Your 2022 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Tips & Picks

July brings Independence Day cookouts, lazy days by the pool, and the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. Whether or not you are a big shopper, there are opportunities to buy the clothes, home goods, shoes, and outwear you need while also saving money. The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is unique because you have an opportunity to buy new items on sale instead of shopping only end of season discounts. Does anyone else think it’s weird when sweaters are on sale in March?

I love the Anniversary Sale because I can purchase staple closet items like coats and boots for myself and my kids, but I also feel some freedom in stepping out of my comfort zone and purchasing trendier items at a lower cost. Given Nordstrom’s generous shipping and return policy if the new clogs I bought don’t work out I can send them right back. I also can purchase gifts and get a head start on holiday shopping. There are incredible deals, but to shop the Anniversary Sale you need a game plan given how big this sale is.

Tips for Shopping Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

Determine when you can shop.

If you are a Nordstrom card holder you have early access to the sale. If you aren’t, but have shopped at Nordstrom before, you likely still have early access. The sale is open to the public on July 15. You can find out when you have access to the sale here.

Make a list of items you are looking for

When it comes to the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale I think making a list is the best course of option given how vast the sale is. Take stock of what you need – a new coat for the winter? Home goods? Baby items? Are you going to stock up on some Christmas gifts? Knowing what you are looking for will help narrow down your search and save you money!

Use your list and search the preview

Nordstrom already has all the items that will be on discount during their anniversary sale posted on their web site. Using the list you already created, search the specific categories (i.e. Girls outerwear).

Add items to your wish list

Items sell out very quickly, but if you have the specific items you are interested in saved to your wish list you can easily add them to your cart when you have access to the sale.

Don’t worry about making one large order

If you see an item is low in stock, then add that item to your cart and buy immediately. Nordstrom offers free shipping and free returns so you don’t need to worry about racking up the shipping charges. There are sometimes restocks that happen during the sale, so if something is sold out, check back later.

Top Sale Picks

Below are my top sale picks, but you really should make your list and go browse yourself!

Baby Items

I wasn’t aware Nordstrom carried baby items, but they do! Admittedly, I’m out of the baby stage and am not current on what the “hot ticket” baby items are, but these seemed like good deals.

convertible carseat shown four ways

Radian 3 RXT Three Across All-In-One Convertible Car Seat & Bonus Pack

This car seat grows with your child from newborn to 10 years old! It usually runs $499, but during the sale you can get it for $299.

umbrella stroller

Libelle Compact Stroller

This stroller has wonderful reviews and usually runs for $349. During the sale, it will be $224.

play yard

Bugaboo Stardust Playard

Pack n Plays were invaluable when my children were young. Sometimes, I still wish I could put them in one. In any case, this bugaboo playard has wonderful reviews and would be a great buy!

Gift Items

four petite candles

Voluspa Maison Set of Four Petite Candles

Voluspa candles are always a great gift, and this set is even better because you don’t have to worry if the recipient will enjoy the scent you picked out since there are four to choose from! This set usually sells for $60, but during the sale it will be $39.99. Another idea is the break up the set and use each individual candle as a hostess gift.

Barefoot Dreams throw blanket

CozyChic Barefoot Dreams Throw Blanket

These throw blankets are the softest, coziest blankets you will ever wrap up in and make great gifts for just about anyone – grandparents, friends, teenagers!

digital photo frame

Aura Carver Luxe Digital Photo Frame

We gave our mother’s this digital frame for Mother’s Day. They are wonderful and fun gifts for grandparents as you can upload photos directly to their frame and surprise them with new photos of the grandkids.


Estee Lauder Night Repair oils

Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Serum Set

This serum is highly touted by beauty bloggers and you can get this set, which is a $209 value, for $110.


Revitalash Eyelash Conditioner

I have friends who swear their eyelashes look longer and healthier when using Revitalash. I’ve never purchased, but given this is $196 value for $98 I’m going to buy this year!

NARS blush

Nars Orgasm Blush Duo Set

I love this blush and so many of my friends with different skin tones love it, too!


slingback pump

Franco Sarto Devin Pointed Toe Sling-back Pump

This is a classic black shoe that can be worn in the office or at an evening event. The low-heel also makes it foot friendly!

pointed toe mule

Steve Madden Fleur Pointed Toe Mule

This is a great fall shoe that you can wear with jeans, dresses, and skirts. I’m going to reach for these instead of my trusted white tennis shoes when I want to elevate my look a little.

lined mule

Bernardo Sky Genuine Shearling Lined Mule

These are my fun “trendy” shoe pick. Clogs are back in and these will keep your feet warm and cozy during the winter.


Spanx Faux leather leggings

Spanx Faux Leather Leggings

If you don’t have these in your closet, get them! They are a fun way to dress up and you won’t find a better price on them.

high waist straight jeans

Paige Cindy High Waist Straight Jeans

These are my go-to jeans. I love them. I just wish I had purchased them during the Anniversary Sale so I could have saved $80 on them!

cotton blend trench coat

Sam Edelman Water Repellent Double Face Cotton Blend Trench Coat

This coat is a classic. You can throw it over jeans and tennis shoes and instantly look chic. This is also a good choice for our Houston winters as it’s not too heavy.

I could keep giving you suggestions – the Zella live-in leggings are a favorite and I think a faux leather moto jacket is a fun way for moms to add some edge to their wardrobe – but you should go browse the sale for yourself using our tips! Happy shopping!


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Sarah High
Sarah High is a Texan through and through. Born in Waco and raised in Houston, she attended school at the University of Texas in Austin and now lives in Sugar Land with her husband, Jordan, and two children, Hudson {2012} and Lucy {2014}. After working in legal marketing and business development, she stayed home after the birth of her first child determined to be the perfect stay at home mom. Reality set in, expectations were lowered, and now her main goal is to get her children to school on time with clean teeth and hair. Sarah likes to work out, enjoys the arts and restaurants Houston offers, loves to read and dance, and is always on the lookout for the best patio or French 75 in town. A recovering perfectionist, she continually seeks more grace for herself and others.


  1. I loved reading this! I bought a hat and several tops during the Anniversary Sale. But now I want to go back to see several item you featured.
    I guess our Austin store at Barton Creek doesn’t have room for home goods?)


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