials Set – Sale Price: $23 | Value: $33
- Bobbi Brown Easy Essentials Eye, Cheek & Lip Set – Sale Price: $79 | Value: $250
- MAC Love Me Lip Kit – Sale Price: $35 | Value: $54.50
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.
Home Sale at Nordstrom
Since so many of us are spending more time at home these days, it makes sense to make it as cozy as possible. Check out Nordstrom’s home deals for discounts on designer bedding, bath towels, dinnerware, candles and more.
Nordstrom Bliss Plush Throw
Sale Price: $24.90 | Reg. Price: $39.50
Voluspa Vermeil Set of 5 Mini Tin Candles
Sale Price: $33.50 | Value: $50
Nordstrom Hydrocotton Bath Towel
Sale Price: $18.90 | Reg. Price: $29
- Nordstrom 200 Thread Count Cotton Percale Sheet Set – Sale Price: $78.90–$84.90 | Reg. Price: $119–$129
- Riedel Mixed Pack of 4 Red Wine Glasses – Sale Price: $43.90 | Reg. Price: $59
- Boll & Branch Embroidered Duvet Cover & Sham Set – Sale Price: $219.90–$239.90 | Reg. Price: $330–$360
- Anthropologie Home Matte Latte Serving Bowl – Sale Price: $13.90 | Reg. Price: $24
- Serene House Ultrasonic Cool Mist Aromatherapy Diffuser – Sale Price: $24.90 | Reg. Price: $39.99
- BP. Stripe Shag Accent Pillow – Sale Price: $24.90 | Reg. Price: $39
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