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The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is Happening Now, and It's One You Don't Want to Miss

Save big on Fall essentials at this one-of-a-kind shopping event.
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There are sales, and then there are sales -- and Nordstrom's anniversary event is definitely the latter. One of the most highly anticipated shopping extravaganzas of the year for fashionistas everywhere, 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.

What Makes the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Special?

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

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.

Nordstrom already gave its cardholders early access to its anniversary specials, causing the store's website to crash on the very first day it launched. As of July 20, the sale is officially open to the rest of us -- but not for long. These exclusive offers are selling out fast and will go back to full-price on Aug. 6, so shop early to get your hands on the best deals.

Slick Tip: If you're not a Nordstrom Rewards member already, you'll want to sign up before shopping this year's anniversary sale. Nordstrom Rewards members typically earn one point per dollar spent regardless of how they pay, but members will earn 3x the points on purchases of $200 or more now through Aug. 5. Just enter your Rewards number at checkout or tell your salesperson you're a Rewards member to take advantage of the savings. That being said, it takes a whopping 2,000 points to earn a $20 Nordstrom Note, so you'll want to take advantage of the bonus point events held throughout the year to help you rack up the rewards faster.

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Highlights

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

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 random 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

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

The women's section alone has more than 3,400 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 regular, petite, plus and maternity sizes. In other words, there's quite literally 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

Slick Tip: Stocking up? Nordstrom cardholders can schedule anywhere from one to four "Personal Triple Points Days" per year. That means you'll earn points 3x as fast on your Nordstrom credit and debit card purchases in stores and online anytime you choose -- even during the Anniversary Sale. (For example, you'd earn a $20 Note for every $334 you spent on your scheduled Personal Triple Points Day.) Schedule these in-store or online during checkout to make the most of your style splurges.

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

Men's Sale at Nordstrom

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

While this sale is largely aimed at the ladies, there's plenty of deals for guys, too. Shop fall basics, outerwear, jeans and suiting in regular or big and 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

Slick 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 Anniversary Sale

Pretty much everything you covet at Sephora and ULTA is included in the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. You'll also find tons of Nordstrom exclusive items, as well. From indulgent tubs of La Mer to value sets of cult classics, this is one savings event beauty lovers simply can't miss. Browse gorgeous fall palettes and fresh fragrances from your favorite brands -- and look for free gifts with purchase to sweeten the deal.

Beauty Highlights

Free Gifts with Purchase

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

  •  $78 Estee Lauder Nutritious Night Detox & Glow Collection ($125 value) + choose from two six-piece gifts (featuring mascara, lipstick, balm, moisturizer, an eight-pan eyeshadow palette and a cosmetics bag) with your $45 Estée Lauder purchase. A $165 value. (Use code DAY or NIGHT, depending on your desired set.) *Spend more than $100 on Estee Lauder and you'll also score an Advanced Night Repair Recovery Mask-in-Oil, Revitalizing Supreme+ Global Anti-Aging Cell Power Eye Balm and Revitalizing Supreme+ Global Anti-Aging Instant Refinishing Facial -- a $240 combined value. Both offers available online and in stores.
  • $49 Too Faced Sex, Gold and Chocolate Set ($92 value) + receive deluxe samples of Better Than Sex Waterproof Mascara, Better Than Sex Mascara and Mascara Melt Off Cleansing Oil with your $50 Too Faced purchase. Online only.
  • $225 Trish McEvoy Sunlit Glamour Planner Collection ($585.50 value) + receive deluxe samples of High Volume Mascara in Jet Black and Intense Gel Eyeliner Pencil in Black, plus a single-use Triangle of Light® Eye Mask with your $100 Trish McEvoy purchase. Online only.
  • $86 RMS Beauty Glowing Set ($136 value) + receive deluxe samples of Living Luminizer in assorted colors and The Ultimate Makeup Remover Wipes with your $50 RMS Beauty purchase. Online only.
  • $29.50 Clinique All About Nudes Pop Lip Color + Primer Set ($54.50 value) + get a free seven-piece gift with your $28 Clinique purchase. A $70 value. Online only.
  • $96 Shiseido Benefiance WrinkleResist24 Set ($145 value) + receive a cosmetics bag and deluxe samples of Benefiance Extra Creamy Cleansing Foam, Bio-Performance LiftDynamic Serum, Bio-Performance LiftDynamic Cream and Benefiance WrinkleResist24 Pure Retinol Express Smoothing Eye Mask with your $75 Shiseido purchase. A $60 value. Online and in stores.

Check out Nordstrom's complete list of beauty freebies here.

Slick 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 iOS app to request Curbside Pickup so that when you arrive, they'll walk your order right out to your car.

Home Sale at Nordstrom

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

In the mood to spruce up your pad? Redecorate for less with a wide range of deals on cookware, serveware, home accents and accessories. And be warned: the diptyque candle set is sure to go fast.

Home Sale Highlights

Slick 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.

Kids' Sale at Nordstrom

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

If back-to-school shopping is on your to-do list, Nordstrom's Anniversary sale will help you check off all the essentials. The store is running deals for babies, toddlers, kids and tweens -- plus nursery decor and baby gear that new parents will definitely want to browse.

Kids' Sale Highlights

Slick Tip: Want $40 off your purchase? Consider opening a Nordstrom credit card. New applicants will earn a $40 Nordstrom Note when they use their card to make a purchase the same day they're approved.

Glam-Out Days

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

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-Out Days" with in-store events and free gifts with select purchases. Some of the featured brands include MAC, Chanel, Clarins, Lancôme, La Mer, Estée Lauder, Bobbi Brown, Jo Malone London, Kiehl's, Clinique, Dior and Laura Mercier.

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. Glam-Out Days are in-store only, and freebies are limited to one per person while supplies last.

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Do you plan on shopping this year's Nordstrom Anniversary Sale? Let us know which deals you're finding in the comments section below!

Keep an eye on Slickdeals' Nordstrom Store Page for coupons and savings throughout the year.

Images courtesy of Nordstrom.



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Lesley Sheridan is a freelance fashion and beauty writer who lives for Pinterest boards, animal prints, strappy shoes and coupon codes. Her bookshelves are filled with Kevyn Aucoin makeup guides, and her favorite band is and will always be INXS. A Kentucky girl at heart, she currently resides just outside of Cincinnati, Ohio, with her rescue cats, a boyfriend who wishes he were an astronaut and a dog whose favorite word is “pizza.”

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