Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2019 Catalog: FIRST LOOK

I’m pretty loyal to the places I shop. In fact, I can probably count the retailers that I consistently shop on one hand. I find that when I branch out too far, I’m always disappointed and retreat back to one of my old favorites. There’s no other old favorite than Nordstrom. Nordstrom has been my go-to gal for shopping for longer than I can count. That being said, I treat the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale like Christmas.

If you’re looking to stock up on a fall wardrobe, this is THE time to do it. With a lot of sales, retailers tend to put the same things on sale repeatedly, or you can expect another “only-happening-once” sale every other weekend. NOT THIS SALE.

Things go fast. And this isn’t a blogger scare tactic to get you to buy everything as soon as you see it. This is first-hand experience that things have gotten swiped out of my cart before we checked out. (The “Buy it Now” feature is your friend during this sale.)

So, the catalog was just released and if you’re like us, we immediately started searching the website. None of these items are up yet on Nordstrom, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t start eyeing some details. Let’s start with the catalog.

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As always, the Anniversary Sale is the best time to pick up sweaters, coats, & shoes. If designer denim is your thing, there’s going to be loads of that as well. So let’s get to the parts you need to know.


Let’s start with the important dates.

  • Thursday, July 11, 2019: Icon-level Nordy Club cardmembers get to shop before Early Access begins.

  • Friday, July 12, 2019: Early Access starts! Available to all Nordstrom cardholders. Shopping starts at 12:30 PM ET.

  • Friday, July 19, 2019: The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2019 is open to the the general public

  • Sunday, August 4, 2019: The sale ends.

How to shop the sale - the very best strategy

If you missed it when I mentioned it earlier in this post, this sale is insane. Items sell out quickly. Again, this isn’t a scare tactic - it just simply requires a bit of planning. We would highly suggest checking out the catalog and writing down your picks. As we said, none of this is available on the website just yet, but you’ll want to be ready to pounce if you’re not wanting to wake up early. We would also highly recommend shopping online. Every Nordstrom is different, but many times, sizes will sell out quicker in store and items that are being tried on and returned will be jumbled together. We also hate fighting crowds

If you don’t want to wait for items to be shipped to your house, you can always select in-store pickup. Nordstrom always offers free shipping and returns, so you won’t necessarily save money, but you if you need another size, you might be able to swap it out when you pick up your merchandise in-store.

Another tip: If you’re a Nordstrom cardholder, use your Personal Double Points Days during the sale.

Here’s the best way to shop the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale.

  1. Sign up for a Nordstrom card. We’re not an advocate of opening unnecessary credit cards, but this is hands-down the best way to save money during the sale. See our reasoning below.

  2. Mark your calendars for Early Access starting July 12 at 12:30PM ET. You MUST be a cardholder to access the sale during Early Access. Otherwise, you can start shopping on July 19 during Public Access.

  3. Start planning your picks!

  4. When the sale starts, head to cart and add the items to your cart.

  5. Wait for your items to arrive!


Nordstrom offers two types of cards, the retail card (for in-store use only) or Visa Signature card (anywhere Visa is accepted).   Unless you’re looking for another Visa to use, the retail card will suit your needs for the sale. The online application is easy and you can start shopping instantly, if approved.

Why apply:

  • Earn 3 points per dollar spent in stores and online at Nordstrom, Nordstrom Rack, HauteLook and Trunk Club. You can redeem these for $20 Notes.

  • Early Access to the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

  • Current offer: If you sign up before July 10, you get a $60 bonus Note!!! Yes, that’s $60 to use at Nordstrom.

  • 24/7 Nordstrom Customer Service

  • No annual fee

As with all credit cards, use your best judgement. More details on the Nordstrom card are here. However, immediately paying off the balance of the card after the sale works the same as a credit or debit card, and also you to save an additional $60 and earn 3x points. For us, it’s a no-brainer.

What will be on sale?

Unfortunately, we don’t have any insider information here. However, during past year’s sales, a big favorite is sweaters, coats, shoes and beauty product sets. Check below for our list of recommendations from last year’s sale to start planning what you’re looking for this year.

Read more:

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale - 2018 Public Access Picks

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale - 2018 Early Access Picks

Also make sure that you’re following us (Swiftwellness) on the as we’ll be sharing our picks there FIRST! And it’s one of your easiest ways to shop!

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