29 June 2022

How to shop the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale like a pro!

Blank NYC jacket | Black strapless dresshere and here | L’Agence sandals pro tip: these are on the Anniversary sale! | Balenciaga bag

How to shop the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale like a pro!

If I told you this is the 30th Nordstrom Anniversary Sale I’ve covered since I first started working there, you might wonder how old I am 😂 Needless to say, after all these years, I’m kind of a pro (wink). So, consider me your trusted source for how to navigate the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale and get the best of the fall season — highly edited, on trend, and super stylish — before it’s all gone! (Pro tips below.)

Right now everyone (in my world anyway) is talking about the sale: clients, friends, my Nordstrom6 girl gang, and countless other bloggers and stylists. It’s an exciting time, but there a few things I’ve learned over the years, including this all-important tip: make careful and thoughtful purchases! In other words, don’t buy things just because they’re on sale. Because this is an extra busy time at Nordstrom, there are brand new, regular priced items and collections that arrive, and believe it or not, the good pieces fly out the door! Keep reading to see more tips you’ll find useful for navigating the sale.

But first … why is this sale such a big deal? Because it’s brand new fall merchandise, offered at a discount before the season even starts, and it gets marked back up in August. This is the best of fall, and I’ve been working hard behind the scenes to show you my favorites and give you the best recommendations possible. Check it out!


Susie’s wish list

Every year, try and stock up on a few things during the sale, like boots, cozy sweaters, fitness basics, beauty exclusives and loungewear items. Also, look for a couple of special pieces you know will work with all the essentials you already own. Check out this new style board I made to show you my personal picks – this year my list is a little long 😉

Coats and jackets are always a top pick and this Halogen green coat was love at first site (!!) Pro tip: a camel coat is something every closet should have (and Reiss is a favorite brand). Last year, this sold out immediately.

This year, I’m eyeing two puffers: This Zella one that keeps selling out and this Bernardo puffer that looks like a designer piece. AllSaints is always a favorite, and I love this new soft gray color. They run small for reference.

Shoes look incredible this year, and I was so excited when I spotted my favorite L’Agence sandals on sale. The boot selection is amazing, and this Veronica Beard one is the perfect height.

Fine jewelry is a category I always look at and these Monica Vinader earrings and Michele watch caught my eye. For an amazing gift under $50, this necklace is a fave!

Handbags is another category I’m excited about, and how cute is this Cult Gaia clutch? Because green is this year’s hot color, the Herschel duffel is on my list!

Denim is another category that everyone loves and the Mother denim selection is great — look at these black jeans in the popular Insider fit.

Love everything from L’Agence this year, especially this silk shirtdress.

Finally, beauty is another category I get pretty excited about, and the Peony & Blush suede fragrance by Jo Malone is a favorite. This exclusive deal includes two bottles — great for gift-giving! The Diptyque candle set sells out every year, and I love giving them as gifts as well. Olaplex is a cult favorite shampoo, and this trio is a great way to try it — it’s how I became hooked last year 🙂


Sneak peek!


Left: Vince cardigan | L’Agence blouse | Middle: Trench coatRight: L’Agence blouse | L’Agence leather jacket | L’Agence sandals – on the Anniversary sale in several colors

Collections that look amazing: Vince, L’Agence, Theory, Veronica Beard, Paige, and Rails


Shoes, shoes, and more shoes


Left: Dolce Vita sandal | Right: Rag & Bone retro sneaker

 This was a surprise since the past two years, the selection hasn’t been great … but this year it’s amazing!


Make sure you own the basics!

PRo tip: Sometimes the best selling basics aren’t on sale, but they’re the building blocks to every single outfit. Grab a few even if they’re at regular price. I’m talking about the ATM tee, L’Agence denim jacket and the Frame mini boot cut trouser. All important pieces to have, so you can start making outfits!


Here are my best tips for shopping the NSale!

Tip 1: Buy online! So much more efficient this way — avoid the crowds and get it fast. Plus, many items will not be available in store.

Tip 2: Focus on the hot items that are going to sell out quickly! In my next post on July 6th, I’ll reveal the most popular brands and the items that sell out the fastest. Mark your calendars for this post!

Tip 3: Consider paying $12 extra for two-day shipping. This bumps your order up in the queue and increases your chances of getting what you want!

Tip 4: Stock up on basics! Get your denim, leather jackets, shoes and booties, and makeup now.

Tip 5: Schedule a Personal Double Points Day.  Earn 2x the points towards Nordstrom notes –- you’ll be glad you did!

Tip 6: Know your cardholder status. This lets you know what day you can shop the sale!

Tip 7: What do do when things sell out? I always suggest putting a wrong size in your shopping cart, and then continue checking regularly (depending on how bad you want the item!) Since the inventory is always changing, there’s a good chance your size will pop up!


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ICYMI – recent top 10 items!


Left board

Outdoor Voices exercise dress | Denim Cinq Á Sept dress | Vince black dress | Yellow t-shirt dress | Green dress | Navy Vince top | J.Crew top | Silver pouch bag | L’Agence denim jacket | Schutz sandal

Right board

Red Allsaints dress | Denim Cinq Á Sept dress | Long t-shirt dress | Vince black dress | Yellow t-shirt dressOpen Edit blazer | Black scarf | Green heart necklace | L’Agence denim jacket | Schutz sandal


Thank you for reading! xx