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Nordstrom Anniversary Sale: The Guide

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale: The Guide

This is it, guys! The sale that even people who don't like to shop love. It's the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale and its coveted "Early Access" shopping experience started today and let me tell you, the gettin'. is. GOOD. In case you're not familiar with this sale, the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is one of the biggest and best sales of the year for a couple of reasons. First, it's Nordstrom. So that alone opens this sale up to a plethora of categories that cover just about anything you could possibly need in your life. The second is that unlike other sales that simply discount items at the end of a season, this sale includes only next season's items (i.e. Fall) and deeply, deeply discounts them for a select period of time before they go back to their regular, full prices.

So what is Early Access, you ask? Well, the Anniversary Sale opens up to everyone on July 21st. BUT, if you're a Nordstrom cardholder you can access this sale starting today... before the masses. Which is awesome. This sale gets picked over pretty quickly because the items are new and so deeply discounted. So you can imagine how great having early access to this sale really is.

As I mentioned, there are items included in this sale from every single category that Nordstrom houses in its store, from shoes to home to women's and men's clothing to handbags to workout gear. It's all in there. The way I usually approach this sale is to peruse the offerings category by category, starting with women's shoes, then women's clothing, then workout gear/active wear, and so on and so forth. It's the easiest way for me to get my eyes on everything.

So I thought I'd round up all of my favorite items from the sale, category by category to make an easily shopable "guide" that you can shop right along with me! If you're not a Nordstrom cardholder, like I mentioned you can start to shop this sale on July 21st and all of the items included in the sale will go back to their regular, full prices the day after the sale ends on August 5th. I'll update these guides regularly so that all of you non-Nordstrom-cardholders will have an updated and in-stock guide to the sale when your moment arrives on the 21st.

That shopable guide is below and every day right up until the last day on August 6th, we'll be updating each list to do away with items that have gone out of stock, update items that have come back in stock AND new items that roll out. So make sure you're checking back regularly to get the most up to the minute guides to the best of the best items available!

Shop the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale: Women's Shoes

Shop the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale: Women's Clothing

Shop the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale: Men's Clothing

Shop the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale: Home

Shop the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale: Handbags & Accessories

Shop the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale: Beauty Exclusives

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