Nordstrom Anniversary Sale – Important Details

What is the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale?

The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is the best sale of the entire year. If you have ever shopped it before, you know what I’m talking about!

For a limited time, brand new fall + winter styles (including lots of well-known name brands) are marked down at majorly discounted prices. These aren’t old, ugly, clearanced items that have been sitting on the shelves, these are brand new fall + winter styles on sale for a limited time only. Prices go back up following the sale. It may feel odd in shop warm clothes in the middle of summer, but these are key pieces. This is the sale where I snag all of the kids back-to-school items, because I would never normally spend for the items at full price + new warm pieces for myself. Because these pieces are brand new, you know you are buying what’s trending for the upcoming seasons!


When is the sale?

Early Access

Starts July 12, 2018

Ends July 19, 2018


Public Access

Starts July 20, 2018

Ends August 5, 2018


What is Early Access? How can I shop then? 

Early Access is a time frame where only Nordstrom cardholders can shop. The card has no annual fees and you will receive a $40 bonus note when you make any purchase on your new card the day that you’re approved. If approved, you can sign in to access your card online and start shopping right away.

The key benefit to shopping early access is everything (even the popular items) will be available to shop before sizes are limited or sell out. I cannot emphasize enough how quickly the popular pieces fly out. It’s proven to be true the past couple of years. It is possible that items will be re-stocked during the sale, however, there is no guarantee.


Shopping Tips 

My number one tip for shopping the sale: If you like it, buy it!

As mentioned above, once it’s gone, it might be gone for good. I even recommend purchasing something you love in a few sizes if you’re unsure of fit. Nordstrom’s return policy is amazing, so you shouldn’t have a problem returning anything that doesn’t fit or you change your mind on. They also provide a prepaid shipping label for all returns if you can’t make it into the store. Easy!

If you plan on shopping the sale, I recommend hopping online and shopping right away! The sale begins at 12am on July 12th. I will round up all my favorites for you once things kick off, so keep any eye out! I will also try and keep you posted on all re-stocks! Keep an eye on my stories on Instagram for details.

As far as sneak peaks prior to the start of the sale, look for a yellow catalog in the mail. You can also browse it here! That’s as much as Nordstrom has disclosed.


I think that covers it! Throw any questions my way! Also, feel free to DM me if you have anything specific you’re looking for. I’d love to keep you in the back of my mind while shopping/posting. 🙂

I can’t wait!!!



  1. Kathi "I'm old enough to be your mother" Henriksen
    July 10, 2018 / 3:46 pm

    For the first time, my catalogue didn’t show up…I am devastated! I always circle my selections and bring the book with me, grab my salesperson and say “bring me all the things”!!! I even have the super secret black envelope invite for shopping on Wednesday!!! (Tier 4 perk). I can’t wait to see what you buy!

    • brightblacblog
      August 3, 2018 / 1:49 am

      Ah, booo! I should’ve sent you mine! Hopefully you were able to view online and snag some good stuff. I love your bathroom selfies. 😉

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